Cluttered position pages and other wiki problems
Thomas von der Elbe
ThomasvonderElbe at gmx.de
Thu Dec 13 05:17:25 EST 2012
Ok, I must admit, it is much better, cleaner and clearer now already!
But I would still like to go further.
* The discussion-tab is misleading imo, because it is *not* the place,
where you are supposed to discuss this position. I'd like to get rid of
it completely, and then the word "User page" could also go.
* The headline could be clearer. Instead of
"User:Frank-FlippityNet/Sys/p/sandbox" it could say something like "
Position of Frank-FlippityNet in Poll Sys/p/sandbox"
* "Navigation" could be gone, because it is already happening in the
poll-track. "last changes" and "search" could go to the "tools". And if
all the tools could be hidden in a drop down menu, this would be best.
My 2 cents,
What do you think?
On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 3:51, Michael Allan wrote:
> In our voice meeting on Monday, Thomas relayed feedback that the draft
> pages are too complex. I did some simpification today:
> * Changed the default skin to Vector, which is cleaner
> * Subdued the colour of the personal links (top right)
> * Removed redundant personal links (talk page, contributions)
> * Removed position summary (top of draft)
> * Reduced number of sidebar categories (left) from 4 to 3
> * Replaced search box with a plain search link (left)
> These changes were fairly easy and didn't remove anything that would
> offend an experienced wiki editor. How does it look?
> Two other wiki problems to be aware of: The fact box often vanishes.
> To get it back, use Refresh in the drop menu. It's an upstream bug:
> The Watch command in the drop menu fails. The upstream fix hasn't
> reached us yet: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34469
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