Grants:IdeaLab/Drag-n-drop references between articles

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Drag-n-drop references between articles
Drag a reference using the mouse, from one window to another
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created on23:19, Monday, March 14, 2016 (UTC)

Project ideaEdit

Illustration of how to drag a reference from one article to another using the mouse

What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit

Some similar articles may have different references, but could likely benefit from sharing them. Experienced editors can copy the reference by Copy/Paste text edit, but casual readers are less likely to get involved, as the technical hassle may be beyond their wish. A simple Drag'n'Drop tool is easier to use.

What is your solution?Edit

Create an option to use the mouse pointer to drag a reference from one article (in one window or tab) to a desired point in another article (in another window or tab). A similar idea is Grants:IdeaLab/TabToReference

Project goalsEdit

Involve more people in improving articles

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This project needs leaders and contributors. (Creator does not contribute further)


  • Great idea. Would make it easier for newcomers to get involved! Maestroso simplo (talk) 23:13, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Great idea, it will have a positive effect in the number of articles' references Flashlack (talk) 11:13, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Its so frustrating to see a a similar article lacking the information of the other this would make it easier for consistency Muchotreeo (talk) 15:43, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • It would save time and make reffing easier Victuallers (talk) 16:49, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Great idea! It would save time. Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 00:11, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Elilopes (talk) 19:08, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

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