Oct 21 2015
I personally found this login page confusing today - I totally typed my Wikipedia username & password into the LDAP fields and was confused about why it didn't work (wondering if I'd forgotten my password, or if the system was broken, or if my account got lost somehow, etc.) - so I'm happy to see some work on this getting discussed!
I also had a few moments of confusion today while trying to log in here - I didn't recognize that top-right icon as a "login" icon. I'd support adding a little text "Login" label next to this icon. I generally find that labeled icons are more accessible and user-friendly than unlabeled icons, helping a broader variety of users find what they need more quickly. Thanks!
I recently helped new editors learn how to use VisualEditor at an in-person workshop (funded by an Inspire grant, yay!), and while teaching them how to upload media to Commons and insert it into articles, I needed to explain to them to try looking at the last row of VisualEditor media search results to find their file, which was...sort of confusing.