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This thread was archived on 14 March 2011 by Cook Me Plox.
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Main page proposal - Well the mainpage isn't very good right now. We have things out of place, boxes that take up to much space and stuff that's never used. I suggest we make some minor changes, like in my sand box (any improvements are welcome). The main changes I've personally made are moving "Tips" up a few places as they are pretty useful for all editors/players. I replaces the RSWP box with RS:ET. Events have become extremely popular and have our own box would be awesome, how ever it may be too small, tell me what you guys think, stick to wiki news or move? I've got a link there in the contents box to the RSWP, it's basically dead the last shown post was in december, it's time to give something else the spot, an ET box was just an idea. Sorry for the poor grammahz.   Swizz Talk   Events!   19:43, March 3, 2011 (UTC)

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Support - As nom.   Swizz Talk   Events!   19:43, March 3, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - The RSWP isn't dead, we just changed it so new content is all released at once. There are several articles that will be published in a month or so. Removing the main page box, however, does have the potential to kill it. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 18:35, March 4, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - One problem with the Sandbox is it doesn't account for space for the advert in the right column. Smuff [citation provided] 21:53, March 4, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - Basically what Steler and Smuff said. Don't kill the RSWP, but I think an Event box is an interesting idea. Tips moving up I have no problem with. You need to make sure the "RuneScape Wiki" header is aligned to the center-left above those boxes, or else the advert will wreck everything. I think this is quite a minor change, to be honest, and we should really reshuffle the main page and spruce things up a bit. Chicken7 >talk 00:21, March 5, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - I reckon keep the ET as part of the sitenotice, and leave the RSWP where it is. Maybe to save space because of the ad on the right we could move the "What happened on this day" to below UOTM, which would also mean we keep keep everything there. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 00:36, March 5, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - I don't care what happens so long as the ET doesn't take up 3/4 of the sitenotice. Either move it to its own box or shrink it, but it's too big on Wiki News. ʞooɔ 02:46, March 5, 2011 (UTC)

More Advertisement of Our Best Features - Right now, we've got a contents box which is, well, a bit bland. Maybe we could replace the Tips box with a few exceptional features of the Wiki such as Calculators, my userpage and especially the clan chat. We could use cool little images like the ones Fergie made for the ET just of course a lot smaller, and use that bit of code that shows things randomly, like we have for the UOTM and FIMG box. I could make a quick draft of the sort of images I'm talking about.   Swizz Talk   Events!   19:48, March 5, 2011 (UTC)

This is something I made quick, it's kind of like what a I meant.   Swizz Talk   Events!   20:04, March 5, 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry; Contents will look beautiful soon when we transform it from links to pages to links to portals (I plan for every portal to have an icon which will make it preeety). I think putting a link to the CC, and maybe even the IRC would be good; but probably not how you did it. I don't think it needs that much recognition. Calculators we could always link to in contents, or else they would be easily available elsewhere. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 06:53, March 6, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - A box for the ET has been made. ʞooɔ 22:49, March 14, 2011 (UTC)