Twinsuniverse:Current events

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This page is an "employment exchange" for the Twinsuniverse. In here, all tasks that need to be done are listed, for everyone to see. Got a job request for anyone? Want to help but not sure how? You came to the right place.

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General maintenance

These are very common tasks, which will most likely constantly need attention:

Front page design

As you can see, the design of the Main Page is very simple. Absolutely nothing major there. The page is open for editing, and if you can give it a nice design, it would be awesome. morshem 08:55, 25 Nov 2006 (CET)

Re: Front page design

I guess we can learn from Wikipedia. I could try a similar approach for the top bar at least, for the Twinsunica. --Wacko 20:22, 10 December 2006 (CET)
I was thinking of maybe listing the main categories (characters, locations, etc.) with representative images. Sort of like the Hebrew Wikipedia. morshem 20:40, 10 December 2006 (CET)
Yes, I very much like that idea. We should have the recategorization finish first, then put the main ones on the front page. --Wacko 23:17, 10 December 2006 (CET)

I started making a small draft, here. Of course the images should be replaced later with own-made images, and also the categories are debatable, but what do you think of the general idea? morshem 18:31, 15 April 2007 (CEST)

Looking good. In my opinion, the images should not link to categories, but portal articles. I don't like the information at Category:Characters to be written into a category description. I think it deserves a place in the article namespace.
Yes, categories are disputable. I wouldn't put Legends there, it would more fit under a collection site Miscellaneous. (sp?) --Kobold 20:10, 15 April 2007 (CEST)
Actually, I don't really like linking to categories at all. Maybe we should create portals like in Wikipedia (e.g. wikipedia:Portal:History) for each section. morshem 20:39, 15 April 2007 (CEST)
That's what I had in mind. And for the links to Island inhabitants, we could replace them by lists with the most important inhabitants of the island. --Kobold 21:02, 15 April 2007 (CEST)

Hmm, it seems that "portal" is not a known namespace here at all... morshem 05:50, 16 April 2007 (CEST)

I'm working on a new version for the front page. Progress can be seen here: User_talk:Wacko/Main_page-new. I'll open a new thread on the MBN when I feel it's mature enough for further adjustments. I'll incorporate the categories index as proposed by morshem somehow. --Wacko 22:11, 23 April 2007 (CEST)

I like the new design very much. It's very pleasant to the eye and doesn't clutter. Thanks for everyone who contributed! I will keep this design for the Twinsuniverse. --J McKalling (talk) 22:31, 7 November 2012 (GMT)

I agree with icons, and I would like them to look LBA themed. But these icons don't exist yet, so I would suggest just creating new ones. I can't make them myself though, so I just put in temporary "orbs" in approx. the right colour for every infobox (I ripped them from the internet, shhh). Also, I think the boxes have become a tad bigger than intended... If no one minds this, it would mean there isn't any space for additional main ones IMO. --J McKalling (talk) 18:43, 6 December 2012 (GMT)

Background colour for pages

See MediaWiki talk:Monobook.css. morshem 12:46, 3 June 2007 (CEST)

First Aid forums

The Hints\Spoilers and System Problems forums on the MBN got merged, so we need to update all our Related Links to take note of that. - Kobold 15:25, 1 January 2008 (CET)

If somebody knows how to run a MediaWiki bot, it would save a lot of work. morshem 16:04, 4 January 2008 (CET)
Hmm.. I don't. But that would be worth looking into. I did a quick Google before but didn't come up with immediate solutions. Wacko 15:03, 8 January 2008 (CET)
We should integrate all information that we make available from the Twinsuniverse, into the Twinsuniverse. This reduces external links and keeps everything neatly together. --J McKalling (talk) 22:33, 7 November 2012 (GMT)

Article names

What exactly is our mode of capitalizing names of the articles and headlines? I've by now seen every possible one.

  1. Capitalize the words according to English rules (game: "gazogem refinery" -> Gazogem Refinery; game: "Principal Island/island" -> Principal Island)
  2. Leaving everything uncapitalized (game: "Lucky Clover Leaf" -> Clover leaf)
  3. In the article itself, capitalizing the name (game: "orange powder" -> "The Orange Powder (...)".)

I think we need to set up rules on how to do that. - Kobold 12:03, 12 January 2008 (CET)

I would suggest to at least capitalize every word in a page's name (also when internal linking), regardless of English or game, so to have an easy to understand standard. But I'm not sure on how to refer to an article's name within another article. --J McKalling (talk) 22:33, 7 November 2012 (GMT)

Image size

All images exceeding 200px in width get scaled down to having exactly 200px with. This is a very strict rule, and also one with no reason. In fact, images which are much more wide than high may get very small (Image:Rebellion-Island-map.png), and maps of islands are unreadable when scaled down too much. Some stretch problems also occur when images are only a little wider in their original size (Image:Catamara.gif measures 225px width, scaled down to 200px on the Catamaran page it looks very strange). I think we should drop the 200px rule. - Kobold 12:08, 12 January 2008 (CET)

I think for certain images, like maps, quality is a little more important than loading time as there'll be only one of them on a page. We should look into this again if at some point we notice big images cause slow page loading times for certain people. In the mean time, I could change the Twinsuniverse's file size limit at any time. --J McKalling (talk) 22:33, 7 November 2012 (GMT)