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[Config Change] Enable New Topic Tool as opt-out at Phase 3 wikis (desktop)
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This task represents the work with enabling the New Topic Tool as an opt-out feature on desktop at:

  • All small-to-medium Wikipedias
  • All single-language non-Wikipedias (e.g., the Wikiquotes and Wikivoyages)
NOTE: see the exact list of projects that ought to be included in this deployment in the ===Requirements section below.

Deployment Timing

Tuesday, 7 June 2022


  • People who meet the criteria below will see the New Topic Tool upon clicking an Add topic / New section link on a page where DiscussionTools are available:
    • People who are logged in or logged out
    • People accessing any wikis listed below using the desktop version of the site:
      • Wikipedias EXCEPT,,, and
      • All single-language non-Wikipedias: Wiktionary, Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage

Testing instructions

At 5 wikis of your choosing from those listed above, visit a talk page as an existing user, a new user, a logged out user, and:

  1. Click the Add topic / New section button
  2. Verify the New Topic Tool appears
  3. Document what mode –Source or Visual – you saw in "Step 2."
wikiExisting UsersNew UsersLogged Out Users


  • ===Requirements above are met

Event Timeline

Change 801820 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Make new topic tool available as opt-out almost everywhere (phase 3)

matmarex subscribed.

(not scheduled for deployment yet)

Change 801820 merged by jenkins-bot:

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Make new topic tool available as opt-out almost everywhere (phase 3)

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2022-06-07T21:00:41Z] <urbanecm@deploy1002> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: afc847a6865be01dff94653feae0d4c9fc9952f6: Make new topic tool available as opt-out almost everywhere; phase 3 (T309368) (duration: 03m 37s)

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