Wikipedia:2014 main page redesign proposal
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This is the central page for coordinating the 2014 main page redesign proposal.
The main page was last redesigned in 2006. In 2008, 2012, and 2013, attempts were made to propose a new redesign, but in all three attempts the process stalled. Essentially, the discussion was all over the map with many excellent (and some not so much) ideas, none of which resulted in a firm consensus.
The process for this year's proposal will be different: we aim for a focused incremental achievable change. This time we will consider one specific, detailed proposal in RfC format. The proposal will run the usual 30 days, with a bias toward early snow closing if it becomes clear that the proposal will fail.
Concurrent proposals are not allowed. If a proposal achieves consensus approval, this will be considered to be the final word.
Participants are asked to keep a narrow focus on the current proposals(s) and to try to stay on-topic. The question is not whether the current proposal is better than another (past or present) proposal, but rather whether it is better than the existing main page. If you have an idea or preference that is not contained in the current proposal, please save it and consider making a specific, detailed proposal. Our experience over the last two years has shown that simply throwing out ideas and discussing them is ineffective.
Please submit your drafts of the main page redesign to Wikipedia:2014 main page redesign proposal/draft/USERNAME, you may add in your own explanation. The community will start the discussion in the wikipedia talk page.