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Featured Article Rotation[edit]

While I believe it was a great idea to implement this I think the follow improvements need to be made.

  • The featured articles in rotation should indicate their name, what they are(monster, race, class) and what edition they are for.
  • Fix the featured article images so external images display.
  • There should be a means to pause the slideshow as you can look at the page and read about a line or two before it switches and then have to keep sliding back.
  • A easy way to get to the featured articles page. My suggestion: Just clicking on the slide, given the speed, should open a new tab with the page on it.
  • A easy way to get to the list of featured articles.

Thoughts? --ConcealedLight (talk) 13:32, 9 March 2018 (MST)

Agreed with all of the above (Varkarrus (talk) 13:33, 9 March 2018 (MST))
I like all your ideas, but since this uses the SMW slideshow format, I would appreciate it if you could spend some time trying to get your ideas to work with this format, and see if we can make some improvements. --Green Dragon (talk) 11:02, 10 March 2018 (MST)
I'm not familiar with it but I will see what I can do GD. --ConcealedLight (talk) 13:18, 10 March 2018 (MST)
I implemented some of your bullet points above. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:02, 16 March 2018 (MDT)

I've noticed an issue with the rotation. If you slide the bar back and forth for an extended period (which I did for science, of course) the slide doesn't display properly. SirSprinkles (talk) 15:25, 10 March 2018 (MST)

Can you maybe submit this bug to the extensions developer? I doubt that it will get fixed any other way. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:02, 16 March 2018 (MDT)

We've probably had this discussion before, but I was wondering about changing indexes so that they lead with a "vetted list" of stuff that admins think are good - of the quality we would want representing us. This would include featured articles, but also possible featured article nominations. Then would follow the normal mixed-bag list, and finally the "needs maintenance " list. One problem might be that anyone could add the "good page" category to their page, but we could obfuscate this by using Category:* or somesuch. I could go through one of the shorter lists to demonstrate what this might look like. Marasmusine (talk) 01:45, 20 April 2018 (MDT)

I really have no idea what you are trying to say. Maybe can you explain it better? The current problem is that admins should be taking over the FA's (Talk:Featured Articles#Time Limits?), but I doubt that is being worked on. --Green Dragon (talk) 02:21, 20 April 2018 (MDT)p
I kinda get what Mara is saying(I think). Essentially, he is wanting to create a list of completed pages that could be used to better represent dandwiki and to do that he wants to change something fundemental about the way to site works. Mara, I've been thinking about the something similar and the site representation as well over the last few days. Take a look at the subreddit User:SgtLion registered for us, [1](reddifying sludges beautiful formatting done by yours truly). I was thinking of proposing the idea to GD, of submitting content onto it(FA's and "good" articles) and developing our reddit prescence since we get bashed constantly on it. --ConcealedLightThis user is an administrator (talk) 03:54, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
I disagree with this, since then we are relying on a select group of users instead of a system. This is also why we added the top banner, and allow all users to work with maintenance templates. I am open to expanding the FA system, but curating really has nothing to do with a game system. Curators are for select exhibits and personalized works, not for anything we have. --Green Dragon (talk) 03:59, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
And in regards to developing and improving our prescence of reddit through uploading content to the subreddit? --ConcealedLightThis user is an administrator (talk) 04:06, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
Can you please give me your context? I cannot piece together what you mean without it. As I said, expanding the Featured Articles system would be great. This could include an index, just when its curated then it loses its usefulness. --Green Dragon (talk) 04:20, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
[edit conflict] I'm personally not interested in reddit, I don't use it. I want readers of this site (including myself) to be able to quickly look through quality pages to add content to their game, rather than wading through though thousands of pages of dross. I don't know what "system" could do this other than getting trusted users to go "yep, this is a good page" (and allowing another trusted user to contest that). The admins, I would like to think, are trusted users. I wouldn't describe the change as "fundamental"? It's just listing some pages before others for visibility, by adding a category. To be clear, I am not suggesting this as a replacement for FA. Edit: Particularly as FA tends to focus on large articles like classes and races, whereas the "good" list would include very short pages like equipment or feats that are ready to drop into a campaign. Marasmusine (talk) 04:32, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
Ah, you know what GD, disregard the above. I'd be better of focusing my efforts on FAs. Marasmusine (talk) 04:43, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
Not sure if you're aware but there is a [[Category:Completed_Pages]]. --ConcealedLightThis user is an administrator (talk) 05:32, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
I think there's going to be a difference between what an author believes is "complete" and what we decide through consensus is a "quality article". In some cases, the "completed" request that no further edits be made might prevent an article from becoming a QA! Marasmusine (talk) 07:42, 20 April 2018 (MDT)
Discussion continued at Talk:Featured_Articles#Featured_Articles_and_Lists

Redacted revisions[edit]

Can I be clear on that we have inhereted Wikipedia's policy regarding redacted revisions? [2]. I'm not sure if we've had a discussion on its implementation. Marasmusine (talk) 16:20, 23 May 2018 (MDT)

We did neglect to have a proper discussion regarding this ability; I guess because we've always *technically* had the ability. I fully believe that the policy in question should be in effect, it seems entirely reasonable. The only addendum I don't see in the linked policy is that we should feel free to hide IPs if people come to us privacy concerns. --SgtLion (talk) 15:57, 24 May 2018 (MDT)
I agree. If someone is of another opinion, then we should first discuss this again. How it is now, though, everyone has reached this point. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:26, 25 May 2018 (MDT)
The only time I ever used it at Wikipedia was to hide a series of bad-faith edits that were accompanied by personal attacks in the edit summary (criteria 2 under WPs policy). I just want to make sure that we are hiding the revisions that follow these criteria, rather than for example hiding revisions that we just happen not to like. Marasmusine (talk) 05:46, 25 May 2018 (MDT)

So, I was wondering.....[edit]

I was wondering, how do I become an Admin? I was going through some classes and races a few days ago and they didn't seem right to me, but only an Admin could change them.Any way I could become an Admin? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Travis Stoll (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts.

Generally, to become an admin, you would go through the Requests for Adminship process. As for the classes and races you took issue with, could you leave more detailed feedback on their respective talk pages? — Geodude671 Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 19:49, 12 June 2018 (MDT)
You could tell us here (or on an admin's talk page) which pages, and we can remove the protection (if only temporarily). I think that would be the fastest way. Marasmusine (talk) 02:11, 13 June 2018 (MDT)

Equipment Spacing?[edit]

Hi, I've been wounding why equipment pages have so much spacing. I've asked GA and Geo in private as well as looked back through the logs but can't find anything about a discussion. Does anyone know? Or am I better off asking Mara directly? —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 09:32, 29 June 2018 (MDT)

You added the |property section to the 5e magic item template, which caused it, see Template talk:5e Magic Item.--Blobby383b (talk) 11:57, 29 June 2018 (MDT)
Yeah, I've fixed it. I was more asking why the 5e Magic Item template is enclosed in a div that restricts the page width to 75%? —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 00:16, 30 June 2018 (MDT)

Playtesting[edit]

I thought it'd be a good idea to put Cotsu's playtesting discussions on the recent news, but not sure how y'all felt. Yay...Nay? BigShotFancyMan (talk) 14:36, 14 August 2018 (MDT)

Is the goal of the discussion to start a wiki game? --Green Dragon (talk) 23:40, 14 August 2018 (MDT)
I do believe so. I looked into the history of recent news which has announcements for wiki games, so I am sort of feeling like I shouldn't just looked at that first. Live and learn. BigShotFancyMan (talk) 12:25, 15 August 2018 (MDT)
Once Cotsu Malcior is ready, then yes add a news posting about it. --Green Dragon (talk) 08:43, 16 August 2018 (MDT)

List of nominated articles on front page[edit]

Hi, I was thinking it'd be a good idea to list all featured AND quality article nominees on the right side of the front page, as a way to promote voting and discussion on the pages. We can put it to a vote. Varkarrus (talk) 23:59, 3 November 2018 (MDT)

So, we don't put ideas up for a vote unless concensus does not bring the discussion to any reasonable conclusion. --Green Dragon (talk) 08:04, 4 November 2018 (MST)
Why is our link to the Featured Articles page not enough? What additional benefits does this provide, or why is it not just clutter? Maybe, would making the FA page link more prominent fulfill this goal better than an entire list? --Green Dragon (talk) 08:23, 4 November 2018 (MST)
As GD says, matters should be discussed as a community before being put to vote. See WP:NOTDEM and WP:VOTE. Dandwiki follows these same ideals, for the most part. --SgtLion (talk) 13:41, 4 November 2018 (MST)

Discussion

What do you mean by right side of the front page? I don't see a place where it would go. We have no sidebar. And by front page, I assume you mean this page?--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 05:39, 4 November 2018 (MST)

Support

Yeah, I'm supporting. Varkarrus (talk) 23:59, 3 November 2018 (MDT)

Oppose

I am opposing this proposition for the simple reason that there's no proposal on how this would be implemented. I think it's a good idea and would support attempts to actually do it, but this vote doesn't offer any specifics on implementation. It seems to be like a regular discussion should have been held to discuss our options. If there's multiple ideas on implementation and/or people disagree with this idea, then we should put it to a vote. Otherwise, I fail to see what purpose this vote actually serves.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 06:55, 4 November 2018 (MST)

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