The current rank icons are very unobtrusive and are all looking very similar. This leads to several problems:
- It's impossible to see at first glance what ranks are set. It's very hard and troublesome to see which values have different ranks if there are a lot of statements. Example: Look at this item and try to find all the versions which have different rank than normal. And this are only 39 values, some items have a few hundred values.
- Most (new) users don't notice the ranks at all. I have dozends of edits of users on my watchlist which add statements without the correct rank, remove statements instead of setting the rank to deprecated or remove statements already deprecated. I also often get questions why Wikipedia shows the wrong statement.
- This leads to quality problems and extra work (by hand) for other Wikidata-editors
- This leads to rumors about Wikidata containing wrong data
I use css since a few years to make the rank icons colored:
This works well for me, but we really need a global solution for this. And we need it soon.
Please redesign the rank icons or do other changes to the UI to defuse the problem now.