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Edit summaries are set to a character limit which is too low
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Author: marudubshinki

Description:
I frequently justify long and complex changes in a single diff to ease reviewing
them, and I find that the current limit of a few hundred characters (or whatever
the exact count is) is too low, and I am forced to resort to awkward
abbreviations and runningwordstogether. ex.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Linux_kernel&diff=36158791&oldid=36158278

I can't think of any downsides to lengthening the max character count except
perhaps the buffer being filled up with garbage/copyvios/offensive material, but
as the current length allows for that, and we've already seen some abuse where
anons added in privacy-violating material, I do not think this will enable many
ill uses.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

Details

Reference
bz4712

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 9:02 PM
bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Page-Diffs.
bzimport set Reference to bz4712.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Jan 22 2006, 7:37 AM
brion added a comment.Jan 22 2006, 7:45 AM

Edit comments are meant to be short and to the point. Long,
detailed discussion belongs on a talk page, where users can
communicate back and forth.

Resolving WONTFIX.

avarab wrote:

REOPENING after a discussion on IRC and marking it as a duplicate of bug 4714

avarab wrote:

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4714 ***

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 6788 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***