VisualEditor: It should be clearer to users that they are inserting a media item in an odd place (e.g. into the middle of a word, middle of a paragraph)
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From English Wikipedia, John Broughton (♫♫) 22:40, 12 July 2013 (UTC):

VE allows the image to be dropped into the middle of a word. I moved the test image perhaps a dozen times, and this happened twice - that shouldn't be possible, yes? [The words that were split were "addition" and "Israel"; when I moved the image again, the words remained split (with an end-of-line inserted).]


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Severity: enhancement

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  • Bug 52178 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

en.wp user Fram comments:
"it should be made impossible that when people move images in VE (which is very easy), they put it (inadvertently) in the middle of a word. Preferably, images should only be movable to spaces between paragraphs, but they certainly shouldn't be movable to the middle of a word. Example: [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Egypt%E2%80%93United_States_relations&curid=15982815&diff=566841885&oldid=565660404]

The problem seems to be that when you move a picture, the final location is not decided by the upper left corner of the image (which seems more intuitive to me), but by the location of your cursor somewhere in the middle of the picture."

So what is the way to fix this?

  • Bug 52657 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

The initial plan is to try bug 65883 and see whether this is a good enough solution.

51666 is the more general bug for relocating block items.

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 51666 ***

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