Maybe icons could mark "quality/stable" versions in some contexts, but as
for each rating, I'd rather go with the text, or the text and the blue bars
or such. Any use of icons alone would be more confusing as readers wouldn't
know what they meant. Icons are really only good for yes/no fields.
From: "P. Birken" <pbirken(a)gmail.com>
Reply-To: Wikimedia Quality Discussions <wikiquality-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: "Wikimedia Quality Discussions" <wikiquality-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikiquality-l] Representation of 3 revision states
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:43:13 +0200
2007/4/25, R. S. Shaw <shaww(a)inbox.com>om>:
Use a (potentially) completely different set of
icons for helping
visualization of the settings of the ratings. In the current
setup where there are 3 dimensions of 5 values each, there would be a set
of 15 icon filenames (in a regular pattern, such as icon-depth-0,
icon-depth-1, etc) for each of the possible dimension x values. These
would _not_ replace the text of the value, but would be presented in
addition to that text, next to the text. Thus if X and Y are icons it
would look something like this:
Accuracy: X Draft level Depth: Y Stub
Exactly what these value-icons would be can be worked out over time, as
many possibilities. The idea is that they help the user who is
familiar with the system quickly see the setting, while the text helps the
user who is not familiar with a setting icon to understand the rating
I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. Is it something like
only with a more detailed set of icons?
If desired, in addition to the N value-icons in
the message box (or
instead), we could also present a _larger_ version of _one_ of
stability-icons. This icon represents the overall status of the revision
setting, either rated-but-not-meeting-minimums, or meets-minimums. It
should be a larger icon because it will be more visible, and does not have
to fit on a single line of a Version History listing.
I think I like that idea.
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