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Community portal sections
Designs and redesigns
Documentation page of current experimental redesign (August 2012)
(previous designs)

Please draft layout changes here:
Community portal/Draft

Utter destruction of readability[edit]

Wikipedia's new font choices are a disaster. First off, headings in a serif font. Serifs help letters join together ON PAPER. Then what is that weird font they are using for article content? It is almost unreadable. This revision is a COMPLETE mess. Huw Powell (talk) 07:04, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

And the sans-serif font for the content seems to have been either chosen or designed by a lemur. It is f'ing awful. Huw Powell (talk) 07:06, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
The new fonts - the awful serifs for headers and whatever that godawful sans-serif they are now using for content - are both unreadable.
I'll be gone from this site - reading and editing - until these awful user-experience errors are fixed. Bye bye. Someone ruined this web site. Huw Powell (talk) 07:15, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
I've posted instructions for a fix on your talk page. --AussieLegend () 08:30, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
AussieLegend, I appreciate fixing for individual users, but where is the best place to complain about the vomitous new fonts that WMF is foisting upon the world at large? --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 18:52, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid the two of you are in a vast minority. I'll wager that because of the differences in format (size, bold) most people don't notice a font difference between the title and body of an article, and a majority probably haven't noticed any recent font change. I rather like the fonts. I don't like the italics, but I don't like how italics look in most every font. I recommend the individual solution. --Yoda of Borg () 04:09, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 April 2014[edit]

Prudhvirockz (talk) 10:06, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Copy paste of an entire article removed

X mark.svg Not done As it says in the big red box at the top of this page:-

::This page is only for the discussion/improvement of the community portal

If you want to discuss changes to an article please do that on the talk page of the relevant article - Thanks - Arjayay (talk) 10:24, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

statistical area[edit]

hi, i'm phd student.first semester.i need to confirm. can i use word 'dominant' in my research objective ? eg: To identify the 12 most dominant trait PPT2 young lecturers IPG " TQ Cikgulah (talk) 05:14, 24 April 2014 (UTC)cikgulah

Hello fellow grad student. Wikipedia isn't really the place for those questions. Try the Math or Statistics pages of StackExchange. Good luck. --Yoda of Borg () 02:07, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Syberia done[edit]

On the project page, I saw Syberia listed under "Fix spelling and grammar". I went through it and did that, then removed the flag template per How to do basic copyediting.

But the article is still listed on this project page. Is the list going to be updated by a bot? There should be at least a note to that effect, either on the page or in "How to do basic copyediting". --Thnidu (talk) 14:32, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm actually somewhat curious as to how this page gets updated as well. Zell Faze (talk) 00:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
@Thnidu: it looks like the task list is updated by User:SuggestBot. According to Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/SuggestBot 7 it updates the listing once every hour. The page with the list itself is at Wikipedia:Community portal/Opentask. Zell Faze (talk) 00:07, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Add three blocks to the "help out" section[edit]

This portal's section "help out" should have "Create these articles", "Represent a worldwide view" and "Add historical information" as well, since in English Wikipedia there are still plenty of uncreated notable articles and articles requiring globalization or historical information, and these issues are not less important than articles requiring update. By the way, in the past this section has the block "Create" (I forgot its exact name, but I know that it refers to the block listing some uncreated notable articles).--RekishiEJ (talk) 09:37, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

And {{Recent changes article requests}} should be transcluded to the block "Create these articles", since the template contains some uncreated notable articles.--RekishiEJ (talk) 09:37, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
Comment I had made this proposal twice before (see Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Archive_104#About_community_portal and Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Archive_114#About_the_community_portal), but all failed, which is a pity.--RekishiEJ (talk) 09:37, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: Sounds like a great idea. Globalization and chronological diversity are some of the biggest challenges Wikipedia currently faces. Gizza (t)(c) 11:06, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, sounds useful, logical, and quite helpful. — Cirt (talk) 04:10, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, worth a go. Has anyone looked at pageviews or edits to see how listing articles here induces editing? Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 04:14, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Can I ask that you make separate proposals, probably as separate RFCs? I imagine there hasn't been much interest because it's unclear how to implement it on a technical level. I don't know which ones of these have the lists you're actually thinking of and whether the lists are currently sufficient that I'd support adding them here. I know we used to have those redlink lists but I'd need to look that over (WP:MISSING seems like a decent start). I'm assuming the second one refers to articles in Category:Articles with limited geographic scope and I have zero idea what 'historical information' is referring to and how is that different from "update with new information" (old information?) or "expand short articles" or "fix original research issues." Right now it feels like it could be accepted but it's not clear enough to me what you're thinking. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 11:48, 8 December 2014 (UTC)