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Request for input by someone who groks group notices[edit]

At Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Clerks#Closed case template we are discussing the placing of a notice on all closed arbitration cases. A question has been raised about the possible use of group notices that really needs input from someone who fully understands what is an isn't possible and how it's done. Others are also obviously welcome to join the discussion too. Thryduulf (talk) 16:51, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

edit intro visible in section edits?[edit]

WP:EDITINTRO contains the statement Edit intros only show when editing the entire page; they do not show when editing other sections. But this appears to be no longer true, as I do see an edit notice when editing sections on a disambiguation page. I'm not sure about BLPs though. Is this statement no longer true? olderwiser 13:34, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

There was some recent discussion somewhere about fixing this in JS. Let me poke around. --  Gadget850 talk 13:41, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Looks like this was fixed in May but the documentation was not updated. --  Gadget850 talk 14:55, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 19 October 2013: Template editors[edit]

Since template editors can edit editnotices (see lead paragraph at template editors), it stands to reason that they should be able to see the "Page notice" and "Group notice" redlinks when editing pages.

What needs to be done
  • Change the segment that currently reads
/* Hide stuff meant for accounts with special permissions. Made visible again in
   [[MediaWiki:Group-sysop.css]], [[MediaWiki:Group-accountcreator.css]] and
   [[Mediawiki:Group-autoconfirmed.css]]. */
.autoconfirmed-show {
    display: none;


/* Hide stuff meant for accounts with special permissions. Made visible again in
   [[MediaWiki:Group-sysop.css]], [[MediaWiki:Group-accountcreator.css]],
   [[MediaWiki:Group-templateeditor.css]] and [[Mediawiki:Group-autoconfirmed.css]]. */
.autoconfirmed-show {
    display: none;
/* Show hidden items that have class="templateeditor-show". */
div.templateeditor-show, p.templateeditor-show { 
  display: block !important;
span.templateeditor-show, small.templateeditor-show { 
  display: inline !important;
table.templateeditor-show { 
  display: table !important;
li.templateeditor-show { 
  display: list-item !important;

This seems uncontroversial. Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions (or if I've missed anything), Theopolisme (talk) 01:50, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. You are awesome. Legoktm (talk) 04:08, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Template:Editnotices/Group/Template talk:Editnotices[edit]

I'm planning to update the editnotice to retarget the link to account creators and add template editors, see Template talk:Editnotices/Group/Template talk:Editnotices. Since it's a very widely used editnotice I just want to check that no one minds if I do that? Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 13:55, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Edit notices on users' own user pages[edit]

{{Editnotice load}} was apparently designed to show red edit notice links on users' own edit pages. It relies on {{REVISIONUSER}} to return the current user inside system messages. But that doesn't appear to be working anymore; indeed, Special:ExpandTemplates shows that {{REVISIONUSER}} produces no output in the MediaWiki: namespace. Is there another way to get the current user? If not, would it be acceptable to just show the red links for all user pages? – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 22:01, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't think there's a way to get the current user. I think we should show the link for all user pages. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:09, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
It was written to exploit a bug in {{REVISIONUSER}}. That bug was fixed when MediaWiki 1.18 was deployed in September or October 2011, at which point anything that had been written in a manner that relied on that bug will have stopped "working". Please see Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 93#.7B.7BREVISIONUSER.7D.7D not working all the sudden; there are several other related threads in the VPT archives from October/November 2011. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:57, 20 January 2014 (UTC)