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A misspelled word
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This: "non-specialists" is misspelled. The word is "nonspecialists". Please correct this spelling.
In common nouns and common adjectives, the prefix "non" is never hyphenated onto anything, and we can find 100 correct examples. Here are a few: nonbeliever, nonconductor, nonfunctional, nongermaine, nonhuman, nonliving, nonmaterial, nonmetal, nonoptimal, nonparticipant, nonrural, nonsense, and nonverbal. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:13, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Done - WP:HYPHEN seems to indicate that for this usage, this is correct, also wikt:nonspecialist. It doesn't seem to be one of the exceptions listed at WP:HYPHEN. Thank you. Begoon talk 02:43, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
for reference: - see also Wikipedia talk:About/New and anonymous editors#A misspelled word.
Open new browser tab for "discussion" ("talk")
When switching to "discussion" ("talk" for English readers, I guess), why not automatically open a new tab (target = "_blank" type)? I know that the reader can do that her- or himself with Ctrl-click, but as she usually thinks only later that she wants to refer to a detail in the main text, and she hadn’t been aware that the discussion will replace the main entry, she didn’t think about opening a new tab by Ctrl right away, etc. – Your are welcome to remove this entry here after reading. Fritz Jörn (talk) 05:44, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
- To Fritz Jörn: You could open a new Phabricator ticket if you like; however, users will quickly learn that a right-click on the "Talk" or "Discussion" link gives the option to open in a new tab. Thank you very much for your suggestion! Paine Ellsworth put'r there 19:02, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
- Rightly. That may be a better idea, Paine. What I really would like: To be able to reference deeply into a referenced text and pre-scrolling to the proper location there, eg having the “receiving” browser automatically searching for some keywords I selected. Thus you could pinpoint deeply into a source text, even if it does not have name or div entry points. But I doubt that HTML offers that. – Fritz Jörn (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 08:23, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm looking into doing some research about the things that users seek out help for. If noone has any objections I'd like to add a brief survey to this page to collect some anonymous data about what people are looking for and how we can help them better. I'd like to add this in the next week or so. Ping me if anyone has any issues with this. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 22:58, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Kinds of Phonetic Alphabets
Explain MOS:EGG to readers
The section § Basic navigation in Wikipedia doesn't properly demonstrate that Wikipedia follows MOS:EGG. The paragraph has some confusing text like "this" which should never appear on Wikipedia per MOS:EGG. Also telling readers, Holding the mouse over the link will often show to where the link will lead. will make them think that it's common that links are unintuitive, while MOS:EGG requires links to be intuitive. wumbolo ^^^ 08:51, 9 June 2018 (UTC)