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"Title" is unclear, and should probably say "Subject" or "Topic" instead
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Suggested by @stevenwalling at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Wkpq04dwu8xl04rg :

MediaWiki:Discussiontools-newtopic-placeholder-title says "Title", which could be confused with the page title. It should probably say "Topic" instead.

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"Heading" would probably be appropriate as existing, widely-understood and used language.

No, headings are for page contents / articles not discussion. It should be
subject or topic or something similar so newbies can understand.

Gotcha. I'd prefer subject, then.

Change 802611 had a related patch set uploaded (by EpicPupper; author: EpicPupper):

[mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools@master] Clarify subject placeholder wording

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/802611

In T264220 we changed it from "Topic" to "Title", because we call the entire discussion sections "topics". I don't think anyone particularly liked "Title", I think we'd be okay with changing it to "Subject" as proposed. I'll ask the rest of the team.

In T264220 we changed it from "Topic" to "Title", because we call the entire discussion sections "topics". I don't think anyone particularly liked "Title", I think we'd be okay with changing it to "Subject" as proposed. I'll ask the rest of the team.

Changing the helper text to Subject from Title sounds like an improvement to me. Let's try it.

Change 802611 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools@master] Clarify subject placeholder wording

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/802611

Merged, should be deployed next Thursday. Closing.