Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/Suggested Edits Implemented on Web

Suggested Edits Implemented on Web

  • Problem: The "suggested edit" tab is useful on mobile of Wikipedia, but it would also be incredibly useful on the web version.
  • Proposed solution: Add a "suggested edit" area into the web version, perhaps in the contributions page or something like that. More things could be added as well, such as CS1 errors in citations.
  • Who would benefit: Mostly "Gnomes" who spend a lot of time adding captions and title descriptions.
  • More comments: This does exist on the web version, but it is made specifically for newcomers, along with the fact that it has the "newcomer tag" when you look at the edit. I do believe that this should be implemented for long-time users as well who don't want to browse until they find a random problem. I think that this would further encourage and promote things like fixing CS1 errors, fixing articles that have multiple issues, etc. if it is a visible and easy-to-find section in Wikipedia.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: MrMeAndMrMe (Talk) 12:42, 11 January 2022 (UTC)


  • Newcomers do get suggested edits as part of mw:Growth/Personalized first day/Structured tasks (under development). It would be possible to piggyback on that and just make it available for established users as well.--Snævar (talk) 04:48, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    I think we should see the suggested edits for more established users to be able to implement faster copyediting problems. But they are "designed" for beginners. Thingofme (talk) 11:48, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Be careful that what is suggested does not encourage stupid edits. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 07:04, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  • This is already implemented with the Home Page. The home page can be enabled in the preferences panel. --JackFromWisconsin (talk) 14:06, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, but as Snævar mentioned, it would be nice to make it available for newer editors as well as established editors. MrMeAndMrMeContributions 17:28, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    Newer editors are allready getting thoose suggested edits. They just need to finish testing first.--Snævar (talk) 18:20, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    MrMeAndMrMe, established editors can opt-in on those from the preferences. While I don't know the option name in English, it ahould be something along the lines of "Show homepage". You can then click on your username and instead of your user page, you'll be redirected to the page that newbies see. Strainu (talk) 06:00, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
    Not everyone wants to show homepage, as the homepage is like for the newcomers. Some experienced users think they are experienced and not very new anymore. Thingofme (talk) 10:29, 15 January 2022 (UTC)


  •   Support - As proposer MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 19:09, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportSHEIKH (Talk) 13:26, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 15:04, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 18:20, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nkon21 (talk) 03:29, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 05:47, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Experienced editors are expected to know what they are doing. The Suggested Edits feature helps newcomers; since editing on mobile app is still in its novice form, it could be helpful. If this wish is implemented, please disable it by default. — DaxServer (t · c) 11:49, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
    While this is true, sometimes finding major formatting errors takes a little while for experienced people. Disabling it by default also defeats the purpose of it; to make people look at that general area more and maybe contribute in a faster way.
    It isn't a required feature and disabling isn't difficult.
    Mobile does the same thing, there is not really any reason why this shouldn't be implemented on web. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 14:27, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
    I think you were trying to say "...why this shouldn't be implemented". ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    17:56, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, thanks. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 14:10, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ciao • Bestoernesto 18:36, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Worldbruce (talk) 15:59, 8 February 2022 (UTC)