[Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Tue Dec 4 08:52:17 UTC 2012

Zack Exley wrote:
> We just were playing around with the hover banners to see what kind of
> effect they might have. They're not up now. And probably won't come back.

Your comment reminds me of discussions from earlier this year with the
Editor engagement experiments (E3) team about treating Wikimedia users as
colleagues, not as customers.[1]

The auto-expand banners were unacceptable. As I'm currently viewing
en.wikipedia.org, the banners _continue_ to block portions of the page
content as I scroll down the page. This is also unacceptable.

Enough "playing around." You're annoying readers and editors alike with
these banners.


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Experiments

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