Help:Extension:LiquidThreads

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LiquidThreads is a new discussion system for MediaWiki, that adds forum-like features to discussion pages.

This page is still developing, I'm just adding the basics :)

Basics

Posting a new discussion

To post a new discussion, click on the "Start new discussion" link at the top of the discussion page.

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Adding a reply

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To add a reply to a thread, click on the "Add a reply" link at the bottom of a thread.

Once you have clicked on this button, a form will load allowing you to enter your reply.

When you are done, click "Save" to save your reply.

Searching past discussions

To search past discussions on a page, use the search box at the top of the page.

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Editing a post

To edit a post, move your mouse over the post, then move it over the arrow to the right of the menu. Then, click "Edit".

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Viewing thread history

To view the history of a thread, click on the "History" link to the right-hand side of the thread's header.

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You can navigate between changes made to threads, and view the thread as it existed at certain points of time.

Refactoring

Moving a post to a new position

You can move a post to a new position on the page with drag-and-drop. To activate this for a post, click on "Drag to a new location" under the "More" menu.

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Once you've clicked on this, you can drag the thread to a new location.

Writing a thread summary

To write or edit a thread summary, click on the "Summarize" option, to the right of the section heading.

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Administrative Tasks

Toggling LiquidThreads on a page

To activate LiquidThreads on a specific page on a wiki where LiquidThreads is opt-in, add {{#useliquidthreads:1}} to the page's source code. To deactivate LiquidThreads on a specific page on a wiki where LiquidThreads is opt-out add {{#useliquidthreads:0}} to the page's source code.

Removing a post

To remove a post, edit it, and remove all of its content. If it has no replies with content in them, then it will not be shown. The previous content of the post will still be available in its page history.

As an administrator, you can delete individual posts. To do this, move your mouse over the post, and then over the arrow on the toolbar. Then, select "Delete" from the options.

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Restoring a post

To restore a previously-removed post, you should view the thread's history, and find the revision before that thread was removed. [TBC]