[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: MediaWiki Groups are official: start your own!

2012-12-11 Thread Quim Gil
fyi Original Message Subject: MediaWiki Groups are official: start your own! Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:14:39 -0800 From: Quim Gil q...@wikimedia.org Organization: Wikimedia Foundation To: Wikimedia developers wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org MediaWiki Groups are now official -

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation restructure (Global Dev Engineering)

2012-12-11 Thread Mathieu Stumpf
Le dimanche 09 décembre 2012 à 01:02 -0800, ENWP Pine a écrit : This reorg sounds reasonable to me as Sue has presented it. Since I've spent a number of hours studying WMF's org chart, financials, and related documents, I'd be bold here and answer some questions that have been asked on

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 8, Issue 50 -- 10 December 2012

2012-12-11 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
News and notes: Wobbly start to ArbCom election, but turnout beats last year's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-12-10/News_and_notes WikiProject report: WikiProject Human Rights http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-12-10/WikiProject_report

Re: [Wikimedia-l] News24 (.za): SA learners lobby for free Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread ENWP Pine
Thanks for forwarding. I'll forward this to link to the Signpost staff. I love the concept of Wikipedia Zero and I'm glad to hear that users are finding it valuable. Pine Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:33:00 + From: David Gerard dger...@gmail.com To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List

[Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread James Forrester
TL;DR: Today we are launching an alpha, opt-in version of the VisualEditor[0] to the English Wikipedia. This will let editors create and modify real articles visually, using a new system where the articles they edit will look the same as when you read them, and their changes show up as they type

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
I just made my first, very minor, edit using the Visual Editor alpha. I feel paraphrasing Neil Armstrong is appropriate here: This is one small edit for a Wikipedian, one giant leap for Wikimedia. My most enthusiastic congratulations James and the whole team working on this project. We all know

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread Risker
On 11 December 2012 22:30, James Forrester jforres...@wikimedia.org wrote: TL;DR: Today we are launching an alpha, opt-in version of the VisualEditor[0] to the English Wikipedia. This will let editors create and modify real articles visually, using a new system where the articles they edit

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread Terry Chay
For Trevor to remember... So we tried visually editing using the PS3 browser... http://campl.us/nckV Great job team! :-) Sent from my free corporate advertising removed at the request of the owner On Dec 11, 2012, at 10:07 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread Bishakha Datta
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: The future just got a little more real. Congratulations, all - this is really huge. Just did a few quick edits to test it out. Much easier adding text in this format, and also ran into some glitches which I reported.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

2012-12-11 Thread Liam Wyatt
On Wednesday, 12 December 2012, Bishakha Datta wrote: I'm just imagining how much easier it will be to do wiki workshops and outreach sessions as this develops further. YES! When this is the default for new users we're going to have to re-write all the training manuals to remove many of the