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Bug 5642 - Provide "add new section" link at the bottom of (discussion) pages
Provide "add new section" link at the bottom of (discussion) pages
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 8465 31280 37758 70805 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-04-18 18:17 UTC by Ian Tresman
Modified: 2014-09-13 12:08 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ian Tresman 2006-04-18 18:17:41 UTC
This is a new feature suggestion.

Wiki articles and Talk pages feature an [Edit] link at the beginning of each
main subheading. I'd like to see an additional [Add new section] link at the end
of the page.

If I am taking part in a Talk page discussion, and want to add a new section, I
click on the last [Edit] and add a new heading. I sometimes find that people
edit the last section, resulting in an error, that someone else has edited the page.

An [Add new section] link would let someone continue editing the penultimate
section, or let two people add a new section at the same time, without a clash
of edits.
Comment 1 Soum 2006-06-23 07:55:44 UTC
The + icon does the same thing.
Comment 2 Ian Tresman 2006-06-23 10:32:34 UTC
Sorry, I don't see a + icon on an article page, let alone in place of an [Edit]
link at the end of an article?
Comment 3 Titoxd 2006-11-12 01:52:56 UTC
You can try adding __NEWSECTIONLINK__ to any page, and that will give the [+]
tab to any page, whether discussion or not. As for the edit link, you can try
some of the magic at [[:w:Template:Main Page discussion footer]].
Comment 4 Titoxd 2006-11-12 01:53:57 UTC
or [[Template:Main Page discussion footer]], as the link above doesn't work, as
I thought I had to put the entire interwiki link... :)
Comment 5 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2009-01-03 16:29:19 UTC
*** Bug 8465 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Giftpflanze 2012-01-06 22:01:07 UTC
*** Bug 31280 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 stevertigo 2012-06-20 22:33:23 UTC
The point is to have a [+] or [new] button at the *bottom of the page. We often don't even know we are going to comment until we are done reading previous comments.
Comment 8 Danny B. 2012-06-20 22:33:47 UTC
*** Bug 37758 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Dan Jacobson 2013-06-17 13:26:31 UTC
Who ever heard of a website where one has to go back to the top of the page to find the new comment (or "new section") button!

Most websites have a big open mouth comment box right there after the current final comment.

But MediaWiki doesn't even have a new comment button there, but instead way back up at the top!

This only encourages users to click 'edit' on the previous comment... lets hope they get the ==syntax== right! And also the Change Entry won't be as good that way.

Why be so parsimonious as to not offer an additional exact same "New section" button down on the bottom too?
Comment 10 Dan Jacobson 2013-06-17 13:31:37 UTC
Don't you see an "Additional Comments" box right down at the bottom of this Bugzilla form, (if your are logged in)? See, they are everywhere! Facebook, Google Plus, you name it! "But we're not Facebook". Well then make the button real tiny then. But at least provide it.
Comment 11 Bartosz Dziewoński 2014-09-13 12:08:30 UTC
*** Bug 70805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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