hi dan, many thanks for the quick reaction! i need to make a correction as well, i was redirected to https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Offener_Brief_an_die_Mitglieder_des_Europ%C3%A4ischen_Parlaments_zur_Erhaltung_der_Panoramafreiheit which was opened with the android chrome browser, so not the wikipedia app. i did not find any support in the mobile skin to do basic edits, e.g. add a link with reference, and sign. it is the first contact function for many people. i am sorry that this made me explode as it is still not fixed despite it was hinted from numerous persons multiple times, for quite some time.
i tried the app as well now, but i did not find any application support for "signature" or "link" ? so i have to know the syntax and type it? best, rupert On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 9:44 PM, Dan Garry <dga...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi Rupert, > > I was the product owner > <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Team/Roles_and_responsibilities#Product_owner> > for the Wikipedia app from before it launch until April last year, so I can > answer your question. Editing is supported on the native mobile apps, and > has been since their launch last year (June 2014 for Android, July 2014 for > iOS). The reason it did not work for you in this case is because of a > formatting error in the wikitext of that specific page. I fixed the problem > in the wikitext > <https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Offener_Brief_an_die_Mitglieder_des_Europ%C3%A4ischen_Parlaments_zur_Erhaltung_der_Panoramafreiheit&diff=143559219&oldid=143559146>, > and successfully added my signature as a test > <https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Offener_Brief_an_die_Mitglieder_des_Europ%C3%A4ischen_Parlaments_zur_Erhaltung_der_Panoramafreiheit&diff=prev&oldid=143559243> > (which > I then reverted since I don't want to interfere in the discussion). You > should be able to add your signature now. (I skipped over the exact details > of what the issue was, let me know if you want hear them) > > As an aside, I would note that the way you communicated this question was > suboptimal and unnecessarily combative. The title of your email is > provocative, and makes unnecessary, exaggerated, and incorrect > implications. It would be nice if you avoided doing this in the future, as > people will be more willing to involve themselves in a discussion if they > do not feel like they are being attacked. > > Thanks, > Dan > > On 28 June 2015 at 03:44, rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> hi, >> >> now we are approaching 400 days of lila tretikov at the helm of the >> wikimedia foundation, and 60 million us dollars spent, i was not able >> to sign a simple wikipedia page via the mobile app. i think something >> is going seriously wrong here :( >> >> what was the use case? the european union wants to harmonize the >> freedom of panorama: >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_panorama#European_Union. the >> german wikipedia had a wikipedia banner to sign a petition, and also >> wrote mails about it. which i thought is a nice idea. i am reading >> mails on the phone following links to wikipedia, i tried it this time >> as well, and i was not able to accomplish the most simple task of >> contribution - to add my signature at the bottom of a list. earlier in >> the year i already tried to add a link and i could not do it - but i >> admit that is a much more difficult task in the mobile app. >> >> the german links: >> * sign here: >> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Offener_Brief_an_die_Mitglieder_des_Europ%C3%A4ischen_Parlaments_zur_Erhaltung_der_Panoramafreiheit >> * >> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Initiative_f%C3%BCr_die_Panoramafreiheit >> >> just as a side note, up to know this page collected close to 4'000 >> signatures. >> >> best, >> rupert >> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>