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Interwiki link Edit

We had this same problem with the French Wiki 24 a while back, where it merely put the letters at the bottom of the page in a red link. Now the Portugese version is doing the same thing. I'm not sure how the problem got fixed, but I think someone at Wikia fixed it. I'm not sure who we'd notify about this. --Proudhug 05:57, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

QOTD Edit

Can anyone help me witht he Quote of the day? It doesn't look to be working for me, but I don't see why not. --SignorSimon (talk/contribs/email) 09:13, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Never mind, working now. --SignorSimon (talk/contribs/email) 10:30, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

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Guys, the new logo is brilliant, I like it better, thank God you have that instead of the metallic style, I didn't like it so much. Keep up the good work, better yet, great work. Tony Almeida 24 07:47, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

News Edit

Am I the only one who things the news section looks a bit lengthy? It drags the left hand box down and I think it makes the front page look a bit scruffy. This is the page we need to make impressions on! --Tricky.Wiky 00:37, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't think it is lengthy though. I think we just need to fill out the other area more. The Quote of the Day section could be put in there (and hopefully worked on, haha), plus something like a "Did You Know?" section. Or we could just move the "On This Day" section over. Thoughts? --Proudhug 14:54, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

People section Edit

Should writers not be included in the "people" section at the bottom of the page? SignorSimon 22:50, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Are you trying to dehumanize the writers because of the WGA strike? --Proudhug 13:04, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
What do you mean? SignorSimon 16:28, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Are you saying that because the writers' strike is causing a delay to the new season that the writers shouldn't be considered "people" anymore? --Proudhug 18:52, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I misunderstood what you said. I didn't realize you'd already added them in, so I thought you were saying they didn't belong there.
One of the things I'd like to see is a major restructure of our Main Page. Personally, I like the way Memory Alpha does it with different portal headings on the Main Page and separate pages for each one. The "People" page includes links to all people, IU and OOU, for example. Giving each category its own page frees up the space on the Main Page and allows each category to be expanded. Anyone interested in this project? :) --Proudhug 03:37, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes Memory Alpha is a great wiki, worthy of emulation in its layout. If I were to undertake this project, it would entail:
-- 1. Making a banner, similar to the "Browse Memory Alpha" one, for our Main Page.
-- 2. Creating portals for different groupings and the like, and plugging them within the banner
-- 3. Deleting the stuff from the bottom of our front page, namely the "Encyclopedia" and "Wiki 24 Community" bits, but of course only after integrating them all into the aforementioned, respective portals
-- 4. Integrating the stuff from the top right of our Main Page (New, To Do, 24, Seasons) into the portals, also.
I would also inject a truncated spoiler policy into the banner, instead of leaving that one, since people simply don't understand it and will continue to disregard it no matter how large it is (it is a tad unwelcoming as it stands). Does this sound good? Also, a major question: what space: would those portals be in? Wiki 24 project space? Memory Alpha uses a space named Portal. – Blue Rook 06:53, 20 December 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs

I meant that the writers should be included in the "people" section: or else they are not shown on the Main Page at all. SignorSimon 12:46, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, that sounds perfect, Blue Rook. I think it'll go a long way to making the site cleaner and more easily navigated. We'd have to use the "Wiki 24" namespace, since we don't have a "Portal" namespace, which is fine. Is this something you'd be interested in and capable of doing? I can help if you need it. And I'm sure SignorSimon could help design any icons or other visuals that might be useful. --Proudhug 13:49, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes certainly, I'm working on it now. I know a nice streamlined banner like that would be perfect, and ultimately more inviting for visitors. This is what I'm working to do: I'll create and post the Portal-esque pages as best as possible, and leave them as standing works-in-progress for everyone to check out and change around if necessary. The actual banner across the front page itself, I'll make one and post it in the Sandbox. Once people have messed with that sufficiently in the Sandbox, I'll put it on the Main Page with the links in it to the pre-existing Portal/Project pages. This seems like a good way to keep people involved in the creation process, so all of a sudden a banner doesn't just appear on the Main Page without contributions from as many as possible. (Might take some time, but before New Year for sure!) – Blue Rook 08:44, 21 December 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs
Okay I'm late with this, but progress has been made. I will get this stuff up for input and changes in a few days. – Blue Rook 08:53, 8 January 2008 (UTC)talkcontribs

UPDATE: I've posted my work thus far in the sandbox. The links in the banner all work, so you can make changes to the portal pages just like any other article. Work needs to be done on the icons, and we clearly need more links for some of the portals (such as Community). So look around everyone, and let's get this thing finished so I can post it to the main page! It needs a facelift ASAP! – Blue Rook 09:16, 10 January 2008 (UTC)talkcontribs

I love it, Blue Rook! Since no one has made any oppositions to the idea of "copying" Memory-Alpha, I say we go ahead and implement it right away, and do any tweaking afterwards. There are only a few things I don't like about it. I'm not sure I like the different colors for the portal pages. It makes it more obviously a rip-off of MA. Besides, for some reason, I like that Wiki 24 isn't very colorful; It seems very formal and businessy. Secondly, the capitalization of some words in the headings and titles ("Areas to Improve, "Wiki 24 Statistics," "General Help," etc.) should be removed, unless they're proper nouns. Otherwise, excellent work. I'm very excited. --Proudhug 18:45, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Very glad you like it! I've plugged it into the Main page now and made those capitalization changes. Somewhere here it was mentioned that the News section is long and scruffy-looking, and I agree. Since we're giving the main page a facelift, what say we take the Featured and the News and put them one-over-the-other, instead of side-by-side? This requires some tampering in Template:MainPage and I can't get it to work correctly. In addition, I don't think everything has to be in a black box.. maybe the Featured can just be right on the page without the border. I'd like help with testing those.
(With reference to the capitalization stuff, I was aware of the policy, but I thought it only applied to the Articles, not project namespace. If you look in Category:Wiki 24 you'll see what I mean (it's a capitalization free-for-all in there). I was playing fast and loose with the caps but only because there was precedent for it in Wiki24 namespace. Of course, with all this exciting stuff going on, fixing those titles is toward the bottom of my things to do.) – Blue Rook 07:22, 11 January 2008 (UTC)talkcontribs
I think the Featured and the News should be side-by-side, since they're the most interesting Main Page stuff. If we move the OTD and QotD to below the FA, it'll probably look nicer. Or, if no one's going to maintain it, we can delete the QotD part. Feel free to fiddle around with anything you like, though. I may do the same.
The capitalization free-for-all is there because those are out-dated categories. There was no "rule" in the beginning. --Proudhug 09:43, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

That new banner looks great. I was just thinking that we need something like that to make this place look a bit different. The family guy wiki has something a bit like this and looks really original.

Perhaps some different pictures relating to each of the categories would look good as well. --24 Administration 20:02, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Hey it's great to have you back! I hope you like some of the new stuff we're working on here. And yes, we need new icons for that banner, those are just the placeholders. When it's finished there should be just 1 browser page linked with that image of Jack. – Blue Rook 21:08, 11 January 2008 (UTC)talkcontribs
Yeah, hopefully it does look different.. I'm not sure that I'm digging the new look. However, I'll withhold judgement until we see the finalized copy. --BauerJ24 00:48, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Conversation copied from Blue Rook's talk page:

[snip] I have no doubt you've got some great ideas for the future! I strategically mentioned the future to bring up something I've been meaning to ask you for help with ;) Do you think you can assist with some new icons for the Main Page banner? Currently, it's just the Jack Bauer placeholder on all of them. But if you check out Memory Alpha (the wiki for star trek that inspired this effort), you will see a number of other ones. Not all of them are box-shaped, like Jack there, and shape and picture variety would serve the appearance very well. If you want, you can jump in and start experimenting in the Wiki 24:Sandbox right away if you'd like, or toss some ideas around. Hope you can help, but please don't feel pressured here... nothing happens if you work on other projects instead :) – Blue Rook 20:43, 16 January 2008 (UTC)contribs

I'd love to help out with that, although I'd need some guidance as to what sort of images you wanted. I had a look at Memory Alpha, and I like the way the things arent all square (i.e. cut out shapes). I think that's the direction we need to take, using images of (this is off the top of my head) a gun, just Jack's face, a dvd box etc. What do you think? SignorSimon 21:15, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm not too strong in the creativity department, so I need ideas like that too. Those sound good: so far, I can think of a season 6 DVD box cover (with a disc visible coming out one side) for the Media banner pic, a staged promotional photo of a season's cast or a picture of a packed situation room for the Community pic, something exploding for the Areas to Improve pic (it's hard to find a clear explosion photo, though), a cropped portrait of David Palmer for People, and two or three more to toy around with. If you find these easy to make, make a bunch and maybe we can get a vote going. If not, and you're like me (takes forever to make one) just go with your gut! – Blue Rook 01:23, 17 January 2008 (UTC)contribs

Here's my two cents. Instead of a DVD cover, how about an actual disc shot from the show? I'm sure there exists a clear shot of someone holding a disc we could use. For people, I pictured a shot of Jack, something like Image:Icon-char.jpg. I like the explosion idea for Areas to Improve. World of 24 could probably have a CTU seal or another US government seal, or just a digital "24" logo. I'll continue to think about this. --Proudhug 03:45, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I'll get working on all those ideas, make a bunch more than we will actually need, then you guys can decide which you prefer! SignorSimon 07:43, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Made some changes: check them out here Wiki 24:Sandbox. Let me know if you think it looks OK, or if you want me to make some other images. Sorry it took so long! SignorSimon 20:11, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Hot damn SignorSimon; that's amazing work! Those buttons are great; please feel free to shift those over to the MainPage banner, Template:BrowserBanner. We'll keep the unused extra ones for insertion/removal later, since I'm of the belief that we should always feel free to keep things fresh every once in awhile.
I have two ideas for those icons, can you pull this off? For the question mark, can you place it in front of/visually on top of a ghosted version of the current All Pages "24" icon or David Palmer? In order to make it more 24-related and widen it out. And the explosion is near perfect, but it can even be bigger; currently it's kind of dwarfed by the others and could take up more space in its square. If not, I might give this a try at some later point, but for now I say let's at least move your great icons up to the Main Page where everyone can see em! – Blue Rook 02:13, 26 January 2008 (UTC)talkcontribs

It's done. I'll move it onto the main page now - thanks for the positive feedback!! SignorSimon 09:02, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Birthday Edit

So, um, happy 2nd, Wiki 24. Looks like a quiet one. --Deege515 17:54, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Someone artistic should put a notice across the front page. --Proudhug 17:56, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
I hashed one together and put it up before the day got too late; I say we leave it up for about a week, and then maybe throw some ideas around for a more elaborate effort for next year's (perhaps a template we can re-use?). Also it happens to be my own birthday tomorrow. I only accept presents in Bauer-bucks, jsyk! – Blue Rook 22:40, 30 September 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs
Excellent work, Blue Rook. Yeah unfortunately, it seems a lot of people are preoccupied of late, so this kinda went unnoticed. We'll be prepared next year and throw a big bash. And happy b-day to you, too, BR! --Proudhug 22:44, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Has it been up long enough yet? --Deege515 01:44, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
I pasted it to a text file until next time. I'd say for next year's we have a nicer one ready (collaborate with it in the sandbox beforehand), and have it up 1 week prior to, and 1 week after, the actual birthday. Sounds reasonable? – Blue Rook 04:49, 9 October 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs

2000Edit

This wiki currently has 1998 articles! Requested Pages has some ideas if you'd like to be the one to create the 2000th. :) Angela talk 17:16, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

HELP Edit

I know i am not a frequent user on this site, but i was wondering if you could tell me how you got the site's background black. Ive been trying on my wiki and its not working. Any advice would be extemeley appreciated...--The Godfather 09:07, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

It comes from altering the MediaWiki:Monobook.css. Try looking at ours and messing around with things on your site. What's your wiki, anyway? --Proudhug 15:19, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
I think he means the new Godfather wiki. Angela talk 17:16, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
the its the godfather wiki... and thanks, sorry it took me so long to reply... lol --The Godfather 17:35, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

pop ups Edit

can any one do somthing about the poupups they block the text64.222.117.227 20:53, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

What pop-ups? There should never be pop-ups on Wikia. If you are still seeing this, please contact me about it. It's possible you have a virus that is causing this. Angela talk
Maybe he meant the ad bar blocked the right side of the text. That has happened with me before. ---CWY2190talkcontribs 20:36, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

On This Day...Edit

I Just noticed it hasn't been changed in 3 days, how does someone go about altering it? 24.47.206.213 19:48, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

That can be edited at Template:OTD. Angela talk

News Edit

I updated the news section because it was become to look rather forgotten. I also took the liberty of changing the location of the news. It is not longer in the main page template but in a new news template. --24 Administration 22:45, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, 24 Administration. I took out a couple of the items, though, since they're not actually news about 24. --Proudhug 23:14, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah sure. I just thought that it looked a bit stagnant without any new news. And there doesn't seem to be much of that. --24 Administration 17:03, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Previews = Spoilers? Edit

I know we don't want to include spoilers from unaired episodes, but here's something I want to get clear on. If some piece of information is included in the preview to a particular episode, is it kosher to post it even though the episode itself has been posted? (Don't worry, I haven't done anything like that, wanting to first get the permission of the group instead of getting myself permanently banned.  ;-) ) Hypnometal 17:35, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Do you mean "the episode itself hasn't been posted"? If so, then no it's not kosher. My understanding is that the general consensus of fans is that information from previews and trailers are just as much spoilers as "inside" information from other sources. Additionally, previews are often meant to fool and/or manipulate the viewer into believing something untrue. It shouldn't be a problem waiting a week to include information from the next episode. --Proudhug 17:53, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I meant that it hasn't been posted(sorry, my brain doesn't seem to be working today ;-) ). I just updated one of the articles based on events that happened in last night's episode, but the information was directly contradicted in the preview of next week's episode, so I wasn't sure if I should include it in the article yet, or just leave things as if I had never seen the preview. So thanks for the clarification.  :-) Hypnometal 18:02, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

EmmysEdit

Forgive me if I misread something online, but I was under the impression that 24 had won 3 Emmys last night... Director Jon Cassar also took home an award, right? -24.163.47.16 21:34, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Yep, you're right! Missed that one. Jon Cassar won for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. The show won a total of five Emmy Awards. --StBacchus 00:51, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Sort-of-new lookEdit

Hey, if any interested parties would like to see what 24 Administration and I have been working on for the main page, I've done a mockup of how the whole page would look. Check it out. --StBacchus 22:18, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

We've got a vote going on in The Situation Room. Take a look and vote. --24 Administration 17:05, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Edit

Hey, I noticed that the new Google ads are overlapping with the main portion of the main page and several other pages. Is there any way to fix the formatting so that doesn't happen? Hypnometal 05:51, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

We are aware that the ads are currently appearing in an odd place and partly or totally covered up by the content.
We were trying to get better reporting into place and the new code caused some stylesheet issues which we've not yet resolved.
The current position is temporary and will be fixed tomorrow.
Angela (talk) 06:39, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Angela, everything seems to be much better now. - Xtreme680 06:48, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Wayne Palmer Edit

Should the news about DB Woodside signing on for Day 6 be on the front page?--CWY2190 18:48, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

And so it begins. This is clearly a spoiler and arguably doesn't belong on the site at all, especially the front page. We really need to decide what we want to do about this. It may become necessary to lock the page to admins only, or even just the template. The closer we get to the new season premiere, the more people will be (innocently) adding spoilers to the site. --Proudhug 18:56, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Even though it was obvious IMO Wyane would be president. I didn't actually want to know until the season started. Then I come on the site today and there it is on the front page.
I also agree that it wouldnt be a bad idea to protect the main page and it's templates.--CWY2190 02:48, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

While it's a shame that someone put it on the front page... there's no way we weren't going to hear about it before the season started. I've seen or heard about it probably 100 times since it was announced. As for protecting the main page and it's templates, count me in. I'll go for whatever anyone wants to do. Come to think of it, that Season 6 article protection wasn't a bad idea either. -Kapoli 05:18, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm actually pissed that I read it right now. When one of my friends told me that David Palmer was coming back in Season 5 for at least one episode, I wanted to slap him. I don't think there's anything wrong with protecting either page. - Xtreme680 06:42, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
Am I the only one who thinks it isn't clear Wayne will be President? There could be any number of reasons he's back. I agree with the anti-spoiler policy however but am against protecting the main page. We could just protect the news section so that not everyone can just add spoilers. --24 Administration 12:39, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I too am pissed that I read that. However, I'll be even more pissed if it turns out to be true, since it won't make less sense than when I found out that Kim would be working at CTU in Season 3.
I am very against protecting the main page, or any pages, but not as much as I am against spoilers. As a matter of fact, I'd go so far as to say I'm more against spoilers than I am against vandalism. Vandalism doesn't ruin my favorite show, spoilers do. If protecting the main page and/or its templates will (help) prevent this, then that's what needs to be done. Here's my proposal as member of the newly formed Counter Spoiler Unit (CSU):
1. We protect the news template so only admins can change it. If other users wish to add a news item, they can either propose it on this talk page, on the template's talk page or in the SR. Or perhaps something like a "News suggestions" page could be created.
2. We elect one, or a group of people to monitor the Season 6/Day 6 page(s) and ensure that they remain spoiler-free. If someone like myself or another user who wishes to remain spoiler-free wants to visit the page, we'll know its safe to read if the last edit on the page history is by one our CSU members.
Thoughts, folks? --Proudhug 18:44, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
Thoughts: if people don't know what they're doing, they're just going to post to the suggestions page asking why we haven't announced that Patty Duke is playing District Head Marcia McGill. If you're going to protect the news, someone ought to be in charge of updating it, too. Also, you know that you can allow admins to mark edits as patrolled, right? --StBacchus 18:56, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad I'm not the only one against protecting the main page. I have a three-pronged idea that I think will work. 1) Took the edit links off the front page, so you have to go to the actual template pages in order to edit them. That alone will take care of anyone lacking wiki experience. 2) On Template:MainPage, there is a big fuckoff notice stating the spoiler policy. 3) Should that fail to get the persistant editor's attention, there is also a message that appears only when you edit the page: <!-- PLEASE DO NOT POST SPOILERS. THIS MEANS YOU. -->

Anyone who puts spoilers on the front page after all that deserves what's coming to them. It could practically be considered vandalism. That being said...uh...would reporting the confirmed cast members be considered spoilage? --StBacchus 18:38, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

It's considered as spoiler if the cast member has appeared before, or they haven't but their character is revealed. I see no problem in reporting that Julia Roberts will appear in Season 6, but if it's mentioned that she's going to be playing Jack's ex-fiance who stood him up at the alter, then that's a spoiler. If it's mentioned that Leslie Hope will appear in the first episode of the season, that's a spoiler. Even mentioning that Mary Lynn Rajskub is going to appear is a spoiler. --Proudhug 18:52, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I can agree with that, that seems OK. On Season 5 I wouldn't have been spoiled if I saw something like "Jean Smart will be on the show!". - Xtreme680 19:01, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I've added a note on the main page in that red box. This should help to make it quite clear. --24 Administration 17:17, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
Well it appears that an anonymous user has added this information to Wayne Palmer's article. This is OOU information so what are we deciding? --24 Administration 19:49, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
I say hell no, and prevent spoilers by any means necessary. At the very least we can lock it to registered users. - Xtreme680 21:16, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Links at the top Edit

I was just wondering why the "Day X" links at the top of the Main Page link to the "Category:Day X" page instead of the main articles for the Seasons. I realize that we're in the middle of the Day vs. Season discussion over in The Situation Room.... but I was thinking we could change the links on the top of the Main Page to "Season X" and then later add "Day X" when we have the yet-to-be-created pages for the individual days.

I click on those things EVERY TIME with the intention of going to the main article for the Seasons, and I always wind up looking at a list of items in a category instead. It's weird to me. And does anyone else have an opinion about the Improvement Drive (see below)? No one else responded except 24 Administration. -Kapoli 04:07, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I just assumed that they linked to the categories because the links to the actual articles appear lower on the bottom of the page. There are no other direct links on the main page for those categories. I use the search box for everything, so it makes no difference to me. --Proudhug 04:10, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Nevermind, then. --Kapoli 04:14, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Improvement Drive Edit

Didn't we once have an improvement drive on the top half of the main page, where the box about 24 on Sky One is right now? We're getting alot of contributions and new users, and I've noticed that some of their edits aren't following policy or style because most of them probably don't know enough about Wiki24 to know where to look for that information. Can we bump the Sky One thing and put the Improvement Drive back? Or keep the Sky One box and put the improvement drive back? Even if it's just a "Tip of the Week" or something that reminds everyone the size we use for photos on different pages, the need for categorization, how to add a pipe to change link appearances, putting "Davis" instead of "Agent Davis", proper tense, etc. I think it would be useful. -Kapoli 15:58, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

The only reason it was moved to the thing about when the show was airing was because we didn't have anything to put in the box. Go ahead and do whatever you want in it. --24 Administration 16:44, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
What if we replace it with a link to a separte "Tip of the Week" page? Every week or two weeks or whatever, someone can write a tip or reminder on how things are done here. It can even be every day, if we get enough people willing to write them. The writers can rotate, or one person can do the bulk of them, doesn't matter. There can also be a separate Tip nomination/suggestion page, so as to not clutter up the TotW Talk page. I think this'll be a really cool idea! --Proudhug 04:24, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Preferred Browser? Edit

I have a question - I'm using Mozilla as my internet browser, as that is the only one that doesn't make my computer basically self-destruct. The little blip on the main page about "Only 4 episodes left! Blah blah blah" is still on two lines, with only the last word in that box, One, on the second line. It doesn't look good. Is there a way to adjust the text in that box so that phrase is really only on one line? Should I just get over it? --Kapoli 05:58, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

It all shows up on one line for me in both Mozilla and IE. What's your screen resolution? --Proudhug 07:27, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Your question = good; now for my stupid question = how do I check what my screen resolution is? :-) -Kapoli 07:32, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Right click on your desktop and select Properties --> Settings tab. --Proudhug 13:23, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
If it's aligned left it should be ok I think. --24 Administration 15
29, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Ohhhhh I see. Fixed it! Thanks guys! -Kapoli 19:37, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

A few notes Edit

Hello. I'm pretty new here, but I've been working really hard on adding some new pages (including a number of episode guides from seasons three and five) and I had a couple thoughts. First, there is no established guide for doing the episode guides, and even I used two different formats (the hit by hit format is much harder to do when I'm not watching on DVD). I also think that we should have a note on the front page (this why I'm making this note here) about including categories in new and edited pages. A lot of the categorys are pretty shabby right now.

That's all for now, Salut!

-Willo

The stuff you've done so far looks really good BTW. I started that Improvement Drive thing of the front page so next week's W/C 13th/03/06 can be dedicated to categories. -24 Administration
Shabby? And after I spent all that time sorting stuff? I cry. Still, you're right that it would be better if people just sorted their pages themselves. Maybe it would be good to have a "First Time Contributor" page linked off the main page, so that people just starting out know the basics (like how to add categories and how to make names sort properly in those categories)? -StBacchus 3 April 2006

Pure 24 Edit

I reverted the deletion of "Pure 24", the talk show about 24 on the BBC. --Proudhug 03:01, 8 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Recently Aired? Edit

I thought I'd throw this out there: I'd be willing to maintain a box on the front page which would contain links to shows that have just aired and those which are coming up in the next week, and the channels they will be on. I could only do American TV, but it's a start. - Willo

Sounds good. Where would it go? One thing though is that you shouldn't put spoilers on the main page. We did that when the Wiki first opened it put quite a few people off (those from the UK etc.) -24 Administration
Since the season is starting, I think we should do this. Just the recently aired and next episode. Maybe a small box below the where the "Dont post spoilers" box is.--CWY2190 18:12, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
We can post it under News and just change it each week? --Proudhug 23:55, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Encouraging new editorsEdit

Hi. I've been looking into the stats for various wikis and this one has one of the lowest percentages of page views from logged in users. 98.2% of the page views are from unregistered (or at least non-logged-in) people. Do you think there's a way you could try to encourage more participation in this wiki? Perhaps the Main Page could be clearer about how people can get involved. For example, see the "get involved" section on Smallville's main page. Having a prominent requested articles link might help too. You can add such links in the Sidebar or Sitenotice. I think a lot of potentially active users are visiting but not sticking around and it would be great to see that turn around. Angela talk 16:08, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

I did a little bit of tinkering with the main page and the sidebar. The sidebar could also be changed so the links are more descriptive, like changing The Situation Room back to Community Portal (with Situation Room being the tooltip instead) or The Bullpen to What You Can Do or like that. If anybody's got any other ideas, go for it or post it here and we'll work on it. --StBacchus 19:19, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

EpisodesEdit

I was thinking about adding 24: Conspiracy to the list of episodes, since we have Pure 24 and 24 Inside on there, and it makes more sense than to have a mobile phone section added to it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Xtreme680 on 21:58, 2006 April 4

Main Page LayoutEdit

  • After we have had a user change the layout of the main page (changed the featured article box and trivia box around as well as totally remove the Improvement Drive bit) some people have been complaining. Please make all comments here and we can then decide what we'll do about it. --24 Administration 13:59, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Support current revision (oldid=7735) of the main page. Most wikis follow a similar format with featured content on the left and news on the right. This layout allows for a more familiar front page for users and will hopefully be more welcoming. Also, the article improvement drive and meta information belongs on the Situation Room. --Randy Johnston 17:56, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
I like the featured article on the left and the news on the right. My eyes are drawn to the picture and tend to skip right over the news if it's on the left. I don't mind the Improvement Drive box being on the front page, since it's pretty much in the same category as news and trivia, and it's a helpful refresher. But it would be great if that information were also on the Help and/or Style pages, where it's easily accessible to n00bs like me who need basic formatting help. --StBacchus April 3, 2006
I also like the new layout of the main page... I think the Article of the Month looks better on the left. Is there any way we could clarify that Tony Almeida is the March Article, and not the April Article? I was so sure that we were voting during the last week of the month for the next month's article, I didn't realize that we were voting for the one that we thought had been the top article of the closing month. Maybe we could add something that would indicate that. Also, I like the improvement drive on the front page. I was on Wiki24 for a few days before ever going to the Situation Room, and if the improvement drive hadn't been on the front page, I wouldn't have known anything about it for awhile. Overall, things are looking great! -- Kapoli 3 April 2006
I will pitch my tent into "Liking the new layout" camp. I agree with Kapoli about indicating the month of the current article. A few pet peeves: I don't like the text above the news and feature being centerred (especially the spoiler warning). Also, if the Improvement Drive box could always take up the entire area (even if the text doesn't), it would look cleaner. Finally, the Wiki and GNU information at the bottom, at least on IE 6.0, extends all the way over to the right side of the page instead of ending with the main content area. This seems unbalanced. --Wydok 19:05, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
I guess I'm the only person who doesn't like it. I guess that I like the Memory Alpha way of doing things, since it's probably the best wiki I've seen, however, I understand the reasons you'd want clearity. I may not agree with it, but I'll deal. - Willo 5 April 2006

Main Page not Protected? Edit

It would be a good idea to prevent vandalism. Not everybody needs to edit it anyways. --Tuntis 04:02, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

A lot of Wikis protect the main page straight away but when we started, we realised that there wasn't much point if it doesn't get vandalised. It also puts some people off and turns them away from the Wiki. The has been some minor front page vandalism and if it gets much worse, we'll consider protecting it. --24 Administration 22:59, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Trivia Edit

How does one go about adjusting the trivia? I just wanted to add a link for the Homeland Security area, since I just created the page, but can't seem to find it. - Willo

The trivia is added to the page using a template. Go to Template:24Trivia to change it and it will change itself on the main page. --24 Administration 17:39, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Main Page tweaking Edit

Things are looking good so far. I've started doing a bit of tweaking and cleaning up of the main page and such. I'll continue setting some things up in the coming days, helping make the site as practical and organized as possible. Once I'm done most of the cosmetic stuff, I'll begin work on actual content. Proudhug 06:11, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)


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