[Wikipedia-l] A slightly 'out there' suggestion for colour use

Karen AKA Kajikit kaji at labyrinth.net.au
Mon Aug 5 23:19:20 UTC 2002

The other day there was a minor debate about how many pages should be
devoted to fictional characters, and previously I've seen concern about
people making these pages for fictional things, and not adding anything
to differentiate them from the 'real world' articles. Sometimes it
really can get confusing - you may not know whether say Gulliver was a
real explorer or a fictional character. 

In paper encyclopedias they often use colour to help distinguish
sections, and I know that the new tables are going to use colour as a
feature, and the user pages have a pale coloured background to
differentiate them from the main articles. Why not make an option to put
a coloured header, or a coloured border, or a pale coloured background
onto the Fictional pages to help identify them? When you hit the random
button and landed up on a fictional page you'd see instantly by the pale
pink (or whatever colour was decided) background. 

I know that's yet another feature that you may not want, but I could see
it being very useful. 


Karen AKA Kajikit

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