User:Tonisant/MediaWiki GUI

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Is MediaWiki really "so hard to use"?

My simple answer is: no!  :-) ...but I've come to realize that it's not as simple as that for everyone.

Points to consider vis-a-vis my "no" answer:

  • BBC REPORT: Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia too complicated for many. [3]
  • The panel ‘Wikipedia and the Place of Resistance’ at WikiWars DAY 2 in Bangalore introduced some fascinating arguments about why people either leave Wikipedia (a perspective from US Internet Analyst, William Buetler) or why they’re not interested in Wikipedia (Yi-Ping Tsou about why Taiwan does not like Wikipedia). [4]
  • I've started creating a simplified help page for my students working on Wikipedia. [5]
  • From April 2012: Wikidata to provide structured data for all Wikipedia versions [6]

Exploring alternative landing pages


Wikipedia's Editor Engagement

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