I've been away for a while. Now that I'm back the first thing that attracted my attention was something that I've always found uncomfortable about using this wiki: the navigation doesn't provide an opportunity to directly browse to a specific season. If e.g. I want to go to season 2 which I'm currently watching I have to browse through the submenus under "Main Page" and see if the season I'm looking for does by chance appear under any of the four submenus. If it doesn't I have to click on a link to an actor who appears on that season e.g. Jack Bauer, or on a link to another season and then manually edit the address in the browser's address bar. Which is both very uncomfortable.
Generally speaking I think it's not a good solution on this wiki that all submenus under "Main page" are generated dynamically based on permanently changing statistic data - that means everytime you're looking for a season or episode you'll have to find a new way because the navigation keeps permanently changing.
Wouldn't it be good to have a fifth menu under "Main Page" which is "Seasons" and has a submenu listing the seasons? I think technically it should be possible without any problems, I've already seen it on other wikis.
bye, B. harder 01:11, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
- Sounds like a good idea, but the risk of sounding obnoxious, how come you don't just type in "Day 1" or "Season 1" into the search box? It takes you right quick. I can add that Seasons Menu into the Main Page menu if you like (for the record it's in the Mediawiki namespace and only sysops can edit there, which is why you're probably not finding it). 01:00, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
- Hi Blue Rook, well, honestly I never even once had the idea... I would have expected a list of approx. 250 search results containing the words "day" and/or "1". Since I've been working as a web developer myself for almost ten years I think if I didn't get that I'm probably not the only one...
- but apart of that I think in terms of usability it would be nice to have at least one stable navigation menu to make navigation easier for newbies and people like me ;) B. harder 19:39, 18 April 2009 (UTC)