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Hide - updated version spec

DannyH (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I posted a spec for an updated version of the Hide function at Flow/Hide spec. I think this new version will match the current talk page functionality more closely -- hidden topics will actually be removed from the board view.

The spec includes rough wireframes, which are not mockups -- It won't actually look exactly like that, but that's the functionality change that I'd like to build.

I'm interested in hearing what you think -- especially from Gryllida, because I know you have a lot of ideas about the moderation actions. What do you think of the new ideas?

Gryllida (talkcontribs)

In my view hiding should have a clear entry point - an "edit" button. It should not have separate entry points. This would make it less confusing.

  • I click 'edit' on a topic title and delete button appears there which deletes the whole topic
  • I click 'edit' on someone a message and the delete button also appears there

So instead of focusing on a single feature, I would focus on the bigger harder work mentioned here - improve refactoring of talk pages and ability to edit comments of others. This would take a long time to implement and would be praised by many people, including ones who handle massive requests for comment.

Jay8g (talkcontribs)

I really don't think having to first go to "edit" makes sense at all for hiding a topic. Edit and hide are two separate things.

Gryllida (talkcontribs)

I disagree. This hide implementation removes the topic from the board completely, for one. For two, even if it didn't, touching others' comments falls into "edit" category.

Gryllida (talkcontribs)
Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Late reply: A pointer to the other thread where yourself and Diego Moya discussed a similar idea: Entry points for moving and hiding discussions. Yes, I'm looking forward to refactoring/merging/splitting features. I do Thoroughly appreciate all your comments and suggestions - Sorry I can't reply to them all - I'm rereading many of them often.

Gryllida (talkcontribs)

Quiddity: I replied in that other thread again.

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