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MoinMoin has the capability to use in-context comments to directly add some comment or additional information to the place you are commenting on, while still enabling the user to get a clean display of the page contens without the comments.

The edit bar has a toggle for the visibility of these comments.

(!) Just click on Comments to toggle the visibility (requires Javascript enabled in your browser).

The comments will usually be rendered slightly different from normal text (e.g. different colour), so the user can still see what is main content and what is a comment.

Inline comments


Diamonds are expensive. /* BTW, there are also inexpensive industrial diamonds. */ Their price depends on multiple factors: ...


Diamonds are expensive. Their price depends on multiple factors: ...

Comment sections


Some normal text.

{{{#!wiki comment
This is just a wiki parser using a div class="comment" to contain its output.
 1. first
 1. second
 1. ...

More normal text. }}}


Some normal text.

More normal text.

Hints for using comments

  • You need Javascript to toggle the visibility of the comments. If you don't have Javascript, see below.
  • You can set the visibility of comments in UserPreferences, the default is to not show comments (so you need to click on Comments to see them).

    • This default was chosen because the main intention of this feature is to have a clean page display.

    • You still have the choice of seeing everything without additional clicks (and hiding by using the toggle) by enabling Show comment sections on UserPreferences.

Additionally to the comments feature, there is also the "supplementation page" feature (see HelpOnConfiguration/SupplementationPage).