Experienced users using the reply tool sometimes want to save a tangential/aside/minor/off-topic comment. In the normal wikitext editor, it's customary to do that by wrapping the comment in <small></small> tags. However, doing so in the reply tool doesn't include the signature; and if the signature is typed and wrapped, the tool adds a duplicate signature.
Original bug report
I'm an experienced user using the reply link almost every other day. Sometimes, I feel the need to save a "minor" comment, such as https://cs.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedie:N%C3%A1st%C4%9Bnka_spr%C3%A1vc%C5%AF&diff=19193453&oldid=19193303&diffmode=source. I do that by wrapping the comment into <small></small> tags. However, that doesn't include the signature (I'd have to bypass reply link entriely to do that). Would it make sense to add a "minor comment" checkbox under the advanced settings, which would purely make the comment look smaller?
At least at cswiki, smaller font is used frequently for things that should be said, but doesn't need to be big as the rest of the discussion.
What do you think about this idea?
- "I've had this same issue. It's not a huge deal, as generally when I'm using small it's because I'm making some sort of joke or tangential remark, but still it would be nice to be able to use the tool instead of having to go into source." via @Valereee on mediawiki.org: Topic:Wp1z9zz8s0rc53k7
- "I would like to be able to type something in small, including the signature..." via @He3nry at de.wiki: https://w.wiki/4L7n