Portal talk:Featured content
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Featured content table numbers
In the table under Lists of featured content, the number of former featured articles has a thousands comma and the numbers in the top row don't. I tried to find where these numbers are being formatted but couldn't figure out how the series of transclusions works. —Nizolan (talk) 20:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Since this page is the third link in the main sidebar, and gets 5,000 daily pageviews (!), can we trim it of some of the weird links? The table at the beginning is confusing and unappealing even to an editor like me—entries like "3493 / T" or "FLRC / T" aren't going to be parseable to the average reader of Wikipedia. I'd say we don't really want an interested reader who's never edited to be directly clicking on a link to Wikipedia talk:Featured topics anyway—the description at Wikipedia:Featured topics would be a better overview and from there they could investigate some of the internal links further if they were keen. And the main FA, FL, FT, FP links are already present at the top of the lists of recently promoted content. So I propose we scrap this table entirely.
Then there's also the odd collection of links under the header "Featured content procedures"; I can't imagine that the first two are even useful to any editors and none of the links are great for a casual reader. Again, I'd like to scrap it entirely. And lastly, the "Shortcuts" box is too cluttered and distracting to a reader who just clicked on a sidebar link—I'd trim it to just "P:FC". I'm posting here rather than just editing because I'd like to hear other people's thoughts, but if there's no response I'll likely take that as consensus and implement these suggestions in a week. — Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 12:12, 8 July 2019 (UTC)