Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Editing/Ability to append additional edit summaries to one’s own edits/Proposal

  • Problem: Currently, once you write your edit summary and push the "Publish changes" button, you can't make changes to your edit summary. But what happens if you forget to mention something important? What happens if you make a typo (this one is meant for the typo police like me)? You're stuck with that edit summary for eternity.
  • Proposed solution: I suggest that we give editors the ability to append additional edit summaries to their edits— not other people’s, only their own. This would be a lifesaver for editors who forget something important in their edit summary (e.g. attribution) or who make typos-- if you're anything like me, you know how painful typos are. Now, to address the word 'almost' in the previous section, I don't think we should make this feature available to just anybody. As someone who mainly does counter-vandalism, I know that there is the potential of vandals abusing this feature. To address this, we would make the feature available only to those who are auto-confirmed and higher. This could be a tool that users enable/disable in their Preferences.
  • Who would benefit: Almost every editor-- more on the 'almost' in the next section.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T15937, phab:T210327
  • Proposer: HelenDegenerate (talk) 18:22, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]