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Hi! I am the administrator of the Czech MA. I have a question - is there a way to make people fill the "edit summary" field? Perhaps the article won't save withou the field filled...? --JemHadar 10:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Alas, no. Just user training. -- Sulfur 12:01, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm trying but... sometimes it is very futile :) --JemHadar 12:52, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, the best you can do is make a recommendation in your guidelines. ;) - Adm. Enzo Aquarius...I'm listening 13:20, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
I know this issue is a couple of weeks old, but in the "Editing" section of "My Preferences" there is a "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary" field. Would it be possible for the original poster to make this option checked by default? This wouldn't solve the issue completely, but it would probably cut down on the problem. --Topher 04:39, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

That's a good question. Would it be possible? :) --JemHadar 14:24, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

On the other hand, a mandatory summary might just lead to more gems like this one: For the love of carnage and discord, I plunder like a four-year old on a sugar rampage!!!. (Yeah, I'm looking at you, Shran! :)) -- Cid Highwind 13:49, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
I am currently going through the Voyager episodes looking for any episodes lacking a decent summary. If need be, I will watch the DVD while editing the page to make it as detailed as possible. While I am watching the DVD, I will capture images from the disk (reformat them) and place them in the summary. I will try to use the recently edited episode "The Cloud" as a timplate for photo placment but of course, anyone is free to move them around to make look better.– Editor3000 14:35, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Editor3000, I think you misunderstand. "Edit summary" refers to the the text bar located on the edit screen right above the "This is a minor edit"/"Watch this page" check boxes/the "save page", "Show preview", "show changes" buttons. The general idea with the summary bar or field is there so you can describe the gist of what your contribution included. See Memory Alpha:Always fill summary field. --Alan 15:05, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

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