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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, Jack. I wonder whether you could give me some advice about the Russian Wikipedia. Should I encourage the devs to put the Discussion Tools Beta Feature up soon? I'm a little worried about the current Reply behavior (it replies to * with *:, which I understand is disliked at ruwiki more than at any other wiki), but I also don't want Russian-language editors to miss out on opportunities to influence the development.

Jack who built the house (talkcontribs)

Well, I could ask the community, but I personally don't think it's such a critical issue to delay the deployment, the users of Russian Wikipedia are used to deal with chaotic indentation style :-) And users who use Convenient Discussions will see no difference between the indentation styles at all. Certainly nobody will punish for : instead of *.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Would you please ask them for me? I don't speak Russian at all (as you know), and I would appreciate it. There's no deadline on my end – if they don't object, then I'll ask the devs to add it the next time they're making a config change. It'd be the usual settings: off for everyone unless you turn it on, or unless you trigger the "enable all Beta Features" setting.

Jack who built the house (talkcontribs)
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The discussion seems to have died down. What's your view of the conversation? I don't know if I should ask the devs to offer the Beta Feature (default off, opt-in only), or if I should tell them that the Beta Feature is blocked on the *: vs ** thing.

Jack who built the house (talkcontribs)

I've summarized the discussion, Google Translate should convey the main points. We usually wait a couple of days to see if there are any objections, but currently the outcome seems to be—yes, it's OK to add the beta feature.

Note: primarily, it's just * vs. :, not *: vs **, since the tool doesn't insert asterisk before first-level comments just as well.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks. I'm happy to wait a few days.

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