[Wikimedia-l] Featuring the edit tab in Vector (by making it red)

Andrew Gray andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
Fri Jan 11 09:34:06 UTC 2013

One important thing to bear in mind: the top-of-article "edit" tab is not
the only way into the article. Many new contributors go straight in through
section-edit links. Indeed, an awful lot of them *only* see the
section-edit links and never notice the edit tab at the top, or don't
realise what it means.

(One of the most common OTRS queries is some variant on "how do I edit the
first section")

As a result, a few other things we could try A/B testing:

* adding a top-section [edit] link for some users (already a preferences
* highlighting section-edit links in some way
* moving their positioning (eg, to beside the header text, as is done on
* switch "edit" to "improve" or "contribute"

All of these should be fairly simple and low-impact, except for the fourth
one - which could be quite confusing given that all our literature & help
pages talk about "edit" tabs :-)

- Andrew.

On Wednesday, 9 January 2013, Jan Kučera wrote:

> Hi there,
> everybody speaks here about editor retention and how we dont know the
> reasons for editing decline. What about highlighting the the edit tab some
> special color (maybe red) like this:
> http://postimage.org/image/u7060y3bf/
> Kozuch
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- Andrew Gray
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