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This thread was archived on 8 April 2018 by JaydenKieran.

Wikipedia in 2013 gained a rather nice feature in the form of the Thanks extension. It's described more fully at wikipedia:WP:Notifications/Thanks, but in a nutshell, the idea is to put a "thank" button in edit histories, e.g. next to the undo button. Clicking it sends a little notification to the user responsible. It makes sense to be able to quickly give positive feedback to people, rather than only contacting editors when their edits are wrong in some way.

From a technical perspective, I don't think the Thanks extension is compatible with the RSW, as it depends on the Echo notification system. I don't know how straightforward it would be to rig up a similar system on a Wikia wiki, but if it's something that can be done, I think it would be worthwhile. GKFXtalk 12:20, April 8, 2018 (UTC)

Closed - I’ll explain my reasons for closing this immediately. First, any extensions that are installed on the wiki are the responsibility of Wikia and not us, we don’t have any control over that so even with or without community consensus, it’s unlikely that we’ll get something like this. Secondly, doing this in a way that would not require an extension would be pretty badly stitched together and would probably more or less just end up being something that people can transclude on a talk page. My suggestion is that you suggest this to Wikia at Special:Contact or community central. Bare in mind, the Echo and Thanks extensions require a version of MediaWiki much higher than Wikia’s, because they don’t bother updating. As this is not a technical possibility without looking awful, I don’t see the need for a continued discussion about this (though I agree - the feature would be nice) jayden 12:32, April 8, 2018 (UTC)