Set $wgNoticeScroll to false on all Wikimedia wikis
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Author: matthew.britton

See r26879. I know it hasn't even gone live yet, but I thought I'd get in early here. Joke all you like, but a <marquee> tag is going too far; get rid of it.

Filing this under "MediaWiki" since there doesn't seem to be an option for the CentralNotice extension.

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Severity: enhancement


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bzimport created this task.Oct 22 2007, 6:50 PM

robchur wrote:

Note that the functionality in question was requested by a member of Wikimedia's staff.

matthew.britton wrote:

Well, they can try asking the community what they want next time, then. If you need proof that I'm not the only one who finds this idioti, see [[Talk:Main_Page#stop_the_scrolling]]; I'm sure every other large Wikipedia has a similar discussion going on.

I understand the point of what they're trying to do, but Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not AOL's home page, and this is not 1997. Get rid of the <marquee>, now, please.

bugs wrote:

No developer is going to overrule the staff no matter what the community says. However, the marquee has been turned off for the fundraising notice.

brion added a comment.Oct 23 2007, 1:56 AM

Already did this.

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