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You can use this page to tell the Wikimedia developers your ideas and issues about using the visual editor: this is the only feedback page actively monitored by WMF staff. The Contributors team welcomes your feedback and ideas, especially on user interface decisions and the priorities for adding new features. All comments are read, in any language, but personal replies are not guaranteed: the team will try and go through reports here at least once a week. Need more attention? Report directly in Phabricator. Please note that the Wikimedia Foundation does not provide support for installing VisualEditor on third-party wikis. Please report bugs involving Parsoid at Talk:Parsoid instead.

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Sérgio S. Rosa (talkcontribs)
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Bom dia! A pagina acima foi indicada para eliminação devido a uma fonte. Fiz a correção da fonte, porém não consigo salvar. Como devo proceder? Att.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It appears that this page was deleted by Igor G.Monteiro for being a copyright violation.

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دکتر سید امین میرصادقی (talkcontribs)
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هنگام گذاشتن عکس در ویکی پدیا این خطا ظاهر میشود:

این کار به طور خودکار نادرست تشخیص داده شده است و بنابراین نامجاز است. اگر فکر می‌کنید که عملتان درست بوده‌است لطفاً به یکی از مدیران بگویید که چه می‌خواهید بکنید. خلاصه‌ای از توضیح قانون جلوگیری از خرابکاری که با کار شما مطابقت دارد چنین است: Cross-wiki upload filter

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You will need to first go to Commons, and upload the image directly to Commons. This is a decision that the volunteers made.

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滝澤通孝 (talkcontribs)


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Liberald (talkcontribs)
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URL : Dans cet article, il y a une rubrique "notes", mais il n'y a aucun bouton pour y accéder. "Sourcer" ne donne accès qu'à des "ouvrages", "Article" ou "basique", mais pas aux Notes (il n'y a d'ailleurs que 3 notes, parce que personne ne sait comment y accéder)..

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Liberald (talkcontribs)

Thanks, I 'll try this. But a special button "Note" could be a good improvement. JR

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TemplateData, VisualEditor, suggestedvalues not working

Gabrielmuresan (talkcontribs)

I am currently trying to create a template for VisualEditor with TemplateData's suggestedvalues.

I am running MediaWiki 1.37.1 with the latest stable versions of VisualEditor, TemplateData and Semantic MediaWiki. I tried adding



   "params": {

      "media_type": {

  "label": "Type of media",

  "example": "Newspaper",

  "type": "string",

  "description": "In what medium was the article published?",

  "suggestedvalues": [










to a template an loading it onto a page via VisualEditor and for some reason the dropdown menu with the suggested values doesn't show up. Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong ?

Also I wanted to add that the suggested values don't show up in the TemplateData editor either. and I have no way of adding them via the TemplateData editor despite using one of the supported data types aka string

Gabrielmuresan (talkcontribs)

Figured it out . The issue was that I didn't enable the GUI feature in some configuration JSON.

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Section editing doesn't work?

Tenryuu (talkcontribs)

For the past few days, I've noticed that clicking on section heading links to edit with the visual editor results in perpetual loading; the page is placed behind a white shader that doesn't go away. Clicking on "Edit page" at the top works normally. Has a ticket been made for this on Phabricator?

I'm on a Windows 10 running Chrome Version 100.0.4896.75 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

To confirm, you were clicking the [edit] button in the ==Section heading==, and not double-clicking the section heading itself, right?

I don't see a Phab task about this. Is it still happening? Does it happen to you in Safemode?

Tenryuu (talkcontribs)

Hmm, seems like it might be a script conflict on my end: running it in safe mode seems to remove the issue. Yes, I was clicking the edit link, not double-clicking the heading itself.

EDIT: Did some further testing with all my scripts enabled. It seems that the first heading directly after the table of contents works, but not any subheading or main heading afterwards.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That's weird.

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Note de bas de page répétant le même ouvrage mais plusieurs pages

Bruno RACINE (talkcontribs)
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連線 Parsoid/RESTBase 伺服器錯誤(HTTP 404)

Ttaajq (talkcontribs)
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Automatic cite localization request

RottenApple777 (talkcontribs)

Hi all,

I don't know if this is a place to request for localizing one of functions. If not, please let me know where I can request it.

When the automatic cite function is used to add a reference, it does not automatically include its original date of publication.

It will also include the language tag automatically when the source is written in the language of the local Wikipedia. E.g. a Japanese reference in jawiki does not need to display that it is written in Japanese.

Apparently, those would irritate old-time users, and newbies have been criticized for them. I thought that the Visual Editors is for encouraging newbies to participate in editing Wikipedia articles and it would defeat the purpose when they are criticized for utilizing one of its functions.

Are there ways to add the original date of publication when the automatic cite function is used? Also, are there ways to exclude a language tag when the source is written in the language of the local Wikipedia?


Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello, RottenApple777. The automatic cite function is called Citoid.

It includes the original date of publication if the source's website correctly labels it. Sometimes, the "correct" date (e.g., according to a librarian – I do not think that all Wikipedians agree with the librarians!) is not the original date. The citoid service only provides one date. All other information can be added (or changed) by hand.

It includes the language because this makes the translators happy. However, the WP:CS1 volunteers at the English Wikipedia also don't like it to display that it is written in the local language. They changed the citation template to not display the language if it is in English. This keeps the information in wikitext, but does not show it to readers. Because the language information is still in wikitext, it is available to anyone who translates articles from your local wiki to another language. I'm sure it would be easy to update their version to show English but hide Japanese, if you had their up-to-date code for the popular citation templates.

RottenApple777 (talkcontribs)

Hi Whatamidoing (WMF). Thank you for your reply.

About the language tag, that makes sense. Just because someone is reading my local language version of Wikipedia, it does not mean that the person understands the local language. Still, changing the citation template is beyond me (hello, I'm a newbie, and that's why I've been using the VE, right?), but I can explain that to my local folks.

As for the original date of publication (ODOP), I read our local version of guidelines one more time and found out that including the ODOP is a recommendation, not a requirement (!). So why is it a big deal? I don't know. If we cannot agree with the "correct" date, how can we mandate such information to be included in the reference? LOL!

Thank you for the explanation.

Since I got you, may I ask you one more question? On the right side bar, it states that "this is the only feedback page actively monitored by WMF staff." Jawiki has its own VE feedback page, ja:Wikipedia:ビジュアルエディター/フィードバック. Is it safe to assume that the page is not monitored by by WMF staff; and that we should post our feedback here at MediaWiki instead?

I really appreciate your kind assistance.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Yes, you should assume that I don't follow any pages about the visual editor except this one, and also that I don't check this one very often. However, if you see a problem anywhere (any page, any wiki) that you think is particularly important or urgent, you can ping me (just link my username, or use a "reply-to" template). That helps me find out about problems that I might not see. I am always grateful to people who help me discover problems.

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Ikusgaitza (talkcontribs)
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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This must be done in a wikitext editor.

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