- (＋)支持 getting temporarily adminship. --J.Wong 2009年1月16日 (五) 13:51 (UTC)
- (＋)支持以及批准15日，2月24日將複決。--Jusjih 2009年2月9日 (一) 02:56 (UTC)
- (＋)支持YukiHolic（讨论） 2012年8月16日 (四) 05:18 (UTC)
要是選擇看簡體的話，仍可在左邊的側邊欄找到用繁體寫的「正簡轉換」、「聯繫我們」；要是選擇看繁體的話，則還可在側邊欄找到用簡體寫的「维基语录链接」、「文学作品」、「谚语」、「电影对白」、「电视剧」、「主题」；另外，簡體的「帮助」、繁體的「幫助」在中文原文卻是「說明」，請修復一下吧！ --Quest for Truth 2009年2月6日 (五) 13:47 (UTC)
- 這要由管理員修訂MediaWiki，但任何用戶都能指出要改何者。--Jusjih 2009年2月9日 (一) 01:13 (UTC)
在语录中投票权是注册及拥有还是和wikipedia中ID共享？--Wolfan 2009年3月30日 (一) 13:28 (UTC)
- 没有明定。原则不用IP或者恶性傀儡即可。--Jusjih 2009年3月31日 (二) 02:06 (UTC)
顯示在瀏覽器視窗的標題列上，那句「维基语录，自由的名人名言录」，就算選擇了繁體顯示，還是用簡體的，這個問題只是出現在首頁。 --Quest for Truth 2009年4月28日 (二) 20:52 (UTC)
中文维基百科电子杂志是由信陵使发起的一部电子杂志，宗旨是宣传维基计划以及传播知识。现在暂定的内容主要有：封面图片、编者的话、维基人物、特色条目、维基学堂、百科新知、维基志异、维基点评、维基动态、画廊，由于几位编者的活动范围所限，这些内容主要包括了维基百科和维基共享资源的内容，故此前来维基语录寻求更多的建议，如果你们有什么栏目推荐或者想加入维基杂志的出版计划，请前往中文维基百科电子杂志发表意见或报名，谢谢，祝维基愉快！--人神之间 2009年12月2日 (三) 15:50 (UTC)
請教如何新增名人? All my loving 2009年12月10日 (四) 11:52 (UTC)
- 輸入名人姓名建立新條目即可。--Jusjih 2010年3月4日 (四) 03:23 (UTC)
The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference. To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply. For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:
Yours very truly,
當涉及外國人物或作品的語錄時，其本身使用之語言的語錄原文是否必須列出?Ken Iwase 2010年4月18日 (日) 07:27 (UTC)
劇情作品中，有意義的一段話，有時需要與先前的劇情鋪成對比，才能徹底展現。如果只是單看那段話，有時毫無意義可言。我覺得劇情作品的語錄，盡量將那段話的出處寫詳細一點，讀者能夠把那段有意義的話，去與原本的劇情鋪成進行對照，才能彰顯那段話的意義Shengzhongxie 2011年2月15日 (二) 06:41 (UTC)
- 是的。w:Wikipedia:可供查證在這邊原則可以準用。語錄要重質不重量，要精不要多。--Jusjih 2011年2月15日 (二) 22:40 (UTC)
- 这需要耐心地补充出处，做起来可不轻松呢。愿有人来一点点地做。--Hy48 2011年2月16日 (三) 12:45 (UTC)
- KaurJmeb (zh, zh-min-nan-3, en-2, de-1, pl-0)：2011年2月25日已經催告。
- Vipuser (zh, zh-gan, en-3, de-1, fr-1, es-1)：2011年2月25日已經催告以及發電郵。
现在已经1个月。--UAL55 2011年4月4日 (一) 05:25 (UTC)
更多的细节和指导性内容将很快发布。公投定于2011年8月12日至27日于中立第三方的服务器上进行。公投的细节、官方负责人员、投票人资格以及其他材料将很快发布在m:Image filter referendum。
- fixed Template:Wikisource.--Hy48 2011年8月23日 (二) 11:44 (UTC)
- Thank you. --Averaver 2011年8月30日 (二) 08:28 (UTC)
Please create the "Wikibooks" template[编辑]
- Done adding Template:Wikibooks.--Jusjih 2011年8月16日 (二) 09:16 (UTC)
I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.
Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[编辑]
I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.
- Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
- Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
- Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?
The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.
--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 2011年12月22日 (四) 03:12 (UTC)
Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[编辑]
Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.
The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:
- New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
- The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
- Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
- Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
- Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
- The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
- More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
- Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
- Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
- Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.
Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.
Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 2012年1月15日 (日) 16:42 (UTC)
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.
Update on IPv6[编辑]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)
The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.
What this means for your project:
- At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "
2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
- In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
- We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.
Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.
--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 2012年6月2日 (六) 01:32 (UTC)
2011 Picture of the Year competition[编辑]
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!
Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.
About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.
From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.
We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.
See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 2012年6月5日 (二) 18:47 (UTC)
Mobile view as default view coming soon[编辑]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the instructions on Meta)
The mobile view of this project and others will soon become the default view on mobile devices (except tablets). Some language versions of these projects currently show no content on the mobile home page, and it is a good time to do a little formatting so users get a mobile-friendly view, or to add to existing mobile content if some already exists.
If you are an administrator, please consider helping with this change. There are instructions which are being translated. The proposed date of switching the default view is July 5.
To contact the mobile team, email mobile-feedback-llists.wikimedia.org.
--Phil Inje Chang, Product Manager, Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation 2012年6月29日 (五) 04:53 (UTC)
Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[编辑]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)
As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.
Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.
--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 2012年7月19日 (四) 20:32 (UTC)
Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[编辑]
I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.
The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.
If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)
Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)2012年9月6日 (四) 02:19 (UTC)
Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[编辑]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)
As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.
The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:
- language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
- infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
- lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)
It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.
For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.
--Lydia Pintscher 2012年9月10日 (一) 13:44 (UTC)
•打斷手骨,巔倒勇 含義：因禍得福或比喻越挫越勇之意思 •睏破三領被,捉坩耶心事捉不對 含義:比喻相處很久最貼近的枕邊人你都不知道他心底想什麼
Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[编辑]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)
Please watch for problems with:
- revision diffs
- PDF export
- images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
- the CologneBlue skin
Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.
Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 2012年10月16日 (二) 03:21 (UTC)
P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.
Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[编辑]
Please translate for your local community
The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.
The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)
By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email email@example.com. All countries needed (excepting USA)!
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
Sent using Global message delivery, 2012年10月17日 (三) 17:26 (UTC)
Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![编辑]
Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.
I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.
The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**
By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
- Sent using Global message delivery, 2013年1月8日 (二) 21:25 (UTC)
我們已翻譯新利益衝突指引的擬稿，其將對申請維基媒體資源的人士設立需予遵守的最低標準。 鼓勵社群成員發表評論及提供反饋。 此外，為促進國際範圍內的廣泛參與，我們將尋求幫助將任何新評論翻譯為英文，再轉發到英文的後設討論頁面中。
(Adding to this professional translation in my own language, comments can be placed - in Chinese if preferred - at meta:Talk:Guidelines on potential conflicts of interest. Translation assistance is very much appreciated! Please move any comments about the Guidelines (that are not about the translation of the Guidelines) from meta:Talk:Guidelines on potential conflicts of interest/zh-hant to meta:Talk:Guidelines on potential conflicts of interest.) --Mdennis (WMF)（讨论） 2013年1月15日 (二) 17:41 (UTC)
Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[编辑]
(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.
If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.
Thank you for your help and your understanding.
Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[编辑]
I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.
- Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
- Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
- Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?
Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.
The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.
Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 2013年1月30日 (三) 21:01 (UTC)
Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[编辑]
(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)
Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.
If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.
If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.
- Yêu cầu thảo luận đối với bảo quản viên không còn hoạt động
(Vui lòng dịch thông điệp này vì lợi ích của các thành viên Wikimedia. Xin cũng dịch bản đề xuất.)
Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。
Hiện đang có yêu cầu thảo luận mới tại Meta-Wiki liên quan đến việc tước quyền bảo quản viên đối với những thành viên Wikimedia đã lâu không còn hoạt động. Nói chung đề nghị này sẽ áp dụng cho những wiki hiện không có quy trình tước quyền bảo quản viên nếu không hoạt động một thời gian.
Chúng tôi cũng đang soạn danh sách các dự án có quy trình để tước quyền bảo quản viên những tài khoản không còn hoạt động tại trang thảo luận của thảo luận này. Xin vui lòng thêm dự án của bạn vào danh sách nếu bạn có quy định về bảo quản viên không còn hoạt động.
Tất cả mọi thảo luận đều được hoan nghênh. Thảo luận này dự kiến kết thúc vào ngày 21 tháng 5 năm 2013, nhưng có thể kéo dài nếu cần thiết.
[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[编辑]
Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.
The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.
Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.
Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.
Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.
Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)
Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[编辑]
维基语录目前还没有与上述标题相同的摘录。请先在维基语录上查找“XXX”是否已有名称相近或不同文字写法的新闻稿。 开始编辑“XXX”新闻稿。 在现有新闻稿中搜索“XXX”。
Pywikipedia is migrating to git[编辑]
Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 2013年7月23日 (二) 13:58 (UTC)
(This message is in English, please translate as needed)
Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.
We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.
There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:
- Echo on translatewiki for user interface - you must have an account on translatewiki to translate
- Thanks on translatewiki for user interface - you must have an account on translatewiki to translate
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Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 2013年10月4日 (五) 19:28 (UTC)
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Introducting Beta Features[编辑]
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We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.
Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.
Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.
Here are the first features you can test this week:
- Media Viewer — view images in large size or full screen
- VisualEditor Formulæ (for wikis with VisualEditor) — edit algebra or equations on your pages
- Typography Refresh — make text more readable (coming Thursday)
Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.
After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.
Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.