Wikipedia talk:Village pump (proposals)

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About a survey[edit]

I am going to make a survey about WP anti-vandal tool and WP, vandaliam. Shall I proceed?--Pratyya (Hello!) 12:57, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

New village pump header[edit]

It seems the village pumps were recently changed to use {{Village pump page header}} at the top. I think this looks good, except for the bullet points. I suggest to either remove them or keep them and make the text left aligned instead. -- Toshio Yamaguchi 11:31, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Not quite; they already used that template but the template was extensively changed by DePiep this morning. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 16:39, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, okay, thanks for pointing that out. Also, I think it looks good now. -- Toshio Yamaguchi 18:05, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
I can't say I like it very much, but then I don't like tabbed browsing, and "pseudo tabs" even less. Was this discussed anywhere? An optimist on the run!   21:44, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Implementing a proposal?[edit]

The consensus seemed very strong in the proposal here to test out Template:COI editnotice on the Talk page of a sub-set of articles on organizations. What's the next step to actually implement the proposal? CorporateM (Talk) 15:49, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit Counter Optin proposal trolling[edit]

This notification has appeared repeatedly on my Watchlist page over the past several weeks: "There is an active discussion about whether or not the opt-in requirement should be removed from the edit counter for the English Wikipedia. [dismiss]". I've dismissed it at least a dozen times. Why does it keep showing up?--Wikimedes (talk) 07:06, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

@Wikimedes: It's controlled by a cookie. Some browsers zap cookies when you close them, which is why the message reappears - there's no cookie telling it not to. Your browser might be configurable to keep cookies until they expire, instead of deleting them on exit. If you're technically minded, the relevant cookie has the following characteristics - host:; name: hidewatchlistmessage-172; expires: 24 May 2014 13:41:04. If you don't want to fiddle with browser settings (or you can't find the relevant one), you can use some CSS to achieve a similar effect:
li.cookie-ID_172 { display: none; }
Pop that into Special:MyPage/common.css and the message will be gone, no matter what your browser does with cookies.
BTW this is really a WP:VPT matter. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:54, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Oddly enough, it was the unresponsive dismiss button that bothered me more than the notification itself. Now that I know what's going on, it's easy enough to live with. Also thank you for making me aware of VPT.--Wikimedes (talk) 08:48, 27 April 2014 (UTC)