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Prior to 2010

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Prototyping

I'm prototyping a new mainpage with a 'Wurmictionary' or babel, will list all articles by letter, you can see it here. --Lain Iwakura 06:55, 20 May 2006 (CDT)

The prototype looks messed up in Firefox here. "Wiki editing requires login", "Categories" and IRC are on the right side of the contents window now, while the babel is below them in the right bottom corner. --Manny 0:43, 21 May 2006 (GMT+2)
That's why it's a prototype... :P, I don't want to break the real mainpage whilst I experiment. --Lain Iwakura 12:49, 21 May 2006 (CDT)
Woo! Fixed it, should look right in Firefox & Opera now, but IE is being mean. :( --Lain Iwakura 02:06, 24 May 2006 (CDT)

Re organise the main page

The main page is a bit messy at the moment. I think we should make something simple like Wikipedia's Main Page. It will help users find things faster. Does anyone agree? I will work on a prototype of the ideas I have in mind - check my user page. --Ancient 12:04, 6 June 2006 (CDT)

Here's what I've got so far: User:Ancient/Prototype_Main_Page. Any ideas and suggestions? Do you think we should replace the main page with this. I've also seen that Lain Iwakura is working on alphabetical categories for all articles: User:Lainiwakura/NewMainPagePrototype. This could be introduced into my prototype too and replace the main-page. Does anyone think this is a good idea?

--Ancient 13:21, 6 June 2006 (CDT)

I like it so far. :) --Lain Iwakura 06:04, 7 June 2006 (CDT)

Well I've just about finished it - if i've forgotten some things then people can add them later. Unless anyone objects then we can replace the main page with it soon. --Ancient 09:56, 8 June 2006 (CDT)

Two thumbs up: clean and efficient --Kanif 16:53, 13 june 2006 (EST)

Since babel is starting, maybe a "(work in progress)" beside "Alphabetically Categorised Articles" would be in order for a while. --Kanif 17:07, 13 june 2006 (EST)

Maybe we can put the contents in a little box :) --Sppt 13:21, 14 June 2006 (CDT)

I've took out most of the HTML in [[Fr:Page principale]]. Is it ok? Fits well for a test page.. --Kanif 06:39, 16 June 2006 (CDT)

Absolutely fine. I don't mind - I think most people also find it easier to edit in wiki-code but I just don't get tables in it - that's why the new Main Page is nearly all HTML. --Ancient 14:32, 16 June 2006 (CDT)

Add new category?

Should we add a new category to mainpage wich is about players with the highest skills and best achivements in villages and homesteads? --ChJees 07:58, 26 October 2007 (CDT)

I'm not convinced that's a good idea. There's already a skill compare site, and villages can boast their accomplishments on the village pages. The wiki should be as objective as possible, getting involved in matters as subjective as which achievements are best is not attractive to me. - Dashiva 13:02, 26 October 2007 (CDT)


2010 Achives

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Featured Pages

The front page isn't very dynamic, so I was thinking that adding a featured page system would be an excellent way to make it seem more interesting and attractive. We could probably shift it once a week or so, and draw attention to lesser known concepts that the Community would benefit from, as well as new players. The main page would be better with an overhaul, and with sections made neater and better updated. Perhaps the translations would be better put in a sidebar for example, or a literal translation de-emphasised in favour of a general overview of the game in various world languages. Ols 12:10, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

I've had no response in nearly a month, so I'm going ahead with it. Please contact me if you have a problem with changes. Ols 20:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I would keep the page translations considering we have a wide assortment of players who do not speak English but still play wurm. --Doughboy 01:08, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Indeed. Some translations are there, but others are simply links to Google translate, and do not provide much help to the players. I think what it's suggesting is that you copy and paste the main page into the translation field, but I don't see why people who commonly frequent English-language websites but speak it poorly would not do this already. Ols 11:04, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

We can't insinuate that they do though and you can't be 100% sure either way.--Doughboy 19:28, 19 August 2010 (UTC)