We've realized that this change breaks the trick used to load the reply tool on pages (and wikis) where it's not supposed to be available, by using code like mw.loader.load( 'ext.discussionTools.init' ) in your common.js – that code will not cause any issues, but it will do nothing now. It has become surprisingly popular (currently 7 and 19 results in those searches)…
We probably want to support some alternative way of doing that, but we haven't quite figured out how. We'll do something about this before the production deployment.
|mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools||master||+20 -7||Enable DT server side via a cookie to preserve user enable hack|
Be aware the cookie will not have been set on the very first view of a talk page after this patch is deployed, so reload the page when testing.
The cookie will be set for a month, so in order to disable discussion tools you need to type
into the console, after removing the hack from your common/global.js.
As before this is a temporary testing hack, not a feature, so use at your own risk, and there are no guarantees it will continue to work.
This seems to be working as evidenced by having access to the Reply Tool at en.wiki via https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:PPelberg_(WMF)/global.js.
@Pelagic are you able to check whether you still have access to the Reply Tool at en.wiki via the code snippet [i] you entered into https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pelagic/common.js ?
if ( $( '#ca-addsection' ).length ) mw.loader.using( 'ext.discussionTools.init' );