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Separating articles and/or article content into the (very much necessary) categories of canon, proposed canon, and speculation is going to be a chore. Marking them with three distinctive text colours would probably be a dumb idea. --[[Special:Contributions/130.232.134.69|130.232.134.69]] 13:45, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
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''For an archive of the old talk page, see [[Talk:Main_Page/Archive-2009-10-31]]. For an archive of the old main page, see [[Main_Page/pagearchive]]''
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<br>'''Be sure you read the instructions on each page before you edit anything in the Main Page Control Panel'''</center>
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=Talk=
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===Congrats===
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Excellent new front page Mimnet! -- [[User:Doran|Doran]] 23:25, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
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:Thank you very much. My next project involves changing the Community Portal and making a new portal for things like wiki matainece and the Improvment Drive. Sounds pretty boring, I know. But it's what I think the wiki needs most. We have very few articles that are good enough quality to be featured. [[User:Miment|Miment]] 23:53, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
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Should we replace links that go to Giantitp with links to erfworld.com? Or will both be used? Or just one?--[[Special:Contributions/70.139.85.108|70.139.85.108]] 04:49, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
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===Edit Links===
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Copied the first comment from my (Raphfrk) talk page --[[User:Raphfrk|Raphfrk]] 20:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
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:: I'm going to revert your changes to the main page where you added edit links the the various sections. There's a reason why I didn't include them in the original main page. It helps keep the page clean and prevents people from editing those sections on a whim. you should use the above template, [[Template:mainpagecontrol|<nowiki>{{mainpagecontrol}}</nowiki>]], to edit the main page. [[User:Miment|Miment]] 18:16, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
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I'd suggest: replace the links, but not as a particulary high priority.[[User:SteveMB|SteveMB]] 15:33, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
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::: I think that making it easier for people is better.  The policy on the descriptive table of contents was to have <nowiki>[</nowiki>edit<nowiki>]</nowiki> links to allow people to change the pages.  Otherwise, people have to search downwards through the templates.  However, I do accept that making it a bit more effort to change the main page might be a good idea. 
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::: (PS, this is the kind of thing that a forum would help with :) )--[[User:Raphfrk|Raphfrk]] 20:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
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::::Quite a bit late, I know, but I've moved the __NOEDITSECTION__ from <nowiki>{{contentbox}}</nowiki> to the main page code. [[User:Miment|Miment]] 02:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
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=Modifying this page=
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Well, if we had a larger user base on this wiki, it would be nice to do away with the edit links. But we don't. I agree with you now Raphfrk that the main page should be easy to edit. Edits on a whim are better than no edits at all. [[User:Miment|Miment]] 23:17, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
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On May 19, a couple of attempts were made to add spam links to this page. If you detect such an attempt, do not try to fix the problem by editing the page. Go to the "History" page and use the "Undo" feature to remove the change. As a result of a couple of kind-hearted and well-meant repairs, two very important and ''LEGAL'' sections disappeared, probably because the repairs were made without noticing the spam deleted those sections. I have undone everything that occurred on the 19th, and restored it to the state of the previous day. --[[User:Kreistor|Kreistor]] 05:12, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
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:I've requested in the forums that some security be tossed onto the main page.  Being as they only appear to be attacking that page, locking it down should be fairly easy. --[[User:Ichthus|Ichthus]] ([[User talk:Ichthus|eyeBook]]) 09:16, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
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:Is there any sort of CAPTCHA plugin one could add to the registration page?  I'm not familiar with modding wiki software so I'm not even sure something like it exists. --[[User:Sethram|Sethram]] 16:24, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
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::Oh, they're not registering.  Security is currently set to anonymous edits and page creation. --[[User:Ichthus|Ichthus]] ([[User talk:Ichthus|eyeBook]]) 17:19, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
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::True, but more security is never a bad idea, IMO. --[[User:Sethram|Sethram]] 17:35, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
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: Happened again. Well meaning user edited instead of Undo'ed. --[[User:Kreistor|Kreistor]] 20:11, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
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Okay, Harknell locked the page down. Very good idea. Thanks. --[[User:Kreistor|Kreistor]] 13:09, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
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==Temporary Backup of Main Page==
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== Main Page version 2.1 ==
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Just in case someone does major damage, here's the entire page as of May 19.<br>
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<nowiki><big>'''Welcome to Erfwiki'''</big>
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This is a [[Arkentools|tool]]. Use it as the [[Titans]] would.
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I was thinking that we should change the <nowiki>{{featuredarticle}} and {{improvementdrive}}</nowiki>. instead of putting good articles in the featured article, we should put ones that need edited. I say that because the featured article gets more eidts than the improvement drive. In place of the current improvement drive, we'll just make a list of tasks (like "categorize uncategorize pages") and put links to them as appropriate. Thoughts? [[User:Miment|Miment]] 22:57, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
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== Purpose ==
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Ok then, I've revised my plans and will impliment them. Where the featured Article goes, I'll put a list of maintainence tasks. I haven't a clue what I want to put in the current Improvement Drive section, but it's pretty clear we don't really have enough users to warrant one. :/ [[User:Miment|Miment]] 21:21, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
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:::And, I'm done. Feel free to make changes if you care to.
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This wiki is meant to keep track of information about [[Erfworld]] and things related to Erfworld.  It is the definitive source of [[canon]], [[proposed canon]], and [[speculation]] about the [[story]], [[setting]] and [[Erfworld Mechanics|mechanics]] of the Erfworld universe. Our operating principle is to "[[Useful Information|add useful information]]."  Even trivial and tangential information and topics that pass this usefulness test should be added.
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== Terms ==
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This is a community project, by and for the readers, fans, and [[creators]] of Erfworld. All work on this wiki is considered a contribution, given freely in the spirit of a supportive, collaborative effort.  Anything you post or edit to this site may be used by yourself or others within the terms of a [[Creative Commons]] noncommercial license.  You also grant unlimited use of any work posted here to the creators of Erfworld, without claim to compensation or attribution.  Note that "use" means "we can ''use'' it" not "we ''own'' it."  If you post your own fan art of, say, [[Bogroll]] here, you still own it and can use it within the [[guidelines for fan art]].  It's just that you also grant license to the community to use it noncommercially, and to the creators to use it in any way.
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Articles which are not about the Erfworld universe will be a lot like articles in any other wiki.  For instance, the article on [[conventions]] can be an account of past and future conventions attended by [[Jamie Noguchi|Jamie]] and [[Rob Balder|Rob]], with no special rules other than to keep things reasonably factual and relevant. Do '''not''' use rules or policies from [[Wikipedia]].  This is '''not''' an encyclopedia, but a [[Arkentool|Tool]]. 
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Articles about the Erfworld universe will have one to three sections: canon, proposed canon, and speculation.  An article may start out as speculation, but be elevated to proposed canon or canon over time.  For instance, say you are wondering about [[pink dwagons]].  You have seen them in the comic, using a breath weapon that seems to work like bubble gum.  You create an article about pink dwagons with your guesses about the function of their breath weapon, and place all your information in a section labeled Speculation, or some of it in that section, and the parts you are pretty sure are close to the way it really works in Erfworld as Proposed Canon.  Rob, Jamie, or someone they appoint will take a look at the proposed canon and possibly elevate it to a section called Canon. Canon information can be generally relied on to reflect "the way things are in Erfworld, according to the creators."
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You are welcome to add your own material to the Erfworld universe. Fan-created material that doesn't conflict with the [[ErfWiki:Canon|Canon]] of Erfworld is called [[ErfWiki:Fanon|Fanon]], and should be labeled as such, to make it clear that it's not part of the official Erfworld body. While there are no hard limits to what kind of Fanon you can make, be aware that the Terms of Use and [[ErfWiki:Guidelines for fan art|Fan Creation Guidelines]] grant full and unlimited use of your ideas to the creators of Erfworld, and that other fans are free to edit anything you post.
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Anywhere.  Create or edit the article for your personal favorite thing about Erfworld, or just jump in any place you feel you have something to add.  You may pull whole articles from the [http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Erfworld scratchpad wiki] on Wikia as starters, if you like.
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Be sure to check what is [[Special:AllPages|already there]] and what is [[Special:WantedPages|needed]].
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Latest revision as of 13:43, 19 August 2011

For an archive of the old talk page, see Talk:Main_Page/Archive-2009-10-31. For an archive of the old main page, see Main_Page/pagearchive

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Congrats

Excellent new front page Mimnet! -- Doran 23:25, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much. My next project involves changing the Community Portal and making a new portal for things like wiki matainece and the Improvment Drive. Sounds pretty boring, I know. But it's what I think the wiki needs most. We have very few articles that are good enough quality to be featured. Miment 23:53, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Edit Links

Copied the first comment from my (Raphfrk) talk page --Raphfrk 20:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm going to revert your changes to the main page where you added edit links the the various sections. There's a reason why I didn't include them in the original main page. It helps keep the page clean and prevents people from editing those sections on a whim. you should use the above template, {{mainpagecontrol}}, to edit the main page. Miment 18:16, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
I think that making it easier for people is better. The policy on the descriptive table of contents was to have [edit] links to allow people to change the pages. Otherwise, people have to search downwards through the templates. However, I do accept that making it a bit more effort to change the main page might be a good idea.
(PS, this is the kind of thing that a forum would help with :) )--Raphfrk 20:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Quite a bit late, I know, but I've moved the from {{contentbox}} to the main page code. Miment 02:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, if we had a larger user base on this wiki, it would be nice to do away with the edit links. But we don't. I agree with you now Raphfrk that the main page should be easy to edit. Edits on a whim are better than no edits at all. Miment 23:17, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Main Page version 2.1

I was thinking that we should change the {{featuredarticle}} and {{improvementdrive}}. instead of putting good articles in the featured article, we should put ones that need edited. I say that because the featured article gets more eidts than the improvement drive. In place of the current improvement drive, we'll just make a list of tasks (like "categorize uncategorize pages") and put links to them as appropriate. Thoughts? Miment 22:57, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Ok then, I've revised my plans and will impliment them. Where the featured Article goes, I'll put a list of maintainence tasks. I haven't a clue what I want to put in the current Improvement Drive section, but it's pretty clear we don't really have enough users to warrant one. :/ Miment 21:21, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

And, I'm done. Feel free to make changes if you care to.
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