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Note that I am a developer at the Wikimedia foundation currently working in the mobile team and working to make it easier for Wikipedia readers to become Wikipedia editors. As a result my team creates simple to use tools to make editing easier.

If there are problems with contributions I have made it is likely there is code responsible and your best bet is to discuss this on a mailing list/contact me directly so we can improve that code.

Let's make Wikipedia better together! ~ Jon

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I've replied to your comment at MediaWiki talk:Wikimedia-copyright. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 10:25, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Lead Photo For Hospet0-785521897720173.jpgEdit

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File:Lead Photo For Hauz Khas0-1134900008328259.JPG missing description detailsEdit

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Hi Jon, I apologise for my comment at MediaWiki talk:Common.css implying that you were not active here. Thing is, I visited your staff userpage, User:Jon (WMF), and did not find any mention of the fact that you have a personal account, under which you do have a repertoire of encyclopedic contributions.

Additionally, your staff talk page, User talk:Jon (WMF), redirects to the user page, which is confusing and makes it very difficult for users to contact you. Can I suggest you either redirect your staff talk page to this page, or remove the redirect and keep a separate talk page for this account (as User:Philippe and User:Ironholds do, for instance)? Thanks, — This, that and the other (talk) 07:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

No worries and that's a great idea. I'll do that today! Jdlrobson (talk) 15:59, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Mobile questionEdit

How do you keep a bot from deleting a section on your talk page? I use mobile with beta turned on.Justaguy120 (talk) 16:06, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

This isn't really a mobile problem. Any page can be edited by anyone regardless of whether they are a bot or not. The best thing to do is talk to the owner of the bot and tell them constructively why you dislike what it does. Most bots mean well but they don't always come across that way. Jdlrobson (talk) 16:57, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

It hasn't happened to me yet. I just saw some bots archiving old conversations on other's pages. I wanted to know how to tell it which ones you want to keep, and which ones you want archived.Justaguy120 (talk) 02:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Your edit to Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 115Edit

Hi, re this edit: it's an archive page, so the discussion is closed. If you want to comment, please start a new thread at the parent page, including a link to that archived discussion. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:06, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thonEdit

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi Jdlrobson! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 09:00, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, BerkeleyEdit

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:32, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San FranciscoEdit

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
  Date: October 11, 2014
  Time: 1-5 pm
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:15, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8Edit

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

I hope to see you there! Rosiestep (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Gather edit feedEdit

Yes indeed, I am interested. Will it work with beta mobile front end? --Thnidu (talk) 17:00, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Thnidu you can use it on desktop even! You just need to bookmark the page as we don't link from it anywhere :-) Jdlrobson (talk) 18:50, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
The link goes to , which is titled "Edits to pages in my collections" and comes up with the drop-down open to my Philadelphia watch collection. Is that what it's supposed to do? --Thnidu (talk) 20:56, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
• Also, the "Pages" tab should be labeled "Articles" instead. After all, the page is headed "Edits to pages in my collections", and the other tabs are "All", "Talk", and "Other". --Thnidu (talk) 21:08, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

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Pushipedia feedbackEdit

Please let me know what you think about Pushipedia here. Here's how you can help! Right now you'll need the latest version of Chrome (mobile or desktop) or Firefox (developer version). This makes use of pretty new technology that hasn't yet made it into other browsers.

  • Visit pushipedia and subscribe to "Trending edits (experimental)"
  • You should receive a push notification within a 48 hour period - number of notifications really depends on activity in the world and Wikipedia :)

Questions I'm keen to have answered by you:

  • What did you get push notifications about?
  • Did pushipedia lead you to make edits that you normally wouldn't have made?
  • Did pushipedia notify you of something happening before you heard about it elsewhere (e.g. news, Twitter, word of mouth)
  • Were there pages that you would have expected to receive notifications that you didn't?
  • Were there edits that you were alerted to that were due to vandalism? If so what titles were they (will help me finetune the algorithm).

Jdlrobson (talk) 22:58, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

It's quite fun. I've come across several new articles, e.g. Perry H. Carson (which I helped edit), an edit war in progress on Objections to evolution, and lots of sports and celeb pages. Not much breaking news, other than Planet Nine. One gripe - using Chrome on Android, the notification includes the whole article text, which scrolls through in my notification bar even after I dismiss the notification. Just the lead would do. Fences&Windows 21:28, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for testing it! The whole article text should be fixed by now. Try visiting the script file and hard refreshing to make sure you are running the most recent version. I will take another look to be sure. Glad it's leading to some editing :-) With respect to the edit wars, I'm wondering if I should have a separate feed for edit wars as I'm muting a lot of them but it seems a useful thing to pull in soldiers :-). Jdlrobson (talk) 21:35, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Ta. It flagged vandalism on J. P. Manoux. A mix of trending topics and editing flashpoints is interesting, but separate feeds might be useful. A bot could edit WP:AN/I or WP:AN3 for cases that may involve vandalism or edit warring, and a list of trending topics might be useful in a community portal. Fences&Windows 00:10, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Me again. It picked up Terry Wogan, who died today - the first I knew of it. I, uh, fixed a typo. Fences&Windows 16:24, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Notification about disabling the Wikipedia collections toolEdit

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Jkatz (WMF) (talk) 23:54, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

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Using 100% width for an outer container boxEdit

this looks horrible. I look forward to your corrections. Frietjes (talk) 20:24, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

since you don't seem to be around, I have reverted your changes and put a revised version with your changes in the sandbox. removing offending 'width:100%' from the outer container box, we now only have one fundamental problem as see case 2 in the testcases. for some reason the title in the campaignbox is left aligned. by the way, the alternative to passing the campaign box in using a parameter is to wrap both in {{stack}}, which I imagine isn't mobile friendly either. Frietjes (talk) 21:13, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
yes I am around. I'll look at your proposal. Could you please be a bit more descriptive about what the problem with my change was? "Looks horrible" doesn't help me so much :) Was it just the left alignment ? I suspect the article I was testing on was different to yours and I hadn't considered a different mode. Jdlrobson (talk)
using 'width:100%' for the outer container box means that nothing can float next to it, which is a bad idea for a right floating object. Frietjes (talk) 21:32, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Lorem ipsumEdit

FYI: {{Lorem ipsum}}. - dcljr (talk) 11:55, 15 July 2017 (UTC)


For the purposes of the archiving bot I've just added a dated sig to your comment at Template talk:Expand language#Problem with display on mobile due to HTML inconsistency. I believe the lack of a full sig will have prevented your {{ping}}s from working. Regards, Cabayi (talk) 07:21, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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Your mapEdit

...will appear in the next issue of the Signpost. I mean it to be flattering. I love this map. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   20:55, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Nice!! Thank you 🙏🙏 User:Barbara (WVS) :) Jdlrobson (talk) 22:30, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
I am seriously considering having a poster printed out with this map on it-with proper attribution of course. Barbara (WVS)   22:42, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
I just saw it in the signpost. Wonderful work. Well done (thumbs up emoji). fish&karate 09:09, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
I agree, the map is awesome! ZettaComposer (talk) 18:39, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
It is wonderful! Thank you! Best wishes from Berlin/Germany! --Andrea014 (talk) 09:00, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
thanks all!! :) Jdlrobson (talk) 02:37, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
So far your map has made over 1,000 viewers laugh. Do you have any more artwork? Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   09:56, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

List of pages not using stack templateEdit

in this edit you added Princess Louise of Belgium instead of Princess Louise of Belgium (born 2004) which had the problem. same for Team Lotus instead of Team Lotus (2010–11); William Lockhart instead of William Lockhart (surgeon); and Central station instead of Central station (MTR). can you fix your query to include the parenthetical disambiguation? thank you. Frietjes (talk) 15:24, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsingEdit


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Recommendations for mobile friendly articlesEdit

Hi! I ran across your edit to Geology, in which you cite mw:Recommendations for mobile friendly articles. These recommendations, if implemented, would be a major change on enwiki. Improving the mobile experience is a laudable goal, but I think you might want to get some consensus for your guidelines first. — Gorthian (talk) 19:35, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for your recent work on the gallery template. That made a huge difference to the citole page.Jacqke (talk) 15:54, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Multiple image changesEdit

As I understand it, you recently modified {{multiple images}}. At List of U.S. state foods, the last column for California is no longer displaying correctly. Is it possible that you left something unclosed in the current version? Thanks. BiologicalMe (talk) 16:48, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

This change seems to fix it although I'm not sure why. Seems unrelated to the recent template changes :/ Jdlrobson (talk) 20:21, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. The entry was fine last week, and then it was broken. I looked to see if the template had been changed and it had. Post hoc ergo propter hoc sometimes works in troubleshooting and sometimes it leads in the completely wrong direction. Thanks for the fix, even if it was more black magic than detailed analysis of a defined system. BiologicalMe (talk) 04:30, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jdlrobson: Problems persist, see for example Fusion power#1970s (I see a full-width grey rectangle just before the template). I think this has to do with the recent changes in TemplateStyles stylesheet (Template:Multiple image/styles.css). --Ita140188 (talk) 04:52, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
i'm still failing to see how and why this would cause a problem since all I did was add a style tag to the template (i didnt touch the structure) :(. All signs are pointing to a parser bug at the current time. If we can isolate this to a small example we can raise a bug against TemplateStyles and/or parser. 19:27, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I've opened phab:T202023 to get some guidance here. This feels like a bug, hopefully with a quick fix. Jdlrobson (talk) 19:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
see the main thread. better to have a centralized discussion. Frietjes (talk) 19:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Pequeno portuguêsEdit

Hi Jdlrobson. I admit I have no clue as to what you did here, but thanks for your help. I really struggle with templates, each time I think I have got it, templates become deprecated. I appreciate it. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 18:48, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

they confuse me too. Don't worry! :) Jdlrobson (talk) 18:50, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
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