Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:48 UTC
An extremely useful feature on Wikipedia is the ability to present a user with
the traditional subject and body box for a message -- seen as the "plus" sign on
the top of a talk page, or accessed via the external URL
name]&action=edit§ion=new". However, there is no (as far as I know)
internal wikilink to access the comment form, and such a link would be useful,
both in the context of signatures and in many other venues as an editor.
Perhaps something similar to Special:Emailuser ... Special:Comment?
As from version 1.7, there is a Magic Word __NEWSECTIONLINK__ which forces the
appearance of the "+" tab.
(In reply to comment #1)
> As from version 1.7, there is a Magic Word __NEWSECTIONLINK__ which forces the
> appearance of the "+" tab.
I appreciate that, but what I'm suggesting is that there be an internal wikilink
that takes someone to the same address that
name]&action=edit§ion=new> does. So that one could do something akin to:
[[Special:Comment/Jimbo Wales|comment]] and that would take them to
Paranthetically I'm also aware of the fullurl protocol that lets you patch in an
external link regardless of server. The issue desired by the feature request
[referred to on Metafilter, humorously enough, as the IWantaPonyFilter ;-)],
however, is to avoid drastically long external links in favor of an internal
We have a method to allow doing this. It's not too much additional work, and to
be frank, I don't see that we need to introduce complications to an otherwise
simple [[link]] mechanism, which is nice and comprehensible for new users.