Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:17 UTC

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Bug 11123 - Don't display the blank edit summary notice on talk pages
Don't display the blank edit summary notice on talk pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-30 13:42 UTC by Roland Hieber
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Roland Hieber 2007-08-30 13:42:17 UTC
It's very annoying for me to have this blank edit summary message on talk pages. While I usually want to be remembered when editing an article, on talk pages I only want to talk and I think edit summaries don't have much to say.

Maybe I am not the only one who thinks this way?
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2007-08-30 13:44:02 UTC
The empty edit summary warning is optional and can be disabled in Special:Preferences. Maybe a preference like "Only show edit summary warning on non-talk pages" could be added?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-08-30 13:56:20 UTC
Adding another preference for the preference is almost never the right answer. :)
Comment 3 Danny B. 2007-08-30 14:03:05 UTC
Summaries are for showing what's going on on the page regardless if it's article or talk. When somebody goes through history after longer period of time, it's very useful, because it helps to find  desired edit much quicker than walking through single diffs without summaries.

Inclining to wontfix. Summaries are to be filled everytime.
Comment 4 Aaron Schulz 2009-01-02 11:17:18 UTC
Closed wontfix

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