Archive 1

Blueboy on main page

Santi, we should have talked about this before we added it or before we took it away, because both require decisions. We can't just bypass discussion by thinking something doesn't look right. But anyways, Blueboy is our mascot, and I think visitors will like the idea of a blue cuboy on the main page. He deserves a place there.

220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 10:49, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

I removed it untill something is decided, and meanwhile that's being talked it's better to let the mainpage like it was before. And now, talking about Blueboy, I also think that it should be in the mainpage, but, not only to add it anywhere without reason, we should add it saying something, for example. Also, I think the image needs some fixes. Can anyone help? Fault FauSign.png Liner 12:21, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
I definitely think the image also needs some fixes.

Talk before putting things up

A minor problem with editing the main page is people sometimes put up content that is undesirable by the admins. As this is the home page of the wiki, we should be careful with what we put up. What I'm proposing is that users talk about what they want to place on the front page before placing it. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 13:13, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

That is okay with me, as long as we don't have to notify you for little things like spelling errors. RT_Larry_Sleeping.png NTPYTO GbSpR4 Blue.png

13:52, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

I discussed it in chat with two admins, who agreed. Isn't that enough? We don't need a forum topic to add stuff to the main page. Several changes as big as Blueboy have been made to it even without notification.
220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 14:28, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
Ahhh Takeshi all those minutes wasted writing a message for nothing! D: (editconflict :P) Anyways, Blueboy should have probably received open discussion so that all the community could look and have a say in this. All users weren't in chat at the time, and chat probably shouldn't be the jump to adding content in the main page.
>:( I can't even find my previous message now, and I barely remember what I said. Oh, something along the lines of you have to discuss what you add on the main page anyways, and you don't have to constantly remind admins of the edits you make if they're minor.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 14:35, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
Now I had an edit conflict! Part of me is laughing, the other is wanting to strangle the computer. Anyway, we should talk it over here, not in the forums (I think that was the main idea of what I said before). RT_Larry_Sleeping.png NTPYTO GbSpR4 Blue.png

14:40, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

Discussing each change isn't vital. As you said, minor changes don't need to be discussed with admins. But the problem is, how will each user define a minor change? I realize that adding Blueboy was more than a minor change, but since admins are 80% of who edit the page, I figured we wouldn't necessarily need a talk heading if I asked a few. I'm all for adding Blueboy to the main page, but I didn't just go and add him without some sort of permission. I did it mostly to save time for everyone, as discussing every point can waste time on minor things.
220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 14:53, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
That's fine. For me, a major edit is anything that would be noticeable on the main page, particularly a noticeable edit that is difficult to undo without the use of the rollback or undo button. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems as though everyone is okay with Blueboy being on the main page, it was just where he was put that was causing a disagreement.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 19:21, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
I am okay with putting the blueboy on the main page. And, I don't think we need a rule to define what a 'minor change' is. People can just use their common sense to decide whether or not to bring it up on the talk page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Not the person you're thinking of (talk contribs)
I hotly disagree placing Blueboy on the main page. The colours for blueboy make him look horrible, and it is due to his horribleness I don't think he should go up on the main page. If someone were to fix him, to give him better colours, then I would find him okay to put up. Until then, I disagree with Blueboy being put up. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 22:08, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
I completely recolored him. How does this look?

BEFORE: 20120826203142!Bluboy.png AFTER: Blueboy_2.0.png 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 20:34, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

Looks epic. I wanna use it in place of all the other Blueboys!--Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 21:21, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

I think that since our theme color is light blue, we should make the banners light blue also. To show what it looks like, I changed the "What's New" banner to blue, and I'll revert it once you've seen it. Do you think this is a good idea?

220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 19:44, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

That looks like a nice colour for the banners. However, we should consult this with Santi before doing this to all banners. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 20:07, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
I'll say we keep some green livery on our main page. Everything in blue does seem somewhat drab. Having a Colour scheme with a few dominant colors makes for a more appleasing feel SQhi(talk)Ruby 00:18, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think that that pale green is dominant. The blue is more full and more dominant, I don't think it makes it drab. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 00:40, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
I like the idea of the blue banners. They look better and more vibrant than the old ones (which are kinda faded and worn looking). 36px-Jack_Frost_running.PNGEmitewiki2 36px-Purple_Frost_running.png 15:41, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
How about Nitrome Wiki 2.1 Livery: Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green SQhi(talk)Ruby 17:12, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
Examples? 36px-Jack_Frost_running.PNGEmitewiki2 36px-Purple_Frost_running.png 18:17, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
Hello people, I'm back. About that, when I made the new banners, I used the default colours of the wikia banners, and I thought it was okay. Today, I've seen the banner made by Takeshi, and maybe it would be good to recolour the banners, but I think we should use a lighter shade for them, and we also should use different colours for the two types of banners. In a nutshell, if we're going to change them, we should think first about the correct colours. Fault FauSign.png Liner 18:48, August 28, 2012 (UTC)
It looks like there's too much blue on the main page. The right rail headings are already coloured blue, and I don't want them clashing with the headings on the left column. Maybe we can darken the original colour and add a bit more blue into it, but I don't see a need to go all blue on the main page.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 17:27, September 3, 2012 (UTC)


Will saying fan-managed on the front page be enough? How about making a short disclaimer page that expands on that, saying that none of the users here are associated with Nitrome? Then we can link the page from fan-managed, to make sure viewers know for sure what it means.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 17:31, September 3, 2012 (UTC)

Good idea. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 17:39, September 3, 2012 (UTC)
Absolutely. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 18:15, September 3, 2012 (UTC)
I wrote a disclaimer, here. What do you think?  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 22:11, September 3, 2012 (UTC)
It covers everything (and more) about this subject. I'm fine with using it. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 02:41, September 4, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for helping edit and expand it. I do have one issue: I do think, regardless of whether an employee of Nitrome creates an account here or not, that they are still to be treated equal as with any other editor when it comes to adding content.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 04:19, September 4, 2012 (UTC)
Correction: removing the last part that asks employees to make accounts. It's asking for trouble in the near future. We still want to be a verifiable source, and don't want to encourage the addition of content outside of an official Nitrome source on the Wiki just because "Nitrome says so." If an employee wants to make an account, fine. But I don't think it needs to be encouraged in the disclaimer.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 04:23, September 4, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks RSK, I'll add more to it when I think of them. The template is fine, bit we should change admin to bureaucrat in the template. Moreover, it's time we move our discussion over to Nitrome_talk:Disclaimer . SQhi(talk)Ruby 07:45, September 4, 2012 (UTC)
Why admin to bureaucrat? I thought the only difference between them in terms of making decisions was that only bureaucrats decide whether an RFA is successful or not. I don't think it should affect decisions made by the community for policies and guidelines. Don't admins get to close discussions when community consensus is reached?  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 08:12, September 4, 2012 (UTC)
Mainly because of the high importance and gravity of this document we are crafting. This is an official wiki document for every one who reads, edits and manages the wiki. This is why a bureaucrat should be the one to seal this document. It would be a bureaucrat's job to ensure an equitable closure to the drafting of this document. SQhi(talk)Ruby 08:37, September 4, 2012 (UTC)
I wish to say I don't agree, not because I am an admin, but because it has been done before without problems. Admins have been allowed to close discussions such as Forum:Capitalisation, which affects the way pages are titled, and Forum:A solution for fanart, which determines what images are allowed to be uploaded or not in our policy. Whether a bureaucrat or admin closes a discussion that affects policy does not matter, also due to the fact that most bureaucrats are also admins.
It's no different between an admin and bureaucrat when it comes to deciding how to close discussions. They both still have to look at the community consensus to see if the community agrees on a decision or not. Usually, it should be done by an admin who is neutral on the situation. Also allowing admins to have the authority to close a discussion will increase the likeliness of there being one with a neutral perspective on the situation. Admins have always been allowed to close a discussion that is not an RFA, and no major problems have arisen from doing so.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 17:11, September 4, 2012 (UTC)

To the or not to the

I think "the" was added before "Nitrome Wiki" before it got removed, but why should we be called the Nitrome Wiki as opposed to just Nitrome Wiki?  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 00:05, October 6, 2012 (UTC)

Because saying just Nitrome Wiki without "the" sounds strange. I work on Nitrome Wiki. Mat Annal likes Nitrome wiki. The biggest Nitrome Encyclopedia is Nitrome Wiki. See? The is needed. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 00:10, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
Really? I've always said it without "the". It just makes it sound like we're the only Nitrome encyclopedia out there. I suppose we could say we're the only Wiki to be called "Nitrome Wiki", despite other Wikis out there, such as Nitrome Database Wiki and Nitrome Steamlands Wiki...  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 00:35, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
??? The largest wiki is Wikipedia. Welcome to Runescape Wiki. I edit on Nitrome Wiki. Sounds fine to me with 'the' omitted. SQhi(talk)Ruby 04:39, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
Apparently, Wikipedia is not a Wiki...Never mind; it's not Wiki, but I guess it would be called a wiki...I have no idea what I'm saying.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 06:28, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
Your point, RSK?SQhi(talk)Ruby 12:36, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
...I did say never mind. Anyways, there's got to be a better reason than "it sounds strange", because I've been referring to this Wiki as Nitrome Wiki without "the" and it sounds perfectly fine to me. I was hoping for some sort of grammatical reason. Maybe either or doesn't matter.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 03:49, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
I've always used the. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 12:02, November 3, 2012 (UTC)

Reset indent - This would sound strange, but I think that "The Nitrome Wiki" sounds more important than "Nitrome Wiki". Fault FauSign.png Liner 12:23, November 3, 2012 (UTC)

Without the "the", it sounds grammatically incorrect. Adding a the would be good, because if we don't add a "the", then we may leave a bad impression on people who use the name with a "the", as what will you think if you go to a large wiki and see that a single word is missing from their welcome? It kind of gives you the impression that they don't really care for aiming for proper grammar. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 14:21, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
I agree with keeping the "the". (I don't know if I am allowed to be part of this discussion, but I thought I'd put in my input.) As RSK mentioned before, we are the only wiki called the "Nitrome Wiki", so we are, technically, the Nitrome Wiki. Plus, as Nobody mentioned, it is grammatically correct. If we said that we were Nitrome Wiki, we would sound like we were using it as an adjective, because Nitrome Wiki indicates no possesion. It would be like someone asking you on your talk page, "Are you Nitrome Wiki?" instead of "Are you the Nitrome Wiki?". It would sound like they were asking you if you were a type of person, like "Are you awesome?". Adding the "the" makes Nitrome Wiki possesive. This also explains why "Welcome to Nitrome Wiki" sounds strange. In that phrase, Nitrome Wiki has no possesion, so it cannot be used as the subject, in which we are trying to make it be. To add possesion, we have a few options. We could say "Welcome to Nitrome's Wiki", "Welcome to the Wiki of Nitrome", or, and the one that sounds the best, "Welcome to the Nitrome Wiki". I know I kind of rambled on there about grammar, but I hope at least it cleared up some matters a bit. -- Ayernam (talk) 15:13, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
I see what you all are saying (and Ayernam of course you're allowed to voice your opinion). When I was first welcomed to Nitrome Wiki, the automated message called this Wiki "Nitrome Wiki" and not "the Nitrome Wiki". Likewise, Neutronized Wiki was addressed as "Neutronized Wiki" and not "the Neutronized Wiki".
A "the" satisfies the question, "Which wiki are you?" ("We're the Nitrome Wiki.") However, when "Nitrome Wiki" is also the name of the website itself. It is the name the founder gives when creating the wiki. Naming the wiki "Nitrome Wiki" would have been the equivalent of naming the wiki "Nitromepedia". We wouldn't be saying, "This is the Nitromepedia"; it is the equivalent of saying, "This is the Wikipedia". Wikipedia is the name of the site; they address themselves as "Wikipedia" and not "the Wikipedia" on the front page. Nitrome Wiki is the name given to name this wiki, so if asked, "What is the name of your wiki?" or "What is your wiki called?", addressing the wiki without "the" in front of it satisfies that question. ("The name of our wiki is Nitrome Wiki." "Our wiki is called Nitrome Wiki.")
It's sort of like saying this: Wookieepedia is the name of the Star Wars Wiki. Wikipedia is the name of the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Nitrome Wiki is the name of the Nitrome Wiki. That's why I see both sides as correct. On the front page, does the wiki make a better impression of introducing viewers to its name or which kind of wiki it is? The latter is already answered by the followup: "a fan-managed encyclopedia about Nitrome that anyone can edit." In that sense, I would keep it to "Welcome to Nitrome Wiki", but I wouldn't edit a page just to remove "the" from "the Nitrome Wiki" on each page I see.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 18:02, November 3, 2012 (UTC)

Firstly, Ayernam, your opinion is welcome and valued in community discussions, so do be encouraged to participate.

Wow, this topic is turning into a discussion on grammar, form, style, image and branding.


Nitrome Wiki, these two words by themselves, already form a complete proper noun. Nitrome is not an adjective of wiki, else we may as well refer to this wiki as nitrome wiki, without proper capitalisation. Likewise, if we wanted to indicate possession, the proper form would be Nitrome's wiki. That is wrong too. Nitrome Wiki is independent of Nitrome Limited. As such, I would consider the possession viewpoint invalid. "Nitrome Wiki" itself is the name of our encyclopedia.

When refering to proper nouns, other than cases where we use the to refer to a specific object, the can only be used on objects of which is there is one and only. The Sun. The Moon. The Earth. The Pacific Ocean. The Eiffel Tower. The Statue of Liberty(pardon me). Moreover, as Santi rightly pointed out, preceding a proper noun by "the" does indeed increase its stature. Compare Eiffel Tower versus the Eiffel Tower.

As Ayernam pointed out, since we are indeed the one and only Nitrome Wiki, yes, we have the privilege of referring to ourselves as the Nitrome Wiki. In which case, whether we refer to ourselves as "Nitrome Wiki" or "the Nitrome Wiki" is more of a choice. Be glad we have that choice. Neither is grammatically incorrect.

Imagine if I create a company, and I decide to name it Green Pear. When a delegation comes to my company, How would I introduce my company?

Welcome to Green Pear.
Welcome to the Green Pear.

Neither is incorrect.


Thus, now the true issue is branding, how do we want to brand ourselves, what kind of image do we want.

Yes, by referring to ourselves as "the Nitrome Wiki", we make ourselves sound important, grand even. Yet, it borders on arrogance. It brings with it the connotation that we are the only wiki on Nitrome out on the internet. As you enunciate the words, feel the stress on "the".

Contrast with referring to ourselves as "Nitrome Wiki". It carries class, sophistication, and a quiet pride and confidence. We are Nitrome Wiki. You can almost feel an ® symbol at the end of it. Yes, there are other wikis on Nitrome. We are Nitrome Wiki, we identify with this name, this name is ours to keep, and we are proud of it.

Welcome to Nitrome Wiki.

Bye, I have to rush back to my very important examination coursework!!! Oh_key.png

SQhi(talk)2000 edits 20:04, November 3, 2012 (UTC)

No replies? Anyone? SQhi(talk)2000 edits 03:36, November 5, 2012 (UTC)
Calling for responses... SQhi(talk)2000 edits 13:22, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

Reset indent- I see what you're saying, SQhi, and I agree. Neither is really grammatically incorrect, although there are a few "syntax" errors, as you might call them, that make Nitrome Wiki on its own sound a bit.... wrong, somehow. I have been thinking about why it sounds wrong (and that's why I didn't respond right away), and I have a hypothesis of sorts. The reason the company Green Pear and the encyclopedia Wikipedia and the wiki Wookieepedia all sound correct is because of their names. In all of their names, there is no label, no definition of what they are. That's why you can say "Welcome to Green Pear", "Welcome to Wikipedia", and "Welcome to Wookieepedia" without it sounding weird, However, if I added labels, like this: Green Pear company, Wikipedia encyclopedia, and Wookieepedia wiki, now saying those phrases sounds odd. "Welcome to Green Pear company". "Welcome to Wikipedia encyclopedia". Welcome to Wookieepedia wiki.". All of those statements now feel like they need "the"s. "Welcome to the Green Pear company". "Welcome to the Wikipedia encyclopedia". Welcome to the Wookieepedia wiki." This is the exact same case with the Nitrome Wiki. We are labeling ourselves as a wiki when we say our name, so we need a "the" to make it "sound right". "Welcome to Nitrome Wiki". "Welcome to the Nitrome Wiki". Hopefully that may have made sense, because I think I just discovered the reason of why we (might, depending on future comments) need the "the" before Nitrome Wiki. (And isn't my sig awesome?  :P ) -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 01:53, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

DANGER: link to our incomplete disclaimer

In the Greetings section, I just realised that "fan managed" is linked to Nitrome:Disclaimer. this is a potentialy dangerous move. I have since linked it to a new subpage such that only one section would be shown. SQhi(talk)Ruby 17:56, October 6, 2012 (UTC)

I think we shouldn't link it to a subpage, but instead link it back to Nitrome:Disclaimer#Nitrome Wiki management, because nothing is wrong with that section of the page. 36px-Jack_Frost_running.PNGEmitewiki2 36px-Purple_Frost_running.png 18:03, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
That won't do. It's still a work in progress, we don't want visitors reading the entire disclaimer. That's why I created a subpage. So only that section(which is already true anyway) is in effect. i.e. Visitors would only read that section as the current disclaimer. SQhi(talk)Ruby 18:32, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
We should complete the disclaimer then, or remove the link on the main page. Wait, who added the link to the disclaimer, anyways? I don't recall adding it; I wouldn't have until the disclaimer was complete.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 06:34, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
I figured at such a crucial time after the Shooter issue, we needed more than just "fan-managed" to show we weren't associated with Nitrome. I figured since the page wasn't making much progress, it might as well be put to some use. That section of the page is okay, anyway. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 12:18, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

MochiCoins discontinuation.

I think the discontinuation is important enough to have a space on a slider. Tournament can be replaced as it has been quite some time since its release, Santi. At least it acts as an informative annoucement. In the caption we can mention the status, wheher the nochi features are now freeZ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SQhi (talk contribs)

I agree. Since this also affects the two games that use Mochi coins and Nitrome has blogged about the matter, it would make sense to display such news on the slider.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 03:47, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
Nitrome blogeed about it once, but they said another blog post would be released once they decide what to do with MochiCoins. It's better to wait to that blog post, and then, we can write in the slider the final decision. Fault FauSign.png Liner 12:46, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
Yet, Nitrome didn't remind Nitromians regarding the discontinuation of MochiCoins near Oct 15. It would be considerate of us to point that out in a "slider annoucement style". Moreover, we can test out for ourselves if the MochiCoins features are still acessible and advise the Nitromian community accordingly. SQhi(talk)Ruby 16:07, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
Nitrome answered to a facebook user on the facebook page. They said they will think what to do once they have enough time. Fault FauSign.png Liner 16:38, October 26, 2012 (UTC)

New blog listing

Create blog post

The latest Nitrome Wiki news

See more >

If space allows, we could consider having blog post listings for Wiki news on the main page. We can limit which users the blog listing takes from or the categories a user has to add to their blog post in order to show up in this blog listing.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 20:30, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

Sure but that "Create a Blog Post" button may be used by malicious individuals!, but I don't know where it will go. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 20:41, October 27, 2012 (UTC)
Main page still has space. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 20:56, October 27, 2012 (UTC)
Yep, it'll be a great addition to the Main Page. Should we let every user have a chance to feature their blog posts? It would also highlight the very active community we have here. I think that we can feature more than news in this module. Links to announcing blog posts can be added to our underused WikiNews. Seriously, I'm surprised how little used that useful section is. SQhi(talk)Ruby 03:03, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
I saw it on other wikis, but I thought all the blogs could be seen there. If we can add only important blog posts to it, I agree with adding it to the main page. Fault FauSign.png Liner 13:11, October 28, 2012 (UTC)

Shameless self-promoting

Could we promote Nitrome on the front page of Nitrome Wiki, perhaps in the form of a "Vote for Flightless" widget?

I think there is space for it on the main page, but where would be best to put it? Near the top, above Featured Article, perhaps?  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 02:00, November 15, 2012 (UTC)

Actually, there is a space below the greeting, reserved for special banners. The first heading of the left column and right column are purposely aligned for aesthetic effect.SQhi(talk)Diamond 02:15, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
I'm in favour of putting this up. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 02:23, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
I'm making the banner. I think it would be better in the right collumn, and it can be "Special", "Fetured" or "Nitrome". Before making the banner I need to know what to write and which type of banner to make (big or small). Fault FauSign.png Liner 21:56, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
I'm okay with Special.--Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 22:43, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
Now... How do we tap into the white space below greetings?SQhi(talk)Diamond 02:59, November 17, 2012 (UTC)
On one hand, the size of the banner is perfect for the right column. But then there was that huge blank space below the welcome message, and it felt like something needed to fill it.
I feel like the banner should be somewhere on the main page rather than being removed so everyone can talk about it. For this case, Nitrome is going to promote Flightless for only a limited amount of time. If we spend too much time waiting for everyone to discuss, then it will be too late! Sort of like the "Welcome" banner and our current discussion on what it should say. We can't just remove it because some people have different thoughts on what should be there; as long as users are being welcomed, it's okay!  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 19:47, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

(reset) That sounds challenging to me at the moment. Wiki markup is mostly suited for paragraph writing. How do we do a webpage graphic design like we are doing now on our Home Landing? That means no strange white spaces, with everything neatly and sensibly aligned, as if done by hand. SQhi(talk)Diamond 09:25, November 18, 2012 (UTC)

I'm starting the banner. Also, with an ad-blocker, the main page is well designed, but with the ad shown, there is a blank space that doesn't look good. SQhi, a while ago I changed the code of the main page so that the right and left collumns were disaligned, and people with and without adblocker would see the page without blank spaces. Can we remove the code that aligns the two collumns and change it back to howit was before? Fault FauSign.png Liner 18:33, November 18, 2012 (UTC)

Time to play our best

Wikia is currently running some sort of promotion for the holidays (as indicated on this blog post). So what is basically means is that Wikia places a banner at the top-right section of your main page, and this banner links to whatever Nitrome Wiki article you want. This selected Nitrome Wiki article then has a banner at the bottom of the page.

All wikis that accept this promotion thingy will be promoted on Wikia's front page, the "appropriate hub pages" (in our case, video games), and on Wikia's Twitter and Facebook accounts. I was reluctant at first, because I didn't want an enormous banner up on the front page of the wiki that takes up most of the top of the page (apparently this isn't what they are doing), and secondly I thought wikia would be placing the "Explore more" banner at the top of the selected page.

With the location of the banners ruled out (the location was my only concern), this promotion seemed like a good idea. If everyone is happy with this promotion thingy, I would like to promote the Cuboy article. The reason I want to is because Cuboy has made numerous appearances, yet he is not well known. Plus, he has never starred in a game, only made cameo after cameo after cameo, never getting his own game.

Cuboy has also been around since Nitrome started up, but was only named and used more past December 2010. It is likely that Cuboy will house information that will be new to every user who visits the page. And if they already know all about Cuboy and his multiple appearances, then they can just go and look at all the pictures (assuming they haven't already seen that to). Thus, the Cuboy article covers something that is not well known about, and is filled with lots of pictures.

So, who kudos the Nitrome Wiki's participation in this promotion thingy and having Cuboy as the selected article? --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 03:07, November 16, 2012 (UTC)

Can we, perhaps, move this to a forum thread and keep discussion here about improvements to the main page? It will also allow for users to input their ideas on articles they think are our wiki's best.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 04:01, November 16, 2012 (UTC)

(new topic)Looks like Time to Play our Best is here. Shall we have the new pic in our sidebar be placed under vote for flightless? I fel it looks more presentable that way, especially since both links are related. SQhi(talk)Diamond 02:32, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

Well, once we've decided, we should as JAlbor if we can go forth with the change. Your suggested idea sounds good, and I agree with it. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 14:02, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
we can move it. The link is in the form of a picture, so this move will be really simple.SQhi(talk)Diamond 14:10, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
But would Wikia be okay with us moving it? That's all I'm concerned with. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 14:32, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I see where your concern stems from. Let's ask Jabor about it on his talk page. SQhi(talk)Diamond 02:42, November 30, 2012 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure we don't need permission to do it; Jabor only added it where he thought it was better and he already told NOBODY that we can change the representative image if we want to. Fault FauSign.png Liner 20:46, November 30, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with Santi that we have the autonomy to. Since NOBODY has reservations, I'll confirm for him then. Tomorrow is a weekday so we might expect a reply by then.
Also NOBODY, I can't find where it is stipulated that the banner will be placed at the top-right-hand corner. Can you point that out to me?
SQhi(talk)Diamond 09:15, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
I think we should replace it with the party skin, which is almost always used for Nitrome promotions and looks great. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 12:56, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
@SQhi: It wasn't stated anywhere that the banner always has to be placed at the semi-top right side. I just assumed that, seeing as they did that for all wikis.
@Takeshi64: For this promotion, wikis would pick what their best written page would be. The Party skin page, in my opinion, presents nothing new for anyone, except some little piece of trivia. Using the Party skin as our "Best" page would give users the impression most pages here are done pretty badly, as I've already mentioned, the Party skin page consists mostly of a list of characters who appear in the skin, not that good of a page and generally uninteresting to most. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 14:04, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
@NOBODY Alright then, let's move them together. We're still keeping it in the top-right corner aren't we, just that the image is now below the SPECIAL header instead of on top. SQhi(talk)Diamond 17:30, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
I wasn't suggesting the page; I was suggesting we replace the image that says Touchy and has Cuboys on it with the Party Skin image. We were thinking of replacing the banner, right?
220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 17:58, December 2, 2012 (UTC)

(reset indent) Oh! That's what you meant! Well, I notice that the word Nitrome Touchy, the black background, and Cuboys, look pretty good how they are. I find it rather noticeable whilst clicking the "remix" button, even when quickly clicking it. However, maybe the big bronze Nitrome logo would work better, as maybe that would be even more noticeable. Still, party is a good idea, —The preceding unsigned comment was added by NOBODY (talk contribs)

Guys, now that you're talking about Wikia Main Page promotion, we should start a new topic. What is happening right now is going off-topic. SQhi(talk)Diamond 09:15, December 3, 2012 (UTC)
I thought the discussion was done. We moved it under Flightless, didn't we? Or are we still waiting for the go-ahead? 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 12:20, December 3, 2012 (UTC)
Flightless has already been selected. Please refer to Forum:Time to play our best.

AND our own customised Wikia Gaming Template is back!

I stumbled upon this abandoned template today. I reinstated it because it reflected Nitrome Wiki's design style. Any proponents and opponents? SQhi(talk)Diamond 07:17, December 2, 2012 (UTC)

200px-Gamingwikis.png Gaming Wikis

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Gear Icon Footer retired - see

Remaking the Wikia Gaming template

I've read through Wikias Terms of Use, and haven't found anything that will make what I want to propose going against Wikia's Terms of Use (the Gaming Footer is not really part of the User Interface, if you define the User Interface as the general look of stuff). Anyway, if you look at the Wikia Gaming Footer, you will see how it links to various other gaming wikis. It links to wikis like Mario Wiki, Pokemon Wiki, etc..

Some of these gaming wikis have independent counterparts which function considerably better than the Wikia counterpart. What I'm proposing is that we redo the template, and replace links to certain wikis with their independent counterpart, if the independent counterpart is in fact better than there Wikia counterpart.

If my idea passes, I would like to replace:

  • Mario Wiki with Super Mario Wiki - Mario Wiki (Wikia one) has absolutely terrible leadership. Plus, many of their articles are sparse and poorly written, and Stubs are incredibly common. Super Mario Wiki has good leadership, the majority of their articles being complete, and stub-free.
  • Pokemon Wiki with Bulbapedia - The Pokemon Wiki has the most horrific leadership I have ever seen in my life. The majority of their articles are stubs or poorly written. On top of that, they don't act as if the words "Copyright infringement" and "plagiarism" don't exist, as many of the appearance sections of Pokemon have been taken from Wikipedia, some without the Wikipedia attribution template. They have also taken some stuff from Bulbapedia, also without proper attribution.

Although this may seem like a rather small problem (possibly even meaningless and off topic), if we have our own Wikia Gaming Footer, shouldn't we have a little customization? --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 19:44, December 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not seeing any Bulbapedia in existence at the moment. Upon clicking the link, it leads to an error message. Strange, I think I visited it before.
The main issue I see here is that these wikis are not within Wikia. The purpose of the footer is to display a list of other gaming wikis that are associated within the Wikia domain. The two wikis would be out of place on the footer in that sense, because we are advertising other, out-of-Wikia domain wikis. If we were to remove them from the footer, I'd be okay with that. But replacing them with an external link is something I'm not keen on approving.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 20:05, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll remove them. Often when a new Pokemon game comes out, Bulbapedia goes down for some time. However, last Pokemon game came out a month ago. They're probably doing some server update. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 20:47, December 2, 2012 (UTC)
I would like to point out that only the footer design is customised. The wiki links are still pegged to the links in the "official" template. SQhi(talk)Diamond 12:39, December 3, 2012 (UTC)
CORRECTION: NOBODY has desynchronised the links. Please see

Removal of Blueflake Affiliation Link


I'm not so sure if we should remove the link. We can argue that neutronized and pixellove are somewhat sleepy wikis also. Besides, affiliation is a two-way thing. They link to us, we link to them. Before we unlink we should also let blueflake members (who are also nitrome wiki members) know. Also, blueflake wiki seems to have a renewed pulse recently. SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 16:15, May 4, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, a few months ago, the Blueflake Wiki really was inactive, but now (thanks to TNY), it is getting back up again. I am even working on programming one of their games, Cat Dropped! I think the Blueflake affiliation link should be placed back up. -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 16:22, May 4, 2013 (UTC)
Agree. Affiliation is a two way link.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 16:30, May 4, 2013 (UTC)
I agree to. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 16:58, May 4, 2013 (UTC)
Unanimous agreement. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SQhi (talk contribs)


Would a link to the Nitrome Wiki's Twitter account be okay? It's regularly updated by me. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 21:41, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

Didn't Takeshi64 make a picture with a set of link buttons for use on the main page? Last time I checked, we were still deciding where it would be best to place it.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 07:14, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
I think Ayernam was involved in the making as well. And to NOBODY, yes sure, I say. SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 12:58, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I made the image into an imagemap. Luckily I saved it on my sandbox page:
Nitrome Wiki on FacebookNitrome Wiki on TwitterNitrome Wiki on YouTubeSocial Networks
-- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 14:59, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

Let's add it! Fault FauSign.png Liner 16:02, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

I don't know about a link to the Facebook one, it's rarely ever updated.--Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 16:13, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
The last post is from six days ago... isn't that enough? Fault FauSign.png Liner 17:11, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
Prior to that one, the last post was 3 weeks ago. Guess it doesn't really matter. Okay, let's add it! Should Santi make a green bar image for the main page for the social media section? --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 16:03, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
Maybe, but it's too small in my opinion. Maybe we could include somewhere. Fault FauSign.png Liner 18:45, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
The imagemap coordinates only work with the original image dimensions, but resizing the image is possible:
Nitrome Wiki on FacebookNitrome Wiki on TwitterNitrome Wiki on YouTubeSocial Networks
 Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 03:35, July 4, 2013 (UTC)
How about this? It fits well under the right-side headers:
--Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 17:29, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
Works for me.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 17:36, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

I support this. Fault FauSign.png Liner 19:04, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

Same. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 19:16, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
Okay then. Santi, should I make a header (it's the green/blue boxes that have writing on them for the front page), or should you? Also, should this social box go under its own heading, or be merged with another heading. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 20:44, July 6, 2013 (UTC)
Here you go (I had to upload the image to make it into an imagemap):
Nitrome Wiki on FacebookNitrome Wiki on TwitterNitrome Wiki on YouTubeSocialButtons
-- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 21:01, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

Wikia Gaming Footer Revision

Hi. Just today, Santi updated the list of wikis on our Gaming Footer, but at the same time revised the design. I'm sorry to say this, but it feels a little bland and squarish to me. Somehow I feel that we could use a fancier design for our Main Page. So people, how do you feel about our new footer? SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner

The other gaming footer was also made by me, but it had lots of incorrect code and it didn't look good for me, that's why I didn't implement it, but some time later you did. Yesterday I changed it because I thought it looked better, but we can always improve the banner and make a better one. What are your ideas? Well, let's start a forum topic instead! Fault FauSign.png Liner 11:25, July 9, 2013 (UTC)

Affiliation with Fliptic Wiki


A new wiki project founded by The Nitrome Yeti. Their games have been thrice featured on Pixel Love from what I am getting from TNY. Shall we add it to one of our affiliates? SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 13:11, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

I support this. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 13:44, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
Me too. -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 14:38, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

15px-Yes_check.svg.png Support - Perhaps irrelevant, but their games have even got more features on Pixel Love than Neutronized's.  TNY [wake] Pug.PNG  15:05, August 18, 2013 (UTC) I see that Nitrome Wiki has been added as an affiliate on Fliptic Wiki. Shall we do the same now? SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 17:46, August 22, 2013 (UTC)

What to put under special

Since Flightless has already been greenlit, what do we put in the Special section? --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 21:17, September 8, 2013 (UTC)

A link to Icebreaker on iTunes maybe? -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 00:28, September 9, 2013 (UTC)
Since we had asked readers to vote for Flightless, so now should we do this? A thank you :)
SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 16:05, September 9, 2013 (UTC)
I agree, that'd be nice. -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 19:05, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

We can just hide the special section, it was just made for the flightless game. We could use sometime if we find a relevant thing. Fault FauSign.png Liner 19:29, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

Good idea. I'll hide it. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 22:31, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

The thank you box seems suitable for the Special section and the width of the right rail. Anyone also with me on this suggestion? I'll crop the image so that it fits, and then the image will link to the Flightless page on steam also. SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 16:23, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

I think that goes to news. Fault FauSign.png Liner 20:10, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
The banner will work well.
220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 20:57, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
I agree with the banner as well. -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 21:48, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
@Santi: What SQhi is getting with the image is that it would seem like a good idea to have a short banner thanking fans for voting on Flightless. True, it is new content, but it seems like a good idea to thank all who voted. I also support using the banner. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 21:55, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

Flightless Greenlit Thanks Banner
There. SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 16:45, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

The Return of "To the or not to the"

Last year in 2012, there was this long conversation which was apparently not finished. It was about whether to add "the" before "Nitrome Wiki" in "Welcome to Nitrome Wiki". Apparently, due to being forgetful and barely reading the front page, I forgot this discussion was not finished.

So now, what will be the verdict - can we refer to the Nitrome Wiki as "the Nitrome Wiki" and make it "Welcome to the Nitrome Wiki", or will it be called "Nitrome Wiki" and be "Welcome to Nitrome Wiki"?

Original discussion.

--Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 22:12, September 19, 2013 (UTC)

The previous conversation was very long! I did not even know it was from last year! Anyway I support putting The Nitrome Wiki since it sounds less awkward. Also "The" can be all lower case since that can be done in names. I just hope my opinion doesn't get lumped in with yours (NOBODY) since that is annoying...

150px-Sharky!.png Grammar Cat (talk) 22:21, September 19, 2013 (UTC)
I agree with "Welcome to the Nitrome Wiki". -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 00:52, September 20, 2013 (UTC)
The problem with the previous discussion is that neither side is correct - it depends on what angle you're viewing the title "Nitrome Wiki" from. Nitrome Wiki refers to both the name of the site (like Wikipedia) or what the wiki is based on (the Nitrome Wiki). There's bound to be a future discussion that results in removing "the" after it gets added, just because a few people think "I edit on Nitrome Wiki" sounds more awkward than "I edit on the Nitrome Wiki". For me, it's the complete opposite - the Nitrome Wiki has never settled on me properly as a naming convention for the site.
Rather than having to choose between "Welcome to" or "Welcome to the...", I suggest a compromise. Remove "Welcome to" from the main page and leave the link as "Nitrome Wiki", text below with "The encyclopedia about Nitrome...." This leaves "Nitrome Wiki" open to interpretation between whether someone sees it as "the" Nitrome Wiki or Nitrome Wiki. This is also the same reason I implemented this change on Nitrome Pixel Love Wiki.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 02:14, September 20, 2013 (UTC)
Rsk, the reason for Wikipedia not sound awkward as Wikipedia as opposed to "The Wikipedia" is because it is not two words and it is one. I still don't get how taking "the" away from nitrome wiki doesn't sound awkward to you but to me it still does. Since this will become a argument of opinions, how about we ask the community or put up a poll regarding adding "the" to nitrome wiki? That is the only way I can think of having this solved and not treating your opinion as worthless compared to mines or Ayernam's. Does that sound all right?
150px-Sharky!.png Grammar Cat (talk) 04:01, September 20, 2013 (UTC)
I think the compromise idea is good, although I do like the idea of a welcome message for new readers. I browsed through some of the main pages of wikis that are in the gaming footer template, and most of them don't include the "the" in their welcome message. Perhaps we should just say, Welcome to Nitrome Wiki". At this point, I'm impartial to both sides. -- 25px-Auto_peg.png Ayernam Rustyard-rusty 20:13, September 20, 2013 (UTC)
I also now stand neutral on this issue. Whatever the final decision is, maybe we should also think about the "the" on our welcome-new-member message. SQhi(talk)Wiki Planner 08:30, September 24, 2013 (UTC)

Seriously ?!?!

Why Is The Wiki's Logo Showing Past Month's Logo ? Please Answer ....

It's just that we forgot to change it. I'll make a new logo today, and I'll change it. Maybe I write the description myself too because descriptions of logos are getting shorter and shorter. Fault FauSign.png Liner 17:45, March 31, 2014 (UTC)

Wikia slider VS Nitrome slider

I actually found out how to add Nitrome's slider into the wiki, it's similar to what we do with distributable games. Here's an example of what we could add to the main page:
What do you think? Maybe we could just add this instead of the current slider? Fault FauSign.png Liner 20:53, December 11, 2014 (UTC)
WOA that looks cool. Is it configurable? That's the big thing for me. If we can insert our own pages in there (who would have time for that though), this format would be sweeeeet. But I don't support the idea of just adding's slider to the wiki. It would be out of place.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 21:40, December 11, 2014 (UTC)
All I see on Safari for iOS 8 is a blank space. :( For now, I'm not supporting this becuase of compatibility issues, but maybe it's just me. --anonmc 03:48, December 12, 2014 (UTC)
What Santi is suggesting is for people who browse the wiki with an internet browser, not mobile. The reason you don't see it is because it's flash and iOS doesn't run flash. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 13:21, December 12, 2014 (UTC)
@RSK: It is configurable, but not a lot. I can change width and height, but the animation itself will be the same. Anyway, I'll look onto ways of improving our current slider.
I don't really mind about changing our current slider, what I really think is important is what I learnt. I think I could use this verbatim method to add html when wikicode doesn't offer what we need. I'll see what I can do with that. Fault FauSign.png Liner 19:55, December 12, 2014 (UTC)

Affiliating the Poptropica wiki

I was asked by HPuterpop if the Nitrome Wiki could affiliate the Poptropica Wiki. What this means is that on the front page of Nitrome Wiki, in the "AFFILIATED WIKIS" section, an image of the Poptropica Wiki's logo will be posted (the image will not be uploaded here) that links to the wiki. I'm fine with doing this; is everyone else okay with this? --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 22:45, June 9, 2015 (UTC)

I'm against it because I feel affiliating wikis that have basically no connection to this wiki is a bad idea. We should stick to affiliating wikis that share a similar userbase and not just affiliate with any wiki that wants exposure because then affiliation loses any meaning. 220px-Takeshi64_FN0_Font.pngTakeshi_running.gif 12:34, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
^Agreed with Takeshi. I really don't see any reason about advertising another wiki that isn't related to Nitrome, unlike Nitrome Fan Fiction and Pixel Love. Thus, I'm against with the idea. Sorry HPuterpop.Zekrom_mini.gifNitromian Poptropica 13:37, June 10, 2015 (UTC)
I am okay with the affiliation. Poptropica is a game that can be played online, it has cartoon-like graphics. I think that's similar enough. My thinking is that we need to address how we're formatting the Affiliated wikis section. If we get too many, perhaps we should start moving them to a Project page.
OH and actually I just noticed that Poptropica Wiki is already linked to on the Gaming footer, fyi. But if we do affiliate it, I suggest removing the link from the footer.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 23:54, June 10, 2015 (UTC)


Do we really need two links to Rust Bucket and Gopogo? I think it would be better if we brought back the two previous slides to replace the non-update slides. That way people will know that the games that got updates did and they exist and there will also be variety. --anonmc 18:13, February 28, 2016 (UTC)

Good idea. I will add those images back. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 23:50, February 28, 2016 (UTC)

"Create new article" vs "Create a new article!"

MatiasNTRM changed the text on the article creation button in the "Helping out" section from "Create new article" to "Create a new article!", likely because the previous way it was written sounded grammatically incorrect. Does anyone have any objections to this new change? I'm fine with it. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 01:57, August 11, 2016 (UTC)

Honestly no one is going to see the page creation module, think "Oh, there's no 'a' on the 'Create page' button which means this is a VERY BAD wiki and I'm gonna leave". I hope people have the decency to understand that things like categories, buttons and stuff aren't worded the way they are not because we don't care about grammar; it's about standards and conciseness. It's automatically implied that "Create new article" will only allow you to create one new article and not twenty. Imo, we really shouldn't have allowed this change because in principle, it's telling users that we are completely inflexible to being concise, but idk if people can't sleep at night because we didn't add "a" to some page creation module, we might as well let it be.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 17:59, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
It doesn't really matter whether there is an a or not, like RSK said, it;s simply not a big deal. I do not mind whether it is changed or left alone. HelpfulGuy (talk) 22:56, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
Thanks all for your input. I've decided to change it back based on what RSK said. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 21:23, August 13, 2016 (UTC)

Put Battle of the Week poll on the front page

Seeing as polls are easily transferrable, want to put the poll on the front page instead? It seems the poll will stretch enough to fit the right column snug, and it might help with getting more people involved with polling, as it's more convenient than having to go to ANOTHER page to vote.  Penguinrollerpolar Random-storykeeper PenguinSmall 11:48, February 18, 2017 (UTC)

Sure. I'll do it tomorrow. --Talk to NOBODYnitromeletters.pngQuagsiresAreAwesome.png 04:47, February 19, 2017 (UTC)
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