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Why the 750px width limit? I prefer a percentage of the page width instead, that way it automatically modifies itself to the users setup. It looks strange here, too much space down each side. Also, I think we do away with {{comannounce}} now that we have {{Wiki News}} there, as long as the info that is on comannounce now, remains on the wikinews template for as long as it would now -- boxy T L ZS Nuts2U DA 08:44, 20 June 2007 (BST)

the 750 pixels limit was strange too when i resized my browser (i use a 1024x768 browser window when i develop things). When i removed this for a percentage based scheme, things kind of get ugly (the text was only a few lines height, and the news box way to wide). Too bad internet explorer doesnt implement the max-width/min-width css features, or else i could work with them there. In the end I think i'll edit it to be percentenge wide again.
The {{Wiki News}} template features the seven most recent news on the wiki, be them a promotion, or a new policy under discussion, or a new group seeking historical status. For that effect, it doesnt keep the information about these issues for as long as {{comannounce}}, but it provides them in a better fashion with the whole context of the issue at hand (you know who is that new user seeking for promotion, which is the policy under discussion). Community Announcements, then, would remain as a place to host information that is really important for the community to know, big changes like the new historical events category and the yahoo! article that were supposed to be the only (in my POV) announcements there. --People's Commissar Hagnat [cloned] [mod] 13:08, 20 June 2007 (BST)
It's always bugged me that something as obvious as a maximum width for tables and images wasn't one of the first things fixed >:( Anyway, I think it looks good now. We'll see how it works, and how fast wiki news headlines are cycled out of the template -- boxy T L ZS Nuts2U DA 02:13, 21 June 2007 (BST)
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