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Remove image as soon as possible[change source]

wikiguy, please delete image from this article as it hurts muslim's emotion and is against belief of muslims — This unsigned comment was added by Kazher45 (talk • changes).

See en:Wikipedia:NOTCENSORED. We do not censor our articles or pages because it might "hurt" someone's emotions. You should also read en:Talk:Muhammad/FAQ which addresses why it's okay to have these images on the article and also explains how to block them on your computer so you can't see them if they offend you. Only (talk) 15:27, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

we will meet on day of judgement. may Allah Give you hidayat. Kazher45 (talk) 14:54, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@Kazher45: But Muslims made those images...? —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 19:38, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[change source]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:41, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

"Only" warnings[change source]

I started a conversation with User:Auntof6 on her talk page. The following is copied from there:
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So here's a question for you, Auntof6. I used an "only" warning the other day, and you criticized me for it. The IP had been creating a nonsense page, and had been blocked two days earlier for substantially the same vandalism. I did not think the situation warranted starting over at level one warning and escalating. If you don't think a 4im-level warning should be used in a setting like that, is it ok to start immediately at (regular) 4-level warning? StevenJ81 (talk) 2:41 pm, Today (UTC−4)
Note: If it had been a week later or more, I would have given the IP the benefit of the doubt and assumed the user was someone different on the same dynamic IP address. But this was only two days later, so I did not think the same benefit of doubt was warranted. StevenJ81 (talk) 2:42 pm, Today (UTC−4)

If vandalism is resumed soon enough after a block ends, it's similar to previous vandalism, and it looks like it's going to continue, you could probably just report at WP:VIP without further warnings. What constitutes "soon enough" is not specifically defined, as far as I know. This is probably a conversation we should be having in a more public place instead of on a user talk page. --Auntof6 (talk) 3:01 pm, Today (UTC−4)

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I'd be interested to hear other opinions on this. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:29, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

I agree with Auntof6. If similar edit patterns continue after a recent block, there's no point in warning the vandal. Although on twinkle it does mention: "Vandalism after recent (within 1 day) release of block", the part mentioning "within 1 day" I see more as a suggestion and not a strict guideline. In this case, this editor was blocked 2 days earlier and would be something I would report to VIP. eurodyne (talk) 02:57, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
@Eurodyne: Where on Twinkle does it mention "within 1 day"? --Auntof6 (talk) 06:56, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
I maybe should have been more specific. It's an option in the drop down under VIP when reporting users. User page -> TW -> VIP -> check the box with Vandalism after recent (within 1 day) release of block eurodyne (talk) 15:01, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
OK, that's why I don't see it. The skin I use doesn't have the dropdown box. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:42, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Amount of warnings is 100% personal opinion. No one is obligated to give any number of warnings. Fit the number of warnings to the situation. If its an account that came in and wildly vandalized a bunch of pages in a rapid amount of time and did no other good edits. I might not even warn. All the warnings templates do is change the strength of the wording. I typically give 3 but only if its a situation that doesn't warrant less. I never give the 1st level one as I find that one is a waste of time. -DJSasso (talk) 18:01, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't know the specifics of this case, but in general I would be leery of of giving a second warning. My reasoning is as follows: Some (probably a very small amount, though) of what is seen by some editors as vandalism is actually bumbling good-faith editing. And some of what some editors call vandalism is in fact correct editing that some editors don't like (I have had this happen to my edits on the German and English Wikipedias).Kdammers (talk) 03:44, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[change source]

18:05, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Article creation[change source]

Hi, I haven't been around here for a while so I kind of lost track of how things work exactly, so I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this. Would a simplified version of this page be acceptable around here, or is it still not notable enough? Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 08:07, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

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)

RevisionSlider[change source]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:44, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[change source]

21:09, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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)