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Blow-by-blow genfixes in the edit summary
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See T161460 for a quicker/easily implementable "short term" improvement.

Currently the default edit summary is

<foobar> using [[WP:AWB|AWB]]

When genfixes are enabled, it would be much better if the edit summary instead gave a more detailed description of what it did in the edit summary. Ideally, it would be best to have each fix documented, similar to But even with the current ( it should be possible to create broad-category anchors in the page and have something like

<foobar> and [[WP:GFX|general fixes]] ([[WP:GFX#<Category1>|Category1]], [[WP:GFX#Category2|Category2]], ...) using [[WP:AWB|AWB]]

with Category1, Category2, etc., being the relevant anchor names, e.g. ([[WP:GFX#SetDefaultSort|SetDefaultSort]], [[WP:GFX#SetDefaultSort|SetDefaultSort]], ...)

For shorter summaries, an ID number could be assigned instead, e.g.

<foobar> and [[WP:GENFIXES]] ([[WP:GFX#1|#1ae]], [[WP:GFX#5|#5acd]] , [[WP:GFX#8|#8cde]]) using [[WP:AWB|AWB]]

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Headbomb triaged this task as Medium priority.Mar 26 2017, 8:42 PM
Headbomb moved this task from Backlog to Edit summary on the AutoWikiBrowser board.

My edit summaries are already long enough to fill the width of the screen in the page history, so I'd need an option to turn this off.

@John_of_Reading edits summary get truncated automatically. However, I added a possible way to do things that would be much more concise.

Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Nov 22 2022, 5:18 PM