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Prototype for editing Wikidata infoboxes on Wikipedia[change source]


I’m sorry for writing in English. It’d be great if someone could translate this message if necessary.

One of the most requested features for Wikidata is to enable editing of Wikidata’s data directly from Wikipedia, so the editors can continue their workflow without switching websites.

The Wikidata development team has been working on a tool to achieve this goal: fill and edit the Wikipedia infoboxes with information from Wikidata, directly on Wikipedia, via the Visual Editor.

We already asked for feedback in 2015, and collected some interesting ideas which we shared with you in this thesis. Now we would like to present to you our first prototype and collect your feedback, in order to improve and continue the development of this feature.

We present this work to you very early, so we can include your feedback before and all along the development. You are the core users of this feature, so we want to make sure that it fits your needs and editing processes.

You will find the prototype, description of the features, and a demo video, on this page. Feel free to add any comment or feedback on the talk page. The page is currently not translated in every languages, but you can add your contribution by helping to translate it.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to follow all the discussions on Wikipedia, so if you want to be sure that your feedback is read, please add it on the Wikidata page, in your favorite language. Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks, Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

New notification when a page is connected to Wikidata[change source]

Hello all,

(Please help translate to your language)

The Wikidata development team is about to deploy a new feature on all Wikipedias. It is a new type of notification (via Echo, the notification system you see at the top right of your wiki when you are logged in), that will inform the creator of a page, when this page is connected to a Wikidata item.

You may know that Wikidata provides a centralized system for all the interwikilinks. When a new page is created, it should be connected to the corresponding Wikidata item, by modifying this Wikidata item. With this new notification, editors creating pages will be informed when another editor connects this page to Wikidata.

Screenshot Echo Wikibase notification.png

This feature will be deployed on May 30th on all the Wikipedias, excepting English, French and German. This feature will be disable by default for existing editors, and enabled by default for new editors.

This is the first step of the deployments, the Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects will follow in the next months.

If you have any question, suggestion, please let me know by pinging me. You can also follow and leave a comment on the Phabricator ticket.

Thanks go to Matěj Suchánek who developed this feature!

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk)

Site issues[change source]

There are three articles on se Wikipedia claiming to be the civil rights movement:

The "United States civil rights movement" has the longest editor history. The "African-American Civil Rights Movement" has been vandalized at the top of the page for over one month. Both articles need to be merged together.

While the article titled "civil rights movement" is actually about all social movements for civil rights. There is no source to support the claim in the lead sentence of that article. Mitchumch (talk) 12:30, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Renamed and redirected the last two. The first one I have left alone at the moment as it is technically a different topic. But it could probably be redirected as well. -DJSasso (talk) 18:30, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
@Djsasso: Thanks. The article title needs to moved to "Social movements for civil rights" to distinguish it from the Civil Rights Movement. I'm not aware of any other social movement called the civil rights movement. Mitchumch (talk) 13:49, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Having trouble with Lake Maurice image[change source]

I can't figure out how to add an image to the Lake Maurice page. I tried to add "Lake Maurice 0317.svg" from Commons to the infobox. Is it because it's a .svg file? Any suggestions of what I should do? SpinningBanner (talk) 02:41, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

@SpinningBanner: I was able to add it. See this diff to see how I did it. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:22, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Thank you for helping figure it out. I must of not done something right. SpinningBanner (talk) 00:22, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you to our patrollers and others who fight vandalism here[change source]

I'd like to thank everyone who patrols new pages, reverts vandalism, tags pages for quick deletion or discussed deletion, or reports vandals at WP:VIP. (Did I leave anything out?) It can be hard to keep up with all the bad edits, and you all help us do that. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 06:03, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

I think they should add the user intentions predictions and edit quality predictions to the recent changes filter thing so that (registered) patrollers on Simple EnWiki can fight vandalism on this version of Wikipedia too. -- 2601:381:101:142:E142:7DA5:57E7:A440 (talk) 00:17, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Anyone else having trouble with HotCat?[change source]

HotCat doesn't seem to be working consistently recently. I've been working from Special:UncategorizedPages. When I click on a page, the usual HotCat links appear sometimes but not other times. Has anyone else noticed any issues? --Auntof6 (talk) 08:11, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Edited to add: Actually, it seems like other gadgets might also be affected. I use the one that adds a UTC clock to the upper right corner of the screen, and that one isn't always there, either. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:13, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I use the clock one and its there for me. Probably local to you issue. -DJSasso (talk) 11:53, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Check your script pages and make sure they're in line with the most recent changes. (For example, most script pages now need to start $.when( $.ready, mw.loader.using( ['mediawiki.util'] )).then( function() { ... StevenJ81 (talk) 17:16, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I suspected that that could be an issue. However, all the code I've put on my common.js page was copied and pasted: I don't know enough to figure out what needs to be updated. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:19, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm no great expert myself. But early next week I should be in a position to at least have a look at it. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:01, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

I discovered something. I usually use Firefox, but I just tried Internet Explorer and everything's working again. Maybe it was something in recent updates to Firefox. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:59, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

I use Firefox as my main browser and have recently had a hard time with Cat-a-lot. I never experienced any specific issues with HotCat; just now I cleared my cookies and everything seems to be working fine. eurodyne (talk) 07:59, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm having trouble with Cat-a-lot, too. The next time I'm back on my main computer, I'll try clearing cookies and see if that helps. Thanks for the suggestion. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:52, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Visual editor has problems with refences...[change source]

Hello all,

I recently edited Grenfell Tower fire, and noticed that when you use the visual editor, and insert a statement with a named reference, that the visual edtor may change this reference's name if a ref with such a name already exists. Prolblem is, that in the references section, the reference will show up empty.

Copy/paste in the source view works as expected though.

Anyone else noticed this? --Eptalon (talk) 20:09, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

ResponseHelper port[change source]

Some admins here may be familiar with MusikAnimal's awesome script which helps speed up responding to reports at AIV (VIP here) by having a one-click insert of the {{AIV}} response template. I noticed here you use {{VIP}} response templates, so I ported the script over. So far it'll only work at WP:VIP -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 10:01, 23 June 2017 (UTC)