Trying to force the visual editor to load on a talk page whilst logged out causes the welcome dialogue to have no buttons (or other strange behaviour)
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Description

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Be on a browser that has never edited before, and either on an account that has never editor before or be logged out. (e.g. use an incognito window to reproduce easily)
  2. Go to any user talk page, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Deskana_(WMF).
  3. Try to force the visual editor to load by adding ?veaction=edit to the end of the URL.

The page will load, and you're presented with the welcome dialogue, but it has no buttons on it. It can be dismissed by pressing escape.

Deskana created this task.Sep 18 2017, 9:00 AM
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Deskana renamed this task from Trying to force the visual editor to load on a user talk page whilst logged out causes the welcome dialogue to have no buttons to Trying to force the visual editor to load on a talk page whilst logged out causes the welcome dialogue to have no buttons.Sep 18 2017, 9:00 AM
Deskana updated the task description. (Show Details)Sep 18 2017, 9:03 AM
Deskana triaged this task as Low priority.

The edgiest of edge cases.

Deskana lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.Feb 23 2018, 5:14 PM
Deskana renamed this task from Trying to force the visual editor to load on a talk page whilst logged out causes the welcome dialogue to have no buttons to Trying to force the visual editor to load on a talk page whilst logged out causes the welcome dialogue to have no buttons (or other strange behaviour).
Deskana added subscribers: Schnark, Raymond.

More details about other cases are available in the description of T199411.

The edgiest of edge cases.

Please note that due to the fact that this fails only for part of the users, some users think it a good idea to expose such links in the public.