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Test adding a warning about hijacked home pages to the top of the article

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  1. Michael Verdi 1755 posts
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    jscher2000 pointed out that many of the people who come to this article are trying to reset their home page that has been hijacked. We should move the note about Firefox just updated to the bottom of the article in the having problems section and replace it with a note about babylon and other toolbars.

    We should do this as a test in English only and see if that affects the helpfulness before finalizing it and marking it ready for localization.

    jscher2000 pointed out that many of the people who come to this article are trying to reset their home page that has been hijacked. We should move the note about Firefox just updated to the bottom of the article in the having problems section and replace it with a note about babylon and other toolbars. We should do this as a test in English only and see if that affects the helpfulness before finalizing it and marking it ready for localization.
  2. Andrew 1091 posts
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    Has this been done yet?

    Has this been done yet?
  3. John99 3665 posts
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    This has now been done. Watch the helpful votes.

    Michael no doubt you will be making a decision in due course on whether this is an improvement and needing approval for localisation.

    The malware note was removed and the hijack one inserted in accordance with the dashboard comment.

    This has now been done. Watch the helpful votes. Michael no doubt you will be making a decision in due course on whether this is an improvement and needing approval for localisation. The malware note was removed and the hijack one inserted in accordance with the dashboard comment.
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  4. AliceWyman 5066 posts
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    I changed the notes to bullet points, since having two notes one underneath the other right at the beginning of the article doesn't look right and we normally use bullets to refer users to other articles ... for example: Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page. I approved my edit but didn't mark it ready to localize since this is a test.

    I also changed the wording in the second ("hijack") bullet point to use "see <article name>", since article names sometimes change.

    I changed the notes to bullet points, since having two notes one underneath the other right at the beginning of the article doesn't look right and we normally use bullets to refer users to other articles ... for example: [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]]. I approved my edit but didn't mark it ready to localize since this is a test. I also changed the wording in the second ("hijack") bullet point to use "see <article name>", since article names sometimes change.
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  5. AliceWyman 5066 posts
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    Verdi said

    We should move the note about Firefox just updated to the bottom of the article in the having problems section and replace it with a note about babylon and other toolbars.

    We now have both notes (made into bullet points) at the top of the article. I'll make a new revision to place the note about Firefox just updating to the bottom of the article.

    P.S. I made a new revision that's pending review, to move the first bullet point (Firefox just updated) under the "Having problems?" section and to turn the "hijack" bullet point back into a note. However, comparing the two versions, I think the current version with the two bullet points at the top is also fine. I'll let Michael Verdi decide since he wanted the test.

    ''Verdi [[#post-8207|said]]'' <blockquote> We should move the note about Firefox just updated to the bottom of the article in the having problems section and replace it with a note about babylon and other toolbars. </blockquote> We now have both notes (made into bullet points) at the top of the article. I'll make a new revision to place the note about Firefox just updating to the bottom of the article. P.S. I made a new revision that's pending review, to move the first bullet point (Firefox just updated) under the "Having problems?" section and to turn the "hijack" bullet point back into a note. However, comparing the two versions, I think the current version with the two bullet points at the top is also fine. I'll let Michael Verdi decide since he wanted the test.
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  6. John99 3665 posts
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    Thanks Alice, points noted.

    Thanks Alice, points noted.