Talk:Main Page/Archives/2020

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Shouldn't there be a link to SRG on the frontpage?

Could someone add a link to SRG under "Cross-wiki issues" on the front page? We already have a link to Checkuser and other related Steward tasks. Adding a link to SR would also be good. I always have a hard time finding SRG as I can never remember its name. Þjarkur (talk) 23:10, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

@Þjarkur: Added. Sorry for the delay. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:24, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Strong objection

I strongly object to these deletions and request comment on the topic. EllenCT (talk) 00:17, 12 March 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)

Fixing translate links

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

<translate><!--T:14--> Requests</translate>
</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)
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)

Featuring movement strategy more prominently on the main page?

It strikes me as strange that the movement strategy doesn't feature on the main page at all (other than the current events section when a related meeting is happening), despite being the largest "meta" thing that's currently ongoing. There is a link to the mission and vision in the header, but not to the strategic direction, even though in practice that has a much larger impact on everyone's work; and there is no mention of how / where / when to get involved in the ongoing transition process (other than some current events, but many strategy events are actually not listed there, plus the first step of getting involved is organizing such an event, as these are typically bottom-up things, and there is there is no prompt about that or information on where to go).

I admit my immediate reason is somewhat selfish as I always open meta's main page when I want to navigate to the strategy pages and I'm always annoyed that I don't find any link here, but maybe I'm not the only one who'd expect such an important set of conversations to be displayed more prominently. --Tgr (talk) 05:34, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

@Tgr: I think having a section devoted to this in a more permanent way than listings in the current events template is a good idea, however as I mentioned above in other sections, this page sees fairly little traffic so I'd suggest opening up a section at babel to get feedback from a larger number of contributors; best regards,
𝒬𝔔 22:20, 17 November 2020 (UTC)