Wikipedia Gadgets: Tools that simplify editing
| by Rohini Lakshane
Screenshot of Twinkle being used to request page protection (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Twinkle is a large set of handy tools that are used to automatically execute numerous maintenance tasks. It can be used to patrol new changes made to a page, leave welcome messages for newly registered contributors, report vandalism, warn vandals, revert vandalism, mark inappropriate content for speedy deletion, add maintenance tags (such as article cleanup) to a page and many more functions. Twinkle is one of the most popular Gadgets on Wikipedia.
Kissle's New Pages Patrol interface (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Huggle interface (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
A list of stored references in ProveIt GT (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Popup with the contents of the cited footnote displayed using the Reference Tooltips gadgets (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
HotCat pops up a list of suggestions for categories, which attempts to auto-complete as you type. It is used for adding, removing or changing the categories assigned to Wikipedia pages.
Adding and formatting citations can be tedious and confusing for new editors. This tool uses the Citation Bot to add missing data to citations using templates and correct any mistakes in their formatting.
This tool displays annotations on images uploaded on the media repository (Wikimedia Commons) and lets users add annotations.
Disclosure: The author is a member of Wikimedia India Chapter and a Wikipedia editor.
Cover image: Wikimedia Commons
Tags: Wikipedia , Wikipedia Gadgets , editing Wikipedia , Wikipedia vandalism , wiki vandalism , Huggle , Twinkle , Kissle , GoogleTrans , AutoWikiBrowser , NewPageWatcher , Assessment Bar , WikiProject India , Tag and Assess Contest Summer '12 , Igloo , STiki , ProveIt GT , Citation Expander , ImageAnnotator
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