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Community Portal Redesign

The community portal is about to undergo a redesign and hopefully a revitalization. If you've got any ideas, or would like to help out in the overhaul. Let it be known! -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 17:46, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

What exactly was it before? It sounds sort of scary, like a Stargate or something. --Paddy Dignam 18:09, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Nowhere near as awesome as a Stargate unfortunately. The previous page was just a wealth of templates pertaining to various things. The CP also houses projects and some other stuff in its sub-pages. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 18:28, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Damn, a Stargate would have been sweet. Well, Gnome put some stuff on your talk page as a starting point. Why not move it over here? I've always thought it would be cool to do a spotlight (be it a mini-interview, IC and/or OOC personal statement, etc.) on a UD character/user. I don't know if that would go in the Stargate or not... Seriously, you should just call it The Community Stargate. Who wouldn't click on a link that said that? --Paddy Dignam 18:42, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm in, Rooster. This is still sorta my turf after Project CP so I want to help in anyway I can. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 00:41, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Some stuff that could work:

  • Articles needing work - Meaning an entire list of articles, or ones of top priority
  • Ongoing discussion - Things that wouldn't be on Wiki News but that require attention
  • Community Projects - A full list of the active/ongoing ones, the rest archived
  • Technical help - Technical wiki questions (not like "how do I sign?")
  • General notices - Again, something that isn't announced on the main page but needs attention
  • Other things the community would be interested in

Yarp. --  AHLGTG 18:49, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Maybe a link should be added to recruitment to help newbies with joining groups? No abbreviations as CP, please; I feel like if I click on it, I will be getting a visit from the partyvan. CommPort would work much better. --ZsL 21:00, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Updated. Give it a look. --  AHLGTG 21:28, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Certainly looks nice. I am unsure as to whether we need to list all active projects on the main page when we can have that list on UDWiki:Projects. Maybe a brief list of the major/newest ones at best. The entire projects section, past and present, needs some re-organization as part of this overhaul anyway.
Featured Article. I'm a fan of this idea and a week always seemed sensible to me, I think we oughta be able to scrap up 52 decent articles each year with some luck. If not, we can always syndicate occasionally. No harm in it. I was thinking a new page with a pool of articles which people could vote new articles into, and then maybe each week a small selection is made and voted on for FA for next week, while last week's winner of voting is put up. Losers return to the pool (unless a good reason as to their non-awesomeness is mentioned).
A similar scheme for "Articles needing Work" (which we need a better term for, I think) where somebody can just suggest any article that isn't going to become some crit 1 on A/SD later, and it can go into a pool of all the stuff to work on, and occasionally we can pull a few out from the pot from showing on the CP page and main if we want that section.
The "Discussions" example seems to be more a "article needing work" example, so that probably shouldn't be there, but I'd like to know what you had in mind for it. I like the idea of a bit for general interest/awesome articles like "The Game" and N00dles. Worth having. Same with technical help. Finally, if we have a general announcement header for big things (like say, a major infrastructure change or a project of a large scale), where should that go? -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:15, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Updated. The descriptions for what each section should do are there (they won't stay though). The discussion section is there to mop up any places that are missed being announced elsewhere. Also, "Articles in need of assistance"? And should both the feature vote and AINOA be in the UDWiki namespace? --  AHLGTG 00:45, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
The discussion bit makes sense now, probably just a bad example originally. Still not a fan of AINOA as a name, but I really can't think of anything decent, so whatever works I guess. The various pages should probably become either sub-pages of the community portal, or their own UDWiki pages. I'm more in favour of sub-pages myself (UDWiki:Projects would be moved) -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 17:20, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Things to do on the Wiki when you're dead I still think wins. A list of articles. Might even add some pages and info the wiki doesn't have. Like "In necronet scans what do the grey/black boxes around other necronets mean?" RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:03, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Probably easier to merge that list in where appropriate and then SD it. An explanation of scans should probably appear under the skills listing somewhere methinks. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 19:21, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Sorry should have had a comma in the above sentence. "Necrotech Employment needs expanding. What do the grey boxes on necronet scans mean?"RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:36, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh! Well that would come under stuff needing work, no point having another page that basically has the same function. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 19:44, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Open tasks (OT)? Articles needing help (ANH)? Open jobs (OJ)? Pages needing work (PNW)? Articles needing work (ANW)? Pages in need of improvement (PINOI)? etc. I like the first one. Also, I'm thinking the Featured Article (FA), Open Tasks (OT) should be in the UDWiki namespace, no subpage, but what about Technical Help? Main namespace like Wiki Questions?--  AHLGTG 20:49, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
So, UDWiki for the CP, Projects, FA and OT. Main for the various questions and help sections. Ok, that sounds better than sub-pages actually. As far as names go, I just think "Articles Needing Work" sounded a bit clunky and something more snappy was needed. "Open Tasks" is good, but maybe a bit vague. "Article Workhouse" or something. Either that or maybe you should just ignore me for being a pedantic fool. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 21:05, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Updated. I don't have a name for the bottom section, and there are only a few things in it. They could each do with a small description probably. It would also be cool if someone would make some sort of newspaper on wiki activities, or something. If they want. --  AHLGTG 21:49, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Article Workhouse is a good name. Some wiki maintenance groups could be added to the portal like Project Wiki Patrol, Template Junkies, and Project Welcome. --ZsL 21:57, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I would love to work on some sort of newspaper, but I fear that with the size of the wiki, it would be simply restating the "Wiki News" in a wordier fashion. Linkthewindow  Talk  22:57, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Guys, a workhouse is where Oliver Twist and many another Dickens character did very hard, very unpleasant time. Workshop doesn't really fit either, but at least it's not a place where poor people go to die. --Paddy DignamIS DEAD 00:20, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmm... hehe. Fiddled with the colours a bit. What are we looking for, green? Blue? Does someone want to make a list of "articles needing work" or whateva? And a name and more content for the bottom section?--  AHLGTG 00:53, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
That just makes me want to use "workhouse" even more! Why don't we call it the Article Sweatshop? --ZsL 01:06, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Yah no what. Let's totally do that. --  AHLGTG 01:09, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh sure. Use Article Sweatshop but not Community Stargate. What a rip-off... Why not just use "Miscellaneous" for the bottom section? --Paddy DignamIS DEAD 03:32, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
"Article Incubation" mayhaps ? And we don't want to use Misc, that's just admitting failure! Maybe "General Interest" or "Interesting Articles". Also, there seems to be some odd behaviour when the edit links for each section show up, they're being mucked about by the small text for the project and FA sections. Probably best to magic word them away. I think the project text for Complete List & Archive should go next to the "Projects" title, it's a bit in the middle of nowhere. (Probably my wide screen doing that) -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 12:32, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Incubation sounds terrible in my opinion. Despite this, I can't really think up anything better. I wanna take the time to suggest: SURELY Template:Dramalevel has a place here. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 13:11, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I still think Article Sweatshop would be the best. It would almost have an acronym of ASS as well... Updated.--  AHLGTG 17:09, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah hah! I know what this needs: a "Did you know?" section! --  AHLGTG 17:32, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Spadework Where research into game stuff is done? Search rates and the like? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 17:35, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps we should have a mini-vote once we've got ourselves a nice pot of ideas so we can pick out the ones that we definitely want and stick that onto the actual page and then discuss the others some more, that way we can avoid creating too many flash-in-the-pan ideas but also actually get something built to replace that damned lolcat. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 18:44, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Gnome, you've only gone and put down all the options that everybody likes anyway, I was thinking more about stuff like "DYK" and "Spadework" which might be a good idea but might not. Just fricking transfer the sandbox over and we'll keep working on it. We can even make starts on FA and The Section That Cannot Be Named that way. Just leave the lists with some filler text. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 22:29, 15 March 2009 (UTC)


Current Look/Content

Maybe this will organize our thoughts:

Left Box: Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

What's new

  • Community Portal - The long forgotten portal is undergoing a massive remake. Come help out and offer suggestions on the talk page.
  • A Tale of Undead Cities- An organization effort to clean up, improve and revamp the three city pages about Malton, Monroeville and Borehamwood. Help discuss ideas and add your own suggestions for improvements.


  • Guide Page Cleanup - An organized cleanup of the guides page to consolidate and preserve useful information.
  • NecroWatch - Aims to collect NecroNet information and update it on the wiki.
Complete list - Archive


See also General Discussion
Discussion 1

I think we're good here. --  AHLGTG 22:19, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, but get rid of those [edit] boxes. They don't look pretty and make it look a tad broken. You can manually include a link to the editing page if that's what you want (stealth external link.) Linkthewindow  Talk  05:15, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Actually, ignore that. Gnome's included it on his prototype page. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Right Box: Articles


Featured Article

  • Example page - A short description describing the awesomeness and feature qualityness of the page.
Project page - Vote for featured articles

Article Workhouse

  • UD Cheats - Stub, please add something!
  • Ghoul - Doesn't have an intro, not NPOV.
  • Car - Doesn't follow wiki standards.
Suggest an article
Discussion 2

What do we call the "articles needing work" section? --  AHLGTG 22:19, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

One vote for "Article Workhouse". -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 22:29, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Why go halfway? One vote for "Article Sweatshop". --Paddy DignamIS DEAD 02:09, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Another vote for Article Workhouse. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:16, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't like either. If I have to be honest, "Things to do when you're dead" makes a lot more sense and is in genre. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:35, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Seconded (Things to do when you're dead). Would kinda be a long name for UDWiki:Things to do when you're dead. --  AHLGTG 17:18, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Might be see as the evil "Survivor bias" given that wording. Maybe plain old "Things to do if you're bored" -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 17:38, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps the section "Things to do if you're bored" or "Things to do when you're out of AP" (meh) could be added to the Main Page CommPort section as well, with the top few choices needing work placed there. --  AHLGTG 17:55, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Everyone fine with UDWiki:Featured Articles for FA page and UDWiki:Featured Articles/Voting for voting? --  AHLGTG 23:58, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Seems good. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 00:10, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Still need a name for the "articles needing work" section. --  AHLGTG 22:50, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

*Bump* This is all that's really needed, before something can finally be put up on the ComPort. Should I just default it Articles Needing Work for now?--  AHLGTG 21:58, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Might as well, we need something to replace that lolcat after all. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 19:00, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Bottom Box: General Interest

General Interest

Things to see

Drama Levels
Face-grin.png No drama around? Are we still in the Urban Dead Wiki ?
Face-wink.png There is little drama. Slow mondays ?
Face-smile.png Situation normal. There is some drama, but no one is going to die.
Face-sad.png Misconbitration! Drama all around the wiki!
Face-surprise.png Drama levels not seen since Wikigate!

Did You Know?

Discussion 3

It's lacking! --  AHLGTG 22:19, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Then by god we'll add to it! Just stick the section on and people will add more as they think of it! -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 22:29, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Added! (right)? --  AHLGTG 22:37, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Maybe you should get Hag's permission (or just do it anyway) to change the colours of the Dramalevel so they fit in with the final theme of the CP. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 11:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
It's in the main namespace and is open to editing regardless. Hagnat 'released' control of it some time ago to boot. You might want to redesign it to take custom colours as variables since the colours might be important to some people. No need to ruin their pages. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 17:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I put the code down, so it's easy to fiddle. --  AHLGTG 18:15, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Added a "Did You Know" section. Looks awkward with the lack of content. *ehem*--  AHLGTG 21:10, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Any chance of fixing the two sections to be 50% each of the space, after you account for the DramaLevel? Looks skewed on my screen. Are you thinking of the DYK just being a few random points of interest that people could update occasionally? I don't know if there's mileage in anything more comprehensive, we'd run out of facts! If we go for a weekly FA, then I figure we could do weekly for the whole Portal. Update the Main Page section with "New Things This Week" and add some weekly DYKs and rotate the article needing help if we ever put that on the main page section. Decent? -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:41, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
DYK would be a few random quips, right. But zombie related. Agree with a few DYK's, what's new and articles needing help on the main page. --  AHLGTG 23:58, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
You could find a few wiki and UD related ones I'm sure, DYK for example that survivors once lost almost 10,000 active characters in the space of one hour? Or that Danversbank has two mobile phone masts? See. Easy. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 00:06, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
OH OH OH OH OH 'On this day in Urban Dead'. Cause theres so much content we could have for something historical happen every day :/ We could stick up a 'On this month in Urban Dead:' then some funky fact, like the march of the dead, or the Strike, or the introduction of ruined buildings. Just nostalgic stuff like that. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 00:19, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Would it be worth just folding this into a DYK? EG: "DYK this time last year something awesome happened?", I don't know if we have enough awesome events to get more than a couple a week. Somebody more old hat could quash me on that though. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 16:14, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Requests for Comment or a "General Discussion" page

What about a general page asking for comments on a particular topic, like Wikipedia's requests for comment. It will help take some of the load of Kevan's talk page in regards to discussions on game mechanics, and also perhaps be useful if a user wants comments on an action they are planning on taking. Someone's put up a "Discussion" header up above, but I still think this is needed as it's good to have a "dumping ground" for discussions that don't belong anywhere else.

Thoughts? Linkthewindow  Talk  10:42, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I like the idea of easing Kevan's spam load. Maybe we could push the FAQ page through the community portal a bit. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 11:23, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I added a Requests for comment under the Discussion section, in the Bulletin Board box. --  AHLGTG 17:20, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Call it general discussion, we're not the IEEE. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 17:41, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Okay then. I'll get it set up later. Any rules needed beyond "post at the bottom?" Linkthewindow  Talk  10:54, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Sign. UDWiki:General Discussion --  AHLGTG 22:35, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Just been created. Give that new page some love! Linkthewindow  Talk  08:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

About the new layout

like the layout, hate the design. It simply dont fit with any other design we had in here. Sure, changes be happening around here that in the past months, but this design lacks everything... its simply dry and lifeless. Add some colors and peronality. make it merge with the rest of the game and the wiki. --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 04:12, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Haven't you left already? >=[ It's been the same as the game and the wiki for many years and no one used it. We are going for desperate measures here. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 11:39, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
I just come in here to check the 'tard level and be glad i left. Anyway, another suggestion for this page is to move it and its edit history to an archive page, and re-create the page over the redirect that was created by the move. This way you reset the pageview counter, and can check if people are using this page or not. --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 00:55, 31 March 2009 (BST)
Or we can just record that the page had 118,864 hits at the time of writing this and calculate from that. --Midianian¦T¦DS¦SP¦ 07:27, 31 March 2009 (BST)
Ohhh hag you'll be back soon enough =] DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 12:19, 31 March 2009 (BST)
It had 118,000 about when this started. --  AHLGTG 23:59, 31 March 2009 (BST)


Let's get this going again? Gnome, what still needs doing? I'll be happy to help you and Rooster get the ball rolling again. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:22, 10 April 2009 (BST)

For now, it looks like we'll need some featured articles and did you know entries. I would say we would be ready to start moving over non-controversial DYK's, and vote on FA's. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:45, 10 April 2009 (BST)
Thats what I thought... I think we have enough DYK's for now... How are we gonna judge which ones are bad without making people cry? DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:55, 10 April 2009 (BST)
People have had ample to time to comment on the shady ones, so I cycled ten into rotation that people didn't have problems with for now. We're not short on stock or anything. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 15:16, 10 April 2009 (BST)
What would we add to the Main Page CP template? DYKs? FA? I don't think it should be the exact same as with the Community Portal page. Oh, "Articles Needing Work" really needs a name. --  AHLGTG 17:09, 10 April 2009 (BST)
I dunno, I was sorta figuring it would be the portal page, just "In Brief". A selection of news and discussion, the current FA and maybe a couple of DYK's if there's space. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 17:18, 10 April 2009 (BST)
Current FA, definitely. And a few "Articles needing work"? Maybe just the top one in need. Yep, DYKs could help fill in any gaps. --  AHLGTG 00:54, 11 April 2009 (BST)
I have to agree with DDR; I like the new layout, but cannot stand so much white. Could we get some color in here? --Klexur 17:37, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

2012 Reboot for the Mayans

I want to burn this page down and start afresh. What are the big essential community consensus and discussion areas we need easy access updates to? Here's my working list so far, I want more suggestions:

  • Community News(including Community Projects)
  • Featured Article's Under Vote/Discussion
  • 2/3 most recent Wiki Questions
  • Open Discussions
  • Short Articles Assistance Request section
  • Policy Discussion News
  • Those are what come immediately to mind

The idea is to give this section a design that meets it's real purpose as the community discussion and development portal to go with a more prominent listing in the sidebar and for it to work better with a common sense navigation structure with less overlap. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 03:35, 9 October 2012 (BST)

There seems to be an idea to put links in the most obvious, immediately accessible places, so I put them in the header, my attempt. --  AHLGTG 21:12, 14 October 2012 (BST)
Sexy. Sexy. Why you so sexy gnome. A ZOMBIE ANT 01:05, 15 October 2012 (BST)
Keep in mind there's a delicate and often sad balance between CP's usefulness and how much needs to go into it to maintain that usefulness. We need to keep in mind as a system it's probably not going to be maintained too well, so having things like Policy Discussion news may increase the look of 'disrepair' after a few months. A ZOMBIE ANT 01:05, 15 October 2012 (BST)

Question: What do we want in the Community Portal? I can think of it as (1) a place to have links going everywhere, and (2) something interesting that makes it more than (1). --  AHLGTG 15:26, 21 October 2012 (BST)

In addition to your initial list, my recommendations are Suggestions, Recruitment, BIC (or some other portal to danger reporting), Maps, Historical Groups/Events. The stuff that takes community involvement to work. Perhaps a list of popular catetories like Category:Groups, Category:Images, Category:Events as resources for new community projects. Most of the stuff currently on CP probably doesn't belong there unless you want to create a whole "Did You Know..." section for for all of that stuff. ~Vsig.png 16:06, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

So, what's the purpose of this page? Is it like an expanded news? I looked at the former version; I prefer the duck version. --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 21:34, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

That's a good question. As far as my impression goes, Community Portals are primarily link dumps (example: Wikipedia Community Portal). CPs are places to refer to other places. It also brings attention to what people on the wiki are doing. What exactly people want with our CP is up to them. --  AHLGTG 21:39, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

What should be on here?

You can add right here in this table.

  • Expanded Community News
  • Random/Different Featured Article from Main Page
  • The Weather
  • A bunch of useful links (present)
    • More links (not present)
  • FA's under discussion
  • Something interesting to see
    • Question. What do we actually do here?

It's hard to develop the body portion of the CP when we/I don't know what's going to be placed. So, what do we want? --  AHLGTG 01:05, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

I don't really have specifics. Looking at wikipedia, it seems to be more engaging. Ours was more here is some shit other people did. So maybe we could use it as gathering for things to do for the wiki community. Links to stub articles, uncategorized images, other neglected or needed areas. For the more informative side of things: wiki resources, meta resources, scripts/scripting. Also, the duck should stay. --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 02:40, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
I have always thought that CP should be kind of an expanded version of the "Community Projects" Main Page section, with all the things Kirsty listed. And second the duck staying. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 03:57, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Well I'll put something up on the weekend, and we'll see what people think of it. --  AHLGTG 23:00, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Are we keeping the old format? Also, I disdain the weather. --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 23:05, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
The header thing that's up now is the starting point. Everything after that is mostly unformulated, so there'll be lots of moving, altering, adding, and deleting things. --  AHLGTG 23:07, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
I like the main page design for a starting point. Put the CP header and the duck side-by-side in the same place as the main page header. Keep the wiki news as is, where is. Add an intro paragraph like the main page. Then add in the CP sections like the sections following game information of the main page (columns not rows). --Open the Box Org XIII Alts 23:20, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

How about having a section where people can put requests for aid? Say a user wants a project done or help with one, but can't complete it themselves. Sort of like a more-specific version of Community Projects, but instead of advertising an entire project, requesting a specific task? Bob Moncrief EBDW! 14:56, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Yeah. Expanding on the CP Projects box seems to be the only thing that's really useful to add here. --  AHLGTG 16:51, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Maybe also include links to Project Welcome, Project Mentor, Project Wiki Patrol and/or Project Atmosphere in that or another section? Bob Moncrief EBDW! 17:44, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Please keep the ducky. Also, I love the style so far. ~Vsig.png 17:48, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Thumbs Up

Digging the way you broke out the code. Any chance we can automate some of this stuff so that we can finally re-add it to the navbar? Aichon 19:08, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm thinking the Featured Article Submissions box will become a switch-random interesting pages box. I think the Projects & Announcements could be more of a long-term, things-going-on box. (There's not exactly much stuff going on.) Help Out box will be update-as-needed. Random Featured Article--I don't know. (Or maybe switch-random interesting locations box. I dono.) So almost there. --  AHLGTG 00:22, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
I agree that the code looks much neater like that, nice one. The footer links seem a bit out of place there, what do you both think of something like this for the links? --Wez 02:46, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh and would you consider something like a featured image? Bringing in some visual stimulus may be fun. --Wez 02:49, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Hm. I dono, that's a lot heavier. Featured images is a good idea. Would replace Random Featured Article. --  AHLGTG 03:52, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
This is true that minimal is more attractive, no worries it was just a friendly suggestion. In other news, pun intended, something like the RandomImageByCategory extension may be useful for preselecting images to choose, so it would be meta-featured and not completely random. Just a thought. --Wez 16:09, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
We're not able to install new extensions for the wiki. That's entirely on Kevan, and though he does do stuff around here from time to time, betting on him adding a random extension is probably not a bet you'll win. ;) Aichon 16:59, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
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