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- The import tool was broken for a few days. Imports didn't add log entries. You can delete and import pages again if necessary. 
- Labs was broken several times this week.    
Changes this week
- The new version of MediaWiki has been on test wikis and MediaWiki.org since April 1. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from April 7. It will be on all Wikipedias from April 8 (calendar).
- You can now add the same special characters with VisualEditor as with the wikitext editor. 
- Many bugs around copy-paste in VisualEditor are now fixed.  
- You can now use basic tools of VisualEditor in the new talk tool. You can add links, bold and italics. You can also mention people. 
- You can join the next weekly meeting with the Editing team. During the meetings you can tell developers which bugs are the most important. The meeting will be on April 8 at 18:00 (UTC). See how to join.
- You can again comment on how you want to see Wikidata edits in your watchlist on other wikis. 
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