[Wikipedia-l] Make summaries mandatory

Alphax alphasigmax at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 18:21:31 UTC 2005

The Cunctator wrote:
> Looking at a scroll of Recent Changes, I noticed that usage of the summary
> field has plummeted. I strongly recommend a simple change: making summaries
> mandatory for edits not checked as "minor". This is non-obtrusive and
> helpful. An example of a wiki that uses this feature is at
> http://www.technomanifestos.net.
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The monobook.js file I'm using (derived from [[User:ABCD/monobook.js]]
and [[User:Lupo/monobook.js]] has a Javascript alert for when the Edit
Summary is left blank (or doesn't change for section editing).

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,'
and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.' - C. S.

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