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Bug 8342 - Default, section header Edit Summaries should be grayed to encourage more text there
Default, section header Edit Summaries should be grayed to encourage more tex...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-12-21 03:42 UTC by Tsee
Modified: 2012-01-06 22:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Tsee 2006-12-21 03:42:08 UTC
Many, perhaps a majority, of edit summaries that contain section headers have no
other text -- people treat the automatically filled in section headers as good
enough an edit summary. Perhaps the autofilled-in text could be grayed so that
people will see it's not the recommended style.
Comment 1 Brian Jason Drake 2007-03-23 00:42:24 UTC
I would go further and state that there is no real difference between stating what page was edited and stating 
what section was edited, i.e. if they just use the autofilled-in text, then it should be treated as a blank edit 
summary. In particular, if they have it set in their preferences, they should be reminded to add a summary.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-08-03 22:15:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> summary. In particular, if they have it set in their preferences, they should
> be reminded to add a summary.

So far as I know, they will be.
Comment 3 Chad H. 2009-02-02 17:17:09 UTC
There's no way to color only a part of a text box. Also, per Rob's comment: you should already be prompted for an edit summary if you have the setting enabled and only a default summary exists. Suggest INVALID? Can't really do much here.

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