hi dan,

many thanks for the quick reaction! i need to make a correction as
well, i was redirected to
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?


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

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