On 25 April 2015 at 04:11, David Goodman <dggenwp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As I cannot use it consistently myself without making
errors, I'm not going
to teach people the visual editor. I've done quite nicely teaching
beginners to use the wiki syntax, by imitating what they see.
When did you last use it? I ask because I just started using it again
after a long while not, and it's *ridiculously* better now than it was
in its first six months. It's now at the sort of quality where I'd be
enormously happy to put it in front of people, as it wasn't two years
Also, it is the only sane way to edit tables. (The amazing thing about
wikitext for tables is that it's actually worse than the plain HTML it
replaced.) I expect your newbies will be less than pleased if they
ever have to add or remove a table column and only later discover that
the VE makes this a near-trivial task.