Automatic edit summaries are created by the MediaWiki software for certain actions. These summaries appear in recent changes, page histories, and contributions lists, unless you provide your own edit summary.
Auto edit summaries exist for five different actions, if the user fails to provide an edit summary:
- Blanking a page
- Replacing most of a page with other text
- Creating a new page (the first 200 characters of the article appear in the summary)
- Creating a redirect
- Reverting a revision
Also, when you use section editing, the section title will appear in the edit summary box in light grey text between comment tags, and used as your summary unless you alter or replace it.
How do I customize/disable automatic edit summaries?Edit
Auto edit summaries can be customized by administrators by creating/editing the following messages:
|Action of the user||Page||Example|
|Blanked entire page||MediaWiki:Autosumm-blank||Removing all content from page|
|Replaced entire page with new text||MediaWiki:Autosumm-replace||Replaced content with "The cat sat on the mat"|
|Created a new page||MediaWiki:Autosumm-new||New page|
|Created a redirect||MediaWiki:Autoredircomment||Redirected page to Help:Contents|
|Reverted a past revision||MediaWiki:Undo-summary||Undo revision 1012719 by Username (talk)|