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The not logged in warning on edit is sometimes not noticeable. I'm not sure how, but because of scrolling too fast or my session timing out in the wrong moment. I repeatedly had the problem that I didn't notice that I was not logged in before I made an edit.

Perhaps it could be done in a way that one is sure to notice. The warning when editing a normal wiki page without being logged in is much more noticeable.


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mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase : masterAdapting mw.notify type warning

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Would it help to change the position and color of the popup?

I think the main problem is that it vanishes after some time. I thought there might be situations where it is outside the viewport, but I'm probably mistaken.

The position of the "By clicking "save", you agree to the terms of use..." is better as it is near the save button. But it vanishes if you click outside the edit area and it doesn't come back.

Color, I would say is the least priority, but one with more of a warning character might help.

Change 227976 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jonas Kress (WMDE)):
Making edit warning red and autohide:false

Change 229339 had a related patch set uploaded (by Thiemo Mättig (WMDE)):
Adapting mw.notify type warning

Change 229339 merged by jenkins-bot:
Adapting mw.notify type warning

Jonas closed this task as Resolved.Aug 5 2015, 2:15 PM