[copy of my reply on the original list]
I've considered it; and decided not to.
For one thing, when a new user sees a diff, either via a link on a
talk page, an article's history, a user's contributions, or their own
watchlist they are exposed to Wikicode, and so need a basic
understanding of how it works.
On 30 July 2015 at 13:00, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> From: WereSpielChequers <werespielchequ...@gmail.com>
> Date: 30 July 2015 at 12:57
> Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] visual Editor is now worth using in outreach
> If anyone is still running outreach editathons to try and recruit new
> editors, you might want to consider using visual editor. I spoke to
> some of the WMF people at Wikimania and apparently the issue of it
> running very very slowly on old kit has recently been largely
> addressed. I've pointed out in the past that as long as that bug was a
> "won't fix" you couldn't promote Visual Editor at outreach editathons
> because even if all the laptops look pretty new, there could well be
> someone present using a borrowed laptop and intending to use an old PC
> at home. Since we really can't start an editathon asking the attendees
> if they all use new computers at home, and then reverting to the
> classic editor if someone says their machine was bought in 2010 I and
> several others have been ignoring the Visual Editor for the last
> couple of years.
> I have just run a quick test on this myself using a friend's old PC
> and V/E does now work, though it is still a little slower than the
> classic editor.
> Jonathan / WereSpielChequers
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