This task involves the work with enabling people to use Topic Containers to reveal the usernames of people who have published a comment in a particular discussion.
When I happen upon a discussion topic that catches my attention, I want to be able to quickly see the usernames of all of the people who have commented in this discussion, so that I can decide whether I will engage with the discussion more deeply (e.g. read the comments people have posted, comment in the discussion myself, etc.) [i]
- In what – if any – ways could someone use the list of the username this ticket is proposing to harm another person or the wiki broadly?
- @Klein raised this idea on mediawiki.org here
- @Sdkb raised this idea on en.wiki here
- "If there are a bunch of editors I know to be point of view-pushers, I'll expect it to be a partisan battleground. If it's no one I've ever heard of before, I'll expect it to be junior contributors perhaps in need of a more experienced editor to point to relevant guidance or otherwise help out. If it's got several names of admins I respect, I'll expect it to have good thoughtful discussion but perhaps not need my own insights as much. Etc." | source
- @MichaelMaggs raised this idea on en.wiki here