Why do we link to an article related to the image, but not the nomination subpage itself (other than the edit link)
Why do we use bullet points? They look so freaking stupid. Look at YG, no bullet points, AOTM, no bullet points, in UOTM we use numbers to make it easy (cuz we are
I want to get rid of the bullet points...and an answer for my question would be nice.
No bullet points - Only because it isn't standardized. (It looks the worst when everyone except one person uses them, cough.) We might as well change the link to the article to a link to the subpage; that was probably just an oversight.14:54, August 16, 2010 (UTC)
- I agreed Caleb could add them back when archiving, but if it annoys you that much...HaloTalk 17:42, August 16, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - Well, to answer your question, the link to the article related to the image is indicative of what page should be linked to in Template:Featuredimage. This is because some images are used in multiple articles, so it isn't necessarily clear which article should be used. Plus, the edit link is pretty much the only link you would need to the nomination subpage as it is. C.ChiamTalk 14:58, August 16, 2010 (UTC)
Oppose forced removal - I don't mind the bullet points, and forcing users to not use bullets is quite a large leap of authority. What I do is just follow the trend. If the first person (that is, the nominator) uses bullets, then I will also. If he doesn't, then I don't. Simple as that. --LiquidTalk 02:19, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I personally think that the bullet points look better:
Example Image (bullets)
- Support - As nominator.
- Support - Per nominator.
- Oppose - Not per nominator.
Example Image (no bullets)
Support - As nominator.
Support - Per nominator.
Oppose - Not per nominator.
If we're talking about aesthetics here, the bullet points clearly separate the supports and opposes from the description, reason, and expiry with constant spacing throughout (except for the space between the expiry and the first support, which are supposed to be separated). Without bullets, the bold words align on the left side of the page and blend together. This might look good in other circumstances, but not here because supports/opposes are part of the discussion, not the introduction. Introductions and discussions should be separated, as seen in the Yew Grove and AOTM. Additionally, introductions for the aforementioned pages are not written in paragraphs, not in bold points. If we did the same for FI, perhaps the format would look better without bullets. Anyway, I agree with Liquid here because it isn't too big of a deal, and I don't really mind whether we use bullet points or not. 21:09, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
- I see your point, good sir! But I have faith that Caleb and/or other sysops are smart enough to know where to draw the line. HaloTalk 21:23, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
- First of all, don't assume that sysops are smart. Because some of us aren't. Second of all, it's not just sysops that need to draw the line. Anyone that wants to go on that page and edit would benefit from having a clear separation. I generally scan the previous votes to get a grasp of what other users are saying, and I can imagine that many other people do the same. This is for everyone's benefit, not just the sysops who close the thread. --LiquidTalk 21:32, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
Oppose - The dot points actually make it look better and neater.06:20, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
Oppose - On the Yew Grove, discussion is divided by a new section. This is not the case with FIMG, thus the bullet points create a cleaner discussion. Using the line as Oli mentioned may do this, though I find the bullets to be cleaner still.18:03, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
Slight oppose - The bullet points don't really bug me. What bugs me is when people alternate between bullet points and no bullet points. Consistency ftw. Suppa chuppa 19:43, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I'll be honest, the bullet points bug me as much as they bug you. That said, this is what I did when I saw this thread:
Do we really need to discuss such a trivial thing here? I'm a regular user and I approve this message.
Closed - This was a stupid idea and obviously isn't well liked. I see the reasoning behind the bullet points, I just think it makes everything look childish. I'll put aside my personal reservations and just roll with it if that's what other people like. HaloTalk 04:11, August 19, 2010 (UTC)