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Re: removing the purple box

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:47:19 -0400
Message-ID: <53478FF7.2020506@w3.org>
To: Eliezer Bernart <eliezer.bernart@gmail.com>
CC: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hey, folks–

There's another option, in addition to the ones Eliezer mentions:

* Change to the new flag system, and flip the flags manually for all the 
pages that aren't yet ready.

This would be a bit time consuming, but any other option is also going 
to take time to do (and expertise I'm not sure we have), and is likely 
to be somewhat buggy.

This option also gives us the opportunity to make an assessment of the 
state of various pages, so we can have a more complete list of all the 
pages that are done, are close to done, or that need more work.

I would be willing to spend a couple days doing this categorization and 
assessment, if others can help.

Regards-
-Doug

On 4/10/14 11:06 PM, Eliezer Bernart wrote:
> Hey folks,
>
> +1 to remove the purple box!
>
> It's been almost six months since we deployed the new Flags[1] in the
>  test Wiki[2]. For now almost everything looks fine [3], the only
> issue remaining is: How to set new flags based in the old ones?
>
> With Frozenice help, I wrote a simple script[4] using Semantic
> MediaWiki syntax to set the new flags based in the ones that we have.
> Looks great, until we edit the page for the first time. Once that the
> script do not "check" the options in form, when the user hits the
> Save button, all the flags goes way (or do not affect at all them).
>
> The reason is that the template section {{Flags}} is overwriting the
>  {{#set}} sentence.
>
> As we discussed last year, there are some ways to workaround:
>
> * Find a way to make SMW set the checkbox in the form
> * Keep the old  flags in the form, but display the new ones in the page
> * Build a script to set the new flags in the template and remove the old ones
> * More ideas?
>
> It's really great work on this again! Thank you!
>
> [1] http://docs.webplatform.org/test/Template:Flags [2]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2013Dec/0029.html
>
>
[3]
> http://docs.webplatform.org/t/index.php?title=css/properties/border-radius&action=formedit
>
>
[4]
> http://docs.webplatform.org/w/index.php?title=User:Eliezerb/FlagsRevamp&action=edit
>
>
>
>
> Eliezer
>
> @eliezerbernart eliezerb
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com
> <mailto:julee@adobe.com>> wrote:
>
> +1 - We have had the requirement that the visitor should be able to
> figure out whether the page is ready for consumption or needs
> further contributions. J
>
> ------------------- Julee Burdekin Content Strategist Adobe Web
> Platform @adobejulee julee@adobe.com <mailto:julee@adobe.com>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 4/9/14, 11:15 AM, "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org
> <mailto:schepers@w3.org>> wrote:
>
>> Hi, Jen–
>>
>> I'd be comfortable removing it once we deploy the new flags
>> template that indicates the stability of any given page.
>>
>> That needs to happen anyway, and Eliezer has done most of the work
>> needed. Let's talk about completing that.
>>
>> Regards- -Doug
>>
>>
>> On 4/9/14 2:10 PM, Jen Simmons wrote:
>>> I'd really like to remove the giant purple box that's on the top
> left of
>>> each mediwiki page. It's distracting and very loud. And I'm not
>>> sure that the information it's trying to convey is very clear for
>>> new
> users.
>>>
>>> This one:
> http://monosnap.com/image/nyvSDl1B8D0lf3ImeHlxI1LgHNahIg.png
>>>
>>> What needs to happen for us to be able to remove it? I know
> there's a
>>> concern that new users landing on random pages deep in the docs:
> 1) know
>>> that is is alpha, and 2) are invited to help improve the
> content, but
>>> again, I'm not convinced that this is really accomplishing those
> jobs.
>>>
>>> Could we just remove it? Or do we need to come up with
>>> replacements first?
>>>
>>> Jen
>>>
>>> Jen Simmons designer, consultant and speaker host of The Web
>>> Ahead jensimmons.com <http://jensimmons.com>
>>> <http://jensimmons.com> 5by5.tv/webahead
>>> <http://5by5.tv/webahead> <http://5by5.tv/webahead> twitter:
>>> jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>>>
>>
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