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Feature request: show not-yet-approved edits in a different format (colour/font etc)
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This is a great extension!

Can we have an option to display even the unmoderated edits so that information can be exchanged timely, but they will be shown in a different format so that the readers are aware of the changes? Wondering if there are any other extensions that can achieve this functionality.

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Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Jun 10 2020, 3:58 PM

Hi @Timingliu, thanks for taking the time to report this!
Where exactly (on which page) do you expect such colors to be shown? Please follow https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug - thanks!

Thanks @Aklapper!
On every page.
User story:
User makes an edit => Everyone can read the edit which is shown in a special formatting e.g. blue colour in the main article

Editor approves the edit => Everyone can read the edit which is shown in normal format with the rest of the article.

Thanks, I wanted to make sure that this is not about Special:Watchlist or Special:Contributions as they also [can] have colors.

@Timingliu: So this seems to be about changing the background color of actual content on mainspace pages (or "articles" on Wikipedias) for those parts that are not yet a stable version? How would text which got deleted in a not-yet-approved edit be displayed? Not at all? In red? In addition to the new text, if it was replaced?
I don't see how this should work because that's what the diff view is already for, but maybe I misunderstand?

Thanks @Aklapper !

So this seems to be about changing the background color of actual content on mainspace pages (or "articles" on Wikipedias) for those parts that are not yet a stable version?

yes

How would text which got deleted in a not-yet-approved edit be displayed? Not at all? In red? In addition to the new text, if it was replaced?

I am thinking whether it can be strike-through with the same colour for adding content e.g. blue?

I don't see how this should work because that's what the diff view is already for, but maybe I misunderstand?

I think diff requires more effort from average readers, and it can only compare one edit with the original version at a time? This will basically combines the edits and display it directly on the main page.

I think diff requires more effort from average readers, and it can only compare one edit with the original version at a time?

No, that is not correct.

Personally I'm afraid that more readers will get quite confused to see random colors and strike-through text in an article. Hence I'm proposing to decline this task.

Hmm, do you mean that there is a way to present all changes by different users in just one page?

Yes: You select "View History" on any page, and then you choose "Compare selected revisions".

Thank you! That solves half of my problem.

Perhaps my request should be rephrased as whether we can indicate the changes in a google doc like layout with different colours presenting changes from different user groups (say we want to differentiate the changes made by marketing, engineering, HR specialists).

and also whether we can

  1. rename 'pending changes' to something else
  2. set Pending changes as the default entry page of an article and Read as the fallback if there is no pending change

Hi, I am declining this task as per T255025#6212217.
Please follow https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug if you'd like to create separate bug reports for separate proposed changes or feature requests, and see https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66377/what-is-the-xy-problem#answer-66378 why it is good to describe an actual underlying problem instead of a potential solution - thanks! :)

Thank you!

Created a new task to explain my problem, by your advice