I think the biggest flaw with the current layout of the Tool pages is that on any Tool page the discussion happens aaaaaall the way at the bottom. But, it's a layout challenge because how on earth are we can't just put it at the top and the Wiki at the bottom? That also doesn't make sense to me (but I might be convinced otherwise if anyone has any good ideas on why that should be done). One option might be a "Table of contents" block that has links to jump to "Tool profile", "Tool Wiki", and "Tool Forum" and perhaps the block follows the user as they scroll up and down on a tool page. That would make jumping around on the potentially very tall tool page a lot easier. Perhaps we even include some metrics on the those like a sparkline graph (small graph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparkline) to show the activity on each section for the past few weeks. This sparkline graph would let the user know if it's worth clicking on the link. Lots of activity in the forum but none on the wiki page?? Click the Forum link to jump to the action! This also has the added benefit of kind of solving our need to publish usage metrics to increase usage transparency on the site, but I think we could probably still benefit for a more full array of usage statistics in the profile (more on that here -> http://dev.farmhack.gotpantheon.com/forums/usageparticipation-statistics-tool-profiles).
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Ideas on how to improve the layout of the Tool pages