default skin for german wikipedia
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Author: dontspamme

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Please set the default skin for the German wikipedia to monobook because that was decided by vote. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meinungsbilder/Standard-Skin_Vector_oder_Monobook#M.29_R.C3.BCckkehr_zum_Skin_Monobook_als_Standard


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The result of the poll seems to be tied. You can hardly call that consensus.

dontspamme wrote:

By the conditions, a tie vote means a decision for monobook.

There was a thread on foundation-l where this matter was discussed prior to the vote, where I've laid out some of our (WMF's) views on this issue:

http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2010-July/059711.html

Improving the user experience of Wikipedia for new editors is a matter of continuing research, development, and conversation, and we'll continue to engage in all three of those activities. But, for the reasons outlined in the above message, we're not going to simply roll back the UI change (even if the poll had produced an actual mandate to do so rather than a tie).

I'm not at all meaning to discount the fact that many people in the active editor community (in particular in the German Wikipedia) regard Vector as a step back. As outlined above, the primary objective of Vector is to support new users in becoming engaged in the editing process. I'm hopeful that the conversation will now shift into a more constructive framework so that we can best address the needs of different user groups.

(In reply to comment #3)

But, for the reasons outlined in the
above message, we're not going to simply roll back the UI change (even if the
poll had produced an actual mandate to do so rather than a tie).

So that's a WONTFIX.

I'm hopeful that the
conversation will now shift into a more constructive framework so that we can
best address the needs of different user groups.

So what does this mean?