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Bug 4712 - Edit summaries are set to a character limit which is too low
Edit summaries are set to a character limit which is too low
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4714
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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: 6788 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-01-22 07:37 UTC by marudubshinki
Modified: 2006-12-03 04:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description marudubshinki 2006-01-22 07:37:27 UTC
I frequently justify long and complex changes in a single diff to ease reviewing
them, and I find that the current limit of a few hundred characters (or whatever
the exact count is) is too low, and I am forced to resort to awkward
abbreviations and runningwordstogether. ex.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Linux_kernel&diff=36158791&oldid=36158278

I can't think of any downsides to lengthening the max character count except
perhaps the buffer being filled up with garbage/copyvios/offensive material, but
as the current length allows for that, and we've already seen some abuse where
anons added in privacy-violating material, I do not think this will enable many
ill uses.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-22 07:45:56 UTC
Edit comments are meant to be short and to the point. Long, 
detailed discussion belongs on a talk page, where users can 
communicate back and forth.

Resolving WONTFIX.
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-22 08:31:23 UTC
REOPENING after a discussion on IRC and marking it as a duplicate of bug 4714
Comment 3 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-22 08:31:56 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4714 ***
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:25:41 UTC
*** Bug 6788 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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