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Voting and signing up

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
Evolution and evolvability (talkcontribs)

As a variant of this software, it could be perfect for voting and signing up to lists for users who aren't familiar with markup. I've previously done some experiments with using preload for signing up (template, in use), and for support/oppose (template, in use) but it's not exactly a smooth experience for newcomers.

Perhaps some magicword in the lead comment could alter the behaviour if its [reply] link, e.g.

  • __VOTE__ could make the reply button replaced with a [vote on proposal] button that allows people to choose from support/oppose/comment
  • __SIGNUP__ could be even simpler, just completely the comment box so that when someone saves, it just adds their signature
Zblace (talkcontribs)

That sounds like a great idea!

ValeJappo (talkcontribs)


Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This is planned, but it's not entirely clear to me whether it will happen (i.e., this year).

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Mike Peel (talkcontribs)

Good luck! There's been quite a lot of opposition to that RfC, and I suspect the same would apply to this tool if deployed on enwp...

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It might be more popular at w:en:WP:RFA than in an everyday discussion.

Mike Peel (talkcontribs)

Apparently if you try to use Support in a RFA, a bot comes along and removes it...

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I suppose that waiting for a bot is one way to address the problem of typing straight quotation marks.

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