Talk:Main Page Test

We can use this as a test page for the new Main_Page

Current suggestions[edit]

My current idea (Nicjansma 02:12, 29 September 2006 (CDT)):

  • Using statistics for articles, etc: 38,775
  • Welcome section
  • Main links section
  • News section
  • Editors section

Revanche's concept page[edit]

  • Okay, I used the basic panel page from the Wikia member's main page, and tooled around with it. 1) I think the Sarna Orange is a little darker than what I was able to come up with, but maybe Nic can tweak it some. 2) Welcome page: any suggestions as to what you're looking for it? 3) I think that's a passable Main Links section. It would pull some of the links off the toolbar. I had to use redirects (regretably) to get the category names to show. I thought about starting a lists for each category, but read that it must be maintained manually, so categories seems like the best bet. We may want to add a fan section for each category, too. 4) News was easy. Added what Nic already had (for the wiki) and some 'filler' news. 5) What do you mean by editors section? 6)I really think a Featured Article section would rock/be useful for drawing in new users. Maybe half of the current news section? Have no idea how it works, tho. --Revanche 22:42, 1 October 2006 (CDT)
    • 1) #FFCC00 is what I use for the orange, it looks like you got it correct. Nicjansma 01:33, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
    • 2) I like it a lot! Exactly what I had in mind, thanks for working on it. Nicjansma 01:33, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
      • Great, thanks! --Revanche 08:08, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
    • 3) Why did you have to use redirects? You can use [[:Category:BattleMechs]] (notice the : in front) to link to a category (such as BattleMechs) w/out including it. Nicjansma 01:33, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
      • Aha! I didn't know about that. I'll definitely incorporate those (and {{delete}} the unnessary redirects. Thanks for the clue. --Revanche 08:08, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
    • 5) I just wanted some links to getting started on editing, FAQ, etc. The About, Getting Started, and FAQ section look good. Nicjansma 01:33, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
      • Yeah, I see what you mean. I'll work on getting the Hep and Policy links moved over there. --Revanche 08:08, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
    • 6) A featured article section would be great. Nicjansma 01:33, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
      • Does your manual provide any direction for this? --Revanche 08:08, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
      • So,what else does this Main Page candidate need? --Revanche 08:09, 2 October 2006 (CDT)