Wikinews talk:Make lead

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Issues & Feature requests[edit]

Open issues

  • IE is not well tested. in particular there is some layout issues with the boxes not being in a column layout
  • Image extraction should perhaps take infoboxes into account, or even categories to guess a default image (low priority)
  • Handle exceptional cases better (page not found, etc)
    • ITs somewhat improved now. still not great.
  • Give a better success message than alert box and reload page. (open to suggestions as to what this should do after updating leads)
  • Skip to lead preview better on preloaded page requests

If you find any bugs, or have any feature requests, please tell me. Bawolff 23:27, 25 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

  • Should only autosight if reviewer.


  • Page can optionally take parameter use-page to denote what page to use. (escape spaces with + or %20. do not use underscore)
  • Otherwise either click on one of the links in the most recent published list or type the page name in in the box
  • Change which lead number you want to update (it defaults to the oldest one, so recommend you keep it at that)
  • Check the preview. if you need to make changes, do that and regenerate the preview
  • Hit save. And that's it.

Recent articles glitch?[edit]

Just thought I'd point out that the list of recent articles doesn't seem to be picking up the newest pages, even after purging the page. Could this be fixed? Tempodivalse [talk] 19:42, 22 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

At first i could not figure out why this wasn't updating, but then i realized i had an old version of the main page in the other window for comparision. So i still don't know why it didn't update, but its updating for me. In any case, i switched it from using {{DPL}} to doing the normal <DynamicPageList> which might be cached differently, which might have been the issue (unsure). Hope that helps. Bawolff 19:59, 22 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]


The lead list that shows how old in hours each lead is doesn't appear for me. Could this have something to do with the mediawiki update? Tempodivalse [talk] 15:21, 11 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

It does not appear to me either. Yell at Bawolff :P --Diego Grez return fire 15:23, 11 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]