[Foundation-l] Alternating sitenotices is kinda confusing

Mike.lifeguard mikelifeguard at fastmail.fm
Tue Apr 14 17:39:21 UTC 2009

So far as I know, this is solved by givine each centralnotice a
different id (which is how they're identified to be hidden - or at least
that was the case in the past). Should be easy to do.


On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 09:56 -0700, Robert Rohde wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > 2009/4/14 Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net>:
> >> That's okay, my previous reply was a little snarky itself. I don't know
> >> that we have a perfect solution, but I think the mixed messages are
> >> worth fixing.
> >
> > Agreed, and this is an issue that will occur again when we have
> > overlapping important announcements. My intuitive take is that
> > stacking messages, or moving them into different places, aren't
> > scalable solutions. It might be desirable to have a minimal "tab"
> > interface to switch between multiple active notices. We'll kick around
> > some ideas, but if anyone wants to create mock-ups or make
> > suggestions, please do :-)
> There is also a related issue that dismissing ANY central notice
> results in hiding all central notices for 7 days.  I think having
> multiple simultaneous notices would be less of a problem if one could
> dismiss or collapse them individually.
> As it is, there are people who have never seen the licensing
> notification because they closed the Wikimania box before the
> licensing message was posted.
> -Robert Rohde

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