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  • Dab1001
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    16:13, July 26, 2017

    In preparation for a project I intend to announce later this week, I have spent the last few days overhauling the Main Page, getting it up-to-date and relevant to the Halo franchise and community where they stand now.

    Now that I'm finished, I would like feedback. If you have anything to say, please let me know in this thread.

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    • CHANGELOG:

      • Updated introduction text to be more up-to-date with the current state of Halo and Halo Nation.
      • Added a small statistics section, showing the number of articles, files, edits and active users.
      • Added a warning stating that the franchise and hence wiki are not appropriate for those under 13.
      • Removed the broken template Template:Portal/Games. EDIT: It is now working, so I put it back.
      • Updated the navigation section.
        • Added a row containing Halo media to compensate for the loss of Portal/Games.
        • Reorganised the remaining links to be in logically organised rows.
        • Added some additional links.
        • Retook all the photos to be from Halo 5, Halo Wars 2 or Xbox One.
      • Updated featured videos.
      • Split the Helping Out section into Joining In and Helping Out
        • Joining In gives advice to users new to the wiki.
        • Helping Out shows where the wiki is most in need of improvement, so editors can easily see where their help is most valuable.
          • Added article improvement drive - these are the topics on which we need the most help.
      • Updated the community links with the community sites that are most relevant now.
      • Removed a broken part of the community links template.
      • Updated and reorganised the social links.
      • Added an announcements section (guess what for).
      • Created a new poll.
      • A number of minor organisational/layout/behind the scenes changes.
      • EDIT: Replaced Portal/Banner with Portal/Slider now it's working again.
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      • I do think the Portal/Games should be added, even if in a completely different incarnation. 'Games' looks good in the Navigation Portal too, but I'd say it's better off in a different portal altogether.
      • Don't really think it's useful for the Featured Images portal to be there; Either remove it, or let it be with the Featured Articles portal be added too.
      • We need to update various of the DYK facts. Been a while.
      • I don't know for sure, but I'd like to see the Blog slider portal come back. I know it's broken and there is no one to fix it, but once anyone who knows the coding comes, I'd say it's better to fix that. Really a nice touch.
      • Side note, we may want to add Halopedia to the Community Links too. After all, both of us have the same goal; providing quality Halo-content to readers.

      Those are just my thoughts on the matter. Good job with placing the wiki stats and splitting the 'Helping Out' section, though!

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    • And one more thing not related to the Main Page, but in the Headers, under the 'Literature' tab, Halo: Retribution must be moved to the 'Blue Team novels' box, since Blue Team is also a part of the protagonists.

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    • Coolbuddy379 wrote:

      • I do think the Portal/Games should be added, even if in a completely different incarnation. 'Games' looks good in the Navigation Portal too, but I'd say it's better off in a different portal altogether.
      • Don't really think it's useful for the Featured Images portal to be there; Either remove it, or let it be with the Featured Articles portal be added too.
      • We need to update various of the DYK facts. Been a while.
      • I don't know for sure, but I'd like to see the Blog slider portal come back. I know it's broken and there is no one to fix it, but once anyone who knows the coding comes, I'd say it's better to fix that. Really a nice touch.
      • Side note, we may want to add Halopedia to the Community Links too. After all, both of us have the same goal; providing quality Halo-content to readers.

      Those are just my thoughts on the matter. Good job placing the wiki stats and splitting the 'Helping Out' section, though!

      • I agree - I want to get Portal/Games back up and running too. However, I think it's more important not to have a broken template on our front page. If/when it gets fixed, I'll put it back. EDIT: It magically fixed itself, so I put it back on.
      • I was thinking about this too. I'll probably put back the featued article thing along with it, and update both. But right now, we don't have many good articles to feature, so there's no point adding it.
      • Yep, we do. Also something we'll do later on - you'll know more about this when I announce a certain something this coming week.
      • Again, I agree. If/when it gets fixed, I'll replace Portal/Banner with it. However, we can't put a broken template on our front page. EDIT: It magically fixed itself, so I put it back on.
      • Take a look at the final line of links, in edit mode. ;) I also wanted to add Halopedia, but I thought best to check with the admins first. Still waiting on a consensus. EDIT: I went ahead and did it, seeing as I think I've given my fellow admins long enough to object, and they didn't.

      Coolbuddy379 wrote:
      And one more thing not related to the Main Page, but in the Headers, under the 'Literature' tab, Halo: Retribution must be moved to the 'Blue Team novels' box, since Blue Team is also a part of the protagonists.

      Yeah, I was considering that. I've decided to wait until it releases, to see how large a role Blue Team plays. If it's just a brief one, it'll stay where it is.

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