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GW campaigns image files[edit]

I suggest we decrease the size (or only the width) of the images of the GW campaigns at the top of the page. Just a bit smaler and it would make the page fit perfectly on my 1024x768 screen. Since the adition of the last image, GW Beyond, the main page is the only page on the wiki I've seen to have a horizontal scroll bar. Could this be a good idea maybe ? User_talk:MagnumMagnumUser_talk:Magnum 19:18, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

this was already brought up and can be found in the archives as to reasons why everything is the way it is.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:24, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Halloween 2012[edit]

is everyone ok with using last years theme?- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:32, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Sounds fine to me. (I've updated the editcopy). Don't forget to edit the css too.
/* Holiday theme changes */
div#p-logo a { background-image: url(/images/7/77/User_Phnzdvn_Halloween_Logo_High_Res.png) !important; }
Also I've tinkered with a modernised mainpage ala gw2w at User:Chieftain Alex/sandbox/Main page (needs custom css). Chieftain Alex 09:53, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't say that background is the best one but it at least looks nice. - User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:05, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Yeah I was clueless for the background, ideally the image would be transparent/have fade to white edges + gotta be big enough that it doesn't pixellate. (tried a Nika version) Anyhoo go go halloween edit copy. Chieftain Alex 21:22, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Wintersday 2012[edit]

Suggested snazzy theme. This would again require an additional bit of css for the common.css - I've put all the wintersday related css stuff here (copy from below the nowiki bit to the end, above the nowiki close).

The code would be mostly copied from User:Chieftain Alex/sandbox/Main page/Wintersday, except we'd swap {{:User:Chieftain Alex/sandbox/Main page/activities}} to {{:Main Page/activities}} (and then change the display of the activities template for a bit..) --Chieftain Alex 14:35, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

A bit slow on the update nowadays aren't we :/ 12:03, 21 December 2012 (UTC)


Here is a tiny warning, come Thursday I'm probably going to put User:Chieftain Alex/sandbox/Main page/CNY + the appropriate css onto the mainpage. -Chieftain Alex 12:31, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Featured article[edit]

It seems for some reason Main Page/featured article/automated isn't automatically displaying a featured article on Main Page, which is supposedly Scarab Plague this week. --Silver Edge 05:31, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Has been fixed. --Silver Edge 07:21, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Wintersday 2013[edit]

Similar to last years version. Change colours + pictures as you want, we'll put it up near the 19th of dec. -Chieftain Alex 00:54, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

That does not look like previous years of wintersday.. It messes with my eyes, the way it is now... Rodan (talk) 03:45, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
any feedback is good feedback. ;) -Chieftain Alex 11:52, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
I think it's primarily the border colour on every section that causes eye straining. - Infinite - talk 14:32, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
I reckon that Rodan's "messes with my eyes the way it is now" @ 3:45 was referring to [1], whereas you seem to be commenting on the 3:46 version [2].
I think it would be fair to say that the border colour is pretty awful on the current (3:46) version + needs tweaking. -Chieftain Alex 14:39, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
I was talking about this one... I reverted it back to the old way that gives my brain less of a headache. Images behind all that content reminds me of wikia's advertisements sometimes and people complain about that. They don't listen and I hope you do. Rodan (talk) 19:30, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Oh, right, the GW2W themed design. I didn't even stop to think about it, to be fair. - Infinite - talk 19:38, 18 December 2013 (UTC)


who updates main page with edit copy or festival themes these days? ^_^ --Falconeye (talk) 02:08, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Huh, great question. I've never actually looked at the process myself. It seems there's some nice comparison tools. When I finally settle down for the night, I'll take another gander. If I'm missing any special holiday, let me know and I'll go through the history and find a relevant theme. G R E E N E R 05:35, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Alex or SE might know more. --Falconeye (talk) 06:14, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
It looks like an easy copy/paste. Any reason why the font is set to 90%? I'm feeling even older than I am staring at it. I'll probably move that back to 100%. Any other changes you'd like done before I copy it over? G R E E N E R 07:48, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Besides Mad King's Day, Wintersday, Canthan Day... none at the moment. --Falconeye (talk) 05:22, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Alright. I'll copy it over when the Guide to PvP is up and going. It'll be a sad day for this wiki when we place a red-link on the main page! G R E E N E R 08:27, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
You know you've had your share of GW when you call Halloween "Mad King's Day" :D Jeree95 (talk) 14:27, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

"Updates, news and events" section[edit]

Considering how there are very few of the three posted items upcoming for the game, perhaps we can put that square to better use? For example, while the link to Third-party programs may fit on the front page, it definitely doesn't fit under such a title as we currently have.

What sections/information would you all like to to see on the front page? Or how else can we arrange things? G R E E N E R 04:04, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

That section can be renamed "Other" or "Miscellaneous" and moved to the bottom right corner of the page. --Silver Edge 09:49, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
I'd suggest to move the Special events link somewhere else then. Into the "Latest in-game activities" box maybe. It kinda belongs to those topics anyway. Steve1 (talk) 19:19, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
I don't think that the third party programs link really fits with the other items in that box. -Chieftain Alex 11:20, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Current diff[edit]

(Diff for reference). I don't agree with most of the changes currently proposed. Going through them one by one:

Suggest no:

  1. "New to Guild Wars?" - not convinced its any better.
  2. Moving guides to the top of the currently named "game basics" box - the guides aren't as well written as Profession/Attribute/Skill (elite skill and build articles are pretty basic tbh, though there isn't much else to write about them)
  3. Addition of Guide to making a build - making a good build is difficult. I don't think any guide can be good for making builds.
  4. Adding a link to Third-party programs - if this belongs anywhere on the page, it does not belong right next to the official update notes and ArenaNet links. Saying that though, it doesn't really fit with any of the other links on the page.
  5. Adding a link to a formerly deleted article, "Guide to PvP" - the page doesn't even exist, and we don't need red links on the main page.
  6. Adding a link to Feedback:Main - once upon a time we had a link in the sidebar to the feedback pages. We removed it when ArenaNet said they weren't going to do anything with it. Content in this namespace isn't arranged in a way that makes it useful. I don't think that this content requires a new link from the main page either.

Unconvinced one way or the other:

  1. Making the font smaller (90%) to pack everything in - we could do this. We just need to bear in mind differences in text sizes between wiki skins. Font sizes vary a lot here. Monobook: UI font size is 11.47px, with article text at 12.7px. Vector: UI font size is 12px, with article text at 14px. For monobook, applying 90% ends up even smaller than the UI text.

Suggest yes:

  1. Guide to tutorial areas - we don't really have anything to link the "Professions • Attributes • Skills • Elite skills • Builds" bullets together at the moment, this could work.

It sounds like I'm going all Attila here I know. -Chieftain Alex 11:47, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Following on from the discussion about the Feedback:Main link removal from the sidebar here, perhaps maybe have it reworded to "Archived Feedback" or something then? I'd say it's still semi-relevant to keep somewhat visible, as although it's just in maintenance mode, it is still available for suggestion in the form of improving automation within the game, which I think is something still relevant to keep on the main page of the official wiki about the game. -- My Talk Lacky 10:40, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm in favor of expanding guide/walkthrough/builds section. --Falconeye (talk) 01:16, 7 June 2016 (UTC)