Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Reading/Collapsible subheadings on the mobile website

Collapsible subheadings on the mobile website

  • Problem: Pages with long sections get hard to skim
  • Proposed solution: Subheadings will be collapsible.
  • Who would benefit: Mobile website readers
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: NightWolf1223 (talk) 22:19, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • @NightWolf1223: Expand and collapse all sections of the article text. Brilliant idea and probably not too difficult to implement. Could help in many situations. Got used to have this in Microsoft Word. I feel some sections could be collapsed by default, especially the references, which could be recognised any sections containing {{Notelist}}, {{Reflist}} {{Refbegin}}. Or this could be indicated by the editor by placing a special tag {{Collapse}}. Some problems would need to be sorted out however, as is discussed under WP:DON'T HIDE, which would have to be revised. Best regards, Johannes Schade (talk) 21:23, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    Adding on, this could definitely be added to bigger articles like Elvis Presley or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rzzor (talk) 22:39, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    I do a lot of reading on mobile. This would be very useful if we could expand/collapse all as well as make lower subheadings expandable/collapsible. Kimdorris (talk) 03:51, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I support this proporsal. In mw:Extension:MobileFrontend and mw:Skin:Minerva, only the whole level-2 headings are collapsible, and if the heading is expanded, the whole section is expanded, which causes inconvenience. --SolidBlock (talk) 10:05, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Agreed. Would make things much neater for mobile users.
  • Given how collapsing in MobileFrontend works, this might not be sufficiently small for CommTech to deal with. --Izno (talk) 20:15, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Thank you! This is very annoying. SSneg (talk) 21:12, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  • (!)Advertising: See also FoldSection.js. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 20:14, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support Gfombell (talk) 18:57, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support One of the few features mobile has that would be useful to import to desktop. DMacks (talk) 22:12, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --𝑇𝑚𝑣 (𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘) 07:14, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportSHEIKH (Talk) 14:31, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Warmglow (talk) 17:05, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --SSneg (talk) 21:10, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support czar 23:48, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Pelagic (talk) 01:02, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheInternetGnome (talk) 08:23, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support HynekJanac (talk) 17:19, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Kimdorris (talk) 03:51, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support the wub "?!" 14:35, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 13:36, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support A.S. Universal (talk) 07:51, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support I once top-leveled a section that semantically should have been lower in the hierarchy just in order to allow mobile users to collapse the section easily. YBG (talk) 07:23, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support As a user preference, yes, not the default. Daniel Case (talk) 19:43, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 20:55, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support either way, but I'd like to note that it'd be better if subheadings are expanded by default - some subsections are little more than a sentence. Xurizuri (talk) 07:39, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportKPFC💬 11:13, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 12:09, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support I almost always check "Desktop site" for Wikipedia on mobile, since everything being collapsed annoys me. paul2520 (talk) 20:14, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 21:56, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ytpks896 (talk) 00:52, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Toadspike (talk) 03:18, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 09:30, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --SmallJarsWithGreenLabels (talk) 11:50, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Pretty much every website I know has this feature, why not Wikipedia? InterstateFive (talk) 20:12, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 00:07, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 17:59, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Throast (talk) 15:45, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportDaxServer (t · c) 13:04, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support At61 (talk) 14:32, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Gaurav (talk) 03:26, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support DSparrow14 (talk) 17:55, 11 February 2022 (UTC)