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For an archive of the old talk page, see Talk:Main_Page/Archive-2009-10-31. For an archive of the old main page, see Main_Page/pagearchive

ErfWiki Main Page Control Panel
This is the very top section of the main page
This is info for new users
The featured content is displayed in here
{{featured article}}
This used to be the featured article, but has since
been re-purposed to be just a list of tasks.
{{Latest Update}}
Change this to reflect the latest update
{{Latest Update/page}} controls the image.
Change this to change the Improvement Drive
Change this to change the Did You Know section

Be sure you read the instructions on each page before you edit anything in the Main Page Control Panel



Excellent new front page Mimnet! -- Doran 23:25, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much. My next project involves changing the Community Portal and making a new portal for things like wiki matainece and the Improvment Drive. Sounds pretty boring, I know. But it's what I think the wiki needs most. We have very few articles that are good enough quality to be featured. Miment 23:53, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Edit Links

Copied the first comment from my (Raphfrk) talk page --Raphfrk 20:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm going to revert your changes to the main page where you added edit links the the various sections. There's a reason why I didn't include them in the original main page. It helps keep the page clean and prevents people from editing those sections on a whim. you should use the above template, {{mainpagecontrol}}, to edit the main page. Miment 18:16, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
I think that making it easier for people is better. The policy on the descriptive table of contents was to have [edit] links to allow people to change the pages. Otherwise, people have to search downwards through the templates. However, I do accept that making it a bit more effort to change the main page might be a good idea.
(PS, this is the kind of thing that a forum would help with :) )--Raphfrk 20:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Quite a bit late, I know, but I've moved the from {{contentbox}} to the main page code. Miment 02:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, if we had a larger user base on this wiki, it would be nice to do away with the edit links. But we don't. I agree with you now Raphfrk that the main page should be easy to edit. Edits on a whim are better than no edits at all. Miment 23:17, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Main Page version 2.1

I was thinking that we should change the {{featuredarticle}} and {{improvementdrive}}. instead of putting good articles in the featured article, we should put ones that need edited. I say that because the featured article gets more eidts than the improvement drive. In place of the current improvement drive, we'll just make a list of tasks (like "categorize uncategorize pages") and put links to them as appropriate. Thoughts? Miment 22:57, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Ok then, I've revised my plans and will impliment them. Where the featured Article goes, I'll put a list of maintainence tasks. I haven't a clue what I want to put in the current Improvement Drive section, but it's pretty clear we don't really have enough users to warrant one. :/ Miment 21:21, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

And, I'm done. Feel free to make changes if you care to.