[Migrated] Provide ability for edit summary to change dynamically based on what custom Find & Replace changes are made
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Allow a field in an Advanced "Find and replace" entry to modify the edit summary. The edit summary would allow for numerous variables and these would be filled in by the Find/replace entry. @Xeno 14:12, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

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@Magioladitis 16:48, 15 December 2009 (UTC) wrote:

''Example: "(Bot) Tagging for WP:FOO - Inherited $1-class assessment from other projects"
Find and replace already records replacements and removals. Plus, it has notes.

@Xeno 16:50, 15 December 2009 (UTC) wrote:

Only in the normal Find and replace though and in any case this wouldn't allow for what I've shown above as an example.

@Jamesmcmahon0 08:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC) wrote:

This would be very useful to me too. Imagine you have a list of pages (from a cat or something) and you want to do task A to pages matching condition A and Task B to pages matching condition B. At the moment you can do this easily using advance find and replace but you have to use one edit summary for all the edits, or continually change it.

@Tom.Reding 13:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC) wrote:

My longest edit summary is something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:GenFixes, ref cleanup, parse authN/edN, cmn/reflist|2/3[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Reflist#Columns|->30/20em]], {{LMR☉⊕J/up}}. I (and others) would find it useful to automatically select only the relevant changes. Also, the edit summary dropdown is so short that it makes selecting the most appropriate (long) edit summary tedious.

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