[Tagging] Visual editor for the wiki (WAS: How to overcome lack of consensus)

Christopher Hoess cahoess at gmail.com
Sun Sep 22 16:44:23 UTC 2013


I'm not sure I'd rush into it, anyway. Even granted that en.wikipedia
probably uses more complex markup and templates than we do, uptake of the
visual editor (among new editors and otherwise) doesn't seem very high, and
no one outside of the WMF seems very impressed by its current state of


Chris Hoess

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 3:49 PM, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Daniel wrote:
> > - Make it easier to edit the wiki.
> Hi Daniel,
> I agree - the wiki can be hard to edit if you have never done this before.
> This is why I requested a visual editor (that is now used by Wikipedia) to
> be added. Unfortunately this requires an update to the version of MediaWiki
> that we use so is not a simple case of installing a plug-in. Hopefully it
> will be picked up sooner rather than later but in a volunteer based project
> patience is essential :-)
> https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/4920
> Regards,
> Rob
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