Last modified: 2013-02-18 10:54:34 UTC
It would be nice if we could remove/hide the "discussion" tab.
On which wiki? You could do that by CSS. But please
don't do that on a Wikimedia project.
(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.
> 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.
This is for www.glom.org, by the way - a small project site.
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.
Talk pages are a core function of MediaWiki. We are not going to remove them.