If anything they provide us a service. Anything they can do, we can do
integrated. Anything they can do, we can learn from. Anything they prove
works better is often a discussion the others have lost their firm footing.
We are very much stuck in fixed thinking modes. It is why Wikisource is
What is WMFs position on Wikiwand ?
is it a complement or a commercial run interface that is better that we
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
While this is true, there has been some improvement on Wikipedia. Desktop
browsers now have the Wikiwand "media gallery" as the Media Viewer, and
Wikivoyage (as a test platform) has the interactive maps.
On mobile, things are even better; most of the Wikiwand mobile features are
also in the
A flag waive for this handy cross-project report highlighting when
'newbies' have overwritten a photograph of a living person or someone
recently deceased. Technical problems caused the report to be offline
for several months, it is
Interesting looking app; works offline to display info on what's below an
aircraft, including Wikipedia article titles:
I agree with this. A permanently visible but reasonably small and unobtrusive
edit button that opens into visual editor could be a way to do this.
From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of
Besides the interface as such, where several have given, for me,
interesting feedback, I wonder over the funding banner.
Would not a widespread use of Wikiwand mean that readers no longer get
the "begging" banner. And would that not mean a risk of decreasing funding?
On 30 March 2016 at 23:39, Anders Wennersten
> What is WMFs position on Wikiwand ?
There is no "official WMF position" on Wikiwand. The Wikimedia Foundation
is quite a diverse collection of individuals with a range of different
We are happy to announce that the 2015 Picture of the Year
competition is now open.
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
international Wikimedia Commons community. From professional animal and plant
breathtaking panoramas and
When we recognise that an editor has different needs we should provide
editors with different tools. Readers in turn do not need all the tools of
editors but we do want to convert them to editors. It does not follow that
they will be enticed to become one by all the clutter.
The objective is
I don't know about the WMF's position re Wikiwand, but I see Wikiwand as a
more reader friendly way to view Wikipedia. We have far more readers than
editors so in some sense this is a good thing. I can understand a reader
being more interested in seeing the table of contents in the left hand
On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:24 PM, James Heilman wrote:
> There output of our mainpage however is horrible
On my LG L Bello 5.0" mobile phone it is worse than on desktop, with
that large language selection box taking over all of the screen
On 31 March 2016 at 10:27, Anders Wennersten
> Besides the interface as such, where several have given, for me,
> interesting feedback, I wonder over the funding banner.
> Would not a widespread use of Wikiwand mean that readers no longer get the
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From: Praveena Maharaj
Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Subject: Invitation to WMF February 2016 Metrics & Activities Meeting:
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To second what others have said, I personally love the idea that a reading
interface should include less editor clutter, until it is requested.
There's a task for this, if anyone would like to help push that
There's also some
I think you might have missed *my* point? Please note that I was nuancing
something that Adam said that caught my eye. I broadly agree with your
You say: The notion that "people just want the content no matter how great
the skin is" is awful.
I think you have missed the point badly.
Wikiwand is not about the communities and their pride. It is about what the
Wikimedia Foundation stands for. It is sharing the sum of all knowledge.
When we do a piss poor job and let Wikiwand steal the cake we have our
priorities fatally wrong.
I liked the way you said it the first time,
> Readers in turn do not need all the tools of editors but we do want to
convert them to editors. It does not follow that they will be enticed to
become one by all the clutter.
> The objective is therefore to invite them in a less cluttered way
On 30 March 2016 at 17:10, Gnangarra wrote:
> Already possible to get a grid of images in commons
> Start in Category:Lichens
> then use the FastCCI tool https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:FastCCI
> It returns
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I am fine with Wikiwand especially with their recent improvements. It is
basically a different skin for our content. Not everyone needs to like the
The gear at the top gives a bunch of ways you can customize the styling as
well. And it does link to use if people want to edit. As an
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