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Bug 8341 - Separate edit summaries when adding comments to a page
Separate edit summaries when adding comments to a page
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: section-editing
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Reported: 2006-12-21 03:35 UTC by Tsee
Modified: 2014-10-25 00:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Tsee 2006-12-21 03:35:11 UTC
Currently, when adding a new section to a user or article talk page, the section
header automatically becomes the Edit Summary, and there is no option to change
that.

Section headers are usually not as long as a good edit summary, nor should they
be. The current system contributes to the false belief that a section header is
a good enough edit summary. This is seen every minute on Wikipedia -- when
people edit a section, the default edit summary that is filled in is usually
left alone, leaving other editors to wonder what was changed in that section and
why.

I propose that an optional Edit Summary field be placed below the section
header. If text is entered there, then that is the edit summary. If not, then
the section header will be the edit summary as it is now.
Comment 1 Pallav Shinghal 2012-03-22 10:46:24 UTC
Hi, I'd like to work on this, but I've never fixed bugs before. Can someone guide me?
Comment 2 Andre Klapper 2014-10-19 14:20:53 UTC
(In reply to Tsee from comment #0)
> Currently, when adding a new section to a user or article talk page, the
> section header automatically becomes the Edit Summary, and there is no 
> option to change that.

Tsee: I don't think this is correct anymore? I can edit the edit summary. 
Or do I misunderstand something?
Comment 3 PRO 2014-10-24 13:36:46 UTC
The new section header field is still the same as the edit summary field as described. What is there not to understand? You can also simple prove them in the HTML-source as the id is the same id="wpSummary".

There is nothing to fix, this is a feature. So I propose to WONTFIX because the new sections edit don't need an extra edit summary.

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