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On 04/11/2010 Florian Effenberger wrote:
believe me - we *NEED* a WYSIWYG editor, if we want large contributions 
to the wiki (which we do). ;)

Large in what sense? A large number of contributors or a few
contributors making a large amount of work each?

I would say that in the first case the many contributors can live with
the standard editor (after all, paragraphs and basic lists are trivial,
and for a small contribution you probably won't need more), and in the
second one the contributors will be motivated enough to learn some
syntax and only "power users" facing problems like the one Christoph
mentioned (adding a column to a table) will have to endure some

In general I'm against WYSIWYG editors in MediaWiki also because they
often mangle code enough to make the "diff" function useless. But if you
know for sure that there are people who won't live without a WYSIWYG
editor, then I can't oppose it too much. I would, however, make it
disabled by default but then (since only knowledgeable people will know
where to find the option otherwise!) add a prominent "To enable
easy[/rich?] editing capabilities, click here" notice just above the
editing textarea.


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