Inspired by the feedback people have shared here [i][ii][iii][iv], the Reply Tool will soon offer people the ability to customize the edit summaries that accompany comments posted with it.
As part of implementing the custom edit summary functionality, we've created a technical prototype that we would value you experimenting with and sharing the thoughts and questions it brings to mind. More details below.
Link to prototype
Note: the link above will take you to a test wiki. The content you post there will not be published on any production wiki. You can use the wiki while logged out or you can create an account with whatever username you would like.
To test the Reply Tool with custom edit summary functionality implemented, please follow these steps:
- Visit this link on a desktop: https://patchdemo.wmflabs.org/wikis/23fd7e0b373b74aceaf8ddec1d82ab09/w/index.php/Talk:Main_Page
- Click any
[ reply ]link that appears on the page
- That's it! [vi]
We are curious to whatever comments/thoughts come to mind as you are using the prototype.
Please note: the prototype linked above implements, what we currently understand to be, the core custom edit summary functionality. It intentionally is not opinionated about interface polish/presentation.
vi. We've intentionally NOT shared how exactly to access the custom edit summary functionality