Last modified: 2014-09-23 23:43:35 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".
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)
Rowan, would you be interested in whipping this up as a gadget?