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Enable VisualEditor in namespace Wikipédia on French Wikipedia
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Hello, it is possible to activate the Visual editor in namespace Wikipédia ? Visual Editor is often much easier to use, even for experienced users.

We want to know before starting a survey if the developers as would be okay : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Sondage/%C3%89diteur_Visuel_sur_les_pages_de_l%27espace_Wikip%C3%A9dia:

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It may however be necessary to deactivate it the talkpages in namespace WIkipédia ?

Wikipédia:Le Bistro
Wikipédia:Bulletin des bureaucrates
Wikipédia:Bulletin des administrateurs
Wikipédia:Bulletin des patrouilleurs
Wikipédia:Requête aux administrateurs
Wikipédia:Demande de suppression immédiate
Wikipédia:Demande de protection de page
Wikipédia:Demande de restauration de page
Wikipédia:Demande de renommage
Wikipédia:Vandalisme en cours
Wikipédia:Demande d'intervention sur une page protégée
Wikipédia:Demande d'intervention sur un message système
Wikipédia:AbuseFilter/Requêtes
Wikipédia:AbuseFilter/Faux positifs
Wikipédia:Pages à fusionner
Wikipédia:Requête aux agents OTRS
Wikipédia:Bot/Requêtes
Wikipédia:Le saviez-vous ?/Anecdotes proposées
Wikipédia:Bistro des non-francophones

Apart from these pages, VE would work perfectly on meta-page

Hello.

It is possible to activate it in the "Wikipédia" (NS_PROJECT) namespace; some other wikis have done this, including the Catalan and Dutch Wikipedias.

However, it is not possible to disable it on particular pages; you could ignore the problem, or add a banner to the page telling people not to use the visual editor there, or move the pages to a different namespace.

Hope this helps.

The community does not want the Visual Editor to be activated on the talk pages because of the indentation problems but is favorable to activate it on the rest of the namespace [[Wikipedia:]]

A possible solution would be to deactivate it using the already existing magic word NEWSECTIONLINK, it is already used to add the "Add a subject" button on the discussion pages which are in an odd namespace. Couldn't we add as an effect that it deactivates the Visual Editor? (in any case the modify button?)

(see also this ticket: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T245890 and the message from @PerfektesChaos)

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The Editing Team PM will provide an update here as it relates to our work on OWC2020

Yes, because there is "?veaction=edit" in the url. In the normal url you don't see the buttom "Modifier". This is a workaround that works on every wiki that disabled VE in some places

(I found this task while reviewing some old bug reports)

The community does not want the Visual Editor to be activated on the talk pages because of the indentation problems but is favorable to activate it on the rest of the namespace [[Wikipedia:]]

I wonder if this is still a big concern now, when the reply tool provides a more convenient way to comment on talk pages, and editing the whole page is hopefully needed less often?

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