Axel Boldt wrote:
* the "Recently changed pages" shouldn't
extend over two lines. Either
put it in one line, or go back to "Recent Changes" as Magnus
I second Magnus's desire. 'Recent Changes' is self-explanatory, and has a
history with us. It's also shorter.
* In the bottom line, you have "Wikipedia
Home" and "About Wikipedia".
That could be streamlined a bit.
Right, I think 'Home' and 'About' are widely used on the web to such an
that people will know what they mean: the home page of *this* site, and 'about'
*this* site. Saying 'wikipedia' again is redundant, I think.
* How about a link in the bottom line saying
"Edit this page"? Just to
drive the point home. Most new arrivals won't click on a boring
"About" link, but "Edit this page" sure sounds interesting...
I agree that 'Edit this page' should be prominent. In the early days,
we made it more prominent by saying "<i>You</i> can edit this page
right now!" or something like that. This is the most important thing
for newcomers to know, I think. :-)
* Similarly, in the side bar, I'd change
"Edit page" to "Edit this
page", because that's the real surprising part. Not only can you
edit *a* page, like you can on many sites, but you can edit *this
Yes! That's the astonishing thing about wikipedia. The people running it
must be crazy. *I* can edit *this page* right *now*? No way! Let me try
that... oh, hey, it works... :-)