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The Top link for the Talk: version of a page seems to disappear for and page that has Comments enabled. However if you type it in or use a Template that has a Talk Link in works fine.

How do I get the normal Talk link back without removing Comments? Mpheyse (talk) 13:42, August 20, 2012 (UTC)

I think you can have only one of the two - talk page or comments. Final Cannon Dyskusja 14:12, August 20, 2012 (UTC)
That's correct, article comments use the talk namespace (ns-1), so the two are mutually exclusive. It's impossible to have both at the same time. You can turn comments on/off in Special:WikiFeatures. 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 17:20 UTC, Mon, 20 August 2012
So then Why not overload the System Message for the "Comment" text where talk use to exist and simply include both.
For the Oasis Theme, change Oasis-page-header-comments From:
{{PLURAL:$1|Comment|Comments}} </a></li><li class="comments"><span class="commentsbubble"></span><a accesskey="t" title="Discussion about the content page" data-id="comment" href="{{localurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}}}">Talk</code>
I don't put a number in the bubble, as that would be expensive, and not having it sets it apart from the comment part. Ending and starting a new </li> tag gets another vertical bar element between the two. The rest is the normal Oasis theme talk element. Different Themes would need different variations on this. Mpheyse (talk) 23:20, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
Can this be made to work with WikiNavigation2.0? It doesn't seem to work with WikiNav2 -- ForestMonthZero (talk) 08:56, September 3, 2012 (UTC)
Not that I've figured out yet. The New system seems to squash all HTML tags without mercy. Making this much harder.Mpheyse (talk) 16:25, November 9, 2012 (UTC)

I personally don't like Comments because to my mind it has serious flaws:

  • It only allows replies to the original post — not to replies. Users of Admin status or higher can work around this by editing replies, but they shouldn't have to, and this kludge is not available to ordinary users.
  • It's not possible (so far as I know) to lock spammers out of the Comment system. In the Talk system, it's a simple matter of semi-protecting any talk page which is having such a problem.

For the above reasons, I've reverted the Fastmail wiki to the Talk system. — RobertATfm (talk) 12:10, August 28, 2012 (UTC)

Mpheyse: do you have a link to a working version of your suggested code, or is this just theory? I just tried your suggested code but what happened was all of it ended up as raw text inside of the comment button (rather than creating a new Talk button). I don't think MediaWiki:Oasis-page-header-comments is meant to handle HTML? 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 17:49 UTC, Sun, 02 September 2012
This WAS a working version As listed, But when the new Update hit, it mangles HTML tags preventing this from fixing this bug (which was not Fixed). I have not yet found a workaround. But I'm not yet giving up either.Mpheyse (talk) 16:25, November 9, 2012 (UTC)