Changing how folders work:

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Have a look at this page with all folders closed.

An additional change would be made to make the folders look like they have a tab.

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2 Irene22nd Feb 2014 11:34:47 AM from Friend Code: 1203-9265-8784 , Relationship Status: It's complicated
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I like. This makes it much easier to go to each tab with far less scrolling.

It also makes access using a phone far more friendly. [tup]
3 TotemicHero22nd Feb 2014 11:59:55 AM from the next level , Relationship Status: Abstaining
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My one issue would be this putting a hard cap on the length of the folder titles. There are some character sheets dependent on longer folder titles. (There's also a few trope pages that use longer folder titles as a gag, like Blatant Lies, but those aren't as big a deal.)

If we do make this change, it would have to tweaked to account for this (either by allowing the new tabs to be variable in size, or having Alt Text mouseover in case of longer folder titles). Otherwise, you'd need to give us some time to go clean up existing folders to fit this change.
4 SeptimusHeap22nd Feb 2014 12:30:44 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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I like the proposed folder design. Only issue would be to fit it for pages with longer folder titles.
5 m8e22nd Feb 2014 12:43:31 PM from Sweden , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
I think new rows should be created before the folder names get shortened. i.e, it should go down to one column of folders before the folder names get shortened.

(The Protaginist/playable folder get shortened when there's still ~200 pixels of free space on the right at two columns of folders.)

edited 22nd Feb '14 2:52:38 PM by m8e

Can you show us a preview of what that would look like on a page with more folders? Characters.Bio Shock Infinite, for example.
The sample page is now Bioshock. I like the idea of putting too-long titles in the hover-tip. Honestly, not many of the real long folder titles are quite as funny as the people who did them might have hoped for.

edited 22nd Feb '14 6:18:00 PM by FastEddie

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8 AnotherDuck22nd Feb 2014 09:40:16 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Looks great.

What examples of non-joke long folder names are there that actually need to be that long? I could imagine someone's name, but you usually don't use the entire name in those cases.

edited 22nd Feb '14 9:44:30 PM by AnotherDuck

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9 TotemicHero23rd Feb 2014 07:07:11 AM from the next level , Relationship Status: Abstaining
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Character pages that are folderized by organization, race, and/or so on. This is a good example of that.

edited 23rd Feb '14 7:07:24 AM by TotemicHero

10 Rotpar23rd Feb 2014 10:12:41 AM from California , Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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There's a green banner on the new test page requesting that I look at custom title requests. tongue

The new folders look good. If the joke isn't going too far, Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness is a good example of long folder titles.

edited 23rd Feb '14 10:14:21 AM by Rotpar

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11 SeptimusHeap23rd Feb 2014 10:21:08 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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Yeah, that screenshot was taken from as privileged account (I wonder what "Isolation" is...).
See, "Gallian Militia, Regiment 3, Squad 7 (Protagonists) Main Characters " can be shortened to "Gallian Militia", no problem. There are no other Gallian Militia to confuse them with. Most long labels are similarly just wordy.
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New design looks awesome. Sole downside is that, obviously, the folder tags have to be back-to-back for the folders themselves to appear inline like that. But when they do it is AWESOME.

On a tangent, sometimes I think any page with more than # folders should have them all closed by default to keep the page neat.

edited 23rd Feb '14 4:12:35 PM by Stratadrake

14 Madrugada23rd Feb 2014 04:22:16 PM , Relationship Status: In season
You can set your preference for the folder default appearance (open or closed) in your profile. That seems to work better than deciding across the board on one format for everyone.
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15 SeptimusHeap23rd Feb 2014 10:30:47 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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That won't give any not logged in reader a choice, so we'd have to decide on an uniform format for these anyway.
Default is closed anyway, so that's not really an issue.
Made few visual changes:

Probably installing this fairly soon, since we don't have any "Hate it!" comments.
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18 Fighteer26th Feb 2014 09:26:20 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Nice. The lack of background color for the folders is a bit disconcerting from the previous iterations, though.
19 SeptimusHeap26th Feb 2014 09:26:49 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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Just a forewarning: While I have absolutely no problem with the colour and folder appearance of the newest design proposal, changing them might cause some negative reaction.
20 Fighteer26th Feb 2014 09:27:18 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
We should put up a headline announcing the change in advance and inviting public comment. The number of tropers who will spontaneously see and comment in a Wiki Talk thread is a tiny, tiny fraction of the whole.

edited 26th Feb '14 9:27:43 AM by Fighteer

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22 lalalei200126th Feb 2014 09:36:16 AM from At my computer.
i really don't like them, but I can't think of anything better other than keeping the way they look now.
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24 Fighteer26th Feb 2014 09:39:20 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
One big problem of it for me is the lack of colour in the folders - it's a little hard for me to see where the folders actually are other than by text.
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