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Test if opening animation of MMV panel increases panel opens significantly; if not, remove it
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On the first few uses, MMV shows a little animation that indicates that there's below the fold content. Users will encounter this repeatedly if they move from wiki to wiki. It's a small UX annoyance that serves a specific purpose -- increasing discoverability of the panel. We should measure if it actually does so, and if not, remove it, to eliminate unnecessary UX clutter.

@Gilles suggested this would be fairly easy to test with a small set of users; if it turns out to be hard as a proper controlled test I'd also be OK with a simple before/after comparison.

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Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.Jan 27 2015, 6:58 AM

Could be easily A/B tested, too, after https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/186158/ gets merged.

*poke* One way or another, could we take a crack at this soon?

If we don't have bandwidth to do a proper test, let's just remove it for a week or two and see if it depresses actions we care about. This animation is annoying enough that we should kill if it unless we have evidence that it benefits users.

Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Sep 4 2015, 6:56 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 7:03 PM

Mass-removing the Multimedia tag from MediaViewer tasks, as this is now being worked on by the Reading department, not Editing's Multimedia team.

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