[WikiEN-l] Reverting without reading - another example

Rich Holton richholton at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 11:08:46 UTC 2006

Earle Martin wrote:
> On 27/10/06, Bryan Derksen <bryan.derksen at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> Earle Martin wrote:
>>> On 26/10/06, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> It's a nice idea, but after a few weeks of everyone being good about
>>>> it, I predict seeing lots and lots of edit summaries consisting of "."
>>> That should be a warnable offense.
>> Why not make blank edit summaries a "warnable offense", then? It'd be
>> essentially the same thing.
> I was speaking in the context of software-enforced mandatory
> summaries, which would make blank summaries impossible - certainly not
> otherwise.
How about a software confirmation prompt for blank summaries, at least 
for non-logged-in users. This would require an extra mouse-click or 
keystroke, but would ensure that everyone who edits at least knows that 
the summary is available, and is normally expected.


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