Proposal:Article Short-Summaries

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation



Summary

Each page will have a short description of the topic in its metadata that can be displayed when hovering over links to the article from other pages


Proposal

Pages will have a short description of the entire article stored (for example, the page for Bleach's description could be "A bleach is a chemical that removes colors or whitens, often via oxidation.") When hovering over a link, its description will be displayed next to the mouse.


Motivation

Key Questions

What character limit should be used for short descriptions? For existing pages, what should be used for the summary?

  • can we use the same sort of description that would appear on a disambiguation page?

Potential Costs

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Community Discussion

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Sounds like a good idea, as long on the size limit is kept small. It would make surfing and searhcing easier, and avoid clicking on links to similar names articles on a different subject.

Want to work on this proposal?

  1. Vibhijain 14:56, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
  2. .. Sign your name here!