Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:28 UTC
Sometimes people accidentally have edits marked as
minor/not minor when they should be marked as not
minor/minor (i.e. they set the "minor" flag to the wrong
Also, anonymous users sometimes make legitimate minor
edits, but cannot mark them as minor, so we have to keep
wasting our time looking at them in the watchlist or
strain our memories.
Logged-in users (if anonymous users can't mark their own
edits as minor, they can't mark others' edits as minor)
should be able to mark any edits as minor/not minor.
Some admin functions, like rollback, are minor automatically, but they do change
the state of the page in a non-minor way. MediaWiki should not cause anything to
happen automatically which marks an edit as minor - if anything, the error should
be toward a minor edit being marked as major.
(In reply to comment #1)
> MediaWiki should not cause anything to happen automatically which marks an edit
We may interpret that as "remove the option to mark edits as minor by default".
The marking is advisory only. Don't get worked up over it.
Between the admin functions being marked minor and
the "mark edits as minor by default" option, is it even
useful if it can't be changed? It also makes us look
unprofessional as anyone can see it in the history
without necessarily appreciating the anyone-can-edit
nature of our projects.