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Consider revising the language we use in the interface to refer to pinging
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Description

This task involves the work with revising the language we use throughout the interface for pinging/at-mentioning/tagging/etc. other people.

User Story

As someone who is new to using Wikipedia talk pages, I want to understand what capabilities each of the Discussion Tools features offers me, so that I can be sure I am using them to their full extent to meet my needs.

Current Copy

ContextCurrent copyRevised copy
New Discussion Tool Hint
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...and to ping others with a new shortcut.TBD
Special:PreferencesThis will add a toolbar to the quick replying and quick topic adding features’ source modes that includes shortcuts for pinging and adding links.

Thank you to @Scann who raised this issue on mediawiki.org.

Event Timeline

ppelberg renamed this task from Consider revising the language we use in the interface for pinging to Consider revising the language we use in the interface to refer to pinging.Fri, Jan 14, 10:58 PM

I think the toolbar button that actually lets you ping someone should also be part of this task: it’s the same action as the other two, but it already says Mention a user, not ping. Whatever term is decided upon, all three affordances should use it.