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Update Special:TopicSubscriptions to use permalinks
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Description

Story

As someone who is wanting to reference or revisit a discussion I remember having subscribed to, I want to be able to find and copy the link to where the discussion currently exists, so that I can locate a discussion regardless of whether it's been moved to another page at any point.

Behavior

  1. Visit: Special:TopicSubscriptions
  2. Locate the discussion you are wanting to reference within the table that appears. E.g. "Planning Deployment of Reply Tool as Opt-Out"
  3. Copy the link address of the discussion you are wanting to reference. E.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Talk_pages_project#Planning_Deployment_of_Reply_Tool_as_Opt-Out

Current

  1. ❗️Notice the link you copied in "Step 3." no longer contains the discussion you were wanting to reference

Desired

  1. ✅ The link you copied in "Step 3." takes you to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Archive_187#Offering_the_Reply_Tool_as_an_opt-out_feature

Done

  • "Desired" behavior is implemented

Event Timeline

ppelberg renamed this task from Update to Special:TopicSubscriptions to use permalinks to Update Special:TopicSubscriptions to use permalinks.Apr 18 2022, 6:11 PM
ppelberg created this task.
ppelberg moved this task from Backlog to New Features on the DiscussionTools board.

Note: as part of this task, we will need to consider how to handle cases where the same author posts >1 comments on different pages, within the same minute. See: T316909.

Change #763690 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools@master] Special:TopicSubscriptions: Use permalinks when available

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/763690

Change #1015433 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools@master] Special:TopicSubscriptions: Use permalinks when available

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/1015433

Change #1015433 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools@master] Special:TopicSubscriptions: Use permalinks when available

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/1015433