From: "Nikola Smolenski" <smolensk(a)eunet.yu>
On Monday 29 September 2003 16:54, Tomos at Wikipedia wrote:
> I am posting this here (as opposed to sourceforge)
since this idea needs
> some discussion, etc.
> I often think that viewing the latest version of the page after just
> editing it is not necessary.
> When I press "Save" button, all I need is the message that "data is
> saved," not the whole article/ page.
> So it would be nice to have that option in one way or another. It could
> either a user option or
> two save buttons with the edit box. Or "data is now saved" is the
> and there is a link to the
> page just edited. (The last option is similar to the way login proceeds.
> You get a link to the previously visited page after logging in
I would disagree with this. Oftenly errors are spotted
after saving page
if preview is used prior to that), and for new users
it is interesting and
important that they see what their work looks like.
I agree with Nikola, above. More important would be a larger summary
box so that copyright permissions and fair use citations could be
put in. If someone writes much in the summary box (the recommendation
seems to be to to put third party licensing info and fair use notices
For most summaries it is ok, but for these copyright
notices (which are really required under the GFDL) it is really not enough
space. As it stands now you cannot see most of the text you write in by the
time you get to the end.