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Fixing translate links

In the source code of the main page I saw the translation link is made as this:

Requests
</div><!-- end of heading -->
<div class="MainPage__block_contents">
<div class="floatright">{{Translate|Template:Main Page/Requests|+/-}}</div>
{{TNT|Main Page/Requests}}
</div><!-- end of contents -->

It would be nice if the hyphen-minus character is replaced by minus sign (−, U+2212) in such links, which would gain great visibility on screen. -- Great Brightstar (talk) 12:26, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

@Great Brightstar: just so you know, this page is not much watched. For proposed changes that are uncontroversial you can add {{edit protected}} to get sysop attention. For other changes you should first seek input at Meta:Babel and potentially initiate a Meta:RFC to gain consensus if neccesary.
𝒬𝔔 17:09, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
OK, I added it, so do you have rights to fix it? --Great Brightstar (talk) 07:29, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done It is a cosmetic change, not certain that I will call it fixing. Done for whatever difference it will make.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:06, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

About User Experience Consistency

In my limited yet relevant experience of contribution to Wikimedia Projects, I remain struck by the apparent lack of organisation between Initiatives. Of course, one understands, diving into great essays and discussions here, it is obvious that most questions have already been asked and answered.

But in the light of the Vector User Experience works and improvements, I would like to positively question the purpose/need for an inconsistent bold Welcome Message Font and header on this page. Not only is it slightly unpleasant to the eye, but it might, in my opinion, put off people from engaging further with what I deem is a fundamental part of the overall ethos at play across all projects. Should we consider a slightly sleeker landing page? What is your view? 5CR1PT (talk) 11:09, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

@5CR1PT: Since this page is little watched this really isn't the best place to start this discussion. As you can see in my other reply above, Meta:Babel is a better location to discuss this, and I suspect this is the kind of change that would need a successful Meta:RFC in order to be implemented.
𝒬𝔔 17:09, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@Quantocius Quantotius: OK thank you, I thought babel had been recommended over language/translation issues. 5CR1PT (talk) 17:45, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@5CR1PT: no worries, I can certainly understand how the name would be confusing, but as you can see from the header there, it is the general discussion forum for meta.
On a semi-related note your attempt to ping me failed because you have to add your signature and a new line at the same time you link the username of the recipient, see mw:Manual:Echo for more details, it's common mistake so hopefully you can help spread the knowledge around.
𝒬𝔔 21:01, 25 October 2020 (UTC)