What do you guys think about underlining HTTP links, or making them otherwise distinguishable? The current distinction of the blue vs. black font is apparently not enough. Friend of mine just read "Please see how to get started [...]" and could not make sense of it, as she did not realize that there is a link in that sentence. —Bahman (talk) 22:24, 23 May 2014 (PDT)
- The links should be bright blue (and stand out significantly) if a user hasn't visited the linked page. Once the user has visited the linked page, I think the idea is that we can assume they already have the knowledge contained in the link, so we can blend the link into the background a little bit. I don't think we need to underline links to get people to realize they're links because Wikipedia doesn't underline their links and people still seem to manage to use that site pretty well. Basically, I'm hesitant because I'm not sure why something would work for Wikipedia but not for us. Also, as a terminology note, HTTP links are external and have a little popout icon next to them. Links within the wiki are internal. --Bjp (talk) 11:03, 24 May 2014 (PDT)
What do the white, orange, red shields symbols indicate?