Proposal talk:Tidy up and simplify the warnings on the edit page

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Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:00, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This propoasal will have zero impact on non-editors, and will have a minor, but positive impact on editors. Anxietycello 16:19, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Just wanted to note my strong support for this proposal. The present information layout is very cluttered and noisy. I have to admit, that even though I have been editing for quite a while now, I have paid almost no attention to the warning on top of the summary bar so far. I like the proposed layout – the dark box draws attention much better. I also like the fact, that the edittools box would be closer and more accessible. The actual content of the new warnings will need more community discussion and thought, though. —Quibik 20:01, 18 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Strong support here for this format too. The bullet points are actually readable and skimmable, rather than the various different fonts and sized warnings that you just ignore. I have seen people argue that putting information like that in a box can isolate it and make it easier for people to avoid (subconsciously or otherwise). However, I don't believe in 'tricking' users into reading text they're not expecting - this allows them to see what they have to read, read it (if they choose) and know what they've read. Is this not something that can be changed in the MediaWiki namespace, or is it a skin-based change? Gboyers 18:49, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]