Talk:Wiktionary/Technical improvements

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2017 Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


I do not solicited you often, but it is time to express our wishes and desires in the Community Wishlist Survey. There is a category for Wiktionary and I already duplicate the proposal made last year. I think this event is a great vitrine for us to develop our idea of what we want for Wiktionary. It is important to diffuse the idea that Wikidata developers shouldn't be the only ones to code for Wiktionary. The immense effort they are doing is great but the motivations are purely wikidatians. We need to transform our good ideas for 2030 into proposals for actions. You have until November 19 to create as much proposals as you can imagine, and we, as a group, should be behind you to support a clear expression of your idea   Noé (talk) 08:01, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello again,

It's time to vote! There is eight proposals in Wiktionary section (twice much as last year survey!) and I also invite you to have a look at a proposal for improving VisualEditor for Wiktionary (and more). Sure you can read all proposals, but please consider supporting proposals that can improve Wiktionary! If you notice other great proposals, please share them here. Finally, please spread the word about this survey and our specific attention for it   Noé (talk) 08:42, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Improvements coming soon on WatchlistsEdit


Sorry to use English. Please help translate to your language! Thank you.

In short: starting on June 18, New Filters for Edit Review (now in Beta) will become standard on Watchlists. They provide an array of new tools and an improved interface. If you prefer the current page you will be able to opt out. Learn more about the New Filters.

What is this feature again?

This feature is used by default on Special:RecentChanges, Special:RecentChangesLinked and as a Beta feature on Special:Watchlist.

Based on a new design, that feature adds new functions to those pages, to ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:

  • Filtering - filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations, including filtering by namespace or tagged edits.
  • Highlighting - add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring. It helps quick identification of changes that matter to you.
  • Bookmarking to keep your favorite configurations of filters ready to be used.
  • Quality and Intent Filters - those filters use ORES predictions. They identify real vandalism or good faith intent contributions that need help. They are not available on all wikis.

You can know more about this project by visiting the quick tour help page.

About the release on Watchlists

Over 70,000 people have activated the New Filters beta, which has been in testing on Watchlist for more than eight months. We feel confident that the features are stable and effective, but if you have thoughts about these tools or the beta graduation, please let us know on the project talk page. In particular, tell us if you know of a special incompatibility or other issue that makes the New Filters problematic on your wiki. We’ll examine the blocker and may delay release on your wiki until the issue can be addressed.

The deployment will start on June 18 or on June 25, depending on the wiki (check the list). After the deployment, you will also be able to opt-out this change directly from the Watchlist page and also in your preferences.

How to be ready?

Please share this announcement!

If you use local Gadgets that change things on your Watchlist pages, or have a customized scripts or CSS, be ready. You may have to make some changes to your configuration. Despite the fact that we have tried to take most cases into consideration, some configurations may break. The Beta phase is a great opportunity to have a look at local scripts and gadgets: some of them may be replaced by native features from the Beta feature.

Please share your questions and comments on the feedback page.

On behalf of the Collaboration team, Trizek (WMF) 13:15, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

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