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LiquidThreads treats discussions on transcluded subpages as different discussions
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Author: Bernhard.Fastenrath

Description:
It is conceivable that somebody might want to transclude a page containing a LiquidThreads discussion. This leads to two different discussions: One on the subpage and one on the transcluding page.

This is not likely to be what the user expects and can cause confusion. On the other hand it seems convenient to turn a complex talk page into multiple groups of discussions using subpages. Activating LiquidThreads is then another step that is bound to be reinvened frequently (an anti-pattern one could say).

An example for such a use (but not currently containing any LiquidThreads discussions) is: http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Emerging_strategic_priorities/ESP_1_key_questions

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Version: unspecified
Severity: minor
URL: http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Thread:Village_pump/_:Template:Question/Fasten_(5)
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24110
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20542

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 10:53 PM
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bzimport created this task.Oct 24 2009, 7:28 PM

See also bug 20542 (embedding LiquidThreads discussions in wikitext)

Jorm added a comment.Sep 9 2010, 7:59 PM

This is a big honking design issue. That is, "how do we want this to behave?" so I'm taking this bug for now.

(In reply to comment #2)

This is a big honking design issue. That is, "how do we want this to
behave?"
so I'm taking this bug for now.

The 'design' keyword seems appropriated here.

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Nemo_bis rescinded a token.Jul 16 2016, 8:01 AM
Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Lowest.Aug 4 2016, 11:36 PM
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LiquidThreads has been replaced by StructuredDiscussions on all Wikimedia production wikis (except one, which will be done soon). It is no longer under active development or maintenance, so I'm re-classifying all open LQT tasks as "Lowest" priority.

Nemo_bis raised the priority of this task from Lowest to Normal.Aug 5 2016, 7:31 AM