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Enable VisualEditor on outreach.wikimedia.org
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We're still editing wikitext over there. Help!

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awight created this task.Jul 19 2015, 8:55 PM
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Do you mean, by default?

Gotta be careful what I ask for! @AKoval_WMF, @FloorKoudijs, please confirm whether you want VE and whether it should be the default?

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Jul 22 2015, 2:21 PM

TL;DR, VE can already be used at outreach wiki (activate it from your Beta Features, like on Meta).
40+ users have already activated it.
I'd say you may want to notify the outreach community about this proposal by leaving a note at the VP, which is at Wikimedia:Village_pump, and which leads us to the reason why VE isn't the default there, AFAIK.
A number of pages, including the village pump itself, are "misusing" the namespace they're on, that is, they are being used as "talk pages" while not being on a Talk: namespace. This is relevant as VE doesn't allow signing posts; moving any active pages to the relevant talk: namespace so that VE can't be used there could be a solution.

awight closed this task as Invalid.Jul 23 2015, 7:23 AM

@Elitre wrote,

TL;DR, VE can already be used at outreach wiki (activate it from your Beta Features, like on Meta).

Aaha! Thanks for the context.

I'm canceling this task, at least until a discussion happens.

A number of pages, including the village pump itself, are "misusing" the namespace they're on, that is, they are being used as "talk pages" while not being on a Talk: namespace. This is relevant as VE doesn't allow signing posts; moving any active pages to the relevant talk: namespace so that VE can't be used there could be a solution.

I hear there is a gadget we could enable which adds a signature button in VE. But there's still the sketchy (T91252) indentation support, so this does seem like a blocker, unless VE can be disabled per namespace?

Sigh, and the coffin is sealed: T55974. Visual editor doesn't do translated pages, yet.

Thanks, @awight. For the record, I agree with @Elitre. Please, please consult the community and allow them ample time to discuss before requesting any feature to be enabled by default. They have the right to help determine what changes are made to their project. <3

Krenair moved this task from Backlog to Done on the Wikimedia-Site-requests board.Jul 23 2015, 4:50 PM