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Liquid threads "search discussion" confuses people and doesn't work without Wikimedia's Lucene search
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Description

On wikinews we are getting some people trying to create pages of the form [[n:Al shabaab ondiscussionpage:Comments:Somali opposition group al-Shabaab to block WFP food aid]].

As far as i can tell, people go to the opinion page, [[n:Comments:Somali opposition group al-Shabaab to block WFP food aid]], see the search discussion box right beside the create a new discussion link. They assume that text box is to start a new discussion, instead of search. They enter a title, hit enter, go to search page which has the:

Create the page "Foo ondiscussionpage:Comments:Somali opposition group al-Shabaab to block WFP food aid" on this wiki!

link.

They click that, thinking thats how you enter a comment. This causes problems as thats not where we want people to create their comments.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
URL: http://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Al_shabaab_ondiscussionpage:Comments:Somali_opposition_group_al-Shabaab_to_block_WFP_food_aid
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21102

Details

Reference
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Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 11:09 PM
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Bawolff created this task.Feb 28 2010, 6:25 PM

Also seen on translatewiki.net. I would give some priority on this bug as it is annoying to clean up those pages and ask users to repost their question, or is there a better way?

Jorm added a comment.Sep 9 2010, 6:17 PM

I'll take this bug and apply it in redesign.

He7d3r added a comment.Oct 7 2010, 9:51 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

On wikinews we are getting some people trying to create pages of the form
[[n:Al shabaab ondiscussionpage:Comments:Somali opposition group al-Shabaab to
block WFP food aid]].
As far as i can tell, people go to the opinion page, [[n:Comments:Somali
opposition group al-Shabaab to block WFP food aid]], see the search discussion
box right beside the create a new discussion link. They assume that text box
is to start a new discussion, instead of search. They enter a title, hit enter,
go to search page which has the:
Create the page "Foo ondiscussionpage:Comments:Somali opposition group
al-Shabaab to block WFP food aid" on this wiki!
link.
They click that, thinking thats how you enter a comment. This causes problems
as thats not where we want people to create their comments.

The same happened at pt.wikibooks:
http://pt.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Porque_somos_jogados_para_frente_do_%C3%B4nibus_quando_ele_freia_bruscamente_ondiscussionpage:Wikilivros:Pergunte_ao_bibliotec%C3%A1rio&action=edit&redlink=1

Lowering priority, but feel free to raise it again.

  • Bug 21727 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Was this feature removed from LQT? I don't remember seeing it.

No it's not removed. You might be confused because I removed it from my sites using LQT, because it doesn't actually work and confuses people.

  • Bug 37801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
  • Bug 47877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

(In reply to comment #7)

No it's not removed. You might be confused because I removed it from my sites
using LQT, because it doesn't actually work and confuses people.

No, I was looking for it in the wrong place: it's just below the header of talk pages with LQT, as described by bug 37801 comment 6.

(In reply to comment #10)

(In reply to comment #7)

No it's not removed. You might be confused because I removed it from my sites
using LQT, because it doesn't actually work and confuses people.

No, I was looking for it in the wrong place: it's just below the header of
talk
pages with LQT, as described by bug 37801 comment 6.

Well, at least on Portuguese Wikibooks it is really not there: bug 60691.

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Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.Aug 4 2016, 11:35 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 Low.Aug 5 2016, 7:37 AM