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Latest comment: 2 years ago by Johanna Strodt (WMDE) in topic Thoughts

Any thoughts on this project? Please let us know here. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:36, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply


Hello, I missed the survey time but I will add some thoughts. Here are my Community Wishlist Survey entries: 1, 2. They received dozens of votes, though not sufficiently high enough for the team to act on. The entry documents all of the icon problems comprehensively, as well as some proposed solutions. (talk) 13:25, 12 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

I also missed the survey. I want to point out an existing bug around points which crosses 180th meridian still exists. You can see that illustrated in voy:Taveuni#See. It wraps around prime meridian instead of 180th meridian. There are several places on earth (e.g. Antarctica) which will present the same issue in this extension. It will be great to have this fixed. OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:42, 12 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
@OhanaUnited@: Thanks a lot to both of you. I have passed this on to the team. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:45, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. I just found the Phabricator tickets #. They are T144777, T195654 and T229174. OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:33, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
@OhanaUnited: Thank you! -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 06:37, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
@: Regarding the icon improvements, we are already working on phab:T302861 by updating to maki and making all those new icons available. It's not decided yet if we will go beyond that to add custom icons. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 06:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Johanna. Updating Maki will fix a small portion of Wikimedia's icon needs - I cannot stress enough that we need more icons and better icons for some. Flexibility with icon colors and marker shapes is important for legibility as well. (talk) 17:58, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
Google Maps is a good tool to compare to - we could use aquarium and casino icons like they have, in addition to about 50 other icons critical to Wikipedia that are missing icons both here and with the latest Maki. (talk) 18:00, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
Also! Take a look at en:Wikipedia:Mapframe maps in infoboxes. Evad37 and I have been working to allow mapframe maps to work in infoboxes on the English Wikipedia, and I made the right-hand column, where I indicated what the ideal icon would be for each marker, and whether it exists or not. Hopefully these red Xs will eventually all be checks! (talk) 18:08, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
@: Thanks a lot! I have passed this on to the team, and we're looking into it, but we'll see what we can do in the timespan of our project. Also thanks for the pointer to en:Wikipedia:Mapframe maps in infoboxes. We had discovered this page already and were very happy about it. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 07:17, 11 May 2022 (UTC)Reply