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Bug 3142 - Mark any edits as minor/not minor
Mark any edits as minor/not minor
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-08-14 10:22 UTC by Brian Jason Drake
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brian Jason Drake 2005-08-14 10:22:34 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.
Comment 1 Neal 2006-05-12 01:20:54 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Brian Jason Drake 2006-05-12 02:33:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> MediaWiki should not cause anything to happen automatically which marks an edit 
as minor...

We may interpret that as "remove the option to mark edits as minor by default".
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-05-12 04:28:48 UTC
The marking is advisory only. Don't get worked up over it.
Comment 4 Brian Jason Drake 2006-05-14 11:02:49 UTC
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.

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