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Remove or move About, Discussion, Help links from media viewer panel
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From: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Media_Viewer/About

I hate the About | Discussion | Help links
They look like they go to some page related to the image, like the image description and talk page. But instead they go to the Media Viewer pages and that's extremely counter-intuitive.

There is some logic to that. Do we still need these links ? Perhaps we should move them into the Settings panel of MMV ?

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TheDJ created this task.Apr 28 2016, 12:57 PM
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Jdlrobson triaged this task as Low priority.Apr 28 2016, 5:13 PM
Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.Apr 28 2016, 5:30 PM

The link used to say "About Media Viewer", I'm not sure that did much to prevent the confusion though.

T77760 has some mockups which would IMO make more sense than the current setup (putting about/help in the settings menu is a standard choice, used by e.g. Google, Facebook, Github). Antoher option is T77846#831039.

IMO the discussion link can be dropped; that page is mostly just trolling and misplaced questions about specific images, nowadays. A bug report link pointing to Phabricator would probably make more sense.

Nirzar claimed this task.Apr 28 2016, 8:12 PM
Nirzar added a comment.EditedMay 12 2016, 1:34 AM

I totally agree. I was proposing a more structured footer for articles and that also seems to be more appropriate place for these links. anything else than precious drawer space :)

Mock

Nice footer! If there is room to proceed with this, I am happy to start some conversation around it.

simon04 moved this task from Backlog to Design on the MediaViewer board.Jun 10 2019, 7:00 AM
Tgr removed a subscriber: Tgr.Jul 9 2019, 6:03 PM