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- don't think it is a good wiki convention to confuse external links with internal wiki links.
- don't think it is a good idea to immediately send people to other websites.
I have to admit to lapsing into more traditional approaches to web linking. Particularly with prominently placed items like the site notice. The little wikified external link icon only adds to visual noise, from my perspective. Wondering if we could come to some sort of acceptable mid-point by replacing the external links with their respective graphical icons?
That would be fine for twitter and facebook - and I think that we don't need the links to occupy portland or wallstreet - they are noise and can be found on the occupy portland page.
Last edit: 15:07, 2 October 2011
Sounds good. I'll put up the icons for fb & t, and leave to your discretion on how to link the op & ows websites. My personal preference is with the non-wikified links, but will not revert if you change them to wiki links.
The current sitenotice is a little long. Can we shorten it? I agree that Occupy Portland is a big enough deal to be an exception to the sitenotice's usual purpose of internal PortlandWiki announcements, but I don't think we need to go overboard with it when we have a page set aside for going into detail. Would this be appropriate?
Short and sweet, with intriguing language that will interest people into clicking to the Occupy Portland page for more information.
On the Occupy Portland page, we could very prominently put all the external links up at the top of the page (Twitter, Facebook, OP site, etc). Thoughts?
Last edit: 19:22, 26 October 2011
Are there any objections to removing the Occupy Portland sitenotice entirely? My thoughts are that, its purpose as I see it as being to point Occupiers and other interested parties to the Occupy Portland pages, all those people will likely be entering PortlandWiki via either the homepage or the Occupy Portland pages directly anyway. So a sitenotice on all pages serves little purpose other than possibly bringing more visibility to Occupy Portland (which I think we probably have enough of at this point, given the homepage).
Also I am coming back to my original thought that the sitenotice should probably be reserved for urgent PortlandWiki-related announcements most of the time. I do personally feel that Occupy Portland is important enough to be an exception to that rule for a while, but I'm thinking a few weeks is enough time to get the word out about our pages about it.
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