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Edit Notices

One thing added by the latest upgrade is configurable page edit notices (second one in that section). The idea is that one can add warnings when somebody edits a namespace or even a page, although my quick tests couldn't get the page stuff working.

I wondered what people thought about adding warnings to the User namespace asking people not to edit pages other than their own, or to sign in if required; and to Mainspace suggesting that people are probably creating information in the wrong namespace. We might, in the future, want to look at adding a notice to other namespaces (probably just OB) asking people not to create TESV pages there. Another suggestion would be to add something to the Help namespace telling people that it's not the right place to ask for help.

This will create an extra note (box, probably, or it won't be seen) at the top of each affected page, which could be annoying, but it might be helpful to new users in that they would be less likely to edit incorrectly, and to established users in that they would have less to clean up.

Thoughts? –rpehTCE 18:20, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I think it's worth pursuing. Unfortunately with user pages it doesn't seem possible to do a test such as {{#ifeq:{{USER}}|{{BASEPAGENAME}}|...}} (although there's probably an extension somewhere that adds a variable like USER... if someone's willing to dig around), which could make the message especially useful.
However, we also need to keep in mind existing notices at talkpagetext and anoneditwarning (and possibly others), to try to avoid redundancy or message overkill, and also try to maintain some consistency in format, etc.
(I'm guessing your 2nd and 3rd tests didn't work because it's supposed to be "Editnotice" not "EditNotice". From the code, it looks like "Editnotice-2-Rpeh" should be the correct name. While I'm in the code, one other obscure little feature is that for a page such as "Tes3Mod:Tamriel Rebuilt/Book X/Author", it will look for an edit notice at Editnotice-122-Tamriel_Rebuilt, Editnotice-122-Tamriel_Rebuilt-Book_X, then Editnotice-122-Tamriel_Rebuilt-Book_X-Author, and display any or all that are found (note "-" not "/" as separators). So an edit notice will target an entire set of subpages.) --NepheleTalk 22:13, 15 August 2009 (UTC)