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Bug 279 - Toolbar should be off by default
Toolbar should be off by default
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 298 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:01 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2004-09-03 19:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:01:30 UTC
Originally submitted by Piotr Matuszewski (matusz)  2004-05-29 20:00

Toolbar should not default to '''on'''. New users get
confused and have trouble getting the mess cleaned-up.
If I had fast contact to every new user, I could teach
them, but as it is,  they just leave the mess be.
Frustration from constant cleaning shit from toolbar
makes me less friendly towards new users. That hurts
Comment 1 Timwi 2004-09-03 03:38:51 UTC
Exactly what "shit" does the toolbar produce that you are considering such a
nuisance? Please be more specific.

We had longish discussions on the mailing list about whether the toolbar should
be on or off by default before it was introduced. I seem to recall that the
principal argument for turning it on is that it is meant to be for new users who
are unfamiliar with the wiki syntax.
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-03 14:57:42 UTC
Toolbar is meant for newbies so they can easily format text.

They can just click every toolbar button then "preview" to see what
each button provide.

It's better to fix toolbar tests than syntax tests as they are easier
to detect and fixes.
Comment 3 Timwi 2004-09-03 19:37:45 UTC
*** Bug 298 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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