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I see }} }} somewhere in the Main Page. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:10, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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Capitalization rules consistency[edit]

The top blue "Welcome to Wikinews" bar is the only place where Wikinews uses title case capitalization (e.g. "Our Mission"). Furthermore, it is inconsistent with the text row itself ("Copy us" is sentence case capitalization, not title case capitalization). I suggest that sentence case capitalization be applied there just as it is on all Wikimedia projects ("Report breaking news" for example). --TheLazyDog (talk) 03:52, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Another small detailed, I just noticed that "Main Page" should be renamed "Main page" as well.--TheLazyDog (talk) 03:54, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Well, "Main Page" versus "Main page" doesn't seem to matter particularly since one redirects to the other and neither appears when looking at the page. I tend to agree about the title case on the bar, though of course several of those don't change because the only later word is "Wikinews". --Pi zero (talk) 05:05, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I've edited the relevant template for the main page, just needs sighted once someone else has cast an eye over it. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:28, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you. That looks much better now.
  • I was just referring to the Wikipedia sidebar, where every text string is sentence case capitalized, including "Main page". However, the main page itself is named "Main Page". I guess the sidebar text string could be edited then? --TheLazyDog (talk) 21:43, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Probably. I'd expect it to be somewhere in MediaWiki: space. --Pi zero (talk) 22:16, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I think I found it. "mainpage|mainpage" should become "mainpage|Main page" to fix this minor issue.--TheLazyDog (talk) 23:30, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, cool. Only... now that I'm looking at the page, I suspect it's not that simple. If the second part of that line were really what one wants to change, wouldn't its preexisting value be what we see now? A more common pattern would be, I think, that each of those strings is naming another page in MediaWiki: space where the corresponding value is to be found. My guess is that "Main Page" is some sort of default, if the appropriate MediaWiki: page doesn't exist. But I'd really like to find an example somewhere to show what I ought to be doing, so I don't blunder about in the dark changing MediaWiki: pages and wondering why it doesn't do what I thought it would. --Pi zero (talk) 00:17, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, I've fixed it. I don't entirely understand why what I did fixed it, but it is fixed. Basically, I noticed that the sidebar at Commons says "Main page", and imitated what their MediaWiki:Sidebar did with that line. It seems to be getting the description now from MediaWiki:Mainpage-description; only, I'd expected to have to create that page, and instead it seems to be there without actually being there. --Pi zero (talk) 00:29, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you very much, that's much better now.--TheLazyDog (talk) 02:19, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

"Article" should be "Main Page"[edit]

The top tabs on the Main page are "Article", "Collaboration", "Read", "Edit", "Add comment" and "View history". I think it doesn't make a lot of sense that the Main page is named "Article". We should rather name it "Main Page", just like on Wikipedia, Wiktionary, etc.--TheLazyDog (talk) 02:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Mm. Kind of a tall order. I gather we're not supposed to use page-specific css, MediaWiki:Common.css/Main Page. I suppose it could be done with an opt-out gadget, hooked into MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition.
One wonders how Commons [...] achieves the effect. --Pi zero (talk) 02:32, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm not seeing "Add comment" (and would hope not to :P) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 02:50, 22 January 2015 (UTC)