Hello again. I occasionally like to throw out one of these surveys (don't worry, there's only one question) to get an idea of the editing habits of wiki contributors, and possibly improve the wiki in the process. There are two different methods of editing this site available: the visual editor and the source editor.

The Visual Editor


This is a simplified editor for users who are new to MediaWiki. It's easy to use, but takes a major toll on articles in the form of badly-formed links, random and unnecessary tags, and other things that should be avoided. It's a good tool, but it can be (and too often is) very sloppy.

The Source Editor


This is the main editor used on MediaWiki sites. It's almost as simple to use as the Visual Editor, with none of the mess. It also makes editing much quicker. It provides full control over what appears on the page, such as tags, templates, and images.

The reason I post this is to ask anybody who uses the Visual Editor to try out the Source Editor. It's every bit as easy to use, doesn't take much getting used to, and you'll find that it gives you a lot more freedom when editing. You can find a help guide covering everything that you'll need to know to use it here (the same help guide that I used when I started out on Wikia, so I guarantee you it works).

This isn't a reflection on anybody's editing habits (those who use the visual editor aren't at fault for what it adds to pages), it's just an attempt to keep pages a bit more tidy.

Please vote below with what editor you use, and if you do use Visual, please try out the Source, just for a while. You might just like it.

What do you use?

The poll was created at 21:03 on May 28, 2013, and so far 13 people voted.

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