I put "model writing a new article with visual editor" on my to-do list. It
may be a good idea to do a few test runs where we boot a hundred or so
pages in each category in VisualEditor, and then see how many of each have
errors.
On Apr 25, 2015 1:51 PM, "David Gerard" <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 25 April 2015 at 04:11, David Goodman <dgge...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > As I cannot use it consistently myself without making errors, I'm not
> going
> > to teach people the visual editor.  I've done quite nicely teaching
> > beginners to use the wiki syntax, by imitating what they see.
>
>
> When did you last use it? I ask because I just started using it again
> after a long while not, and it's *ridiculously* better now than it was
> in its first six months. It's now at the sort of quality where I'd be
> enormously happy to put it in front of people, as it wasn't two years
> ago.
>
> Also, it is the only sane way to edit tables. (The amazing thing about
> wikitext for tables is that it's actually worse than the plain HTML it
> replaced.) I expect your newbies will be less than pleased if they
> ever have to add or remove a table column and only later discover that
> the VE makes this a near-trivial task.
>
>
> - d.
>
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