Template talk:Dashboard.wikiedu.org assignment

Linking to article contributions


@Sage (Wiki Ed), I think this message could be improved by including a link directly to the article contributions made by the student editor. E.g. for something like here, the message would have "Student editor(s): Alyssalego (article contribs)" rather than just "Student editor(s): Alyssalego". Would this be possible to implement? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 16:20, 16 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Yes, I think adding that would work without breaking anything. The Dashboard looks for the beginning of the template that includes the course identifier, and then the closing braces at the end of the template, and replaces everything in between (whenever an additional student editor is added). But it does not depend on the rendered content of the template, so feel free to make a change like that. Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:11, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Sage (Wiki Ed), I've implemented the code in the sandbox here.
In the case of multiple editors being assigned to the article, it only links the first one, but it would be a lot more complicated to try to capture multiple, given that the template (unfortunately) does not use separate parameters for each editor. And it's a start.
Let me know if it looks good to you, and I can proceed to implementation if there are no issues. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:50, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
I didn't spot before that the article contribs link goes to toolforge... I'm not sure whether that will get caught by an edit filter for new users, so adding that to the template might stop many of the edits that add the template from successfully going through (unless the edit filter that blocks external links has an exception for the toolforge domain). Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:27, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hmm, @Suffusion of Yellow, I know you work with edit filters a lot. Would you happen to know what filter this is (I'm never quite sure how to search for them) and whether it would be likely to be tripped or not? And if so, would using {{URL}} or something allow us to get around that issue? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:32, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
I can't think of any specific (disallowing or warning) filter that would stop just one addition of an external link to toolforge. If I'm forgetting something, an exception can be made for users editing through oauth applications. Are you perhaps thinking of the CAPTCHA? Weirdly, toolforge.org is not on MediaWiki:Captcha-addurl-whitelist, though perhaps it should be. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 23:45, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
OK, now adding links to toolforge.org should no longer trigger a CAPTCHA. I still can't think of any filter that would cause a problem. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 01:33, 20 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, Suffusion! I think it's reasonably safe to implement now, so I'll go ahead and do so. If we find that it's triggering any filters we can just roll it back. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 04:25, 20 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Where, exactly, is this template supposed to be placed?


The doc gives conflicting advice on template placement. First it says "For placement at the bottom of article talk pages of articles that are being worked on..." while later it says "For placement in the header section of article talk pages of articles that are being worked on by..." Talk pages are already confusing enough for inexperienced editors as it is. Grayfell (talk) 01:45, 7 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

The latter was buried in the TemplateData, so I'm not surprised it didn't get changed. I have done so now. Primefac (talk) 08:23, 7 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Great, thank you. Grayfell (talk) 01:23, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply