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Bug 4630 - User preference to force edit summary
User preference to force edit summary
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
: 5345 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-01-16 02:35 UTC by That Guy, From That Show!
Modified: 2006-03-25 01:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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


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Description That Guy, From That Show! 2006-01-16 02:35:12 UTC
"Force comment" for edits is extremely useful even for old-school editors.

There are javascript solutions for this so that a popup appears if an editor
hasn't added a comment when SAVING an edited page.

I suggest that in user preferences that "force comment" notifications be the
default selection.

Thanks for your time ~~~~
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-16 02:38:30 UTC
There's a very good reason for why we don't do this, having no comment at all is
better than having "asdfasdrtawer" because that's what you're going to get when
you force users to enter something.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-01-16 02:41:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)

I'd imagine some users would find it useful to be able to force themselves to
enter one. I disagreed with the original suggestion to have it on by default.

Comment 3 That Guy, From That Show! 2006-01-16 03:13:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> There's a very good reason for why we don't do this, having no comment at all is
> better than having "asdfasdrtawer" because that's what you're going to get when
> you force users to enter something.


Yes, but then they'll get TALK comments about why they shouldn't do that sort of
thing instead the larger amount of "comment foo!" comments that currently get
posted.
Comment 4 Zigger 2006-01-16 04:42:17 UTC
See also bug 1687 (warn), bug 1307 (automate).
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2006-03-24 21:17:34 UTC
*** Bug 5345 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-03-25 01:01:35 UTC
Added in CVS HEAD. Simple enough; if the preference is switched on (defaults to
not) then a user leaving an edit summary blank (totally blank, I haven't coded
round the automatic bit yet) will be bounced back to their edit form with a
reminder to enter one. This bounce happens once only, so if the user doesn't
want to provide one for a one-off edit, they aren't going to enter a vicious cycle.

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