Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Mobile and apps/Turn off mobile talk view

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Turn off mobile talk view

  • Problem: At some point in I believe 2019, there was a special mobile web talk page view added, on by default on every talk page. I really do not like how this works, but I have to switch to normal view on every page.
  • Who would benefit: I'm sure a lot of people would like the old view. There are really annoying bugs only present in the "fancy" view like

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T241402 that make talk pages harder to use, and it's generally not a good feature.

  • Proposed solution: Option in settings to keep this view off when talk pages load.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: DemonDays64 (talk) 09:17, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I also suggested previously that page would be more useful if it displayed some indication of how recent &/or big each thread is, then you could decide whether to tap into an individual topic, or view them all together. I think one of the dev's has kindly made a phab ticket for that. However, for those who want to always go to the "read as wiki page" view, a preference toggle would be handy. There's hardly anything on the mobile pref's page, so shouldn't be any problem with settings overload there. Pelagic (talk) 12:02, 16 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]