Dear Stryn, Welcome to!

Yes, welcome! This site is dedicated to documenting the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

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, and regards, LlamaAl (talk) 22:00, 8 December 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hi. Please use the {{Speedy }} template instead of {{Delete }}, as the first is the appropiate in obvious cases of spam, vandalism or off-topic material. LlamaAl (talk) 22:00, 8 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi, thanks for letting me now, I try to remember this. --Stryn (talk) 05:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

A few questions for you


Hi there! Because you are a proud member of the community taskforce for the visual editor, I'm sending you this short questionnaire so that we can learn how to improve existing resources and about different ways to build and share community knowledge. Thanks for participating! I'll come back here to collect your answers on September 9th. I'll collate answers on the taskforce talk page. Talk to you soon, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 17:50, 31 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

PS: If for any reason you'd like to provide your answers privately, just send me an email instead.

  1. Was the existing documentation about how to adapt the visual editor to your context useful to you?
    • Do you have ideas about how to improve or expand it? (Note it has been changed recently, here's what it looked like before.)
    • What is your preferred format to learn about something or about how to get things done? Feel free to list tools or other resources, even if they aren't being used currently on our sites.
  2. What is the one thing related to adapting the visual editor which is not explained well anywhere and you're still struggling to learn more about?
  3. Did you create additional documentation/resources to help yourself and others? Like user guides, how-to/instruction pages, etc.? If so, please provide links.
  4. Did somebody else from WMF or your community assist you with the visual editor community work you did so far? Please list names and the ways they provided support (like, Alice sent me an email to explain how to do X). Please, add community members' names to the taskforce list if they are not there yet.
Hello, here comes my answers:
  1. Well, to be honest I have not used that page a lot, if at all, but seems useful for those who are new with VE / or who want to help users in their community with VE.
  2. For me configuring Citoid is the hardest things that I hope would be easier. Many times when I'm adding a source using the automatical tool (Zotero?), it only adds a title and URL, but no site, date, language, and other useful information. A long time ago I tried adding some sites to Zotero, but it was too hard.
  3. I have created fi:Wikipedia:Visuaalinen muokkain (the main page for VE) and many other pages under this main page.
  4. Not really assisted, but we have a tech-guy on fiwiki, User:Zache, who have helped with VE. For example, by default the Citoid will print the citation date as "2016-05-05", and on fiwiki we use "5.5.2016", so Zache created some modules and fixed templates to show the dates in correct format (fi:Wikipedia:Kahvihuone_(tekniikka)/Arkisto_38#Visuaalisen_muokkaimen_p.C3.A4iv.C3.A4m.C3.A4.C3.A4r.C3.A4t).

--Stryn (talk) 18:27, 31 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Weighing in on Growth team work


Hi Stryn -- thank you for weighing in when the Growth team was discussing ideas on what we would build. We've made a lot of progress in the last few months, and we're hoping you could take a look at some of our current work and post any thoughts you have. We're working on a "help panel" (comments can go here), and on the next steps for the "Personalized first day" project (comments can go here). Thank you for any time you give! -- MMiller (WMF) (talk) 21:53, 7 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

Do me a favor?


Could you please look at Talk pages project/replying/prototype testing#Reply tool version 2.0, try it out, and let me know what happens? I want to make sure that the directions work before sharing this link more widely, so I'm asking you and a couple of other tech-savvy people to please take a look first. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:39, 21 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi Whatamidoing (WMF). I've done all those tasks and here are my answers:
4. The tool looks simple, and it's easier to reply when you know your comment will be aligned correctly. One thing is, after there is already a very long reply to someone's message, the reply tool goes to bottom and you can't see the message where you are going to reply.
5. Those formatting things are on the right side of the box so not really easy to see, but maybe it's on purpose so newbies don't "play" with the buttons?
6. I figured out you can do it by typing "@" and a username. Easy if you know the magic word is @.
7. Just type the username you want and there will be suggestions. Easy if you know the magic word is @.
8. You need to take off the username and @ and start doing it all again. If you leave "@" the tool is not giving you any links. I think it would be better if you don't need to take off "@" before start typing usernames again.
9. Yes there is a preview in the source mode. It looks like how I was expecting.
10. Just click the blue "Reply" button.
11. Yeah.
12. Yes.
Stryn (talk) 14:12, 22 May 2020 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, Stryn. I really appreciate it. I'm not going to send this out today – better to let people have their weekend first, I think. If you end up getting a automated second request for the same thing (hopefully you won't!), please ignore it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:57, 22 May 2020 (UTC)Reply