Forum:Disable the old visual editor

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This thread was archived on 13 July 2016 by Liquidhelium.

The old visual editor, which can be accessed with ?action=edit assuming it hasn't been disabled in your preferences, has long been the source of issues for us. Over the years, we've used an abusefilter to prevent particularly problematic bugs, and 2 bots to cleanup any resulting bad HTML in pages. I even ran an AWB task on every page on the wiki when it started breaking HTML entities.

Given it's longstanding issues and general lack of support given the newer visual editor, I would propose that we disable it and end the problems it brings.


Support - as nom. As an addendum for whoever closes this, please ensure to request the CKEditor or RTE be disabled, as opposed to VE (the newer visual editor also used by Wikimedia). cqm 07:49, 1 Jul 2016 (UTC) (UTC)

Support - Destroy it! (I know it's the old one, but still.) Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 08:15, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

Support - I'm assuming that because you made this forum, we can actually do this without backlash from Wikia. MolMan 11:49, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

I haven't checked, but it's been disabled elsewhere with community consensus, so I don't see why it wouldn't be disabled now. cqm 07:47, 2 Jul 2016 (UTC) (UTC)

Support - I strongly support this - However, keep in mind that there are editors who just want to change a couple things and don't know anything else. I'm only bringing this up because there should be some sort of retcon solution, perhaps a page explaining in simple english the main differences between the visual editor and the source editor? Just to help give noob editors a sense of direction. That being said, I think it's time for the Vis-Ed to go. --dDbvitC.pngScuzzy Betahib8CAd.png 14:24, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

Too bad it's the old one that is going, not the new one, that one is staying. :( Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 14:36, July 1, 2016 (UTC)
Oh, neat. Didn't even realise there /was/ a new one. Well that one should be deleted as well. --dDbvitC.pngScuzzy Betahib8CAd.png 15:08, July 1, 2016 (UTC)
The new one is at [1], the old one is at [2]. Additionally, it took me 3 attempts to find a page that the old editor could parse due it not supporting various features of wikitext. It's not all that useful when compared to the new version. cqm 07:58, 2 Jul 2016 (UTC) (UTC)

Support - VisEd? More like LolweshoulddisableIt. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 07:16, July 2, 2016 (UTC)

Support - I am kinda surprised Wikia hasn't just disabled it themselves. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 02:20, July 5, 2016 (UTC)

Support --Iiii I I I 02:42, July 5, 2016 (UTC)

Support - 5-x Talk 16:47, July 8, 2016 (UTC)

Comment - Wikia has been contacted. I'll close this once they confirm that the editor has been disabled. --LiquidTalk 21:36, July 8, 2016 (UTC)

Closed Disabled. --LiquidTalk 16:12, July 13, 2016 (UTC)