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[Config Change] Enable New Topic Tool as opt-out at Phase 4 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 multi-lingual projects (e..g Commons and Wikidata)

As a result of this deployment, and the three before it (T285724, T307410, and T309368) the New Topic Tool should be available at all Wikimedia wikis except,,, and

NOTE: see the exact list of projects that ought to be included in this deployment in the ===Requirements section below.

Deployment Timing

Tuesday, 14 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:
      • All Wikimedia wikis EXCEPT,,, and

Testing instructions

At 2 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
commonswikisource {F35244644}source {F35244654}source
gnwikivisual {F35244810}visual {F35244829}visual


  • ===Requirements above are met

Event Timeline

Change 805245 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 4)

Change 805245 merged by jenkins-bot:

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Make new topic tool available as opt-out almost everywhere (phase 4)

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2022-06-14T13:08:38Z] <urbanecm@deploy1002> Synchronized wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php: 7f2dc7296f0c25d00e45651c50c3e45733cc63b3: Make new topic tool available as opt-out almost everywhere (phrase 4; T310392) (duration: 03m 45s)

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