Timestamp position modification
Rationale[edit | edit source]
- Inexperienced users are often unaware that documents have history and that this history can be browsed.
- Inexperienced users are often unaware that a document's structure is fluid, especially with regard to current events.
User Stories[edit | edit source]
- As a reader, I want to see when this article was last edited, so that I can trust Wikipedia more.
- As an editor, I want to see when this article was last edited, so that I can protect it from harm and improve it.
Hypothesis[edit | edit source]
- Providing an obvious key to a document's fluid nature will promote user understanding of document history (and that it even exists).
- Increased awareness of the transparent history and last update to an article may encourage more updates to it.
Feature Requirements[edit | edit source]
- A human-readable, time-relative timestamp is to be included in the Article title.
- This timestamp links to the Article's history page.
- This timestamp will only appear on Articles, not on any other pages.
User Experience[edit | edit source]
Note: This modification would not remove the timestamp from the footer. This suggestion is in addition to the existing timestamp.
Current[edit | edit source]
Currently, the only timestamp exists at the bottom of the page, in the chrome. It is easily overlooked, and is not in a human-readable format (it isn't even in the user's local timezone).
Proposed[edit | edit source]
This change will be executed by Extension:LastModified