Whonix wiki comments will soon be possible

Comments below Whonix wiki pages will soon be possible. Here is a screenshot how it approximate will look like:


The comments field can be added below Random News.


  • Allow quick and dirty feedback by users.
  • Anyone can comment. Even anonymous users. Unless it becomes a burden due to spam.
  • Posting (unencoded) external links may be restricted to discourage spam.


  • User support. These will be redirected to the forums.
  • A free speech platform. (limitations on free speech in Whonix forums)
  • Immortalization. A posted comment doesn’t grant the right to remain there forever.

So there is need for a summary/introduction text which explains “comments will be deleted” and a link to a yet to be created Wiki Comments Policy page.

Technically implemented by using https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Comments.

So there is need for a summary/introduction text which explains “comments will be deleted”

Comments will be deleted after some time. Specifically after comments have been addressed in form of wiki enhancements. See Wiki Comments Policy.

That text could be added on the https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Footer page below " This is a wiki. Want to improve this page? Help is welcome and volunteer contributions are happily considered! See Conditions for Contributions to Whonix, then Edit! IP addresses are scrubbed, but editing over Tor is recommended. Edits are held for moderation.",




At first I was thinking it will be spam magnet until I read this:

I think it’s worth giving a chance. We might be surprised by the good that comes of it.

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Administrator is not enough somehow to delete comments. Needs a new wiki user right. Will add.

Tweaked a wiki setting. Comments are now visible in https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges so we can keep track on them, reply and/or delete effectively.

Using this as default avatar (not supported (yet or ever)) to use a custom one for comments.

Based on https://www.whonix.org/wiki/File:Deep-web-1106648640.jpg - just resized to the required 50px. Some image that @TNT_BOM_BOM used as preview image for some site. :slight_smile:

(setting $wgCommentsDefaultAvatar)


Wooh spooky :smiley:

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