As one can be overly conservative, one can also be overly enthusiastic. I would hope the Foundation by now understands better how to handle new software releases. Apple here shows the way: Basic functionality, but working smoothly first. That said, problems are to be expected, and a new Wikitext parser-and-back, plus new interface, were bound to produce some broken edits.
On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 18 January 2016 at 20:33, Magnus Manske <magnusman...@googlemail.com> > wrote: > > > * New things are not necessarily good just because they are new. What > seems > > to be an improvement, especially for a technical mind, can be a huge step > > backwards for the "general population". On the other hand, projects like > > the Visual Editor can make work easier for many people, but few of them > > will realize what a daunting undertaking such a project is. The > complexity > > > As a huge VE advocate, I was quite disconcerted how hard the WMF was > trying to force through what was clearly an early beta in need of > real-world testing as if it were a production-ready product; I think > this was the problem and the reason for the backlash. VE *now* has had > a couple of years' development in a real-world environment and is > really quite excellent (and the only sensible way to edit tables). But > the problem here was not fear of change or fear of technology, but > rejecting technology that was being forced on editors when it was > really obviously not up to the job as yet. > > > - d. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>