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Bug 6739 - Short Wikilink for "Comment" Function on Talk Pages
Short Wikilink for "Comment" Function on Talk Pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-07-19 16:10 UTC by WCityMike
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description WCityMike 2006-07-19 16:10:33 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&section=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?
Comment 1 Phil Boswell 2006-07-19 16:14:49 UTC
As from version 1.7, there is a Magic Word __NEWSECTIONLINK__ which forces the 
appearance of the "+" tab.


Comment 2 WCityMike 2006-07-19 16:25:22 UTC
(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&section=new> does.  So that one could do something akin to:
[[Special:Comment/Jimbo Wales|comment]] and that would take them to 
Comment 3 WCityMike 2006-07-19 16:30:36 UTC
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
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:30:50 UTC
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.

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