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- T76573: Allow users to provide quick feedback on beta features
T117190: Animation on the educational pop-ups is CPU-intensive for Gecko/Trident, but not for Webkit/Blink
T117083: Link education pop-up appears at the start of every editing session, not just once per user
T89072: Change Welcome dialog content to more helpful message to new users based on the GuidedTour
T101481: Improve and streamline VisualEditor's user education features
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- T117083: Link education pop-up appears at the start of every editing session, not just once per user
M74: User education inside Visual Editor
I've made a pulsating dot and popup work (close when a button is pressed etc., some basic hardcoded content in there), but I need to figure out how it should be made generic to work in all the places we want without having to be rewritten.
We could certain provide the ability to set a custom image, title and description for each popup. I'd rather not do custom buttons for each ('Okay, got it' vs. 'Add a citation'/'No thanks') - the idea is to point to the place where the user would go if they wanted to use the tool, another button to do it doesn't seem very useful.
From a content POV re: the link popup on WMF wikis,
I know it's tricky, but I wonder if that may encourage overlinking and, in particular, linking to external sites where they shouldn't be linked - AFAIK it should only be done in specific sections of a page on most of our wikis.
It may make more sense mentioning the external links for citing.
By the way - I added some links today (on Meta) in VE and was shown a popup explaining linking.
However, a few hours later, still logged in, same browser, I received the same popup when I added another link.
So, it's working, but not "user's first use of VE" as this ticket's name suggests.
@Wittylama, I've filed your report at T117083: Link education pop-up appears at the start of every editing session, not just once per user
If anyone can reproduce this at a wiki other than Meta, then please comment there.
I'm a little bit upset by this feature: as an experienced user, I don't need to see this pop-up. And when I click on the link icon to add a link, I need to click on the "okay" button, and then click again on the icon. Grunt.