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Bug 989 - Feature Request: Make the "This is only a Preview..." message harder to miss
Feature Request: Make the "This is only a Preview..." message harder to miss
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
PC Windows XP
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-12-03 17:54 UTC by spaldingfernando
Modified: 2010-05-15 14:36 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description spaldingfernando 2004-12-03 17:54:50 UTC
Curerntly this message shows in red text, but that is not enough to make me always 
notice it.  I would prefer something like very large, red, flashing text.
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2004-12-05 00:13:05 UTC
Yuck! I would strongly disagree with this; having something *too* garish would
put people off using the preview button, when we actually want it to be used *as
much as possible*, to avoid annoying mistakes. Besides which, if you clicked the
button marked "Show preview", you get a preview, surely that's obvious (OK, you
might forget, but really, that's not the software's fault). 

That said, maybe it would be OK to make it a little larger - or perhaps if it
were styled with a CSS class, rather than HTML elements, you could override it
with all sorts of over the top styling in your personal CSS
([[User:<name_of_user>/<name_of_skin>.css]]).
Comment 2 spaldingfernando 2004-12-06 04:10:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Yuck! I would strongly disagree with this; having something *too* garish would
> put people off using the preview button, when we actually want it to be used *as
> much as possible*, to avoid annoying mistakes. Besides which, if you clicked the
> button marked "Show preview", you get a preview, surely that's obvious (OK, you
> might forget, but really, that's not the software's fault). 
> 
> That said, maybe it would be OK to make it a little larger - or perhaps if it
> were styled with a CSS class, rather than HTML elements, you could override it
> with all sorts of over the top styling in your personal CSS
> ([[User:<name_of_user>/<name_of_skin>.css]]).

But it's precisely when doing multiple previews that I'll forget to finally save
it.  I agree it's not the software's fault.  It's strictly a matter of making
the software compensate for habituation of a user.
Comment 3 Toby Bartels 2005-01-11 19:22:44 UTC
This should properly be in <nowiki><p class = "error">...</p></nowiki>. When
that is done, then you will be able to adjust your CSS file to display it
however you like.
Comment 4 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-04-09 04:53:06 UTC
<marquee><blink><font size="+200">I'm going to mark this as WONTFIX since there
seems to be a general acceptance of the current discreetness of this
message.</font></blink></marquee>
Comment 5 Toby Bartels 2005-04-10 17:02:41 UTC
Where is the "general acceptance of the current discreetness of this message"? 
I don't think that anybody (besides Spalding Fernando) wants it to blink.  But
it should still be done properly with CSS, so that people can set it to display
however works best for them.

Doing the preview warning with proper CSS instead of deprecated HTML font markup
is a pretty fair feature request that is supported by the discussion here and
resolves the OP's problems.

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