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Review changes made to a wiki via Special:ManageWiki before submitting them
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I think it would be beneficial to be able to see the changes you've made to a wiki via Special:ManageWiki prior to submitting them. This would be useful for a couple of reasons:

  • To check if you accidentally pressed a checkbox you didn't mean to press
  • To review your changes in case you forgot which settings you changed

I'm imagining the listed changes appear on the "Submit" tab above the "Reason" field. It could take various forms:

  • Similar to how Special:Log?type=managewiki it might just say something like "You're changing the following settings: ext-flow, ext-twocolconflict, ext-visualeditor, setting-wgDefaultSkin"
  • Or a slightly more involved UI, it might do something like this:
    • You're changing the following settings:
      • ext-flow was toggled on
      • ext-twocolconflict was toggled off
      • ext-visualeditor was toggled on
      • setting-wgDefaultSkin was changed from vector to timeless
  • Or something else entirely.

Obviously, the exact phrasing is up for changing.

Event Timeline

Himmalerin created this task.Apr 12 2020, 21:26
John triaged this task as Low priority.Apr 12 2020, 21:35
John moved this task from Backlog to Features on the ManageWiki board.Apr 12 2020, 21:38
John added a subscriber: John.Apr 12 2020, 21:41

This isn't too easily implementable currently, but with T5379 I may be able to add a checkbox on the submit section (or even another method) which generates the list for reviewing prior to submission. Potentially in the 2nd display.