- After clicking "Cancel," contributors should be warned before their comment is discarded (assuming they have already entered some text into the reply text input)
|mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools||master||+26 -6||Prompt users when pressing 'cancel' with content in the widget|
These are the default messages for AbandonEdit, which we can override:
Note that we will eventually have at least three "modes":
So we may want to keep the language fairly generic to support all these.
Are we able to have the language be more discussion-specific? E.g. something like, "Are you sure? / Are you sure you want to discard your draft?"
Having the interface contain more discussion-specific language and actions will lead Junior Contributors to understand talk pages as places to communicate with other contributors.
In the most recent user test we ran, one contributor, "...did not edit using the "edit" button, but instead used the "create new section" tab." This contributor went on to say, "It was hard to find an actual reply button so the only option was to create a new subject and tag the user or edit his subject with my answer."
I wonder if the above could be considered evidence to support this idea that repurposing language and actions from the article-editing is confusing to contributors who are not familiar with talk pages.
...@iamjessklein, how do you think talk page feedback messages ought to read?