Special pages should contain "Feedback" tab
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Author: creidieki+wikibugs

At the moment, there's no clear way for (clueless) users to provide feedback on Special Pages.
These are the only pages on the site that don't have a tab at the top of the page for discussion or
suggestions. Could a "Feedback" or "Discussion" tab be added to the top of all pages in the
Special namespace, so that users can make suggestions?

I don't know whether it would be better to link this tab to a "Special Talk" page, or to the
Village Pump, or what. Could this be configurable per-wiki?

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
OS: Windows XP
Platform: PC

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyNov 25 2005, 6:46 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitDec 15 2005, 9:11 PM

avarab wrote:

I've written an extension to do this, Special_talk.php in the extensions module

Marking this as FIXED in CVS HEAD.

siebrand added a comment.Via ConduitJun 1 2009, 4:25 PM
  • Bug 8939 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Jidanni added a comment.Via ConduitJun 3 2009, 12:56 AM

Well, anything like this should be off by default, as small wikis
"didn't write, and maybe aren't even aware of" many special pages'
existence. "Therefore the user with a comment would be better off
hitting the "Made by MediaWiki" logo", to find the real perpetrators...

Technical13 added a subscriber: Technical13.Via WebDec 9 2014, 3:10 PM
Aklapper added a comment.Via WebDec 9 2014, 4:38 PM

@Technical13: See T6078#84759 - if you want something to be deployed on Wikimedia sites that is a separate request

Technical13 added a comment.Via WebDec 9 2014, 5:12 PM

@Aklapper T6078#84759 just brings me back here. I'm not sure what you want me to see.

Aklapper added a comment.Via WebDec 9 2014, 5:14 PM

That this task was closed as fixed because avarab wrote an extension in 2005. That's also why this is under "MediaWiki-extensions-Extensions-requests". It's unrelated to wherever something is available on specific Wikimedia sites as this is about MediaWiki.

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