Grants:IdeaLab/Drag-n-drop references between articles

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Drag-n-drop references between articles
Drag a reference using the mouse, from one window to another
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created on23:19, Monday, March 14, 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

Illustration of how to drag a reference from one article to another using the mouse

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Some similar articles may have different references, but could likely benefit from sharing them. Experienced editors can copy the reference by Copy/Paste text edit, but casual readers are less likely to get involved, as the technical hassle may be beyond their wish. A simple Drag'n'Drop tool is easier to use.

What is your solution?[edit]

Create an option to use the mouse pointer to drag a reference from one article (in one window or tab) to a desired point in another article (in another window or tab). A similar idea is Grants:IdeaLab/TabToReference

Project goals[edit]

Involve more people in improving articles

Get involved[edit]


This project needs leaders and contributors. (Creator does not contribute further)


  • Great idea. Would make it easier for newcomers to get involved! Maestroso simplo (talk) 23:13, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Great idea, it will have a positive effect in the number of articles' references Flashlack (talk) 11:13, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Its so frustrating to see a a similar article lacking the information of the other this would make it easier for consistency Muchotreeo (talk) 15:43, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • It would save time and make reffing easier Victuallers (talk) 16:49, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Great idea! It would save time. Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 00:11, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Elilopes (talk) 19:08, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

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