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Read More -> Gwen

The 'Read More' link in the featured article section on Ascalon (pre-searing) currently links to the Gwen article. I'm guessing this is a mistake. --Combatter 21:48, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Got it, thanks! G R E E N E R 21:55, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Add Zaishen Vanquish to Latest in-game activities

moved to Talk:Main Page/editcopy#Add Zaishen Vanquish to Latest in-game activities

Embark Beach

I think the link from upcoming changes and features should be removed cause it is here and not upcoming any more. Furthermore it is now listed under PvP but it is a purely PvE outpost (my PvP-only char doesn't have access to it). Rumian 10:10, 7 March 2011 (UTC)


Seeing that there's a link to armorers in the armor section of equipment, shouldn't there be a link to weaponsmiths in the weapon section? 16:25, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Agreed Jackster 14:04, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Current guild/code 15 errors

shouldn't there be something on the main page about it? 13:15, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

First, suggestions for main page changes can be done at Talk:Main Page/editcopy. Second, there is a list of known bugs linked to in the lower left of the Feedback portal. Third, I don't see why not, but again, suggest at editcopy. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 17:02, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Slow load Site

moved to Help:Ask a wiki question#Slow load Site

So, what? No April Fools joke?

--BriarUser Briar Sig 3.jpgThe Spider 07:47, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

it's currently 1:30am in Seattle, perhaps they'll activate it once they come in for work. Or perhaps we just haven't spotted it yet Jonny10 User Jonny10 Sig.png 08:27, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Go to GW2 wiki and see the joke. Damysticreaper 10:54, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Yup, the shadowmancer was announced.
And it's pretty safe to expect something directly from ANet today too. poke | talk 11:12, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Weekend event

Hi! The weekend event is beeing updated rather late, I suppose becouse the person who does this lives in a late timezone ? I would like to do this if I can, but how exactly can a normal members edit this ? The main page is unediteble for me and I can't find any redirect or so to the weekly updates items. Or can it yust be changed with the order that is known as stated on the weekend event page. Then we only need to check things if an unexpected event came by. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Minae Iss (talk).

Main Page/activities is how the main page gets updated, you can also update on Weekend events. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 20:38, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
Main Page/activities is also protected, for reference. — Raine Valen User Raine R.gif 20:45, 12 Apr 2011 (UTC)
Semi-protected =P You can edit it just fine if you're logged into an account.--TahiriVeila 20:57, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't the weekend event usually start on Friday afternoon? Come on where is our Easter Event?

Pointless Subject

moved to Talk:Game updates:April 2011#Pointless Subject

Gathering Cobwebs

I'm just wondering what the story is with the wiki lately. It seems like it takes me 5 minutes or more to load a wiki page, but the ... ummm ... (whisper...other wiki) loads just fine. Can anybody shed any light and help me wipe away the cobwebs that are gathering from waiting for pages to load? Thx ShyraLoren 20:00, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

See Guild Wars Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs#More database errors. --Silver Edge 06:08, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

areas arent loading

Is anyone else experiencing this problem too since 22:00 UTC? 21:08, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

I am also getting this quite frequently. 00:03, 3 May 2011 (UTC)


I'm sorry for blowing up everyone's Recent Changes, I am putting deletion tags on the images that I don't use anymore (and there is a lot :P) ~FabianUser Fabian sig.jpg 16:22, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

HM Missions

I think we should also post the monthly hard mode missions in the latest in-game activities. I feel like if you don't read the developer updates, many players wouldn't even know these existed. Titans are this month.

Were we ever told they would be released monthly as a rule? Also, this discussion would be better suited to Talk:Main Page/editcopy. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 07:19, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
There is a similar discussion at Talk:Main Page/activities#Add newest HM quest to "this month". --Silver Edge 04:51, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


I get 500 Internal Server Error when I click to see the announcement. -Cursed Angel 熱 13:38, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

It's basically a reminder to use different passwords on different sites, plus a link to an account security FAQ. Ironic really, since you have to use your GW password to log into the forums.... -- Hong 13:57, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
The forum is hosted by the same people with the same security. So they can't get one without being able to get the other, mooting the point altogether. --ஸ Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig2.png 23:56, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Wintersday in July this week

I just saw the announcement. :) Have fun.


hopefully im not pointing out something that has been discussed before, on the main page under the player vs environment section embark beach has been put under the subheading of cooperative missions, shouldnt it go into the the world.campaign travel part of the pve section as it is an outpost and a designated point to campaign travel between all the dif areas. if this is a valid point and does require moving then i believe the copperative missions section should also be moved to the location where missions is. ::) Spark-TBa 15:54, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Main_Page/editcopy#Embark_Beach_link. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 16:02, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
makes sence, ty.Spark-TBa 18:08, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Some Pro Wiki-ers?

moved to Help:Ask a wiki question#Some Pro Wiki-ers?

winds of change part 2

Ought to be part of a site announcement and figure in "this week" or "this month" 15:28, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

No. It's not a monthly or weekly thing. They're just more updates for Guild Wars. It isn't a monthly event. It's a standard update/addition of content. I vote removal of the +11 WoC quests item on the main page. 03:29, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
It might not be monthly or weekly, but it's new and it's not listed anywhere else on the main page. It's also not standard, since it's a one-time content update. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 03:48, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Front page looks stretched

With the addition of a GW Beyond button at the top of the main page, it now stretches the tables such that left-hand cells (such as the featured article) take up more space than they need, while right-hand cells (such as latest ingame activities) are squashed into a space too small for their content. This makes it really annoying to check today's activities easily and makes the page look terrible. My resolution is 1440x900 and my browser is windowed to maybe 3/4 the width of the screen. --Wormwood 16:04, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

same on mine, activities box is down to 2 words per line, maybe have the campaign buttons etc 3 on top line 2 on the one below, this ruins the layout as it is now. Spark-TBa 20:27, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
i am not having that issue at all.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:50, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
I've noticed this in Chrome, but in Firefox it's normal. Basically, the first column is ginormously huge, which ultimately shrinks the third column. I am using 1280 x 1024 resolution --Riddle 22:00, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
Yup, I've just checked it in Firefox and the table looks normal there. My usual browser is IE. However, even the Firefox version requires horizontal scrolling unless I resize the window to be really wide; I agree with Spark that some of the buttons could be rearranged to make it more compact. --Wormwood 22:07, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
yeah, i get most of the leet people here use firefox, but ie still has like what, 60% of the market of us idiots who use it? so probably shouldnt be just coded for firefox. looks super unprofessional with how it is now. almost as bad as the formatting style on the wikia sites. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
hmmm ill have to check it on chrome... yea i see what your talking about you would have to ask poke or someone who has access to the main page edit. i will say this though and that is that its been up there and like that on the main page edit for months and no one said anything so like i said about the Halloween decorations the only people you have to blame is your selfs.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 01:41, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
The halloween editcopy has only been up for a day. Finding blame right now misses the heart of the issue: That row of images (more specifically, the GWB box) screws up the columns in non-Firefox browsers. --Riddle 02:35, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
the Halloween editcopy has nothing to do with that new image. it was there for months longer then when i switched to the Halloween edit.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 02:56, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Ariyen somewhat fixed the stretched columns prior to the Halloween edit. However, trying to lower the size of the Halloween images to a point where the columns aren't stretching too badly makes the halloween images looks terrible. So yes, the GWB image has been there for months, but the columns weren't too horribly stretched until the halloween editcopy.
However, you were editing it in Firefox and didn't know that it was causing the other columns to stretch for non-firefox browsers. Also, while the subject was brought up on the editcopy talkpage, it wasn't discussed very heavily until the page was synched. For what it's worth, the issue would have come up anyway when we had synched a non-Holiday editcopy. --Riddle 14:40, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
The Beyond one was added on the 24th, two days ago, making the main page too large for 1024x768 screens (which some of us do use); the previous version barely fit but looked lovely. I'ma gander the table stuff was fixed since, as that looks fine on here, but the thing as a whole is still just too wide. Considering that it's the mainpage, making it as widely compatible as possible would probably be wise.
I'm not saying you should get rid of the Beyond thing, but perhaps moving both that and the EotN thing to a new line would work better so everything still fits? -— Apheori (talk) 15:04, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

(Reset indent) The advantage of not having a real OS is that you have unlimited monitors of arbitrary size. This is just shy of 1024*768, and it looks fine. The problem is more likely the combination of a teensy-tiny monitor and a crappy browser/crappy wiki software (sorry guys). I get the best results with websites on IE9, Firefox... whatever the latest version number is, and Chrome(ium?). –Jette 16:02, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

seems to me ( and dont take any offence if its not ) that many of the people here are saying either use a dif browser or get used to it, nice way to look at things.Spark-TBa 20:01, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Post a screenshot of what the problem is and maybe somebody can tell you how to fix it. –Jette 20:50, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
well poke dost know how to fix it so out of options.. though a random e-mailed me a "fix" | colspan="3" | <div style="width: 75%; margin: auto; background: #FCFCFC; border: 1px solid #FF6600;"><div style="background: #302226; border: 1px solid #FF6600; padding: 5px; margin: 3px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;color: #9EED5C;">[[Image:Pumpkin Cookie.png|left]][[Image:Pumpkin Cookie.png|right]][[Guild Wars Wiki:Welcome to the wiki|<span style="color: #9EEDCC;">'''Welcome'''</span>]] and [[Halloween 2011|<span style="color: #9EEDCC;">'''Happy Halloween'''</span>]] from the official ''Guild Wars'' Wiki,<br />the comprehensive Guild Wars reference written and maintained by the players.</div></div> @Apheori see this if you didn't notice the main page isn't editable by normal users so we have to use the main page editcopy to discourage vandals. -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:20, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
While i dont know if i really fixed it on the editcopy, i just added in a little end table bit, because i think the mish mash of tables between the picture section and context sections was causing the issue. it still doesnt look right code wise to me, but it looks better in my IE. does look better for anyone else, and does this change break on other browsers? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).
yea that seems to have fixed it in chrome. i CAN NOT be bothered to open IE if you are still using ie you should stop.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 00:11, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Ran it through my Chrome, Firefox and IE. It looks fine. --Riddle 00:27, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Yup, table in edit copy is fixed for me (IE) too. The page still has a horizontal scrollbar, though, which is irritating. I measured my window and it's 1050px wide, which means even folks who maximise their window on the very common 1024x768 resolution are going to have to scroll to read the daily activities. (Edit: Actually, looks like 1024x768 isn't so common these days after all. Even so, I doubt I'm unusual for preferring to keep my browser windowed, and it's not exactly a small window.) --Wormwood 00:48, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
I tried to fix the width on the editcopy, but I don't know if it might have broken things in the process because quite frankly the entire thing is a mess of nested tables that don't even seem to follow consistent pattern (that I could tell). Which was probably what caused the other problem, but I'll just... not go there. Hopefully the rest of you have more of an idea what you're doing and can sort it out, though. >.< -— Apheori (talk) 01:38, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
your "fix" looks awe full my second monitor is 1024x768 and even with my side panned open it dose not have the horizontal scroll bar, i think if we just reduce the size of the images it would look better but then again i hate how that top part of the main page looks anyway.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 01:56, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

(Reset indent) so i fixed it using the code they use on gw2 wiki. i guess you could add spaces between the images so they are not right next to each other on higher rez's-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 03:05, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

The editcopy looks fine to me now. It looks like if you separate the boxes from any of the stuff above it that it self-balances itself out a bit better. --JonTheMon 03:19, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Editcopy looks perfect now! Nice job. :) --Wormwood 05:27, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
It was far away from perfect; it looked horrible, at least for me with a higher resolution.. Submitted a different fix now; everything should be fine now - are any issues left? poke | talk 07:17, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
The horizontal scroll is back for me, but it's only the campaign buttons that need the scrolling; everything else fits and works. Seems acceptable to me. :) --Wormwood 07:30, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Now the beyond thing is just sticking off the edge by itself... if anything, that looks even sillier than what was happening before. Perhaps just getting rid of the Beyond thing entirely would be the best bet, seeing as it simply does not fit, and making it fit evidently makes things look even worse... -— Apheori (talk) 10:15, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Same problem as above. I'm inclined to agree with Apheori's suggestion, but I know that people will kick up a big fuss about it. --Wingsy 10:23, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
/resign.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 10:25, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
You know, Zesbeer, the vast majority of people who visit this site are viewing it at 1024x786 or whatever the standard is... Resolutions higher than 1200x800 are pretty rare. -- Armond WarbladeUser Armond sig image.png 14:28, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Apheori and Wingsy: Can you take a look at the editcopy and see if it’s fixed there? poke | talk 16:39, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
With the browser maximised it's all fine, just when windowed the images of the various guild wars campaigns don't resize or do whatever they should, so guild wars beyond sticks out beyond the tabling. It's not a problem per sé, the rest of the main page is fine - but it's certainly not pretty...--Wingsy 22:05, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

(Reset indent) I also think we should just leave it. Going through the past copies of the main page the problem only starts with the switch over to the Halloween-theme page. Once Halloween is over the problem will be solved. --Wingsy 22:14, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

@armond cool no supporting facts story bro, @wingsy the beyond logo is here to stay. that is the name for the content that is continuing to come out like wik hotn and woc.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:51, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Poke, your fix didn't change anything on a small resolution; table cell sizes are treated as minimum sizes, and when the content is larger the cells become larger to compensate. On a larger screen, however, it actually makes things worse for the Beyond because it needs to be a smaller width to fit with the others - so now it just has more empty space around it than the others. Also, is the Beyond thing really so important? I mean, it doesn't even have an official logo... there's no shiny bauble for the bonus mission pack and pvp stuff on the mainpage, either, after all, and those seem to have as much if not more for them on the main site. -— Apheori (talk) 13:41, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
@Zesbeer, I didn't suggest removing the beyond logo, I suggesting leave it all alone as the usual main page template has no issues with the logo in relation to the actual website sizing when in a windowed browser.--Wingsy 15:20, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Halloween 2011 link

where is it ? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mystic Gohan (talk) at 07:33, 31 October 2011 (UTC).

Up there in the welcome box, or on the right in the activities box. poke | talk 08:06, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
It was removed from the activity box for some reason, even though it is still ongoing..-- 08:38, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Requesting an archive

Huge talk page is huge. O_O [ Tyloric ] User Tyloric t.jpg [ Talk ] 17:48, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

done when it turns the year ill archive again.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 04:16, 7 November 2011 (UTC)


Any particular reason we still have the Halloween stuffs up? Seems like it would be more noticeable that Halloween is over :P EtariP sdrawkcaB ehT 03:45, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

The Halloween version was removed almost 2 days ago. If you're talking about Mad King Thorn still being the featured article even though Halloween is over, featured articles remain on the main page for two weeks and are changed on Mondays. --Silver Edge 04:02, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Lol woops. My mistake. I feel so dumb now :S EtariP sdrawkcaB ehT 15:05, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Hat collectors

They're no longer around, can someone remove them from the current events thing? 23:59, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Update Flux please

Flux has now changed. Can someone update this page to point to Courier's Haste please? --Combatter 00:39, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Hehe, Done. Just had to figure out how to find the page ^^ Obby Armor is Ugly PERIOD!Why? Ask me on my talk page =Pantil Swift 00:48, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

This week (next week)

Assuming Nick the Traveler repeats his cycle from the first 236 weeks, should we update the section called, This week to include a prediction for the following week, e.g. This week (next week)? It might look something like this:

Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:42, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

i think we should wait and see.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:01, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
I think just adding a new column to the Daily activities would suffice - we just have one item 7 days in a row. However, I think we should wait and see if he really does restart, or if he goes to old places with new items. Konig/talk 23:38, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
could always add a note to nicks page, ie if pattern does continue his next item would be and he would be found etc etc etc, dont know how easy it would be to impliment it  :P 21:08, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

login on wiki

i think this may be the wrong place to put this but with the new way of logging in with the two words you have to type i am unable to log into my account, is anyone else having this issue. this is SparkTBa. 18:38, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

omg i feel like such a noob, was typing my work password into wiki, sorry, i dont know how to delete a section if at all possible  :P.Spark-TBa 18:41, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
on talk pages you dont delete things unfortunately but u can use strike out. LOL @ ur fail-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:07, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


Will Wintersday be going on the front page soon?? --Hazedesunna 22:18, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

see this-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 22:28, 15 December 2011 (UTC)