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Hi Geke, thanks for your idea! I've just added it to Category:IdeaLab/Ideas/Tools and technology. I have a couple of suggestions for you, too: firstly, I think it would be good to rename this idea to something like "Improve help system for editors", so that it will stand out from a number of other ideas with similar names. Secondly, may I suggest breaking out the "wizard" idea into a separate page? Both the wizard and the help page improvements are interesting ideas and I think they each deserve to have a page of their own. --Skud (WMF) (talk) 23:01, 10 March 2015 (UTC)


Although I think this is a good idea, doing it FOR women can be offensive, indicating that it needs to be easy to use for women to understand it. Suggesting not using it for this project. User:jakesyl

  • I agree. Wikipedia has been working on the new and more intuitive editor for years. If there's any reason the editor isn't quite completed, they are probably technical reasons. Thus, I refuse to agree it's a good idea to start another project which is essentially the same with an ongoing one. Furthermore, as jakesyl indicated, the implication here (female users are less tech-savvy etc) is bad. I'd rather see projects that encourages gender equality than projects that differentiates genders. Ahyangyi (talk) 04:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Agreed, the very implication that women have less tech-skills than men and Wikipedia needs to simplified for women to become editors and admins is sexist. --Cmckain (talk) 03:22, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
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