This is just a quick survey to find out what editing tool is used by editors here. There are two 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 here, so I guarantee you it works).

This isn't a reflection on anybody's editing habits here, it's just an attempt to keep pages tidy. Things like non-breaking spaces (nbsp) are popping up everywhere, and unless I'm very mistaken, the Visual Editor is to blame.

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

Which editor?

The poll was created at 16:37 on June 20, 2012, and so far 6 people voted.

Thanks. --Klock101 16:38, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

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