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Re: Deprecated/Non Standard Indications Within Listings

From: Mike Sierra <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 12:12:13 -0500
Message-ID: <CAECD240oHrwYpJRvU3UrkniN0oVeQqbJJ_NqyBNMbkAJndMk6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Cc: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, public-webplatform@w3.org, seb@desbenoit.net
Perhaps it needs more discussion before thinking about implementing. I
do think the ubiquitous flags are a turn-off that adds to the sense
that the site is less than reliable, but others may disagree or assign
a much lower priority.  I think wikis in general have extra UI
problems in appearing authoritative. However, if it's a good idea to
implement, then it applies to the other thread about top-level menus.
There can be an extra menu with useful authoring/editing links that
only appears when you're logged in.

--Mike Sierra

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:47 AM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like we need http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConditionalShow
> in order to implement your suggestion.
> ☆PhistucK
> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Mike Sierra
> <letmespellitoutforyou@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would definitely present the nonstandard icon on the target page,
>> not just in the links.
>> One other suggestion, though: present various red editorial flags only
>> if you're logged in to edit pages. Otherwise display a similar
>> "unverified" icon (along perhaps with "what does this mean?" link) if
>> certain flags are present that pertain to quality of content, as
>> opposed to less important "needs examples" flags. Casual readers might
>> otherwise be put off by the site's under-construction appearance.
>> --Mike Sierra
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