As @Esanders noted in the Editing Team's 23 February meeting, there are some discussion pages [i] in which there are == H2 == sections that do NOT simply contain discussions.
This task involves the work with deciding if and how the Topic Container design will be adapted to accommodate pages that contain the variations of discussion page sections listed in === Discussion Section Variations below:
Discussion Section Variations
- Case #1: == H2 == section(s) without discussion content
- Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion: Compare the == Before listening a redirect for discussion == and == The guiding principles of RfD == sections in which there are NO discussion present to the == Current list == section in which discussions are present.
- Case #2: == H2 == section(s) with BOTH discussion and no-discussion content
- Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Larger suggestions/Usability testing for talk page banners: Notice how the == Usability testing for talk page banners == section contains both non-discussion and discussion-related content.
- Approach #1: Modify metadata to show Last edited: DATE
- For sections on discussion pages that do NOT contain discussions, reduce the metadata shown within Topic Containers to the time the section was last edited. Note: this approach depends on first resolving T304189.
- Approach #2: Exclude metadata and Subscribe affordances
- For sections on discussion pages that do NOT contain discussions, H2's will appear in all the same ways other topic containers do EXCEPT they will NOT include metadata or Subscribe buttons/links.
- 1. How – if at all – will the Topic Container design be adapted to accommodate the cases listed in the === Discussion Section Variations section above?
- To start, we're going to move forward with "Approach #2."
- Answers to all ===Open question(s) are documented in the task description
- Any tickets to act on the answer(s) to open questions are filed and linked in this ticket
- See T306386
i. I am using "discussion pages" to mean any page where discussions happen including, and not limited to, pages in the talk namespace.