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For new pages, consider showing a different message instead of "Describe what you changed" as the edit summary placeholder
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Description

When creating a new page using VE and saving it, the placeholder in the edit summary field says "Describe what you changed", just like when editing an existing page. This is the message visualeditor-editsummary.

The buttons "Publish page" and "Publish changes" are different for creating and editing, so this edit summary placeholder should be different as well.

Anecdotally, at least one new user in the Hebrew Wikipedia was confused about this and wrote "I didn't change anything, but created a new page from the start".

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Amire80 created this task.Apr 15 2017, 10:21 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Medium priority.Apr 18 2017, 7:04 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR1: Releases on the VisualEditor board.
Deskana moved this task from TR1: Releases to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.Oct 13 2017, 3:20 PM