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Show a personalised (per-user) list of most recent / commonly used templates when selecting from dropdown
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Usually when I add a template, I want to add more than one of it. Instead of manually filling it out each time, it would be nice if some of that white space was dedicated to listing a few of the templates I might want to use again.

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czar created this task.Aug 17 2015, 7:56 AM
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Aklapper renamed this task from Feature req: show most recent or most commonly used templates when selecting from dropdown to Show most recent / commonly used templates when selecting from dropdown .Aug 17 2015, 8:39 AM
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Would this be better served by T96710: Per-wiki customizable drop down menu for templates instead?

czar added a comment.Aug 19 2015, 6:24 AM

They're similar ideas in that they fill the white space with suggested templates (so perhaps worth lumping together), but while community-defined defaults might be fine for new users, the list should be able to change by looking at the previous templates you've invoked. (I.e., if you only add specific templates to articles.) One of the benefits I see VE (eventually?) having for most users is the predictive ability to know the template you want even when you don't remember its name.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Show most recent / commonly used templates when selecting from dropdown to Show a personalised (per-user) list of most recent / commonly used templates when selecting from dropdown .Aug 26 2015, 3:44 PM
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Understood. That makes this much harder to do, of course.

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Nov 13 2017, 3:33 PM