How about a contest of sorts within the community? There are a lot of writers working on Wikipedia.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Patrick Reilly <> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Jon Robson <> wrote:
Have we got a copy text writer in the team/community or any copy text
Currently on the mobile site in beta mode [1] we have the text 'Type
your search here...' on the search box before you click on it. This
created (IMO) an interesting discussion [2].

Personally I think we have a chance to be more inspiring with the
words we use. It would be good to think more about this sort of thing
across mobile to strengthen the MediaWiki/Wikipedia brand.


Little things like copy text can make all the difference. 'I'm feeling
lucky' on Google for instance rather than 'Go to the top search
result' is fun and meaningful. Likewise we could imagine our 'Random'
button in the main menu saying 'Inspire me' or 'Surprise me'. Facebook
'What's on your mind?' in the update status box is much more
interesting than 'type your status here'.


Copy text has always been something that interests me so I'd be
interested if others have an expertise here...

You should take a shot at it too.

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