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Main Page Layout

So the main page layout is going to change (because we need to have stuff about the wiki and not just words :P) but I SUUUUCK at organizing. Here's what I was thinking:

  1. Featured article
  2. Featured picture
  3. News

Not sure what else, but those are a few to start. Anyone have any ideas?Neo 00:36, 7 August 2010 (PDT)

How about a 'did you know' section? Random pointless facts about the Star Fox series, such as how we across the pond got Starwing instead of Star Fox. Although there's one of those sections everywhere, and you might want something unique. Moydow 10:55, 7 August 2010 (PDT)
Good idea! ZW and WK have "did you know?" sections, and I always liked the idea. I'll definitely include that one in the list.—Justin(Talk) 11:57, 7 August 2010 (PDT)
What would be the purpose in a "Featured Picture area"? [Tacopill|(talk)] 12:44, 7 August 2010 (PDT)
It would make the Main Page look nicer, and showcase the best images on the wiki, hopefully encouraging people to contribute. Personally, I feel that one desired effect would be that no matter how good the image shown is, there'll be someone visiting who'll think, 'Hey, I've got a better image of (for example) Fox than that', and they will start uploading images and adding them to pages, in the hope that one of them will someday greet users on the Main Page. Moydow 13:04, 7 August 2010 (PDT)
I can see it encouraging people to contribute better images, but i don't see how it would encourage contributions overall. I am also at a loss on how it makes the main page look better, but i've done enough debating over design for one week. [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:10, 7 August 2010 (PDT)
I guess whether or not it improves appearance is more of a personal opinion. Moydow 13:17, 7 August 2010 (PDT)
Sorry; i think i'm overreacting and/or being paranoid about somethings, and it is affecting my writing. It is my opinion that it doesn't help, but that shouldn't stop anyone from suggesting it as an idea. ;_; .....(for an example of me doing this previously, see this link) [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:22, 7 August 2010 (PDT)

Featured content is supposed to showcase the wiki's best works. The best articles and the best images. And thanks to our working system of music, I'm also planning on making a featured music section. It's gonna be fun on the bun!—Justin(Talk) 05:26, 27 August 2010 (PDT)

Sweet, i like the featured music section..... :D. [Tacopill|(talk)] 07:25, 27 August 2010 (PDT).
Roundycorners. Roundycorners everywhere.
Also, a skin that screams "StarFox". Space theme! TTEchidna 18:23, 27 August 2010 (PDT)
Steve is working on the Skin, and i am working on getting things....roundy....{{round}} [Tacopill|(talk)] 18:30, 27 August 2010 (PDT).
So, how about this:

Welcome to Lylat Wiki

Header (upper section)

News (Say, Star Fox News) Featured Content (say, Articles)
News (Site News?) Featured Content (Images)
News (NIWA News) Featured Content (Music)
Other Info (lower section)
NIWA Blurbs about Niwas, Affiliates, etc.
Core Pages? Links to the Character Page or Category
External Links, Affiliates, etc. stuff!
In this design, you have the two sections, "Upper" and "Lower". The "Upper" section fits news on the left and featured content on the right. the "lower" section fits other things. Color choices are optional....[Tacopill|(talk)] 18:49, 30 August 2010 (PDT).

Please note: this conversation is currently closed as it no longer fully reflects consensus of how the main page would be designed (although it does reflect some of it). If you would like to comment on the current main page, propose changes to it, etc. Please start it in a new topic. [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:41, 19 October 2010 (PDT).


Does anyone else think that the news template should be moved to the upper-left corner of the main page? In my mind, the news is something always looked for first on a main page. Also, is there any news on a possible new skin to cover the plain white background?--TW 18:29, 6 January 2011 (PST)

I intend on Asking the person who did GSU's skin for help on a new skin. As for the main page, i will contact the designer when i am next able. [Tacopill|(talk)] 19:17, 7 January 2011 (PST).
I'll be fixing up the main page, will probably start on it tomorrow :J As for the skin, that's something I can't doMalake256 19:27, 7 January 2011 (PST)
TW, do you have any ideas of you would want in the skin? [Tacopill|(talk)] 11:13, 8 January 2011 (PST).
I don't know if it would work, but what about this image? Look at Pikipedia for an example of what I mean.
--TW 15:20, 8 January 2011 (PST)
Yea, i think that would work well. I am going to start putting together ideas of possible looks for the Wiki Skin. I hope to have some ideas by the next weekend. [Tacopill|(talk)] 22:19, 8 January 2011 (PST).
Has there been any develeopment on this? Also, do we really need the external links? Most of those sites are long dead and it doesn't really fit in with the page. At the very least, can we cut the defunct sites?--TW 15:24, 30 April 2011 (PDT)
We can remove the dead links; but as for progress.... i don't think anything has happened with this so far.... :( . 21:26, 30 April 2011 (PDT).
Ok, i just tried out the image.... and it made the content text rather hard to read. Do you know of anyway to fade the image, so it is less somewhat transparent? 09:30, 1 May 2011 (PDT).
Both ZeldaWiki and Metroid Wiki use a white font as the default instead of the standard black font. Other than that, perhaps someone on the NIWA forums could help. I'll look for a backup just incase.--TW 18:39, 1 May 2011 (PDT)
EDIT:If this doesn't work, perhaps we could go like Wikibound and use a custom piece of art. Maybe we could host somekind of contest where the winning design would become the new skin. Just as a kind of last resort.--TW 19:50, 1 May 2011 (PDT)
Given the options, i think i might actually prefer a custom piece of art. .... By chance, are you an artist? [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:55, 4 May 2011 (PDT).
I'm no artist. My suggestion is that 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. As to the rules, we'll cross that bridge when and if we need to.--— T W 18:08, 4 May 2011 (PDT)

Yea. I think we may need to go to the forums on this. But anyway, i added this idea to the improving the wiki page, since, in my mind it is an improvement on the wiki.  :). [Tacopill|(talk)] 14:37, 7 May 2011 (PDT).

Most wanted

Can we put up a section for most wanted pages, like Aparoid Homeworld, has 47 dead links leading to it. And also, just saying, we have dozens of dead templates, not existing, yet having up to 70 links. Foxdude54 09:08, 30 April 2011 (PDT)

Yea. I think we can do that. And i am looking into a way to filter wanted pages by namespace (unless there are templates you think we wouldn't need). [Tacopill|(talk)] 14:38, 30 April 2011 (PDT).
Ok, i have added the wanted pages list, along with about 30 other possible lists of stuff that needs working on in the wiki. Please tell me if you like them. If not, i can always change it again. 21:20, 30 April 2011 (PDT).
Thank you, they look amazing, I couldn't do a better job myself (mostly because I don't know code) Foxdude54 17:32, 1 May 2011 (PDT)
You're Welcome and Thank you. I could teach you some of the code, just email me like usual :). Heck, in order to do some of that, i looked up how to use Dynamic Page Lists... which turned out to be fun. :). [Tacopill|(talk)] 15:16, 4 May 2011 (PDT).

To all staff

I received a very interesting email, and I wanted to share it with you so you could all discuss it. You all should know my email address, so each of you just send me an email just to say that you need the message.—Justin(Talk) 01:02, 6 May 2011 (PDT)


Hello, faithful editors! I was approached by a company known as GamerDNA Media. They want to put advertisements on Lylat Wiki and split the profit, something that would help this site pay for itself. However, I would never agree to this without first receiving the consent of the users. Tell me your thoughts, opinions, etc. And rest assured that I will respect the majority decision. This wiki belongs to you, the editors, and if you decide against this, I will respect that. Please tell me your thoughts on this.—Justin(Talk) 13:03, 26 May 2011 (PDT)

I would be fine with it. [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:16, 26 May 2011 (PDT).
I would be fine with this as well.--— T W 16:54, 26 May 2011 (PDT)
Hey, we gotta be supported somehow, so, ok. Foxdude54 17:01, 26 May 2011 (PDT)
Eh, it's fine by me. I'm good. I'm good. --AnyGuy 21:24, 27 May 2011 (PDT)
So, are we gonna allow advertisements or what? --AnyGuy 18:14, 7 August 2011 (PDT)
Looks like the consensus is for it.... But Neo is highly busy with Really life stuff, so he probably hasn't checked here in a wile. [Tacopill|(talk)] 07:25, 9 August 2011 (PDT).
I don't mind having ads if it would help us support the site, but I do have a fear. Would the ad banners be as annoying as the ones displayed on Bulbapedia? --Hope(N Forever) 09:42, 17 August 2011 (PDT)
I think that would be up to them and Justin.
If it is relevent, They're one of the groups that advertise on StrategyWiki. Is there placement better for you then Bulbapedia's?
[Tacopill|(talk)] 16:39, 17 August 2011 (PDT).
NO WAY! The whole point is to create a clean enviornment for learning only, not just to make a few cheep bucks. And who says it's going to end at GamerDNA? Yeah, that's what I thought. P.S: I know my cause is done for, but at least ask for more than half.
It's not necessarily a matter Neo earning a few cheap bucks. It's to help him cover server costs, as renting webspace can be expensive.
Also, please don't ask a question, then answer it yourself. It's quite annoying. [Tacopill|(talk)] 13:29, 4 October 2011 (PDT).
bumping. [Tacopill|(talk)] 18:46, 26 November 2011 (PST).
I think it's fine, we should do it to pay for the domain, as we don't want some poor dude paying out of his pocket when it could be self-supporting. Foxdude54 12:38, 28 November 2011 (PST)
dont put them on here--Robe 18:23, 12 April 2012 (PDT)
Please elaborate on why you don't want advertising. [Tacopill|(talk)] 17:45, 13 April 2012 (PDT).

I would support having advertisements, anything that makes money for us is good (well, not anything, but you get the point), though as a compromise for those that don't want them, the ads can disappear when a user is logged in, like SmashWiki. ToastUltimatum 15:39, 14 July 2012 (PDT)

Makes sense. I don't think the offer still stands though, that was over a year ago. [Tacopill|(talk)] 16:25, 14 July 2012 (PDT)
Oh, I thought it was up for discussion because it was in the sitenotice. ToastUltimatum 17:02, 14 July 2012 (PDT)
Sorry about that. I should really be more on top of things. [Tacopill|(talk)] 17:21, 14 July 2012 (PDT)

Metroid Wiki

Not really sure where to put this, but all of your links to Metroid Wiki are broken. There shouldn't be "Title=" before the $1. --SnorlaxMonster 04:27, 29 June 2011 (PDT)

Thank you. I have gone an fixed it. [Tacopill|(talk)] 22:23, 9 July 2011 (PDT).


Hi. I volunteer to help out with the Featured Article system if no one else wants to, I'm good at updating things on time. --Lyphoria 16:44, 8 December 2011 (PST)

That would be cool, and his highly needed. At the current time, our Featured Content System is available at these two locations LW:FA and LW:FI. [Tacopill|(talk)] 09:39, 10 December 2011 (PST).
So I would just put an article that is fit on the section where people vote on them? Also, how does the voting system work? Where do the users place their votes? --Lyphoria (C·E) 17:17, 10 December 2011 (PST)
I believe you make a new page named Something/FeaturedCandidate and we post our votes on there, and if it passes then it becomes featured. Foxdude54 17:55, 10 December 2011 (PST)
We can place it on the Featured Content pages themselves, or as Foxdude said, Lylat Wiki:Featured_Article/Name_of_Article or on continue our review pattern like Lylat Wiki:Characters/Article Review/Fox McCloud. [Tacopill|(talk)] 11:58, 11 December 2011 (PST).

Youtube tag

This edit was rolled-back, due to our current not-ability to embed youtube videos and no <youtube> tag. [Tacopill|(talk)] 17:16, 2 February 2012 (PST).


In order to support the upkeep of the server, we're asking the sites we're hosting if they would be willing to host advertisements. We're looking to have two to three ads on each site - one at the top and bottom of the content area, and possibly one in the sidebar, but this can be negotiated. All money raised will go towards the cost of the server/hosting and domain names. This won't affect the day-to-day running of the site in any way. Please discuss this, and let me know if you're okay with ads being placed on the site. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me. Thank you, Moydow 21:01, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Personally, I'd (prefer the air) be fine with that. I'm not the ONLY person on here anymore though (i think)... 2Tie (talk) 23:04, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Total support. We don't exactly have a regular userbase to be annoyed by it, we might as well bring in some funds. ToastUltimatum 02:04, 11 March 2015 (UTC)


soooooooo when will this wiki be moved to starfoxwiki.com? Results May Vary (talk) 02:44, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

That's a tricky question. Moving domains will result in a large hit to SEO, which is why it hasn't been done yet. An alternative option is to redirect that domain to the current one until things can be properly changed without destroying the Google results, but I don't know exactly what changes would need to be made to consider it safe to switch domains.—Justin(Talk) 19:08, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
To me, there's more checks & balances for this one. People are much more likely to type starfoxwiki.com in the url bar than starfoxwiki.info. Yet, like you said, this could affect SEO. I think over the course of maybe two or so months, the SEO would be back to normal if all search engines log it as starfoxwiki.com ? Results May Vary (talk) 05:53, 9 September 2020 (UTC)


I've reworked how EiC works on FEW's & WK, and wanted to know if people thought we should rework it here. And/or if we should hold a new election. [Tacopill|(talk)] 00:52, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

I'd personally go five to seven days for nomination and two weeks for voting, but that may be just me. As far as Disaster Flare goes, he has been pretty inactive in most things lately, but he is still around, so if he feels like a new EiC should step up, it's up to him. Alex95 (talk) 00:58, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Realistically, I'm not gonna stop y'all if you wish to do another election and have someone take my place. I've reached a point in my life where it's hard to do much wiki-related even on SmashWiki, so I'd feel better knowing you guys have a more active EiC. I had been considering stepping down for a while for this reason. Disaster Flare (talk) 05:35, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Even if I had unanimous support, I don't think I want to run for Lylat Wiki editor-in-chief. Star Fox is quite inactive (and lot of subjects are filled in, I've cleaned up a large part of this wiki a few years ago). Also, if I'm running on any Grifkuba wiki, it's Final Fantasy Wiki (which I co-founded with Tacopill and did 95% of edits on). Not to mention all the wikis I oversee in Gaming Wiki Network wikis (Rare games, FF, Crash, Spyro, Triforce, SpongeBob primarily -- two I help a friend with). I also plan to launch a Mana Wiki in nearby future once more of FF Wiki is filled in. Basically, this is a lotta wikis I'm preoccupied with (and I'm glad I have a couple helping me around the wikis). All the best! Results May Vary (talk) 13:17, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Set up [Tacopill|(talk)] 00:18, 4 May 2021 (UTC)