This task involves the work with generating a list of potential approaches to making edit notices available to people who are using mobile editing interfaces (T201595).
- As an experienced volunteer who feels responsible for the integrity of a particular page and the content contained within it, I need a way to make people who have taken an action to begin modifying said content on a mobile device aware of information they ought to consider, so that they do not unknowingly subject themselves, or the content they are modifying and/or contributing, to undesirable outcomes.
- As someone who is seeking to modify or create content using a mobile device, I want to know whether there is information I ought to consider before making the changes I have in mind so that I do not unknowingly subject myself, or the content I am modifying and/or contributing, to undesirable outcomes.
- Before people begin making a change, they need to, at a minimum, be put in the position to decide whether they will review the edit notices relevant to the content they are seeking to change and/or contribute
- If/when people elect to view the edit notices relevant to the content they are seeking to change and/or contribute, they need a way to dismiss it so that they can focus on the content they are wanting modify and/or contribute
- People need a way to revisit the edit notice(s) they dismissed without sacrificing the changes they have already started making
- Editing interfaces: MobileFrontend's source and visual modes
- Platform(s): Mobile
- Skin(s): Minerva Neue
Approach #2: present edit notices within a popup that appears after people tap an edit affordance
- User experience
- This approach imagines something similar to what is implemented in the Android App (T201597)
- Open questions
- How will people be able to revisit the edit notices if/when they decide to close/dismiss the dialog that contains them? Currently, neither the source or visual mobile editing toolbars have a place to house said edit notices. On desktop, in the visual editors, edit notices are "kept" in the ⚠️ button within the toolbar. On desktop, in the source editor, edit notices cannot be hidden and remain visible above the editing surface.
- How – if at all – should we enable volunteers who create and maintain edit notices to decide whether an edit notice is: A) automatically shown to people upon entering an editing interface or B) only shown to people when they explicitly tap a button/link to reveal/show the edit notice?
- ===Approaches are documented
- ===Requirements are documented
- @ppelberg shares the ===Approaches on en.wiki
- Volunteers depend on edit notices to help people who are modifying or creating content avoid making mistakes and causing conflicts.
- Note: at en.wiki, edit notices also deliver crucial information like discretionary sanctions information which indicate the policies applying to this page are different to other pages (e.g. you can be blocked for more minor conflicts.
- Edit notices are not visible to people editing on the mobile site
- "2." means there is a growing population of volunteers who miss out on important instructions and information