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Bug 1796 - Shortcut feature for referring to talk page in edit summary
Shortcut feature for referring to talk page in edit summary
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-03-31 20:14 UTC by Rowan Collins [IMSoP]
Modified: 2014-09-23 23:43 UTC (History)
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Description Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-03-31 20:14:14 UTC
This is just an idea I had a while ago, which I think would be useful, but would
like other opinions on:

When entering an edit summary, it's often useful to say "see talk" to refer to
justification of the edit; this is awkward, because the tab in monobook is
called "discussion", and in older skins "Discuss this page", but experienced
users will probably think of it as "the Talk: page". Thus, it's handy to make a
link, so that even inexperienced users will know where to look - but if the
article title is long, you then have to type the whole article name, plus "talk:".

Therefore, it might be nice to implement a feature which allowed you to just
type "See [[Talk:|the talk page]] for justification", and have "[[Talk:]]"
interpretted as "link to the discussion for the current page".

The biggest disadvantage is that, like the "pipe trick" and signature insertion,
this is "invisible magic" - people won't see how you've done it in order to do
it themselves, and will have to be specifically "taught".
Comment 1 Purodha Blissenbach 2007-05-01 10:42:21 UTC
The drawback of the "invisible magic" could be imho overcome when an 
appropriate hint is automatically added to the edit page.

(probably together with a warning: html won't work, while wiki code does)
Comment 2 Sumana Harihareswara 2011-10-07 21:41:13 UTC
Rowan, would you be interested in whipping this up as a gadget?

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