On Monday 21 May 2007 14:42:17 Joerg Baach wrote:
following the discussions and layouts that we have had
over the last
weeks Frank Linnenschmidt has come up with the following approach for
the integration of the text and icons for the FlaggedRevs. He has
designed icons for the german approach, but those should be pretty much
reusalbe for other settings as well:
- a page header with the 'approved' icon
I like it and the place where it is located at too.
However we need to keep in mind that the same corner is being used by some
Wikipedias for displaying data:
a) The geographical coordinates of places. So we probably will have to
convince people that placing such data outside the content frame is evil (and
some Wikipedians already are saying so without knowing the details of this
feature here). A better place for geograhical coordinates would probably be
the right corner below the title bar.
b) Icons in order to indicate featured and good articles are located there
too. So we need to take that in account too that both elements can coexist
there in a non-confusing way. This means IMHO that both icons maybe should
have the same size and maybe use a similar color and style scheme (the
featured article icon for example is as quasi standard throughout all
if you would click on the icon, a box would unfold:
Well it is nice and concise but I have some questions:
How could it avoid hiding parts of the article content such as images and
boxes which are placed below the title in the right corner by default in
virtually every article? I don't want to encourage people moving things in
articles around just for avoiding some potential visual problems (we already
have problems with people that are abusing Wikipedia as a browser
encyclopedia with lots of workarounds and whatnot in order to optimize
articles for certain browsers in a certain resolution only).
The box for actual flagging of the pages would not
need any changes in
his opinion, and could stay the way that Aaron designed them.
As I already wrote: I dislike the box. It is too complicated and everytime I
have to block an article in Wikipedia I feel uncomfortable with the
interface. Please make radio buttons (and check boxes) in case there are more
than one binary flagging option (defined in settings) and a single "apply"
button in case there is one option only (also depending on user's flagging