This task involves the work with documenting the existing messages people can encounter on talk pages.
The above is related to the broader effort of ensuring, whenever possible [i], that the language people encounter on talk pages compliments/reinforces the purpose of the pages: to communicate with other people on Wikipedia.
Messages to audit
Below is an incomplete list of messages people encounter when using talk pages:
- Full page editing
- Welcome dialog
- Abandon edit dialog
- Abandon edit edialog
- Wikitext detected (Reply tool's visual mode)
II. Circumstances that could affect the messages people see
- Account state:
- Logged in
- Logged out:
- A wiki's editing preference:
- Two tabs
What information should be contained in the document that is produced.
|Environment||Triggering event||Delivery mechanism||Contents||Screenshot|
|Desktop, logged out||Click "Edit" anywhere on the page||Welcome dialog||Title: Welcome to Wikipedia; Body: Anyone can edit, and every improvement helps. Thank you for helping the world discover more!; Call to action: Start editing|
This link contains every message and a description for each one of where it's used:
- A document is produced that contains what is described in the "Documentation" section above
i. We are saying "wherever possible" because there are some instances where the discussion-specific language would be limiting and potentially confusing.