The placeholder text at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:UserLogin should be removed.
"Enter your username" and "Enter your password" is unnecessary and possibly insulting to the user (it can be read as condescending). Looking at other sites, it seems the practice of using both a placeholder and a label is uncommon for fields of this nature.
On mobile (with smartphone media query, not tablet) the placeholders take a more important role, as they are the only field indicators.
That's questionable on it's own, as the information, what field the user is currently typing in, is disappearing after the first character is typed.
Should we improve the Voice & Tone of the placeholders or get rid of them?
|Desktop||Mobile (showing the issue when User is typing)||Mobile (Tablet)|