Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wiktionary/Sections reorder tools

Sections reorder tools

  • Problem: When I work on very long page containing a lot of section like thesaurus, it is not easy to modify the section order to improve the page layout. It is necessary to edit all the page. During the operation, everybody can edit a section and create an edition conflict.
  • Who would benefit: contributors
  • Proposed solution: it will be interesting to have in graphic modification mode 2 buttons on each section (h2, h3, h4...): up and down. The advantage is a simple method to improve page layout and allow to limit the entry in history to a simple comment like: section reorder.
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  • Proposer: Jpgibert (talk) 20:30, 10 November 2019 (UTC)


  • Jpgibert, when you say "graphic modification", do you mean VisualEditor? Noé (talk) 14:12, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
    Yes, Noé. I forgot the suitable term when I wrote. Thanks for your help. Jpgibert (talk) 14:40, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
    You're welcome. Then, consider French Wiktionary is the only Wiktionary that offer VisualEditor, for the other wiktionaries, they don't use it. So, your suggestion has to be tied with the proposal to adapt VisualEditor to Wiktionaries.
    translation in French: Bon en fait, on est tous les deux francophones, donc : de rien. En fait, le Wiktionnaire est la seule version de Wiktionary qui utilise l'éditeur visuel, les autres versions ne l'utilisent pas. Du coup, ta suggestion devrait être rattachée ou connectée à celle proposant de construire un vrai éditeur visuel dédié aux Wiktionnaires. Noé (talk) 15:24, 15 November 2019 (UTC)


  •   Support useful on Wiktionaries but also on other projects with plenty sections, such as Wikivoyage or Wikipedia. Noé (talk) 08:58, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 09:10, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Pamputt (talk) 13:50, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support as proposer Jpgibert (talk) 15:55, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Lyokoï (talk) 15:25, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 15:45, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support A garbage person (talk) 16:13, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support 17:06, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Ciao • Bestoernesto 19:43, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Peter Gröbner (talk) 10:28, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Gce (talk) 21:33, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 17:49, 2 December 2019 (UTC)