Last modified: 2013-06-27 22:30:03 UTC
On Special:Special pages
* Users and rights
Well some of these, like
would be better titled
* My preferences
Even when one is the Sysop, it turns out that 'change password' is also really jist 'change my password'.
On the other hand, 'user contributions' is not just 'my contributions'.
These all need to be untabgled via proper 'My's prepended if applicable.
Should be fairly easy.
It does say My Preferences on Special:Specialpages, and User Contributions doesn't say my anywhere...
(In reply to comment #3)
> It does say My Preferences on Special:Specialpages
On the very top, yes:
My talk My preferences My watchlist My contributions
But not in the middle under "Users and rights". There it just says "Preferences".
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Under "Users and Rights", it does say "My Preferences", "My watchlist", etc. At least for me.
Indeed it does... only for the English Wikipedia, not for Mediawiki!
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Still the same...
on the English Wikipedia, still seems like it is right to me.
Yes it does on the English Wikipedia, and yes that is very good.
However this bug tracking system is for the MediaWiki software, not just English Wikipedia.
Therefore my wish is that this feature of the English Wikipedia be "backported" into the MediaWiki Software.
Hence I file this bug on the bug tracker of the Mediawiki Software.
[[MediaWiki:Preferences]] is created locally, which can be backporting.
But the "my" from the personal bar was removed, so this maybe is not a good idea to have it in core.
'Your' or 'own' would probably make more sense the context of interacting with the software. It's talking to us. We're talking to it.
Apparently we've all gone insane, but at least it's not inside our heads as part of us yet. Is it?
I think that most uses of "My" in a label indicates poor information design. It's a crutch that people use when they've done a poor job at organizing information. Perhaps they got so used to it from it's use in Microsoft Windows, but in a sea of links, having a few be prefixed with "My" is just sloppy.
That's not to say that the use of "Me" is inferior to "You", we just need to organize things so that information that has to do with the user in particular is together and clearly distinguishable from everything else.