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Nós como servo de jeóva estamos preucupados a ensinar pessoas sobre jeova (NELSON LEMOS)

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ManosHacker (talkcontribs)
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There could be article templates for selection, before starting a new article in VE. This would help new users by placing references magnet at the right place in the article structure, by including proper infoboxes etc.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your comment. This request already exists on Phabricator, although I haven't been able to find it now, sorry about that.

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shum bukur someja meja

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doesn't look VE-related.

Someja meja (talkcontribs)
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Someja meja (talkcontribs)

faliminderiy edhe ju jeni shum i bukur

Someja meja (talkcontribs)

@Someja meja

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wow wikipedia

Summary by Elitre (WMF)

doesn't look VE-related.

Someja meja (talkcontribs)
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visual editor not in the dutch version :(

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I would like it if we could also use the visual editor. Somehow it seems to be available in all kind of known an unknown languages, but the dutch versions are not supported yet. When can I expect my wiki to also have visual editor?

Ohh, and it would be handy if you can also use the visual editor for changing the colours of tekst, end eventually for adding tables :)

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi there. Are you talking about the configuration of a private wiki? (talkcontribs)

Yes, I am using mediawiki for work. We use Mediawiki as a specialised wiki for our ways of working etc.

I read that visual editor exist, but I dont have it available. I read at VisualEditor that it appears not functional for the Dutch versions of the wiki

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The page you need to be looking at, to install it on your wiki as a third party user, is Extension:VisualEditor. You'll be able to use it in Dutch indeed.

As for your other remarks, tables are indeed already available; being able to change the color of the text has already been requested, although it's a low priority for developers. Hope this helps.

Reply to "visual editor not in the dutch version :("
Guglani (talkcontribs)
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While adding references , cite book , journal, web etc. options not visible in punjabi Wikipedia,like visible in English Wikipedia . Neither I could follow how to make these templates available/ import in visual editor of this wiki from its help. Will some knowledgable wikipedian do this for punjabi Wikipedia.Thanks for this tool otherwise.


Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi there @Guglani. The guide I linked in the announcement features a section with related information. See Help:VisualEditor/VE as the main editor#Make sure main templates feature TemplateData information . Thanks!

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os dados sobre Debub e Anseba não coincidem já que no mapa parecem diferentes dos dados indicados

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Grizoste (talkcontribs)
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Re:Tool for inserting and (re-)formatting dates (since that was closed)

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Just saw the update in phabricator, and think it is somewhat odd declare that this is of limited use when technically date elements are more used in pages than many other elements. Statistically speaking, dates are are more used than  gimmicks like graph, score, unnecessary signatures, and many other non-essential features especially in a so-called encyclopedia.

Making this tool is trivial, and all one needs is userscript that either inserts a link to the toolbar,  a button in the insert drop down, or even just a keyboard shortcut that does something like:


var date = (new Date()).toJSON();

var fragment = surfaceModel.getLinearFragment(rangeToRemove);

var frmTimestamp = jsonDate.substring(0, 10);



A more complex tool / experience may indeed take a bit more time and research. But frankly there are plenty of libraries that do this effortlessly.

Anyway, thanks for adding the suggestion to phabricator (Don't shoot the messenger as they say).

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It's just that on our sites adding the dates is not done via a tool, so if the communities haven't felt the need to make such an ask in over 3 years, maybe for our purposes it's not such a priority. It's an evaluation of the tool with our use cases in mind, not of your idea: thanks again for posting it.

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Page is protected. (talkcontribs)
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