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Developer Wishlist Survey: propose your ideas[edit]

At the Wikimedia Developer Summit, we decided to organize a Developer Wishlist Survey, and here we go:

The Wikimedia technical community seeks input from developers for developers, to create a high-profile list of desired improvements. The scope of the survey includes the MediaWiki platform (core software, APIs, developer environment, enablers for extensions, gadgets, templates, bots, dumps), the Wikimedia server infrastructure, the contribution process, and documentation.

The best part: we want to have the results published by Wednesday, February 15. Yes, in a month, to have a higher chance to influence the Wikimedia Foundation annual plan FY 2017-18.

There's no time to lose. Propose your ideas before the end of January, either by pushing existing tasks in Phabricator or by creating new ones. You can find instructions on the wiki page. Questions and feedback are welcome especially on the related Talk page.

The voting phase is expected to start on February 6 (tentative). Watch this space (or even better, the wiki page) - SSethi_(WMF) January 21st, 2017 3:07 AM (UTC)

How do I add to the "sources" for an article that I myself contributed some content?[edit]

I am a complete newbie. I didn't even know this place existed until yesterday when a Wikipedia request showed "sister" projects. After reviewing I found very, VERY few articles, so I decided to write one. It's now waiting for review, but in the mean time I have realized that I myself contributed a few small bits of data to the article and I'd like to "do it right." However, it's not at all clear to me how I can add myself as a contributor to the story.

For those interested, the article is titled "Vintage VW Enthusiasts Converge At Kelley Park in San Jose, CA" and my contributions were that I attended one of the events cited and am familiar and can confirm the various small comments about such things as "Red Barn" which are not contained in either of the two sources I cited.

Rtroy (talk) 17:50, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

@Rtroy: I think you are talking about original reporting (OR). You might want to read about it, before someone explains you about it in detail.
acagastya 17:58, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[edit]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:29, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[edit]

18:05, 12 May 2017 (UTC)


Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:39, 16 May 2017 (UTC)