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If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site useful documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks! Nemo 14:57, 15 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Priorities edit

Hi! In phabricator:p/ovasileva/ it looks like everything became high priority, are you sure? :) For instance, phabricator:T87336 is certainly not high priority (low impact, high effort, local/specific issue with workaround); the actual thing to fix is phabricator:T91683, which also has an easy solution. --Nemo 15:01, 15 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey edit

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A barnstar for you! edit

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For Hovercards. L8 ManeValidus (talk) 03:18, 18 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Bad dates on Beta Features/Hovercards edit

Hi. As pointed out by srdjan_m on IRC, this edit has a bad date. There's no February 31, 2017. CKoerner seems to have duplicated the error in this edit. --MZMcBride (talk) 05:13, 13 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey edit

(Sorry to write in Engilsh)

Midsummer edit

Hey, because after I logged out of my email account, I realized I hadn't specifically told you, just added it to my calendar – I'll be out of office tomorrow (because of w:en:Midsummer) and won't keep track of Reading/Web/PDF Functionality. Back again on Monday. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 19:59, 22 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

¡Una barnstar para ti! edit

  El Barnstar original
saludos a ti Olga, desde argentina indetectable Indetectable (talk) 18:39, 4 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Prototype testing. edit


From a December newsletter on the Wikipedia in French, I've been informed your team looked for feedback on Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements/Prototype testing. I've finally got enough time to complete my comments (which are probably about the same than the post-its stuck on the poster at Wikimania 2019). But I realised that the announcement asking for feedback has been written some time ago.

Was it still okay to leave feedback on that page or was it too late? J. N. Squire (talk) 15:27, 6 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

@J. N. Squire: Sure - that's completely fine. We'll continue gathering feedback throughout January (as well as publishing some more announcements on other wikis). Thanks for the feedback! OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 6 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
@OVasileva (WMF): You're welcome! J. N. Squire (talk) 13:33, 7 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Ticket edit

Hello, Olga!

I was wondering if the explanation I've given for the ticket (phab:T249676#6156299) was sufficient and the non-team-member perspective is understandable, or I need to do better? Thank you ;-) —Aron Man.🍂 edits🌾 02:49, 27 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Eliminated responses breakdown edit

Hi, I think Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements/Repository/Sentiment Survey should have a breakdown on the categories of eliminated responses, and maybe a breakdown on these that contained foul language Aaron Liu (talk) 16:15, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Saraiki Wiktionary missing from www.wiktionary.org edit

Refer to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T319137 Saraiki is missing in Wikipedia.org and Wiktionary.org Please look in to matter,Sraiki (talk) 15:59, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Can't get rid of Wikimedia reading tool edit

Please see Talk:Reading/Web/Accessibility for reading#How do I close the "Wikimedia reading tool" window?. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:34, 10 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Jc3s5h - thanks for the question! At the bottom of the tool, you'll see the copy: "Press continue to send us your design and publish our feedback on the next page. Click here to remove this tool." Just click on the link "here" and the tool should turn off. Let us know if you still have issues! OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 08:32, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Buone feste edit

Hi, I wish you happy holidays and a happy new year, may it be full of beautiful wiki things! Pątąfişiķ 17:07, 23 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Great to hear from you @Patafisik! Happy new year to you as well. Hope to keep seeing you on the wikis. OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 10:40, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements edit

Hi. First of all excuse me if this isn't the right channel to talk to the team. I am an admin at Spanish Wikisource and have a big concern about this skin, but couldn't find anywhere else to express it. I personally love Vector 2022 and would very much like to continue using it!

My issue is that interproject (e.g. English Wikipedia to English Wikisource) links are not visible anymore! This affects profoundly to the reach of sister projects.

With the old vector, interproject links had the same salience as interlanguage links. They both were in the same column. Now, interlanguage links have their own shiny button, but interproject links are buried in the "Tools" menu (collapsable out of view).

The "Tools" menu is for editors, 1% of people that interact with the page. Interproject links are primarily for users. There is some redundant linking, though: In some Wikipedias, interproject links are down in the "Authority Control" table (a visual mess) inside the "External links" tab (collapsable out of view).

Maybe interproject links should have their own shiny button. Regards, Ignacio Rodríguez (talk) 22:53, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply