Proposal talk:Between blue links and red links: orange links (for article quality)

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I am not qualified on the technical side of this proposal. Please expand. 19:12, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Please also add references to studies showing that redlinks have a positive impact on article creation. 19:12, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

I'd also like to see a different colour for inter-wiki links; the current off-blue isn't different enough to easily distinguish an interwiki link from a wikilink. Some kind of readable greenish maybe. But remember: colour cannot convey any critical information, or you risk creating a site that has reduced usability for colourblind people. Gopher65talk 00:04, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Different colour for inter-wiki links is a good idea. Make a proposal! As for the colourblind, we need to take special care. Maybe some special choice of colours will reduce the amount of people affected. Anyway, the information conveyed by colour will not be critical. GeometryGirl 00:07, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Wonderful idea

Just my remark that I like this idea. "For each proposal, what is the impact on the end-user? Discuss on the talk pages!" is the current site notice. This proposal will have a profound impact on the end-user. Non-blue links to less than perfect articles might create indeed many new micro-opportunities. Dedalus 20:35, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm glad you like the proposal. What do you mean by end-user? Is that the viewer? Or does it include editors as well? BTW, I have initiated a discussion at here. GeometryGirl 00:03, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I like the idea, especially green links for featured content, I can see myself clicking on many of those. However, I do think this should be a preference available to signed in users rather than a default view as I feel it would be rather confusing for a newbie. --Bodnotbod 18:35, 14 September 2009 (UTC)


Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:00, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Well for non-editors the impact will simply be better content. For editors, it would be incitement to edit more! GeometryGirl 00:04, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I think this is actually a really neat idea. Considering a lot of readers may want to contribute but don't know what's needed, this could highlight areas we need help and bring more people into the community. Randomran 00:53, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

If I'm right

This feature is already in place. Go to my prefrences, select the "Appearance" tab, scroll down to the "Advanced options", then set a "Threshold for stub link formatting" (e.g., 100 bytes).

Cantons-de-l'Est 18:12, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

I've tried that, unless my eyesight fails me that displays very short articles as redlinks, but the idea of this proposal is to have four colours for links rather than two. WereSpielChequers 11:49, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
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