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Offer the Reply and New Discussion Tools at Wikitech
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Description

This task is about making the config change necessary for:

Reply Tool Behavior

  1. Visit a wikitech talk page that has at least one comment on it (e.g. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page)

Actual

  1. Notice [ reply ] links do NOT appear after the signatures of comments posted to the page
  2. Visit Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing and notice the Enable quick replying setting does NOT appear

Desired

  1. ✅ Observe [ reply ] links appear after the signatures of comments posted to the page
  2. Visit Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing
  3. ✅ Notice the checkbox next to the Enable quick replying setting is checked.

New Discussion Tool Behavior

  1. On Wikitech, visit Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures

Actual

  1. Notice the Discussion tools beta feature does not appear on the page

Desired

  1. ✅ Notice the Discussion tools beta feature appears and the checkbox next to it is unchecked.
  2. Check the checkbox that appears next to the Discussion tools beta feature
  3. Visit a wikitech talk page (e.g. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page)
  4. Click the Add topic button
  5. ✅ Notice the New Discussion Tool opens
  6. Visit Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing
  7. ✅ Notice the checkbox next to the Enable quick topic adding setting is checked.

Done

  • Behavior above is implemented

Event Timeline

Change 693897 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders; author: Esanders):

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable DiscussionTools on wikitech

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/693897

Change 693897 merged by jenkins-bot:

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable DiscussionTools on wikitech

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/693897

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2021-05-26T18:07:22Z] <urbanecm@deploy1002> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: 07b804b48d65057a66461808f2647fee9aca12b7: Enable DiscussionTools on wikitech (T283119) (duration: 01m 05s)

@Esanders: it looks the Reply Tool is being offered as an opt-in Beta Feature rather than as an opt-out setting (read: available to everyone by default)...are you seeing the same thing? If so, are you able to make it so the Reply Tool is available as an opt-out setting?

Change 697838 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Make DiscussionTools' replytool available for everyone on wikitech

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/697838

Change 697838 merged by jenkins-bot:

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Make DiscussionTools' replytool available for everyone on wikitech

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/697838

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2021-06-02T18:05:12Z] <urbanecm@deploy1002> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: 4bf76fc09bc06f76ce842d42b77fe6b036943b69: Make DiscussionTools replytool available for everyone on wikitech (T283119) (duration: 00m 58s)