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Like in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, the Wishlist makes Wikimedia community wishes come true!

The Community Wishlist Survey is an annual survey run by the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team. The Community Tech team is focused on meeting the needs of active Wikimedia editors for improved, expert-focused curation and moderation tools. The creation of the Community Tech team is a direct outcome of requests from core contributors for improved support for moderation tools, bots, and the other features that help the Wikimedia projects succeed.

In November, 2015, Community Tech conducted the first cross-project Community Wishlist Survey, to help identify the features and fixes that are most important to Wikimedia editors. We invited contributors from all Wikimedia projects to submit proposals for the Community Tech team. After two weeks of collecting proposals, we asked them to vote on the proposals they were most interested in. The process has been repeated every year since.

Current selected projects


To complete as many wishes as possible, Community Tech attends to the voted wishes with a prioritisation framework in mind. The framework guides how we come about the current selected projects.

Projects Project status
Real Time Preview for Wikitext
Complete from the Noun Project (3557299).png  Done
Generate Audio for IPA
Gear from the Noun Project (2345699).png  In development
Audio links that play on click
Gear from the Noun Project (2345699).png  In development
Better diff handling of paragraph splits
Gear from the Noun Project (2345699).png  In development
Autosuggest linking Wikidata item after creating an article
Gear from the Noun Project (2345699).png  In development
Gadget: Who is active
Complete from the Noun Project (3557299).png  Done
Enable negation for tag filters
Complete from the Noun Project (3557299).png  Done
Enable Thanks Button by default in Watchlists and Recent Changes
Complete from the Noun Project (3557299).png  Done
Enable live preview by default
Complete from the Noun Project (3557299).png  Done

Ĝisdatigoj

March 13, 2023: Better diff handling of paragraph splits update

The team has continued work on this wish on both the engineering and design side and we wanted to share the updates with you.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to engage with us and provide feedback on the talk page. We read through all of the feedback and did an aggregate analysis on the points made. We then combined your feedback on those proposed designs, as well as unmoderated user research, and we've finalized the proposed designs to go into engineering for the improvements regarding the wish changes.

Please see the designs in this update which include:

  • Switching between diff modes via dropdown
  • Improving the accessibility of inline diffs with legends and tooltips for desktop
  • Improving the display of a change that introduced a new line or paragraph
  • Improving the display of a change that deleted an existing line or paragraph

In addition, a demo of the changes for the underlying comparison engine has been created.

Before you try out the demo to give us feedback, please note:

  • It's a work in progress, our QA engineers are currently using a list of comprehensive diffs to make sure the changes are consistent with the current version of the two-column diff experience or an improvement on the UI.
  • The demo page does NOT include all final UI changes but can give testers a good sense of how the completed two-column diff experience will end up looking.
  • To use the demo, paste the same text into the two boxes and modify the text in the right box. The diff under it will show what changed.

We'd love to hear your feedback on our talk page!

Next Steps

  • Accessibility of Design Colors: Our designer is working closely with our Design Systems team to determine the accessibility of the designs. We anticipate having to change the shade of them to a slight degree to make it more accessible but the colors will remain similar to the blue and yellow currently displayed on two-column and inline diffs.
  • Release plan: We are working out a release plan and a timeline of next steps and will be including this in our next project updates! Releasing changes to the underlying engine on the diff follows a different process than traditional releases in Mediawiki software so we will be sure to update you with steps and details next time.

We also want to include big thank you in this update to a non-Community Tech staff member, Tim Starling, who graciously stepped up to help us with the underlying changes in the C++ engine of wikidiff2. We are always happy to receive support fulfilling wishes from other members at the Foundation that have the expertise necessary to fulfill a wish even if they are not in the Community Tech team.

We're looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Open Questions from first update: We want to hear from you!

  • Are you interested in conducing user research on the new proposed interface to diff paragraph splits? If so, will you please post that you're interested in the Talk Page?
  • What other pain points manifest themselves when you view the diff?
  • How might we address the root pain points that address the confusion around paragraph splits?
  • How does the use of color indicate which content is added, removed, or stayed the same?


March 7, 2023: Community Wishlist Survey 2023 results published

The Community Wishlist Survey 2023 edition has been concluded. We have published the results of the survey and will provide an update on what is next in April 2023.

December 20, 2022: Wishathon Update

This year, the Community Tech started a tradition of hosting an internal WMF Wishathon. During this Wishathon, our team cancels meetings for an entire week and spends the entirety of our time working on "smaller" wishes outside of our regular "larger" wish workload. For example, the Better diff for paragraph split wish is a complex large wish that requires heavy planning with regards to design research, technical architecture as well as plans for quality assurance and dependencies with the Performance team. These wishes usually take months for us to grant. The Wishathon inspires us to grant wishes that are more straight forward and require less cross-team dependencies and planning. While these may not be the most popular wishes, we still believe they are impactful and heavily desired by the participants who voted on them.

This past December, we extended an invite of participation to other engineers, designers, and managers in different teams to join us for a week long Wishathon and help us make progress on the work required to grant these smaller wishes. Thanks to the additional participation from engineers on other teams, we were able to finish four wishes and refactor an important piece of code. Please note that in the spirit of moving quickly and building wishes people need, we did not conduct the full cycle of research and communication outreach that we usually complete on larger wishes. You can read about the wishes we completed last week, their impact, and their scheduled releases below.

Wish: Autosuggest linking Wikidata item after creating an article

This wish received 92 support votes and ranked as the #12 most popular wish in the list of the 2022 wishes.

Problem: Someone creates an article in Language A Wikipedia, but they do not know there is already the same article in Language B Wikipedia (often a smaller language version), so no Wikidata linkage is made. Proposer has seen many cases between Chinese Wikipedia (zh) and Cantonese Wikipedia (yue).

Work was completed and will be available as a gadget the week of January 16, 2023.

Impact of wish

  • More Wikipedia (and other project) pages linked to corresponding Wikidata items
  • Greater awareness of Wikidata for wiki contributors
  • Better maintenance of links between Wikipedia languages, and other Wikidata benefits

Wish: Enable negation for tag filters

This wish received 41 support votes and ranked as the #27 most popular wish in the list of the 2022 wishes.

Problem: When view feeds such as Special:Contributions or Special:RecentChanges we can currently filter by tags, but not by the negation of tags.

Work was completed and will be out in the set of deployments occurring the week of January 3, 2023.

  • Original Wish
  • Relevant Tickets and Patches
    • Closed T119 072: Allow Tag negation on Special:Contribution
    • Closed T174 349: Allow Tag negation on Recent Changes
    • Merged Patch 866 814: UX for Tag negation on Special:Contribution
    • Merged Patch 867 726: fixed testing for forms to work better with hide-if (to allow next)
    • Merged Patch 866 817: UX for Tag negation on Special:Log (out of scope, but easy)
    • Merged Patch 867 255: Expose Tag negation in API and feed (to allow next)
    • Merged patch 867 731: Prevent tagfilter param from being set to 'all' (to allow next)
    • Merged Patch 867 224: UX for Tag negation on Recent Changes / Watchlist
  • Status:
    • 866 814 already in prod (i.e. on Special:Contributions)
    • 6 patches merged, two tasks closed, one wish fulfilled
  • Next steps:
    • Deploy to prod for Recent Changes and Special:Log with next train
  • 🏆 Special thanks to Team Members: Roan Kattouw, Denny Vrandecic, James Forrester, Moriel Schottlender

Honorable mention to Matěj Suchánek, a volunteer who laid the groundwork for this by writing this patch in 2020.

Impact of wish

Users will be able to filter out edits based on a tag on Recent Changes, Watchlist, Special:Contributions, and Special:Log.

Wish: Enable Thanks Button by default in Watchlists and Recent Changes

This wish received 62 support votes and ranked as the #33 most popular wish in the list of the 2022 wishes.

Problem: The Thanks button is only available on individual Page Histories, which very few people interact with on a regular basis -- especially more experienced editors. The number of newbies looking at individual history pages, is miniscule.

  • Original Wish
  • Relevant Tickets and Patches
  • 🏆 Special thanks to Team Members: Jon Robson
  • Status: The work has been merged and is available for testing in Beta, and will be deployed to users with the first train of 2023 which is scheduled for the week of Jan 3.

Impact of wish

Users will now be able to thank other users from inside Watchlists and Recent Changes pages.

Wish: The "tag name" on the change line should link directly to "tagged changes"

This wish received 18 support votes and ranked as the #162 most popular wish in the list of the 2022 wishes.

Problem: The tag on the change line currently looks like this:

   14:33 John Callahan's Quads!‎ (diff | hist) .. (−12) .. Rng0286 (talk | contribs) (lorem ipsum) (Tags: Visual edit, Mobile web edit)

The tag name is either a link to a help page or just plain text. It is not easy to find edits with the same tag.

Impact of wish

Users will now be able to click on the tag name to find edits with the same tags within change lines.

Refactoring code from the Page Triage codebase for easier collaboration

Impact of work

Modernizing the codebase to help make bug fixing and feature development easier

What's Next?

In addition to the wishes granted above, we were able to make some progress on a handful of other wishes. Community Tech will be assessing which wishes we can finish based on the progress left on them. We are excited to continue this Wishathon tradition and welcome your feedback in the talk page of this update! Thank you for participating in the Wishlist, we hope to see you in the upcoming annual survey opening January 23, 2023.

December 16, 2022: Realtime Preview is coming out of beta

The Realtime Preview for Wikitext is coming out of beta as an enabled feature for every user of the 2010 Wikitext editor in the week of January 9, 2023. It will be available to use via the toolbar in the 2010 Wikitext editor. The feature was the 4th most popular wish of the Community Wishlist Survey 2021.

December 5, 2022: The 2023 Community Wishlist Survey will happen in January

Do you have an idea for a tool or platform improvement for Wikimedia projects? This announcement is for you!

The Community Wishlist Survey (CWS) 2023, which allows contributors to propose and vote for tools and improvements, starts next month on Monday, 23 January 2023, at 18:00 UTC and will continue annually.

We are inviting you to share your ideas for technical improvements to our tools and platforms. Long experience in editing or technical skills is not required. If you have ever used our software and thought of an idea to improve it, this is the place to come share those ideas!

The dates for the phases of the survey will be as follows:

  • Phase 1: Submit, discuss, and revise proposals: Monday, 23 January 2023, to Monday, 6 February 2023
  • Phase 2: WMF/Community Tech reviews and organises proposals: Monday, 30 January 2023 to Friday, 10 February 2023
  • Phase 3: Vote on proposals: Friday, 10 February 2023 to Friday, 24 February 2023
  • Phase 4: Results posted: Tuesday, 28 February 2023

If you want to start writing out your ideas ahead of the Survey, you can start thinking about your proposals and draft them in the CWS sandbox.

We are grateful to all who participated last year. See you in January 2023!

December 1, 2022: Better diffs usability testing

We have been working on different design alternatives for Better diff handling for paragraph splits, the #1 wish in the Community Wishlist Survey 2022! We have invited the community to sign up for usability tests and give feedback.

May 3, 2022: Real Time Preview launching to partner projects

We have launched a version of the Realtime preview feature to Polish Wikipedia. Its community has agreed to partner with us and give us feedback on how to improve it before we launch to the rest of the users. Please find our complete Release Plan. Legi pli

February 15, 2022: CWS 2022 results

The Community Wishlist Survey 2022 is over! We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's edition and express our special gratitude to those who made outstanding contributions to the survey below the results. We could not have done it without all of you!

Curious about what happens next? Learn about our prioritization process and check out the ranking of prioritized proposals for this year. Legi pli

November 8, 2021: Warn when linking to disambiguation pages

We have an update about the wish. We have finished user tests. Legi pli

Past editions and projects

Edition Rezultoj Projektoj Projekta stato
2021 2021 results Bibliographic bot for Wikidata
Malakceptite
Copy and paste from diffs
   Done
(Un)delete associated talk page
   Done
Warn when linking to disambiguation pages
   Done
2020 rezultoj de 2020 Ebook Export Improvement
   Done
OCR Improvements
   Done
Migrate Wikisource specific edit tools from gadgets to Wikisource extension
   Done
Inter-language link support via Wikidata
   Done
Insert attestation using Wikisource as a corpus
2019 rezultoj de 2019 Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements
   Done
Nokta reĝimo
   Not done
Password Reset Update
   Done
E-Book Export Reliability
   Done
VisualEditor: Allow references to be named
   Not done
Put mw.toolbar back
   Not done
Watchlist Expiry
   Done
Article reminders
   Not done
Section Name in Diff
   Done
2FA available for all concerned editors
   Not done
2017 rezultoj de 2017 Map improvements
   Done
Ping users from the edit summary
   Done
Event Metrics
   Done
Who Wrote That tool
   Done
Template wizard
   Done
Deploy Article Alerts to other languages
   Not done
Auto-save edits
   Done
Thanks notification for log entries
   Done
SVG translation
   Done
Commons deletion notification bot
   Done
2016 rezultoj de 2016 Global gadgets
   Not done
Edit summary length for non-Latin languages
   Done
Section heading URLs for non-Latin languages
   Done
Global preferences
   Done
Rewrite XTools
   Done
Wikitext editor syntax highlighting
   Done
Warning on unsuccessful login attempts
   Done
Automatic archive for new external links
   Not done
Fix Mr. Z-bot’s popular pages bot
   Done
User rights expiration
   Done
2015 rezultoj de 2015 Migrate dead external links to archives
   Done
Improved diff comparisons
   Done
Central repository for gadgets, templates and Lua modules
   Not done
Cross-wiki watchlist
   Not done
Numerical sorting in categories
   Done
Allow categories in Commons in all languages
   Not done
Pageview stats tool
   Done
Global cross-wiki user talk page
   Not done
Improve the plagiarism detection bot
   Done
Add a user watchlist
   Not done

Summary of results by edition

La tabelo montras ambaŭ, ĉu akceptitaj ĉu rifuzitaj proponoj.

Kategorio 10 pintaj proponoj Most votes for a proposal
2015 2016 2017 2019 Sumo
Administrantoj kaj stevardoj 1 0 1 86
Administrantoj kaj patrolantoj 1 1 157
Kontraŭmolestado 0 1 1 118
Robotoj kaj aŭtomataj helpiloj 2 2 2 1 7 111
Kategorioj 1 0 1 84
Citaĵoj 0 0 1 1 108
Redaktado 1 1 3 2 7 127
Mapoj 0 0 59
Diversaĵoj 1 4 2 0 7 154
Mobile and apps 0 0 0 0 55
Moderation tools
Moderation and admin tools (2015)
0 1 1 84
Multimedia and Commons
combined in 2017
1 0 1 0 2 94
Sciigoj 0 1 1 101
Programoj kaj eventoj 0 1 0 1 111
Legado 0 0 0 1 1 130
Serĉi 0 0 1 0 1 110
Specialaj paĝoj 0 0 22
Diskutpaĝoj 1 0 0 1 66
Ŝablonoj 1 1 87
Atentolistoj 2 0 0 1 3 104
Vikidatumoj 0 0 0 0 0 68
VikiProjektoj 1 1 72
Vikifontaro 0 0 0 1 1 113
Vikiuniversitato 0 0 4
Vikivortaro 0 0 0 0 40

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