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Replies v2.1: create mockups
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⚠️ This task is still in draft mode. Expect the "User stories" section to evolve as we receive and learn from contributors' experiences with v1.0, v1.1 and v2.0: T235592, T236916 and T235592


T235592's task description contains the overarching rationale for why this feature is prioritized.

This particular version – v2.0 – is intended to enhance the talk page read experience to help contributors more easily understand Talk Pages are spaces for discussion and how to participate in existing conversations.

User stories

As a contributor I can...

  • Easily understand who the author of a post/comment is
  • Easily differentiate between different replies and comments on the page
  • Intuitively know how to reply to a specific post/comment
  • Easily understand when content within a discussion was posted


  • Platform(s): mobile web + desktop
  • Namespaces: all talk namespaces


  • Mockups are created for the user stories and platforms listed in the "User stories" and "Details" sections above.


  • "When they are looking around for how to have a conversation with the other contributors to an article, they get confused and distracted by all the calls to action and lack of information hierarchy of a discussion/talk page, and of Wikipedia in general. So, many times, readers with no talk page experience get lost, and don’t understand how to accomplish the task until they have been patient enough to do some trial and error and discover what to do." | Source

Event Timeline

ppelberg created this task.Oct 30 2019, 3:23 PM

@iamjessklein I've updated the task description to include the decisions we arrived at in the OWC/Reply-Versioning.

This task should now be considered the "single source of truth" for what we will end up creating in v2.1.

ppelberg added a comment.EditedOct 31 2019, 8:42 PM

To consider:

  • Desktop: add an icon to signify replying functionality near existing reply link
  • Mobile: replace existing reply link with an icon to signify replying
Jc86035 added a subscriber: Jc86035.Nov 5 2019, 1:55 PM
ppelberg updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 6 2019, 11:46 PM
ppelberg updated the task description. (Show Details)Tue, Dec 3, 10:34 PM

Updating the "User stories" section of the task description to include the following:

  • "Easily understand when content within a discussion was posted"