Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Wiktionary/Additional edition interfaces and recording formats on the fly

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◄ Back to Wiktionary  The survey has concluded. Here are the results!

  • Problem: Current edition by newcomers and third party parsing of Wiktionaries are difficult
  • Who would benefit:
    • new contributors wishing to participate without having to learn a lot of technical skill requirements
  • Proposed solution:
    1. Offer polished forms requiring zero technical learning to edit Wiktionnaries, while keeping classical wikitext edition available for more experienced users
    2. Save on the fly articles in multiple formats, especially a LSON tree representing the parsed article structure
    3. Allow to manipulate previous entries in modules in order to transclude elements of an article in a programatic way
  • More comments: Probably most of this should be buildable with current infrastructure. Especially tpt pointed me to ContentHandler this week-end which should be useful for this purpose.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Psychoslave (talk) 20:11, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


  • Comment Comment I think it is a very good idea, but, at least in Spanish Wiktionary, I've found at least 3 ways to organize the entries (I don't know if this happens in other Wiktionaries), we must choose one before doing an interface. --Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz (talk) 17:00, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Thank you @Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz: for your feedback. Links toward relevant cases (or even documentation if this is a by design choice) is welcome. The proposal didn't specified it, but the tool should of course not be enforced on communities. That's up to each community to adopt the possible outcoming project or even better, involving more in it's conception to adjust its features to meet their desire and needs. --Psychoslave (talk) 03:54, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment Proposition 1. looks very good. What is this LSON thing is proposition 2. ? And proposition 3. would complicate things for newcomers. This proposition could be explained in a clearer way (and perhaps not include several tasks at the same time) to federate more votes. — Automatik (talk) 14:53, 20 November 2018 (UTC)


  • Support Support --Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz (talk) 17:00, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support JogiAsad (talk) 18:00, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:01, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support I heartly support my own proposition, who would have expected that! Face-grin.svg --Psychoslave (talk) 03:57, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Hydriz (talk) 12:32, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support This would make new editors advantaged in many ways, I'm very confident this would be extremely helpful.Redactyll (talk) 19:49, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Vulphere 13:07, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 15:23, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Hello903hello (talk) 12:47, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support Filipović Zoran (talk) 19:27, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Support We developed a form-like editor interface for wikicode in plwiktionary. It's specifically designed with our entry structure in mind: several fields (e.g. pronunciation, synonyms, etc.) per section (language entry) per page. It adds support for additional tools like searching usage examples across linked articles, retrieving the IPA and audio files from other wiktionaries... Look for the ext.gadget.editform RL module. Peter Bowman (talk) 11:45, 28 November 2018 (UTC)