Talk:Community Tech/Who Wrote That tool

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On turning this into a beta feature[edit]

I'd support this being turned into a beta feature, integrated into the Wikipedia interface, and made more widely accessible and visible.

Here's a relevant village pump discussion: w:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(idea_lab)#Faciliate_access_to_article_history. With only 800 users of the Chrome extension (who may or may not be active editors), there are likely many prolific editors who are unaware of this. Turning this into a wider beta feature, exposed in users' Preferences, may also help make newbies more comfortable when editing established articles, and it would help prolific editors more easily get contexts before making edits, which may lower the chance of them getting burnt out. I'm aware that your resources are limited, but since this would help Wikimedia meet several of its objectives and priorities, I feel it would be an appropriate investment of time and effort. DFlhb (talk) 18:55, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pelajanela (talk) 09:32, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Who Wrote That fails on Kingdom (biology)[edit]

When I try to run Who Wrote That on w:Kingdom (biology) it fails with "Error: Refresh or try again later. If the issue persists, contact us" (which it did, and I'm now doing). Danbloch (talk) 16:12, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've submitted this as phab:T325825. Danbloch (talk) 17:56, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Didn't work for me in Firefox 110 on enwiki using new article layout[edit]

I installed the extension yesterday, and tried it on an article. It reported an error in a box at the top of the page and didn't do anything else. Reloading the page (which it suggested) produced the same result. Perhaps it doesn't work with the new default article layout, in which the former "left sidebar" is now hiding under a menu-hamburger icon? Gnuish (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gnuish: I tried it in en:Andrew S. Boutros, using the new Vector skin and Firefox 102.8.0esr, and it works. I don’t have a non-ESR Firefox at hand, but the new skin alone is certainly not the problem. Do you maybe get an error message? I don’t remember if WWT logs error messages in such cases. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 08:28, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seems like it works for me, besides the highlights not working (which is a known issue with Vector 2022). I ran it on en:Everything Everywhere All at Once using Vector 2022 and Firefox 112.0b3. Chlod (say hi!) 10:24, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just noting that the task for the highlighting issue is T320364TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 10:55, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Enable WWT in more Namespaces, please![edit]

The docs say, "WWT only works on article pages (not talk, user, or other pages)" pretty sure that means WWT only works in Namespace 0 (Main/Article), but there are so many other namespaces where WWT has value! Like all of them.

Please enable WWT for all namespaces. CmdrDan (talk) 21:14, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]