User talk:Quequotion

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Linking to subsections from edit summaries

When referring to article sections in edit summaries, you can use the [[#section]] format (If you want to refer to a section in a different article, e.g. when editing a discussion page, you can prepend the article: [[#article#section]]. For a few extra characters this allows anyone interested to directly jump to the section at hand. -- Alad (talk) 16:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Not sure why you are giving me above advice, as I have employed this many times in many edits. Perhaps cite a specific example of a time when I did not? quequotion (talk) 15:35, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Going over your last 2000 edits, I counted 12 (!) occurences where the edit summary included a link - and those 12 times were only because it was a page move and the links were automatically added by mediawiki. :/ If you want a specific example: [1]. -- Alad (talk) 15:43, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Indeed. But perhaps even simpler, when editing a section through its own "edit" link, the edit summary is prefilled with /* Section title */, which is rendered into a section link as well upon saving; your edit summaries seem to almost always (but not always) lose this syntax for some reason, perhaps it's due to how you're opening the sections for editing? -- Kynikos (talk) 15:10, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
You don't get a section title when you edit the whole page. Some edits span multiple sections (such as changing every case of "PKGBUILD" to {{ic|PKGBUILD}} or [[PKGBUILD]], in which case there is no appropriate section title to insert), or relocating a section from one area to another (in which case I usually typed out the section title myself).
In any case, far more of my edits have section title than don't--especially if you discount multiple-section edits and whole page edits (like redirections and archiving)--though I will admit I may have accidentally deleted a few. quequotion (talk) 15:35, 11 June 2019 (UTC)