Last modified: 2005-12-11 00:37:36 UTC
There's a lot of discussion on webpagesthatsuck.com about wikipedia, but the
problem lies in wediawiki, and I thought I should mention it.
The fuss was about the fact that the same textbox is used for both jumping to an
article and searching; specifically that using the word "Go" can be confusing.
As extreme nerds, we can understand it right away, but many people den't have
that geek mentality.
As possible solutions, we could
*have two text boxes: one for jump to page and one for search, and have each
*Rename tho "Go" button (maybe "jump to article" or "go to article")
Renamed to "Jump", let's see how this works out.
Got reverted, you will have to go to the talk page to discuss this there yourself. Basically
anything to do with the appearance of the search form can be modified.
i don't think changing the text of the form is going to be enough. this problem
has been discussed in the past, and no-one's yet come up with a solution that
both preserves the functionality (because some people use both buttons), and is
less confusing to users. i think any solution would have to at least change the
way it's laid out.
The ''Go'' button is now in bold, that should be enough to
mark it as the default action :)
See also http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=577 for another possible