MediaWiki talk:Sidebar

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I suggest that you add[edit]

I suggest that you add * LANGUAGES above * SEARCH here. This because the links to other languages are currently hidden all the way at the bottom, often below where the end of the article text is, making it unnoticeable. This would hopefully help boost traffic to other language Wikinews a bit. Most of the time, there will be no “in other languages” box at all, because (as far as I’ve seen) there isn’t a whole lot of translation going on, and when there is a box, it will normally be maximum 4-5 lines. Jon Harald Søby 10:22, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Let's try it out and see how it goes. Cirt (talk) 12:58, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looked at it on a few pages and it looks fine to me, you are right, it is not obtrusive, IMO. Cirt (talk) 13:00, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Its ok on most places, but on the main page, where the search box is kind of important (that is the page that if people are going to search for something they are more likely to do it from), it kind of hides the search box. Anyways, I personally like it better below search, but don't have a strong opinion. 04:28, 6 September 2008 (UTC)(user:Bawolff)Reply[reply]
What about moving it to one below search? Anonymous101talk 09:13, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done, we'll try it out just below search, that is still higher up than it was previously. Cirt (talk) 10:05, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Search should always be "above the fold", even if it isn't a particularly great search engine. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:18, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move toolbox[edit]

{{editprotected}} * TOOLBOX needs to be added explicitly here above * LANGUAGES or else the list of interwiki links pushes down important links relevant to the particular page a reader is looking at. Adrignola (talk) 17:44, 11 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done Please seek consensus on the water cooler before asking for such a drastic change. — μ 12:59, 14 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Live Chat[edit]


Looks like Shakataganai removed the live chat for some reason-can we have it back?   Dotty••   19:26, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I tend to agree. Also may i ask why we capitalized the a in random article. Only the first letter is capitalized in everything else. (and if we really want to change the name for randompage, why not leave it as as randompage here, and just change mediawiki:randompage. That way if someone changes the language in their prefs, everything still gets translated). Bawolff 20:26, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The "A" in random article should definitely be downstyled. It sticks out like a sore thumb and I noticed it immediately. --SVTCobra 23:58, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I changed it back to the way it was originally (With exception to the archives link which i kept the way it was changed too) Bawolff 02:45, 2 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another One![edit]

{{editprotected}} On the new Vector skin, the title of the sections starts with lowercase-both wikinews and regions. They should be capitalised shouldn't they?   Dotty••   12:57, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Note due to the above edit, some people may encounter weirdness with the sidebar if they use customized css that styles the sidebar (The popular Datrio css skin being the prominent example). I fixed the appropriate css files, but people may need to do a hard refresh. (and if you have your own customized css in special:mypage/monobook.css, you'll need to change the capitalization of #p-regions, and #p-wikinews to #p-Regions, and #p-Wikinews). Cheers. Bawolff 01:46, 4 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

The current capitalization causes an inconsistency. The rest of the sidebar is written in sentence case capitalization (e.g. "Free use media upload") while "Main Page" is title case capitalization. Wikipedia writes it "Main page".--TheLazyDog (talk) 23:22, 21 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]