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*Recent changes*

   - TemplateStyles has been deployed to the Swedish Wikipedia.
   TemplateStyles is a feature to make it easy to add CSS to templates without
   administrator privileges. This allows for better adaptability to screen
   sizes, especially on mobile where are half our total page views. If your
   community would like to be the next to have the feature, please submit a
   task on Phabricator
   . [1] <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T176082>[2]
   - Registration pages now collect keyboard/mouse usage information
for research
   on identifying spambots

*Changes later this week*

   - You can opt in to a new beta feature that lets you use visual diffs
   <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/VisualEditor/Diffs> on
   history pages. [4] <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T185708>
   - The visual editor shows and lets you edit templates in one way, and
   reference lists in another. This meant that templates that only contain a
   fake reference list, like {{reflist}}, would not get updated as you
   edited. Now they will update as you edit, but you will no longer be able to
   visually edit them as templates. [5]
   - The abuse filter extension has a new feature contains_all that you may
   use to check if one or more strings are all contained in another given
   string. [6]
   - [image: Recurrent item] The new version
   <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.31/wmf.21> of MediaWiki will
   be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 13 February. It will be on
   non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 14 February. It will be on all
   wikis from 15 February (calendar


   - [image: Recurrent item] You can join the next meeting with the Editing
   team. During the meeting, you can tell developers which bugs you think are
   the most important. The meeting will be on 13 February at 18:30 (UTC)
   See how to join
   - [image: Advanced item] You can join the technical advice meeting on
   IRC. During the meeting, volunteer developers can ask for advice. The
   meeting will be on 14 February at 16:00 (UTC)
   See how to join

*Future changes*

   - The settings page and beta options
   <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Settings> for the mobile
   website are being improved. [7]

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