I'm one of the co-founders of a wiki-based site for crowd-sourcing fact checks, and I wonder if the site would be of interest to some the editors here at Wikipedia. The site, kasense.com, allows anyone to create fact checks of public misinformation, as well as edit and improve existing fact checks already on the site. As with Wikipedia, the site policy requires reliable references, so users can verify the fact checks for themselves, and users can collaborate to improve the fact checks over time. The site is still currently in beta.
If you're interested in contributing content to the site, feel free to follow the link (kasense.com) and add a fact check or edit one of the in-progress fact checks. Also, any feedback is welcome, or we can be reached at contactATkasense.com if you'd rather offer feedback over email (replace AT with @).
Please let us no if this isn't an appropriate forum to post this, or if there's some where else it would make more sense to put it. Kasense-info (talk) 20:23, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
I would love to see suggestions, feedback, and questions related to my proposed Wikimedia project, called Wikipetitions. I would also like for anybody who is interested in the project to edit your name into the People Interested.
This would be a great start for better ways to interact with and communicate with our respective countries lawmakers(when/where permitted), and this kind of collaboration would help clarify the issue at hand!
Please, help my project get started and please help make it shine as a star/top Wiki project!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kyjds (talk)
Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page). Open the "Insert" menu and click the "References list" icon (three books).
If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you will have the opportunity to specify the group. If you do that, then only the references that belong to the specified group will be displayed in this list of references. Finally, click "Insert" in the dialog to insert the References list. This list will change as you add more footnotes to the page.
You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.
Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Arabic and Indic scripts, and adapting the visual editor to the needs of the Wikivoyages and Wikisources.
The visual editor is now available to all users at most Wikivoyages. It was also enabled for all contributors at the French Wikinews.
The single edit tab feature combines the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. It has been deployed to several Wikipedias, including Hungarian, Polish, English and Japanese Wikipedias, as well as to all Wikivoyages. At these wikis, you can change your settings for this feature in the "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences. The team is now reviewing the feedback and considering ways to improve the design before rolling it out to more people.
The team is working with the volunteer developers who power Wikisource to provide the visual editor there, for opt-in testing right now and eventually for all users. (T138966)
The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. It will look like the visual editor, and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices around September 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.
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It would be really useful to have the Kartographer extension to add maps on pages about events. For example, for the Wikiconvention, to have a page with a map of hotels nearby. -Ash Crow (talk) 20:43, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Support. The extension is indeed a good fit for events, and a lot of global, crosswiki or country based events use meta to publish information.
Contributors willing to get information about events will benefit from a map, so yes, that's a good idea.
Disclaimer. This opinion is given as a meta user, and is independent of my opinion when triaging site requests or as a deployment volunteer.
Hello.Many of Wikipedia articles in several languages Consider English Wikipedia a source.Is this acceptable or is it better to remove these sources by a global bot?Thank you --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 09:29, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Wikimedia Nederland has recently started an international project, Netherlands and the world, that will take place in many languages and across several Wikimedia projects (presumably Wikipedias, Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource and perhaps other projects too). We thought the most appropriate location for a central project page would be here, on Meta (I know Outreach is an option too, but it is likely that the GLAM pages there will be moved to Meta at some point as well). Does anyone object to having this central project page here on Meta, preferably as a subpage of Wikimedia Nederland? There's a draft in my user space at this moment. Thanks :-) Spinster (talk) 13:29, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
It is entirely appropriate to have such a page here. Ruslik (talk) 18:41, 28 July 2016 (UTC)