1. Post #1
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    compwhizii's Avatar
    February 2007
    8,442 Posts


    The Wikimedia foundation is currently working on a new skin for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites named Vector. It will replace the current skin known as Monobook. In short the Usability Initaitve is a small group funded by the Wikimedia Foundation to design, prototype and user test a new interface for MediaWiki (The software for the wiki). I personally find the new interface very modern, and welcoming. Here's a screenshot of the skin on wikipedia.



    Hey mister, I want to try this

    Cool. You'll need to sign up for an account at Wikipedia, which you can do by clicking here. After you've got your account sorted and are logged in, go to the Opt-in page to switch to the new theme. Good luck.

    I want to help out with the project

    Head over to the usability wiki and look around on the prototype talk page and let them know what you think. You might also want to help out with the browser compatibility checking.

  2. Post #2
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    Da Big Man's Avatar
    December 2005
    1,784 Posts
    I think he posted the wrong thing and he's going to try and edit it or something.

  3. Post #3
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    compwhizii's Avatar
    February 2007
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    I wasn't done and I hit submit and not preview fuck

  4. Post #4
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    phill977's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,348 Posts
    Oh shit wait I made a booboo don't lock this one sec fuck fuck
    http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

    looks the same.

  5. Post #5
    imricki's Avatar
    August 2009
    247 Posts
    Sure does.

  6. Post #6
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    Nyaos's Avatar
    October 2006
    2,586 Posts
    What the hell is going on?

  7. Post #7
    imricki's Avatar
    August 2009
    247 Posts
    It's ok compwhizzi I'll pretend this never happened.

  8. Post #8
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    TheMercWithAMouth's Avatar
    May 2009
    2,802 Posts
    :/ I was expecting an thread not a mistaken thread.

  9. Post #9
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    compwhizii's Avatar
    February 2007
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    There I'll keep adding more

  10. Post #10
    Khaos23's Avatar
    April 2009
    721 Posts
    It looks a tiny bit different, but it looks waay better I must admit.

  11. Post #11
    BrettJay's Avatar
    October 2007
    608 Posts
    Reminds me of the Greasemonkey script, Simplepedia, although the Wikipedia Usability Initiative seems to present more features than this does.


    I can't seem to figure out how to get to the edit/talk/history pages though, which is a shame (but it's easy enough to disable and reload the page)

  12. Post #12
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    Reminds me of the Greasemonkey script, Simplepedia, although the Wikipedia Usability Initiative seems to present more features than this does.
    http://imgkk.com/i/HLMX2J.png
    I like the look of this better

  13. Post #13
    XGCWardog's Avatar
    October 2006
    4 Posts
    The search bar is on the top right now I'll never find it rarggh

  14. Post #14
    altrus's Avatar
    August 2007
    412 Posts
    Is that the sound of a billion anti-change idiots preparing a boycott?

    Edited:

    Holy shit, they are not complaining!

  15. Post #15
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    Elstumpo's Avatar
    September 2008
    2,451 Posts
    Heh. Wui.

    But I don't really see much difference....

  16. Post #16
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    SnakeHead's Avatar
    March 2005
    2,364 Posts
    Is that the sound of a billion anti-change idiots preparing a boycott?

    Edited:

    Holy shit, they are not complaining!
    Why do you think anyone would give a fuck about Wikipedia's design?

    Also, as stated one million times, I see no difference.

  17. Post #17
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    Fetret's Avatar
    December 2006
    1,332 Posts
    I am not going to boycott it or anything, but it would be nice if they offered a choice between the old skin and the new one (or are they doing it anyway?).

  18. Post #18
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    Adbor's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,928 Posts
    Shiny.

  19. Post #19
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    atomicthumbs's Avatar
    March 2007
    466 Posts
    I didn't ask for Aero in my Wikipedia. I'm sticking with Monobook.

  20. Post #20
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    TurtlePower's Avatar
    June 2007
    702 Posts
    So it's basically the same as before but now with added blue

  21. Post #21
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    lazyguy's Avatar
    April 2008
    4,138 Posts
    Web 2.0 gradients everywhere.
    Fuck Wikipedia, hootoo 4 LYF

  22. Post #22
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    compwhizii's Avatar
    February 2007
    8,442 Posts
    I am not going to boycott it or anything, but it would be nice if they offered a choice between the old skin and the new one (or are they doing it anyway?).
    They will.

  23. Post #23
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    Dclone2's Avatar
    June 2005
    2,734 Posts
    Meh, looks better I guess. Don't really care as long as it stays relatively simple.

  24. Post #24
    Crono*'s Avatar
    January 2009
    332 Posts
    cool