Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I added a short lede on the main page. This is extremely important for reader comprehension of what the wiki is about as well as the site's search engine optimization on Google. I also expanded the local navigation so that readers would be able to access useful pages much more easily.
There are a few other things I'd like to do with the main page, but I wanted to get your opinion on them first as they're a little more substantial.
The sections on factions, modes, and maps are aesthetically good; the fact that images and links are integrated like that is really helpful for readers to associate names faster, and helps their navigation. However, having to scroll that much means that most readers will not get past the first section, so the bottom ones may as well not even exist. The game modes section could definitely use more columns (10 is an unfortunate number, but 5 columns and 2 rows would actually be okay). The factions and maps sections could likewise be positioned horizontally instead of vertically, perhaps with each element shrunk slightly, so that the page isn't as long. If it's still too long, then the Discussions module could also be moved to the right rail, which is comparatively short.
Do you have comments or ideas here? The main page is where a huge number of readers start off on the wiki, so it's important that it's designed optimally. Let me know! Thanks. :)
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Hello! I did some edits with Black Prior a little while ago and I was wondering if I could add something to Hitokiri's Trivia/Hanatakatengu armor set. The armor set depicts a Tengu, a type of Japaneese yokai/spirit. I noticed a brief description about how the armor resembles a tengu, however, I feel like it could use a little more wow, if you get what I mean. So heres what I wanted to add to the trivia:
- Hitokiri's armor set "Hanatakatengu" depicts a Tengu, a japaneese spirit that is said to control wind, swordsmanship, flight, and possession.
Instead of making a new thread, I also wanted to ask if we could actually use the arcade profile shots for any of the images on the wiki. Especially the special profile pic for your own Hero can look cool if used in certain pages (seeing that there are no more animated profiles for the new Heroes).
Hi, this is about the Black Priors weapon on the wiki. Now, I'm 90% sure now that the weapon he uses is a bastard sword, not a long sword. I'd be happy to add it to the trivia but im either too incompitent to figure out how to do it or i simply don't have the permissions. How do I aquire the ability to edit the character trivia?
Alright, I changed it. If it would be alright I'd like to do a more in depth explanation of what the characters (mostly knights since thats what im educated in) are wearing. On account of not having too much experience with this site I'm unsure if I need any specific permissions to do so.
I'm Tess and I'm a part of the Vanguard team (not to be confused with the Vanguard heroes though). I noticed that some of your infoboxes aren't using the new, portable infobox version. Most of your Infoboxes are already portable, so I just wanted to offer to convert the last ones to the new version. There are a lot of benefits to using the portable infoboxes, and I can ensure that the converted results will function identically to the current version.
If you have any questions, or if this is the wrong place for this discussion, please let me know. Thanks!
Just writing to you again in case you've overseen the message.
I noticed that you already have a draft for the Gear template which is the most used infobox in your wiki and I fixed it up a bit so it would work exactly as the original template but (so far) without the different colour themes based on the rarity. It is possible to add those colour themes with a few changes of your CSS so it looks like the original template. I'd love to show you what it would look like.
Your community is a high priority. Working with you on this project would be helpful. As I've not heard from you, I am going to continue to produce drafts. As I'm working on them, you can make suggestions or approvals at any point in the process or discuss with me your concerns. The work I am producing should function exactly the same as it does now, and should look mostly identical in terms of the different colour themes. Once I am finished, I will leave you another message. Otherwise, please expect that Vanguard will approve these drafts at the latest after one week after I'm finished. Thank you for your consideration, and I hope we can produce a result that works for everyone.
Sorry about that. Been running around altely. Yeah, all the help we can get is appreciated. You can convert those boxes to the new format.
Now, I don't have access to the css but is it possible to give the info boxes tabs through it? I have been discussing a format switch with a mod so that gear of the same model line can be put onto one page with tabs to show each style and change the color of the infox boxes in the process. The one I have developed is mostly me abusing the code.
About the tabs: Yes, it is possible to add tabs to the infobox. I tried recreating the infobox from the Sandbox page, you can see how it would look like here. However, I'm not quite sure yet how to keep the changing colour themes based on the item level, but I'll see what I can do.
(EDIT: Unfortunately, different colour themes in one and the same infobox aren't possible. I would still suggest to go with the draft here since the panels are working fine and are also more mobile friendly than normal tabbers.)
About the rest of the infoboxes: I think I'm pretty much finished with the most important ones. However, I didn't changed much of the CSS for most of them since you already have some portable infoboxes (such as Template:Map Infobox) that look a certain way. So, for the Template:MissionBox and the Template:QuestBox, I pretty much just created standard infoboxes that function the same way as the old, current infoboxes. You can see the results here and here. I can recreate the style of the old infoboxes with a bit more CSS, but I think it would look weird to have some infoboxes look one way with the others looking completly different.
As for the Gear template, I also kept it simple, but as already mentioned in my earlier messages I made sure that there are different colour themes depending on the level of an item, so the title colour and the border colour of the image change from level to level. You can check out the looks of it here. Feel free to test how the different levels would like! And again, I could recreated the entire old design and add yellow borders around the Level and the Hero, but I think it would be better to have somewhat of a consistent look with all infoboxes. However, if you want to keep the old design, that wouldn't be a problem either.
I also noticed Gear template2 which basically works the exact same way as the normal Gear template but offers the possibility to add two images to the template. I think it would be the best to merge these two templates into one since they really are the same, which is why I added the possibility to add more pictures to the normal Gear template. To merge the two templates, there would be two ways to do that. First option would be that we could simply redirect the Gear template2 to the Gear template. That would be a fast and easy way to merge the templates but would leave 169 pages using Gear template2 which might confuse new users. The second option would be to delete Gear template2 and let a bot change all the 169 pages so they use the normal Gear template instead. This would be the "cleaner" way in my opinion, and with your permission I would let my bot do the job.
Also one thing that doesn't concern portable infoboxes but that I wanted to tell you anyways: I noticed that some time ago an user created a new infobox for every item they added to the wiki which all basically just consisted of a title and an image. I went through all those templates and made sure the pages now use the Gear template instead of the infoboxes created by this user and sorted every infobox into Category:Candidates for deletion. I thought you might want to delete them to prevent new users from using them instead of the Gear template by accident. I also added a few old, unused pre-made infoboxes to the category that have no use at all and would just lie around.
It looks good. I might say make it so taht changing the rank at the top changes the rank at the bottom (but it is a draft so you probably already planned on that). I'll also take a look at the deletion pages see what we can get rid of.
It is possible to put images into separate panels, but it is not recommended. There are a few technical reasons for that. Beyond being a UI / UX "bad idea", they are not expected to be noticed by ImageServing. They're also lazy loaded. The first image ImageServed is the one with the best quality that is not lazy loaded.
Unfortunately, having them in a pre-made gallery is the best I can do.
I'm sure we can mutually agree that we appreciate help around the wiki, but from what I see, some of the info they add are unnecessary or extra, one example being the Dawn Empire article I removed as it was nothing but a stub. While some of their edits make pages such as the Viking and Knights look more "professional," I find them to be filled with just as much clutter as pointless information. I don't know about you, but I don't exactly appreciate their efforts as much when some of the info are starting to look redundant or overdone (one example being "kill counts" which we don't know of, along with the government tab that includes 4th wall breaking date of resurrection which are highly speculative).
Hey, I noticed that the category Category:Armour currently redirects to Category:Armor. Neither category is actually categorized itself, but regardless it would be good to use a single category for this since they talk about the same thing. Do you have a preference as to which one should be used? I can update the links with my bot as needed.