I think that hovercards would be better, if instead of telling me when the article was last edited, I could click a "read more" button that would give me the entire first paragraph inside the hovercard. Seeing cut-off sentences is annoying and not very helpful.
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Get rid of "last edited".
No. A "read more" feature would completely ruin the whole point of hovercards, which are supposed to give you a small idea of the hovered-over article.
Yes, but I think that hovercars shouldn't cut off sentences, I only wanted the read more button to finish the sentence or paragraph the hovercard was displaying.
An interesting idea. Not one I had thought of, but being able to see the expanded text of the introductory paragraph (including birth and death dates, pronunciations, alternative spellings etc) would be very welcome.
As an editor, I find seeing when the article was last edited quite helpful. Article class could be useful too.
How is seeing when it was last edited helpful? Maybe it shows how active the page is?
Absolutely, Cole128. By the Hovercard showing when a page was last edited, I can quickly decide whether it's worth checking out. A long-unchanged page quite often benefits from a quick check and some updating, whereas a recently edited page is likely to be in the process of being edited by many others, and probably doesn't need my input. I accept this is a minority interest - but I like it, as I work in the non-popular culture areas of wikipedia where I can make more of a difference in my field of knowledge. Hope this makes sense.
I don't think that there are many other users who'd find it useful for the same reason. Furthermore I don't think that it's useful information for the end you described here: for instance it could have been recently updated by a bot and left unchanged for years - the last-edited-info is no useful indication for whether or not info is missing from an article whatsoever.
Thanks! I does make sense, and I still think the "read more" button would be a good idea. Having both the "last edited" and the "read more" would make a happy medium.
Related discussion "What metadata should be displayed (article quality, last edited, user views, settings icon etc.)?" - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Tg8m178nj6doq7k3. Relevant discussions are often better linked together.