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Bug 1046 - Build a spiffier sandbox
Build a spiffier sandbox
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-09 01:06 UTC by Fenenc Foxen
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Fenenc Foxen 2004-12-09 01:06:26 UTC
We should build a better sandbox that automagically cleans itself out. Perhaps
make it a Special: page.
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2004-12-09 19:39:01 UTC
I guess the only worry with such a thing would be that we want people to be able
to do any kind of editing, diffing, etc just like they would with an ordinary
page; it is, after all, for practicing how the software works. However, there
are some things we could [possibly] do: 
* a utility that automatically reverted the sandbox to a particlar state (i.e.
empty except for the standard header) 
* a "sticky" header, that can't be edited/removed, below which the "real"
content (which is editable just like any other page) appears (in which case we'd
only need to blank, not revert)
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-01-07 00:33:04 UTC
on fr: we use {{subst:sandbox}} to manually reset the sand box page :o)
Comment 3 Tomer Chachamu 2005-03-07 19:51:39 UTC
We have a bot now. I'm marking as WONTFIX if I'm allowed to. Oh, it's filed for
"MediaWiki" and not for "Wikimedia web sites". OK.
Comment 4 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-05-24 23:22:59 UTC
Marking it as WONTFIX, adding some page auto-clear functionality would
overcomplicate things and isn't worth it for this small niche.

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