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:I am trying out the custom monobook.css, and i have to say.... good job! I like it. Let's see if other people like it. {{User:Tacopill/sig}} 13:31, 8 May 2011 (PDT).
 
:I am trying out the custom monobook.css, and i have to say.... good job! I like it. Let's see if other people like it. {{User:Tacopill/sig}} 13:31, 8 May 2011 (PDT).
 
::Have you checked out the edit pages? I have no idea what is causing the split edit box. It does work when editing the monobook.css, though. I originally wanted to use File:StarFoxGaming.png, but found that darker characters like Falco and Slippy don't lighten well.--&mdash; <span style="font-family:Papyrus; font-size:13pt">[[User:TW|<font color=#A020F0>T</font>]] [[User Talk:TW|<font color=#A020F0>W</font>]]</span> 15:48, 8 May 2011 (PDT)
 
::Have you checked out the edit pages? I have no idea what is causing the split edit box. It does work when editing the monobook.css, though. I originally wanted to use File:StarFoxGaming.png, but found that darker characters like Falco and Slippy don't lighten well.--&mdash; <span style="font-family:Papyrus; font-size:13pt">[[User:TW|<font color=#A020F0>T</font>]] [[User Talk:TW|<font color=#A020F0>W</font>]]</span> 15:48, 8 May 2011 (PDT)
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:::That one to the right over thar -> is pretty freaking cool. Anyone want that as the new skin?{{:User:Neo/sig}} 00:18, 10 May 2011 (PDT)

Revision as of 07:18, 10 May 2011

With the merger nearly complete, and us having content in the actual pages, i thought it was time we started improving the wiki internally.

Feel free to add new ideas in new topics in addition to contributing to any that are bellow.

In addition to here, A thread has been started on the NIWA forums about this. Please check it out, when everyone gets a chance. :).

Simplifying Discussion pages

The Disscusion system i put together is.... rather complex.... which is bad, since apparently no one uses it. Should i scrap it all and combine all the discussion pages? Is there something else i should do? [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT).

Speeding up the wiki

There are some people around the NIWA who say Lylat Wiki is... well... pretty slow. Any suggestions on how to improve on it's speed? [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT)

I have to agree that the wiki is pretty slow, but the reason is that we lack a community. Compared to the other wikis, we have a very small user count. Star Fox just does not have a strong fanbase anymore and the current fans' only interest is to complain how the games are no longer good. My idea is that we ask some other NIWA members to help us deciding what pages are Stub-level, good, decent, etc (basically find people to be an evaluation team). We could also make contact with other sites and hope that brings traffic and users.--— T W 12:04, 7 May 2011 (PDT)

I am not entirely sure that's what i meant by the speed of the wiki. I meant stuff like: how long it takes to load a page, how easy it is to search for something in the wiki's search engine and why sometimes the server stops working all together. [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:14, 8 May 2011 (PDT).
Oh, well I haven't experienced any problems in that department, at least, no more than I do on any other NIWA wikis. That might be why I misinterpretted what you meant.--— T W 15:48, 8 May 2011 (PDT)


WikiProjects - keep or get rid of?

While i thought it was a good idea at the time, the WikiProjects doesn't really seem to have taken off. Should we get rid of them? should we keep them, in the case they pick up again, or at all? [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT)

Contacting Affiliates

What star fox communities can we reach out to? Are there any out there that we can contact? [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT).

I'm thinking we should try to make contact with Star Fox Online, Krystal Archive, and Arwing Landing. I don't know what other sites there may be.--— T W 12:04, 7 May 2011 (PDT)

Those sound good. And who knows, maybe more will pop up in the future. Anyway, has any of them been contacted yet? [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:22, 8 May 2011 (PDT).
I seem to remember Neo contacting SFO and Arwing Landing some time ago, but certainly not recently. We might want to ask him about it. We might also want to ask other NIWA wiki admins how to go about with affiliations.--— T W 15:48, 8 May 2011 (PDT)

Shadows of Lylat

Related, When i was searching around the internet, i came across this community, Which seems active. What does everyone think? Should we contact them? [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT).

StrategyWiki Partnership

I have started discussions with StrategyWiki about a possible partnership which would allow us to use there logo, link to them more formally and for them to link back to us. But, how do we want to go about it? [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT).

Custom Skin

What would we want in a custom skin? Do we want to use one of the defaults and then customize it; or would we rather use more customized skins. [Tacopill|(talk)] 10:39, 7 May 2011 (PDT).

This is my suggestion from the main page. we use the example image and white text for a week. We can also ask others on the NIWA forums if they have any advice. If it doesn't work out, we'll look at other images to see what works. If nothing else works, we'll hold an art contest.--— T W 12:04, 7 May 2011 (PDT)

I've been working on something and have almost finished it. There are a few problems still, though. I'll try to finish it tomorrow.--— T W 20:51, 7 May 2011 (PDT)

I think I finished it. Try putting this into your custom monobook setting to see. Something weird does happen, though, when editing the editting section splits. It did this even before my editing. Try looking at different version of the Fox, Krystal, Wolf image to see what works best.--— T W 09:02, 8 May 2011 (PDT)

A proposed skin
I am trying out the custom monobook.css, and i have to say.... good job! I like it. Let's see if other people like it. [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:31, 8 May 2011 (PDT).
Have you checked out the edit pages? I have no idea what is causing the split edit box. It does work when editing the monobook.css, though. I originally wanted to use File:StarFoxGaming.png, but found that darker characters like Falco and Slippy don't lighten well.--— T W 15:48, 8 May 2011 (PDT)
That one to the right over thar -> is pretty freaking cool. Anyone want that as the new skin?—Justin(Talk) 00:18, 10 May 2011 (PDT)