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Bug 1550 - Change wording of "Go" button to "Jump" or similar
Change wording of "Go" button to "Jump" or similar
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-02-17 13:05 UTC by dan
Modified: 2005-12-11 00:37 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description dan 2005-02-17 13:05:15 UTC
There's a lot of discussion on 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
glearly labled
*Rename tho "Go" button (maybe "jump to article" or "go to article")
Comment 1 Jeff Bonham 2005-02-17 13:10:53 UTC 
Renamed to "Jump", let's see how this works out. 
Comment 2 Jeff Bonham 2005-02-18 00:10:14 UTC
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. 
Comment 3 River Tarnell 2005-02-18 00:12:16 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-12-09 19:47:31 UTC
The ''Go'' button is now in bold, that should be enough to
mark it as the default action :)
Comment 5 Erik Moeller 2005-12-11 00:37:36 UTC
See also for another possible

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