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Remove or remodel small site ownership icons which used in every MediaWiki skin
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The text on these two buttons is too small. It is impossible to read this text completely.

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By the way, this is a little strange: 'A Wikimedia project' badge is a link to https://wikimediafoundation.org/ not to https://wikimedia.org/.

@Volker_E I want to hear your opinion, if you can, please :)

@Iniquity I agree with you, but bumping up the font-size would be a too-narrow solution, as those buttons have all kinds of issues, including not following any Style Guide any more, nor any of our interface guidelines. But given that MediaWiki community is a different one than Wikimedia, it would need an agreement from a lot of stakeholders to move this forward and this task would need to have widened its scope or be part of a larger task addressing above.

@Volker_E Thanks for the comment :) In my opinion, at least they can be replaced with plain text.

IMHO, changing logo in the footer is needed, doing some refinements of the old buttons is also nice (like dropping the shadows) but anything drastic is going to cause a backlash if done without a proper community-based decision making. So I recommend keeping changes to a minimum (we also need to replace the logo in a million places, let's not bloat the work too much)

IMHO, changing logo in the footer is needed, doing some refinements of the old buttons is also nice (like dropping the shadows) but anything drastic is going to cause a backlash if done without a proper community-based decision making. So I recommend keeping changes to a minimum (we also need to replace the logo in a million places, let's not bloat the work too much)

In any case, these buttons need to be fixed, this is the only visible interface element that violates absolutely all recommendations for accessibility :)

The proposed one that got votes is this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Powered_by_MediaWiki_proposal_(gradient_translucent,_capitalised).svg

We can reuse this for "Wikimedia" button as well.

We re-uploaded all logos in their pure form to keep the competition versions competitive.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:MediaWiki_logo_(2020)

I think since the deployment of the logo is very close, then we can start discussing this issue. Tell me where to start a discussion? :)

I think this can go independent of the mediawiki logo change (possibly later). I think reading web (@ovasileva and @alexhollender ) can take ownership of this once they are a little bit less busy?

It would be nice if there was a template or guidelines on what the new "Powered by" images should use. For MediaWiki-Debian we have https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Powered_by_Debian.svg and I want to make sure it stays in sync with whatever changes are implemented in core.

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This is not at all blocked by T42465; if anything, the reverse.