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Bug 3678 - Allow disabling MediaWiki:aboutsite in the same way as MediaWiki:Disclaimers
Allow disabling MediaWiki:aboutsite in the same way as MediaWiki:Disclaimers
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
1.6.x
PC Windows 2000
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-10-11 06:41 UTC by Nick Jenkins
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
Allow aboutsite to be disabled, as per disclaimers (669 bytes, patch)
2005-10-11 06:41 UTC, Nick Jenkins
Details
Allow MediaWiki:aboutsite to be disabled, plus make disabling footer stuff work right when uselang=XX param is used (1.49 KB, patch)
2007-02-14 05:21 UTC, Nick Jenkins
Details

Description Nick Jenkins 2005-10-11 06:41:05 UTC
Currently MediaWiki:Disclaimers can be set to '-' to disable it. A small patch
will be attached shortly that allows MediaWiki:aboutsite to be disabled in the
same way.
Comment 1 Nick Jenkins 2005-10-11 06:41:56 UTC
Created attachment 976 [details]
Allow aboutsite to be disabled, as per disclaimers
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-10-12 06:37:02 UTC
I don't think this will work quite right; it's checking based on the 
currently selected user-interface language. This means if you change 
MediaWiki:Aboutsite for the content language, but someone selects a 
different UI language in their preferences, they'll still see a link.
Comment 3 Nick Jenkins 2005-10-12 08:16:02 UTC
For me, that isn't a problem, because I'll be the only one that can log in to
this wiki, and everyone else will be anons - so they're stuck with the default
prefs (which will be English), take it or leave it.

However, I understand that a language-neutral approach is what's needed for the
general wiki case.

Two thoughts:
* Does this also imply that the current MediaWiki:Disclaimers code has the same
problem? (code for that is right below the lines I changed, and is basically
identical).
* If so, could there be a more generic way of disabling or customizing it? Maybe
something like MediaWiki:Sidebar, except for the bottom line rather than for the
nav bar? Maybe called MediaWiki:Footer, and the example contents could be
something like "aboutsite|aboutsite-url,Disclaimers|disclaimers-url". (I've used
"," as the field delimiter because it's hard to know what else to use, as a '*'
like in MediaWiki:Sidebar does not seem appropriate when it's a list going
across the page rather than down it.)
Comment 4 Nick Jenkins 2006-04-11 02:28:06 UTC
In 1.6, note that the new "Privacy policy" link in the footer can also be
disabled by setting "MediaWiki:Privacy" to "-". "MediaWiki:aboutsite" seems to
be the only exception to this pattern for the footer.
Comment 5 Nick Jenkins 2007-02-14 05:21:12 UTC
Created attachment 3220 [details]
Allow MediaWiki:aboutsite to be disabled, plus make disabling footer stuff work right when uselang=XX param is used

Review requested please, in case this breaks something I haven't considered.
Comment 6 Nick Jenkins 2007-02-16 03:47:25 UTC
Checked-in as r19959, marking as fixed.

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