I am fine with Wikiwand especially with their recent improvements. It is
basically a different skin for our content. Not everyone needs to like the
The gear at the top gives a bunch of ways you can customize the styling as
well. And it does link to use if people want to edit. As an editor I prefer
our greater prominence of the edit, history, and talk page buttons. They
are customized for reading. We being a working platform need to balance
reading and editing.
There output of our mainpage however is horrible
On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 2:26 AM, Magnus Manske <magnusmanske(a)googlemail.com>
While this is true, there has been some improvement on
browsers now have the Wikiwand "media gallery" as the Media Viewer, and
Wikivoyage (as a test platform) has the interactive maps.
On mobile, things are even better; most of the Wikiwand mobile features are
also in the official Wikipedia app, and then some.
That multilingual search, though...
On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 8:33 AM Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com
If anything they provide us a service. Anything they can do, we can do
integrated. Anything they can do, we can learn from. Anything they prove
works better is often a discussion the others have lost their firm
> We are very much stuck in fixed
thinking modes. It is why Wikisource is
> only about its editors and not about its readers. For one Wikisource
has been something like Wikiwand and nobody
cared. We know we can improve
the quality of Wikipedia's links and redlinks in the same way we improved
interwiki links, the improvement will be measurable and quick and it is
> even considered. There is enough we can do better, it is known by many,
> particularly by the developers and UI people.
> We deserve Wikiwand because we could
have done better. By making it a
> company, the people behind Wikiwand put their money where there mouth is.
> As an argument it is a strong one.
> NB we are doing better in places.
When you have followed the road towards
> mobile integration you will agree. However, there is still so much that
> be done. It starts with reflection of many of our hobby horses and
> ingrained positions.
> On 31 March 2016 at 08:39, Anders
> > What is WMFs position on
> > is it a complement or a
commercial run interface that is better that
> > can offer?
> > Anders
> > 
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