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Hi Florian, *,

Am 05.11.2010 17:05, schrieb Florian Effenberger:

* There is currently no real WYSIWIG editor that works[1]. If there
were, Wikimedia would use it.

I'm happy to hear other opinions, but IMHO we *NEED* a WYSIWYG
editor. Many users will be very uncomfortable otherwise, so I'd even
take the risk of slightly defective pages in favor of WYSIWYG. I use
FCKEditor on another wiki of a customer, and it performs quite well.
I'm for it, but that's just my take. ;)

I personally would never use the WYSIWYG editor. I consider myself
as an average skilled user.

Do other users need one or ask for one? I don´t know.

However, I see Wikipedia without WYSIWYG and most Wikipedia authors
are definitely far away from being a hackers brain. ;-)

Other examples, and quite compareable to us, are
as well as the community wiki at They don´t have WYSIWYG

If a WYSIWYG editor is a risk to our content, I would recommend not
to have one. I´d rather recommend to use LibreOffice Writer and its
"Export to MediaWiki" functionality. :-)

2 ct,


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