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Bug 2033 - Option to remove Discussion
Option to remove Discussion
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-04-30 21:19 UTC by Murray Cumming
Modified: 2013-02-18 10:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Murray Cumming 2005-04-30 21:19:17 UTC
It would be nice if we could remove/hide the "discussion" tab.
Comment 1 Melancholie 2006-01-26 04:08:03 UTC
On which wiki? You could do that by CSS. But please 
don't do that on a Wikimedia project.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-01-26 10:15:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)

You can hide the tab using CSS customisations to the MediaWiki skins, although
the discussion namespaces are somewhat embedded into the software, so this would
not prevent it; just obscure it. 

Why do you want to remove it? I have a suspicion that a wiki engine is not the
appropriate piece of software for your needs.

Comment 3 Murray Cumming 2006-01-26 11:18:15 UTC
> Why do you want to remove it? 
It adds complication and encourages people to use the discussion page because
they are afraid of editing the main page. I am happy for discussion to happen on
the main page.
Comment 4 Murray Cumming 2006-01-26 11:18:44 UTC
This is for, by the way - a small project site.
Comment 5 John McClure 2011-07-25 20:08:01 UTC
May I urge that this bug be reopened not so much for MW projects, but for the "rest of us" who want to direct users to conduct 'discussions' in say, a Comment namespace such as SMWHalo provides with its Collaboration extension. I was warmer to LQT which is talkspace based, but I'm feeling uncertain about the stability of that extension these days.

Essentially the thought is that few wikis need a talkspace for each and every subjectspace. And perhaps even fewer need those empty talkspaces listed in AllPages or in advanced search - really confuses the users that I speak to.

I'd prefer not to hack the MW base software, but I can't find any way to 'drop' talk namespaces for MW namespaces. I want to keep two of them - User Talk and Talk - so the thought of using CSS doesnt work for me.

Thanks for all your great work.
Comment 6 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2013-02-18 10:54:34 UTC
Talk pages are a core function of MediaWiki. We are not going to remove them.

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