May 22 2018
For jawiki, I just posted it at [[:ja:Wikipedia:お知らせ#2018年5月29日のメンテナンス予定]].
Also would like to second to Elitre - in the future, please allow 2 weeks between announcement and action.
Apr 12 2018
Apr 8 2018
Apr 7 2018
Is it too late to add more wikis to this item? Have fixed most high priority lint errors in jawikibooks and there should be fewer than 50 of them now.
Mar 31 2018
@Mvolz: Citoid is now enabled in Japanese Wikipedia. Do we know what is the plan for resolving issues 1 and 3?
Mar 15 2018
@Mvolz: We have not received any objections so far regarding the change in Issue 2, as well as enabling citoid before Issues 1 and 3 are implemented. Nevertheless, we still need to know when we can expect the implementation - is there any timeline currently?
Mar 12 2018
@Mvolz: Thanks! I will bring the suggestion regarding Issue 2 back to the discussion and seek for opinion. We will also confirm whether we could enable citoid first, while waiting for Issues 1 and 3 to be implemented.
@Aklapper: Please find the following.
Jun 19 2017
Hope I am not too late to chip in a reply -
Why is an explanation needed? For average users they probably only want to see them linked, and that's it.
Your argument is that nobody will care enough to make links? This seems to point to the questionable value of having the links at all, if nobody is using them or interested in supporting them.
We don't have unlimited manpower. I am from the Japanese Wikipedia, where the user base is broad but the number of people able to (let alone interested to) support is really thin. Simply being "different and inconsistent" (or other technical reasons) is not a valid argument to cut a working feature and increase the already-too-heavy workload. If it is not like MediaWiki will break down tomorrow, can you please revise this decision to drop magic links?
(Adding one footnote: using a bot increases the number of revisions and uses up some manpower so that doesn't change my argument.)