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Bug 1999 - add a [[MediaWiki:Footermessage]] page
add a [[MediaWiki:Footermessage]] page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 5190 22334 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-04-27 22:09 UTC by Angela
Modified: 2013-03-28 22:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Angela 2005-04-27 22:09:15 UTC
As suggested by mav on the mailing list, please add a
[[MediaWiki:Footermessage]] page so wikis can add links to things like [[Privacy
policy]] – [[Contact us]] – [[Terms of use]] at the end of every page.

It should come beneath the "About Wikipedia - Disclaimers" part of the page.

If possible, please allow it to be made uneditable in LocalSettings. Not
everyone hosting a wiki wants their users to be able to remove these links. (I
do realise that makes translations harder).
Comment 1 X! 2008-10-30 03:00:34 UTC
Well, it's been a while, but fixed in r42799
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-10-30 04:52:02 UTC
Reverted in r42802; we tend to avoid wiki parsing in skin code and things that get run on every page view; eg heavily caching sitenotices and such.
Comment 3 Chad H. 2009-06-26 13:42:24 UTC
*** Bug 5190 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Nemo 2012-07-24 11:18:35 UTC
Somewhat fixed nowadays, people just edit the message wikimedia-copyright or others; they are now: 
Comment 5 Daniel Friesen 2012-07-24 11:45:58 UTC
Combining multiple footer links together in a situation where each one is output into an <li> isn't an acceptable solution.

Letting the links in the footer be freely defined was a good of the footerlinks code introduced. It just hasn't been given a way to work with the web interface because there is a lot of legacy code weighing it down.
Comment 6 Nemo 2012-07-24 11:50:41 UTC
The links requested in comment 0 are available anyway and wikimedia-copyright is not a link but a full message. If you feel that message is wrong please open a bug against it, if you think another message is needed please provide a use case.
Comment 7 Daniel Friesen 2012-07-24 12:16:39 UTC
Nemo, please stop marking this bug as fixed. This is not a Wikimedia site request. It's a bug filed in the mediawiki project with a request that hasn't been finished yet.
Whether or not some extra links have been added to Wikipedia is irrelevant. The bug's request was for a message to let any number of custom links to be added.
Comment 8 Daniel Friesen 2013-03-28 22:31:42 UTC
*** Bug 22334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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