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Bug 4670 - Improve the new article creation dialog with stub/template.
Improve the new article creation dialog with stub/template.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3201
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-19 12:13 UTC by Lorenzo Paulatto
Modified: 2010-02-23 20:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Lorenzo Paulatto 2006-01-19 12:13:32 UTC
A well known problem of wikipedia is that newly created pages often do not
respect editing conventions.

e.g. actually on Italian wikipedia there are about 2500 articles (in 135,000)
that need to be formatted accordingly.

IMHO the actual situation could improve if the user would be prompted to start
newly created pages from a stub. 

e.g. the stub could contain a {{stub}} template, the "Internal links" and
"External links" paragraphs, an image example, and so on.

If the referenced stub can be specified via the page's URL it would be really
easy to build a simple wizard that could even insert category-specific templates
and paragraphs.

e.g. a standardized first line for biographies:
Name Surname (Birth City, [[day]] [[year]] - Death Town [[day]] [[year]]).

The wikimedia software should first ask the user for the page name (in order to
check that it doesn't already exists) then create the page, (move the user to a
choice of stubs/wizard), fill the newly created page with the stub and move the
user to the page in edit mode.

many thanks and good work, Lorenzo.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-06-15 07:01:51 UTC
Something similar could be achieved using the Preloader extension.
Comment 2 Chad H. 2010-02-23 20:15:22 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3201 ***

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