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Love the new main page! Thanks Spode


Sorry for the complete lack of wiki experience, but I logged in today and noticed that the main page had been blanked. I reverted to the latest non-blank instance I found, if that is not the proper procedure, please let me know and fix it correctly. My edit doesn't have the random picture set up correctly. Same thing with this edit, I'm brand new at this, any information on the "proper" way to use the talk page would be appreciated. -Function

This wiki needs a lot of work. Most of the articles here are rubbish. There are about 900 articles total, but about 700 are guild pages (most of which are only a few lines long). Another 100 or so have been marked for deletion because they aren't related to the game. That leaves about 100 pages of actual real game content. Moreover, a ton of the articles don't have categories. I've been trying to add categories, but I can't do it alone. Ultimately, we just need people to write articles on game subjects and stop writing guild articles. Wanna see what I've done, click here. I've given up writing summaries of my edits too. -–BlueStapler

The article count on the main page appears to be wrong. Right now, it says there are 961 articles. I think this number is too low. Specifically, there are 874 "Guilds" articles and 164 "Monsters" articles. Those two combined equal 1038 articles (which is obviously more than 961). I also know that articles from those two categories don't overlap because I've looked at nearly all of them. Add in all the other articles that have been categorized and I estimate there are around 2000 articles. -–BlueStapler

What was the purpose of the 2 September 2012 changes? --BlueStapler 11:14, 2 September 2012 (BST)

Why were the "Picture of the Day" and the "You will be logged in automatically . . ." language removed yesterday? Since I didn't see an explanation of why they were removed, I put them back by reverting to the 15 September 2012 version of the page. If they were removed for a purpose, sorry. Feel free to just undo my 29 September 2012 edits. --BlueStapler 03:51, 29 September 2012 (BST)


im requesting a article about this game to wikipedia about this game hopefully editors in wikipedia with the experience to start one will notice --Hanz24 (talk) 18:59, 13 April 2016 (UTC)Hanz24

Sidebar problem

The "Main page" link on the sidebar is actually a link to "INVALID-PAGE," which in turn is a redirect to the appropriate Main_Page link. This seems like it should be fine, but it has the unfortunate side effect of leaving "Redirected from INVALID-TITLE" at the top of the main page after you've used the link. It also causes problems with namespaces, which you can see if you visit a page under a different namespace and then click on "Main page."

I'm not sure how to fix this, so if someone with sufficient rights could check this out, that would be great. Benjamaster1 (talk) 22:48, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

So, it turns out that the redirect through INVALID-TITLE happens because someone set the mainpage System Message to an empty string. This message, which is meant to contain the title of the main wiki page, and which the sidebar _uses_ to create its link to the main page, cannot be blank because that is, in fact, an invalid title.
Why that was done, one can only guess. My suspicion is that it was an attempt to get Main Page to show up without a title at the top of the page — which, you'll notice, didn't work since the title still shows as 'Main Page'. But whatever the reason, it doesn't work as intended due to the fact that the invalid title causes MediaWiki to revert back to its default string, and it should really be reset to clear up these issues. But, only a wiki admin can do that. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 13:14, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Impressive sleuthing to discover that's the issue without actually having said admin access. Hopefully this will help the Hypothetical Future Admin resolve the issue quickly and easily at some point in future! --Djonni (talk) 08:56, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
I submitted a note about the issue, and a pointer to this discussion, via the Ideabox "fix a bug" option, so hopefully that'll get some attention from Godville admins. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:26, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Well thanks to your investigation and bug report this issue appears to have been fixed! Thank you GodGodville  and GodFeRDNYC !
I'm moving this topic to the archive as it's resolved. --Djonni (talk) 05:41, 4 August 2018 (UTC)


It would be great if the Omnibus List could be returned to drop down boxes instead of this ugly jumbled lists which are not mobile friendly that User:Rizizuns broke. --ICancerous (talk) 03:09, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Archiving this since the Omnibus layout has since been redone. You will also, in fact, find the Omnibus List talk page has an active discussion of potential future changes to the Omnibus' structure. --Djonni (talk) 09:04, 9 June 2018 (UTC)