Hey Gerard,

I think you might have missed *my* point? Please note that I was nuancing
something that Adam said that caught my eye. I broadly agree with your
(Gerard's) position.

You say: The notion that "people just want the content no matter how great
of awful
the skin is" is awful.

I agree it's an awful notion, but often times facts of the matter are
awful. Wikimedia content turns up in all kinds of curious places, in all
kinds of formats and design far beyond our control - because we make the
information free for people to do so, because that's what we want. We can
and should concentrate on our user interface, but I think removing/slimming
down/hiding editing tools in the interest of displaying content does a
disservice to what we do. The Wikiwands of the world should be welcomed to
rethink how to display content, we should learn from them, but I do not
think we should emulate them. Let them do their thing with our content, and
we can do ours. I don't see it as a competition, we should continue to do
what we can to create and curate more content for both our own use as well
as reuse, that's our end of the bargain.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 3:50 PM, Adam Wight <awi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Keegan, what do you think about a feature flag which would control which
> use cases the interface is optimized for?  We could, for example, make the
> editor interface much richer if it wasn't also supporting pure reading.\
> -Adam

I like this idea.



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