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Feature Proposal: Comment Section in New Topic Template


The current WebTopicEditTemplate has just a signature. New users just stare at a blank page. It is better to give some structure to TWiki pages.

Specifically, a TWiki page typically has an article section, which typically gets refactored over time, and a comment section to add comments in a linear thread. Wikipedia splits this up in two pages. IMHO it is better to keep this on one page so that one can quickly scroll back and forth.

Description and Documentation

To give more structure, add:

  • a heading
  • an indication of where the article text is
  • a signature
  • a comment section with comment box


Content of updated TWiki.WebTopicEditTemplate:

---+ Title

Article text.

%STARTSECTION{ type="expandvariables" }%%SIGNATUREFORMAT%%ENDSECTION{ type="expandvariables" }%

---++ Comments



WhatDoesItAffect: Usability


-- Contributors: Peter Thoeny - 2013-07-30


Accepted by release meeting, JerusalemReleaseMeeting2013x08x01.

Hideyo-san mentioned that new related feature should be done: Topic is automatically added to watchlist of people who comment (should be configurable) - Hideyo-san to propose.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-08-05

This is now in SVN trunk, TWikibug:Item7316.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-08-15

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