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Moved from User talk:Steinsplitter. —Mono (how to reply) 02:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC) Hi, let's talk about the buttons on the main page.

The change I made did a couple of things:

  • Fixed this layout problem
  • Added an intuitive contact us button. (Buttons are much better than links for demonstrating to new users that an action can be taken.)
  • Retained the upload button for logged in users

I was working on a way to only show the upload button to logged in users, meaning there would be 3 buttons at most visible at any time.

Does that sound like an acceptable solution to you?

Thanks, —Mono (how to reply) 19:56, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, There is a contact us link in the sidebar, i don't see the need to flood otrs with too much mail and i don't see the need to have two upload buttons on the mainpage. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:01, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
There are 22 links in the sidebar and they all look the same, not counting language links. We could definitely replace the upload button with a contact us button. However, it makes sense to me to have a upload button in the 'Participating' section because that is the most obvious way to participate in Commons. —Mono (how to reply) 20:04, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
One upload button on the Main Page is imho enough (users are not blind) and no need for a contact us button, why a such button? --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:06, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
There is a need, it's very difficult to find that page among the 22 links in the sidebar. Plus, buttons are much better than links for demonstrating to new users that an action can be taken. —Mono (how to reply) 18:48, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Imho no need ;) I suggest you start a discussion on Talk:Main page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:03, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Moved from User talk:Steinsplitter. —Mono (how to reply) 02:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Odd results Bing vs Google[edit]

I had occasion to throw "wikimedia commons" into Bing and was suprised at the top result. It was for this site but one of the sub categories offered was an eyebrow raiser. Curious I tried the search with Google and got the same top result and most of the same sub categories. There was one major difference. Why does Bing identify "Penis" as a major sub category for Wikimedia Commons? Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:31, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

@Saffron Blaze: That's odd. Maybe we should no index that category? —Mono (how to reply) 00:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
@Mono: But it needs a community wide discussion. Pinging Trijnstel for opinion. Jee 03:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Do we understand why it is happening? If not, no-indexing the category would be premature ejaculation. It could simply be Microsoft thinks Commons is a bunch of dicks? Saffron Blaze (talk) 04:17, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Link to Category:Media needing categories[edit]

Why not add a link to Category:Media needing categories with a short explanation to the Participating section? It's one major way of participating, and more categorizers are always needed. --Jonund (talk) 17:30, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

There is already a direct link to it under Category:Unidentified subjects. Isn't it enough? Jee 17:39, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


These three links at the top right need more space between them, as they are currently showing up (to me, on FF 17.0.9 for Linux) as all "one word". Suggest inserting either non-breaking spaces or vertical bar characters to separate them. - dcljr (talk) 23:29, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

@User:Dcljr I've increased the padding between these elements. Can you see if that works for you now? --99of9 (talk) 00:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Definitely separates the items, but now perhaps by too much! I think "0.5em" (or even "0.3em") should suffice, since the padding is applied on both sides of each item. - dcljr (talk) 02:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, 0.5 it is. --99of9 (talk) 00:37, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Looks fine here. - dcljr (talk) 23:27, 15 July 2014 (UTC)