I had a chat with paper scrunching Moiz in person. To reiterate what I said
there - as stated in my first email "I wanted to discuss whether this is a
good idea?" To be clear I was never saying it was a bad idea. My original
mail was just curious to the motivating factors to why we are doing it and
what we are achieving and most specifically for me whether mobile web
should be experimenting with it too. We should definitely try this out and
see what happens.
Max has identified that this happens already on Russian Wikipedia and Amir
that this happens on Hebrew and Polish and I didn't know that. There is
also a widely used gadget. Those are interesting data points.
Steven has identified a problem you have with what summaries get canned.
This is now a shared problem.
This is why we discuss these things to understand them and end up building
the right and the best thing.
Please keep us up to date with designs. Maybe a volunteer might be
interested in knocking this up for mobile web..?
I'd love to see any other findings you've made.
To wrap this conversation up can you share the link to the relevant trello
card (I couldnt find it) or wherever is the best place to find your most up
to date designs for this so if a volunteer/future me wants to work on this
they can do so?
On 11 Mar 2014 06:43, "Amir E. Aharoni" <amir.aharoni(a)mail.huji.ac.il>
2014-03-11 1:00 GMT+02:00 Max Semenik <maxsem.wiki(a)gmail.com>om>:
On 11.03.2014, 1:32 Jon wrote:
> The interface showed various buttons that when
clicked would populate
> the edit summary input. e.g. "Fixed typos/grammar" or "Added
> I wanted to discuss whether this is a good idea?
Russian Wikipedia was doing that for ages to
The only problem is where to cram them in, but that's solvable.
Hebrew and Polish Wikipedias are doing it for ages, too, and probably some
In fact, numerous people complained that VisualEditor breaks this feature.
Editors don't care whether it's a local custom gadget or something else -
for all they care, it's a feature and VE breaks it.
Anyway, it would be a lovely feature to productize and make available for
all languages, for both mobile and desktop interfaces. The code is
basically there - just take the gadget from one of the Wikipedias that
currently use it and package it as an extension.
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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