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Change Welcome dialog content to more helpful message to new users based on the GuidedTour
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Change Welcome dialogue content to have a more concise and actionable message.
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"Welcome to editing Wikipedia!
Anyone can edit, and every small improvement helps.
Try fixing grammar in a sentence, or adding a fact and citing its source.
We’ll teach you the basics."
"Next" button opens guided tour. T89074
"Skip" dismisses dialogue and skips tour.

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Further to Erik's comment in the Triage meeting about this -
One of the first things that existing wikimedians will want to know when they see this box is "how do I go back to the way it was before?" Currently the "switch to source editing" option is hidden at the bottom of the "page options" button on the right hand side of the toolbar.
Perhaps, when this "welcome" message is displayed to users who already have X number of edits on their account, the dialogue ALSO includes a "go back to source editing and set this as my defualt from now on (can be reversed in preferences)" button?
Equally, I would like to see the "switch to source editing button" made more easily findable in general...

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Change Welcome dialogue content to more helpful message to new users to Change Welcome dialogue content to more helpful message to new users based on the GuidedTour.Feb 18 2015, 6:28 PM
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@Wittylama This dialogue and guided tour will only be displayed to users who have 0 edits.
We just need to consider that many people could have previously edited on a different project or account name.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Change Welcome dialogue content to more helpful message to new users based on the GuidedTour to Change Welcome dialog content to more helpful message to new users based on the GuidedTour.Sep 22 2015, 7:26 AM
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