This ticket represents requirements for the initial approach we take to editing specific comments as well as the work involved with implementing it.
⚠️This list is still evolving
The following requirements. should be implemented for use by contributors to all Wikipedia talk pages on desktop web
- Contributors will only be able to see the edit affordance on comments they have written
- Technically, contributors will only be able to see the edit affordance next to comments signed with the username they are logged in with
- Contributors will not see an indication that a specific comment has been edited on the talk page (e.g. there will be no "edited" indication as there is on Slack for example)
- Contributors should not be able to edit their signature, regardless of the edit mode (source or visual) they are using.
- How should notifications behave when a contributor @ mentions someone new while editing their comment. See this comment for context: T246245#5976962
- Should edited comments have a dedicated change tag associated with them? See T273611 via @Patriccck.
- The "Open questions" above have been answered
- The "Requirements" above have been implemented
- Akoopal at nl.wiki: https://w.wiki/S6Q
- Valereee at en.wiki: https://w.wiki/uWk
- @Klein (https://w.wiki/3sQ$): "...I want to be able to edit my last comment because of a typo or another minor change and for that basically I have to scroll up to the top, press edit for the whole section, scroll back to the bottom again... In long conversations it gets really tiring."
- User:LittleGun, "I would like to be able to edit individual replies, rather tan [sic] a whole section." | source
- User:আফতাবুজ্জামান: "It would be nice to have the opportunity to edit the answer provided without going to the full text editor." | Source: mw:Topic:Wvwd06jr8wr6iux5
- User:Dulken: "there should be visual editing whenever you need to edit your reply" | Source: Topic:Wvx2piv3cl4aecof
- @MichaelMaggs on en.wiki