[Foundation-l] Show community consensus for Wikilove

Oliver Keyes scire.facias at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 10:22:53 UTC 2011

You seem to be missing my point - that the WL tool serves an ulterior
function of allowing users who do not understand markup to communicate and
request help in a way they can understand. I *am* saying that most of those
with few or no edits will have problems understanding markup, which is why
it's important, even without WL's core purpose, that the tool remain
available to new editors.

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Fae <fae at wikimedia.org.uk> wrote:

> On 30 October 2011 08:06, Oliver Keyes <scire.facias at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Surely making it only available to those users who understand markup
> > completely undermines one of the great unintended consequences - that
> it's
> > really useful for posting talkpage messages?
> I did not equate "users with 10 edits" with those that understand
> markup, these are different things. My use of the word "template" is
> generic, in that Wikilove provides standard templates for user talk
> pages, this does not imply anything about the ability of users to
> understand wiki markup or html.
> Apologies if my language was not plain enough to avoid
> misinterpretation in unexpected ways.
> Cheers,
> Fae
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