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VisualEditor does not work well on Wikidata:Project chat
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On project chat, we have links for "edit" and "edit source". "edit" = visual editor.

With visual editor, I want to indent to respond to a thread. Hitting tab to indent does not work although typing ":" maybe works (makes a block quote?) and I can't add my signature.

Can visual editor add support for these things? If not, is there a way to disable visual editor on particular pages like this? else the entire namespace?

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aude created this task.Mar 2 2015, 1:35 PM
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Lydia_Pintscher moved this task from incoming to monitoring on the Wikidata board.Mar 2 2015, 1:38 PM

Can visual editor add support for these things?

Sure. I estimate 1–2 years' time.

If not, is there a way to disable visual editor on particular pages like this?

Not currently.

else the entire namespace?

It's only on in this namespace in the first place at the specific request of @Lydia_Pintscher for editing this page…

aude added a comment.Mar 2 2015, 3:56 PM

wonder how edits like https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Wikidata%3AProject_chat&diff=200207987&oldid=200207707 are made in visual editor? particularly signing one's user name...

wonder how edits like https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Wikidata%3AProject_chat&diff=200207987&oldid=200207707 are made in visual editor? particularly signing one's user name...

It wasn't. VisualEditor adds a change tag to each edit made with it so we can tell.

https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&days=30&from=&tagfilter=visualeditor is a list of all edits made with VisualEditor on Wikidata in the past 30 days (remember that it's opt-in for this reason :-)).

aude added a comment.Mar 2 2015, 4:00 PM

ah, ok :)

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Visual Editor does not work well on Wikidata:Project chat to VisualEditor does not work well on Wikidata:Project chat.Mar 2 2015, 4:13 PM
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As for signatures, there's a gadget available: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Matma_Rex/visualeditor-signature.js. No promises, but it was working last time I checked.

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Jul 23 2015, 8:18 AM
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Editing discussion pages with the visual editor is not officially supported.