[Migrated] Dynamically change edit summary based on its length
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Use normal, prettier edit summaries when space allows, and use space-saving measures when the summary is so long that it would be truncated. @Mandarax 22:05, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

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@Mandarax 22:05, 17 December 2009 (UTC) wrote:

One space-saving measure would be to remove the spaces surrounding the arrow in typo replacements: "againt→against" instead of "againt → against".

Some (most?) people prefer the visual appeal of "using AWB" to "using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project:AWB". With this feature, the prettier version could be used most of the time while not wasting those valuable characters when necessary, and the space-saving version could be even further shortened by removing "using". Make it simply " (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project:AWB)".

I already do something similar. When I'm fixing typos, my normal edit summary is Typo patrol. When there are so many typos that the list is truncated, I {{diff2|332371975|clear my edit summary}} to allow more of the list to show. '''Note''' a bug in my example diff: the "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project:AWB" got lopped off.

@Magioladitis 22:44, 17 December 2009 (UTC) wrote:

I agree with that. Pipe Project AWB if edit summary has enough space.

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