Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Editing/VisualEditor: Allow editing of auto-generated references before adding them

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  • Problem: It's only a small thing but one that bugs me. When you use the VE's ability to autogenerate a reference based on a URL, oftentimes there will be need to manually fix the generated ref. However, currently you have to first save the incorrect reference before editing it.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone using VE
  • Proposed solution: I propose another button "edit" on the autogenerated reference besides add to fix mistakes immediately.
  • More comments:
  • Proposer: SoWhy 19:19, 10 November 2017 (UTC)[]

DiscussionEdit

Similar, yes, although that solution would skip the "insert" button which my proposal would keep. On a side note, people should really use better descriptions of their feature requests in Phabricator because when searching for previous proposals, I could not find that one. Regards SoWhy 16:39, 13 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  • Note, you don't currently need to save, only to insert. After inserting you will get a preview, which has an Edit button. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 17:38, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
    In VE, but that doesn't work in WTE 2017. --Izno (talk) 19:04, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  • I have to edit references quite often, mostly to go from "cite news" to "cite web" (or whatever it's called in English). From what I understand, this wouldn't cover it? Exilexi (talk) 08:23, 21 December 2017 (UTC)[]

VotingEdit

  •   Support Dvorapa (talk) 08:59, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support HHill (talk) 11:24, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:04, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Sadads (talk) 13:41, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ninovolador (talk) 21:05, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support current behavior is annoying and unintuitive Kurt Jansson (talk) 21:20, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 21:45, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 02:58, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 07:25, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Having an edit button next to the insert button seems reasonable to me.. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 17:37, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Yes please! I added the actual tasks that are related to this request. --Izno (talk) 19:02, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Mathieugp (talk) 19:43, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Swpb (talk) 20:36, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Patar knightchat/contributions 20:56, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Nick Moyes (talk) 22:43, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support - Evad37 (talk) 23:37, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support I currently manually enter all reference data for this exact reason, the automatic version often makes one or two mistakes per citation. Daylen (talk) 04:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 14:48, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support this would help with adding chapters from books as well Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:42, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Tessaract2 (talk) 18:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support AugusteBlanqui (talk) 19:03, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Trizek from FR 20:14, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Dromedar61 (talk) 20:48, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Nabla (talk) 21:15, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Jith12 (talk) 22:17, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Barcelona (talk) 00:34, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Morza (sono qui) 10:08, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Premeditated Chaos (talk) 13:23, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   SupportHmxhmx 16:16, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Superchilum(talk to me!) 16:27, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Gnom (talk) Let's make Wikipedia green! 10:20, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Regards, James (talk/contribs) 10:37, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Wostr (talk) 10:52, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:22, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Wolbo (talk) 13:10, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 14:21, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Afernand74 (talk) 16:48, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support WikiMasterGhibif (talk) 23:30, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Joshualouie711 (talk) 02:16, 3 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Gryllida 00:44, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support GoEThe (talk) 11:55, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Anthonyhcole (talk) 12:24, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Oppose I run wikiworkshops and deal with new editors very often. One of common problems they face is that they add the ref and forget to click the big blue button (they see the ref, so they assume it's been added). I'm afraid making the default Citoid window for newly added ref look the same for when editing an already-added ref would complicate things too much. Halibutt (talk) 15:01, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support - as proposed. The current interface has a workaround, but it is non-intuitive. Having fun! Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 20:55, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support enL3X1 ¡‹delayed reaction›¡ 06:09, 6 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Oblongo (talk) 10:08, 7 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Julia\talk 11:06, 8 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:36, 8 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   SupportJ.S.talk 15:33, 8 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Stobaios (talk) 01:31, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Spinster (talk) 21:09, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Jack who built the house (talk) 21:46, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   SupportJeblad 23:04, 10 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Joalpe (talk) 03:33, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Psychoslave (talk) 07:49, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]