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Welcome to the Main Portal

Previous discussions regarding the homepage can be found on Talk:Main Page Dev. See also Development and Talk:Development for information and discussion regarding development on the wiki, in general.

Important information Edit

Portal:Main is a protected page and can only be edited by admins.
Portal:World of Warcraft and the other sub-portals are semi-protected pages, and can only be edited by established editors.
WoWWiki namespace is for content pages for wiki itself, which is repurposed from the old portal page namespace.
Template namespace is for other 'non-content' infrastructure.
This frees the rest of the main namespace to be actual content for WoW, and show properly for search engines.
Major templates used on all portals are
Major templates used on Portal:Main are
Major templates used on Portal:World_of_Warcraft are
Major templates used on Portal:Community are
Major WoWWiki centric content pages, i.e. 'News' courtesy of WoWWiki, vs. something called 'News' in WoW or Warcraft.

Welcome to the Main portal Edit

If you hadn't noticed, this is the new main page for WoWWiki. Efforts are being made to provide a cleaner faster experience for our users and editors. We have transitioned templates names and contents to simpler forms. Please see above for any new page or template names. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 5 Oct 2013 8:51 AM Pacific

Welcome to the World of Warcraft portal Edit

Via transclusion into Portal:Main, this page supersedes the old Main Page as the default homepage for the wiki. It is mostly unchanged in design and scope with two main exceptions:

  • Interface related links have been removed, as the Interface portal can carry these.
  • Tabs have been added for navigation between the wiki's portals.

Feedback is appreciated. Kirkburn  talk  contr 18:14, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

New main page designs Edit

I've been working on an overhaul for the main pages - see User:Kirkburn/Dev7 (you will probably need to refresh your cache). It's somewhat forced by having to move the ad position to the top right (though it is an opportunity to better integrate it in the design).

What I am going for:

  • 300px right column, non-negotiable. For stuff that'll show on each portal (i.e. FA, FM, WoWWiki news, more in future like polls).
  • Left column header - also shows on each portal.
  • Tabbed area - different on each portal.

Trying to get the design and clean and clear as possible - working with 1024 as a minimum resolution, though this is difficult: the tabs look like they'll have to stack, plus some text gets kinda squished. Colouring still a bit unsure on, but need to differentiate sections.

The code is way simpler (and better) than the current version, and is easier to expand with new stuff. Kirkburn  talk  contr 22:51, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

The plan is the put this live tomorrow (May 2nd), assuming no blocking problems come up. It's not a huge design change to the previous designs, but it does allow much more content :) Kirkburn  talk  contr 02:34, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

May as well list the main changes:

  • Layout and colour changes, same modular approach, full-page width used.
  • No longer doubles up the site logo.
  • Better integration of ad, should allow us to provide better ads.
  • Cleaner header area - some info moved to the sidebar area.
  • Randomised FA, FC and FM, from a larger pool than previously (added about 15 new of both, with design tweaks).
  • RSS feeds from the big WoW sites on relevant portals. Good for relations :)
  • Polls! A better extension for this should be incoming, but it's fairly cool for now. Position is low down (for now) so it's not overbearing. What types of questions? Dunno really, anything relevant for the time. Might do one to ask "what were you more excited for: wc3, wow, tbc, or wotlk?".
  • WC3 patch infobox on the Warcraft universe portal
  • Revamped community portal - more relevant content.
  • Bunch of other text tweaks to improve the experience.
  • Oh, and it works better between browsers too. I hope.
  • All this, and the produced code is almost exactly the same length :)

CSS has been in the files for a few days (on Monaco at least), will check before it goes live. Kirkburn  talk  contr 02:44, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

It's live. Unfortunately, RSS feeds killed the main page, so unless that can be fixed, for now none are on the WoW portal. They remain on the other portals as they at least don't die. Kirkburn  talk  contr 11:32, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Polls Edit

Polls appear to be a success! Currently the poll asking "Do you like polls?" has 62% yes votes out of 673 currently cast, so it looks like a good idea to push this further. The current extension is fairly rudimentary and has drawbacks (e.g. any text change in polls makes a new poll, so they have to be perfect out the door) - however, there is another in the works that will eventually replace it. For now, this is enough. So now, the important question is:

What do we ask? Polls are shown on every portal, so there's no WoW-restriction. Got an idea? Visit WoWWiki talk:Featured article/Polls. Kirkburn  talk  contr 22:45, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Sub-portals Edit

Could it be an idea to split the WoW portal into four portals? I'm thinking of the current portal as a general WoW portal, with three sub-portals:

This way information on a particular part of the game could be found easily, without "interference" from the parts of the game behind and/or in front of you. And if you want a general wow portal, the current one would still be there. Thoughts? CogHammer Ose t/c 14:41, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Possible, though I'm not sure how you would split up the content. Certainly adding sections for each game on the WoW portal I can do, given the extra height we can now use. Kirkburn  talk  contr 14:30, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Corrupt FA Image Edit

Check it out! -- Pabelanger (talk) 14:19, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought it was just me :) Will see if I can fix. Edit: should now be fixed. Kirkburn  talk  contr 14:31, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Hunter Macros Edit

Moved to WT:Warcraft pump#Hunter Macros.

did something happen? Edit

hey what happened to all the pictures, ect. not one can be found on any of the pages.... no head articles, no nothing. is there some updating thats going on that i am not aware of?Krasusinwow (talk) 00:17, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Must be just you, as I can see it perfectly. Try reloading the page or clear the cache by holding CTRL and pressing the reload button, or holding ctrl and shift while pressing R.--User:Gourra/Sig2 00:20, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Formatting Edit

Moved to WoWWiki:Village pump#Formatting

Search barEdit

I am having trubble with the search bar, i click in the bar and write a search but sometimes i discover that "Search WoWWiki..." does not disappear, so accidently search something like "Search WoGrom HellscreamWWiki..." or something similar. If someone can fix it, consider doing so. Chaos of Warcraft (talk) 19:07, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the report - the engineers are taking a look at it. I know the problem myself. Kirkburn  talk  contr 12:04, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

I've found that this issue is usually caused by either a partially, or incorrectly loaded script. Using NoScript in FireFox would cause this line to consistently stay in the search box. Folashir (talk) 05:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Portal:main Edit

Anyone find the phrase "Portal colon main" a lot less sexy than "Main page"?--Hobinheim (talk · contr) 15:01, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

It's killin mah vibes too, mon. --Sky (t · c · w) 06:10, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Point taken. I was originally going for Portal:World of Warcraft, but that's not a long term solution. Main Page still works, and it's not as if I don't hide the title :P Kirkburn  talk  contr 09:26, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, you could hide the title for the main page, just like the english/german/dutch/french Wikipedia do.--Iggey (talk) 05:53, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Log-in Edit

Moved to WoWWiki talk:Village pump#Log-in

Front page Edit

It says on the front page "Wrath of the Lich King is alive!" but shouldn't it say "Wrath of the Lich King is live!", unless "alive" is supposed to be there? Rolandius Paladin ( - contr) 06:33, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

can anyone help me? Edit

I'm a sysop in the Hebrew version of WOWiki and I want to use the monace skin for my wiki. do you know how can I change it? 17:06, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

New "SmartPlayer" Ads Edit

PLEASE get rid of the new "SmartPlayer" ads. They're obscenely obtrusive--the ad they load with CANNOT be paused and CANNOT be muted.

-- Eponymous (talk) 00:18, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

If you've got a link to the ad, follow the policy at WoWWiki:Bad ads so we can find it. --k_d3 13:19, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Should I report spanish ads too? Dr.M.Ginius (talk) 17:07, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
[[User talk:Rolandius|I believe the language of the ads is targeted to the demographic of your geographical region, however since this is an English wiki it might interest them to know that non-English ads are being shown and they might take some action. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 17:16, 27 July 2009 (UTC) ]]

Broken Link in Main Menu Edit

Ok, this is my first ever ...anything on WoWWiki, and I sincerely hope that I'm doing this right.

One of the links in the menu at the left of every page is broken. The link in question is {World of Warcraft} => {Popular Categories} => {Game terms}. Clicking the link takes you to Game Terms which was deleted in June 2008. The proper page that it should be linked to is Game terms. Evidently, it's case-sensitive.

On a different note, I glanced through WoWWiki:Talk page guidelines. If there are some more articles that every new user should see, please leave me a message. Thanks.

-- Decipheringchaos (talk) 17:53, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, I just got the Welcome to WoWWiki message on my personal talk page, and it has a bunch of helpful links for newbies. So disregard my request for "more articles that every new user should see."
Decipheringchaos (talk) 18:04, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
[[User talk:Decipheringchaos|Good spot! Fixed. Kirkburn  talk  contr 15:18, 4 June 2009 (UTC) ]]

New LayoutEdit

Did you build Portal:Main for someone with a ridiculously small screen because it's ridiculously narrow. Then there's Portal:World of Warcraft which is twice as wide and twice as empty. Set some resolution and width standards? Also I'd say most guilds are working into Ulduar and having the boss links was quick and accessible. Something you may want to restore on your MOST VISITED articles. Mkdwtalk 20:54, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

I also find it interesting that when you're at Portal:Main and you click 'Discussion' it redirects you to Portal talk:World of Warcraft, but when you try to go back by clicking 'Portal' it takes you to Portal: World of Warcraft and not Portal:Main. Mkdwtalk 20:58, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Betterable statements Edit

Id recommend to the users of this wiki to don´t use statements such "striking resemblance" and "obvious reference", and to correct these to simply "[...] bears a resemblance [...]" or "[...] reference to/ is likely a reference to [...]" and such. What do you think? Dr.M.Ginius (talk) 01:29, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Cataclysm Edit

Should I create an article abou the Cataclysm rumored thing? (like "Cataclysm (proyect)" or "Cataclysm (Blizzard") It will probablly be revealed what is it relatively soon at the Blizzcon, but I think some people may be a bit confused about it, so the article may help. I ask because it would probablly be an extremely speculative and controversial article, and I know in wikis the speculation should be keep in low amounts. So, you think said article would help, or just annoy?Dr.M.Ginius (talk) 19:12, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

[[Cataclysm expansion|Cataclysm expansion already exists.--SWM2448 19:15, 30 July 2009 (UTC) ]]

Missing background image/coloring? Edit

Just a moment ago, any and all pages I open WoWwiki-wide have lost the dark background image as well as the dark gray coloring for the main window the wiki content resides in. Background is, at the time of this writing, white, with black text. Apart from being rather painful on the eyes being used to the dark background, this has made certain things such as tables, which I'm guessing don't pull down background color information from the stylesheet (or where ever); for example, the Gem Properties page (http://www.wowwiki.com/Gem_properties). [http://www.wowwiki.com/Gem_properties

Was this intentional, and is the intent to change it back, or a glitch that resulted in reverting to some default color scheme? ...Just posting as a way of reporting it, and to find out more info. Thanks! ] [http://www.wowwiki.com/Gem_properties

-- ]ChromWolf (talk) 16:34, February 15, 2010 (UTC)ChromWolf

[[User talk:ChromWolf|Sometimes one of the stylesheets fall out. Usually a normal refresh does the trick, sometimes you need to clear the cache as well. If several people see it for a longer period, it might be something with the servers. CogHammer Ose talk/3721 19:11, February 15, 2010 (UTC) ]]

I am one of the heads of the Carmageddon Wiki. Our stylesheet was started by, basically, copying yours (then tweaked and modified into it's current form). A few days ago, our theme reset, and refreshing doesn't restore it to it's intended dark scheme. I was informed that you had a similar problem. So, could you please tell me what you did to fix it? JaffaCakeLover (talk)

[[User talk:JaffaCakeLover|We're using a custom theme for Monaco, whoever told you we had to reset it doesn't know what they're talking about. I haven't seen anything switch around lately (aside from the buttons which were announced, but that's hardly the whole skin switching to white like yours) and none of the other admins or prolific users around here have said anything. Sorry. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 04:33, March 26, 2010 (UTC) ]]

Wowwiki theme is gone! Edit

After searching for "Warlord" in the Wowwiki search bar, The theme for the site turned from its awesome Wrath of the Lich king feel to this horrible white and blue bright theme. I tried looking for answers to what to do to fix it if it was a issue on my end. I tried reloading the page, Pressing CTRL+ the Reload Key to clear the cache, And I tried SHIFT+CTRL+R. But nothing has worked. How can I fix wowwiki's theme from my end? Or could someone fix it for me?

[[User talk:Lyom|This is probably a server-side cache issue, try waiting a day or so. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 16:46, May 24, 2010 (UTC) ]]

My account hacked! Help! Edit

Hello!

Me and my friend was playing wow with my friend today at my home on his account and I noticed that my charater is online. I havent played wow in ½ years, so I was wondering why my "sotafilosofi" (80 dk) is online. I went to armory and my charater has been in botanica, many times, so I belive I've got keylogger or spyware and my account information has been spreaded. When I went armory, The botanica gave me clue that it must be a farm bot is playing on my charater. I have never gave my password to anyone or no1 have had a chase to get it anyway but a spyware. I changed my password, but there is now authenticator code and it says "Please enter the eight-digit code displayed on the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator that is attached to this account." - What is this???? I've never Set and auth. key on my account. Please help me to get my account back! No1 couldn't go to battlenet with my cellphone cuz i got nokia 1100 wich sucks! Help me, because blizzard won't help me! Thanks!

This is not [[Billing support|Blizzard Support. You must call them to resolve this. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 11:58, July 27, 2010 (UTC) ]]

PollEdit

Haven't there been a pole? I remember some pole that asked something about capitals (which is your favorite I think). So if this is true why was it taken off?--JVS (talk) 15:11, September 26, 2010 (UTC) Could some one please tell me what they know?

[[User talk:Justakija|The main page is often changed and the poll was removed because it was getting old. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 18:04, October 4, 2010 (UTC) ]]
It was getting old becouse no one changed the subject, if somebody would tell me how to put it I would regularly put new questions on my free time--JVS (talk) 11:08, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Having trouble setting up WOW Edit

Ive installed WOTLK, when i go to log in there is an update, the update finishes at 100% then says i have to patch. When i go to patch the blizzard downloader says "Downloading "WoW 3.2.0.10192-to-3.3.0. 10958 -enUS-patch.exe."... at the bottom of the screen. It stays at 0% downloading and after a few seconds says "THE TRACKER IS NOT RESPONDING" Can anyone please help me out ive been trying and trying to figure the problem I also cannot find the patch 3.2.0. Thank you soooo much.. Zack

-- Illithenoob (talk) 21:21, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I get this too... Try downloading the patch from a mirror. There's a list of mirrors at [[Patch mirrors|Patch mirrors. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 21:27, October 6, 2010 (UTC) ]]

Still Cannot setup WOW Edit

I have downloaded all the mirror patches and am still getting the same message that the tracker is not responding :/ --Illithenoob (talk) 12:19, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

[[User talk:Illithenoob|If you've downloaded all the patches then what is it downloading? Did you run the patches after downloading them? --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 12:22, October 10, 2010 (UTC) ]]

Ok I have downloaded the patches and the updater now says 3.3.5. 12340 and the blizzard downloaded is still saying tracker not responding and the wow updater sayd a patch is still required -Illithenoob (talk) 03:42, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

[[User talk:Illithenoob|That would be Patch 4.0.1, coming out tomorrow. You should be OK to play tonight... --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 03:44, October 12, 2010 (UTC) ]]

Is this it? Edit

Is this the Wikia change thing? If it's it, it's quite lame :( So is this it?--JVS (talk) 12:30, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Wow - not the game but the exclaimation.

Someone posted this comment on my account. I left myself logged in on a reasonably private machine but someone got to it anyway.

I deleted the post. I never post on wiki boards. I have no idea who would to this. I don't care at all what the moderators of this board do. I use the board and love it.

Needless to say I will stop checking the remember me box.

Question español/EnglishEdit

Buenas, si alguien habla español respóndame este comentario. ¿Qué ha ocurrido con la lista de seguimiento? ¿Ya no existe? --Deschaxneul15 (talk) 23:00, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

What happened to the Watchlist? Did it disappear? Sorry for my bad english :) --Deschaxneul15 (talk) 13:49, September 1, 2011 (UTC)

Wikia Gaming Footer Edit

This wiki is listed in the Wikia Gaming Footer, but the Wikia Gaming Footer is missing from this wiki.
You can add the Wikia Gaming Footer by adding {{w:Wikia Gaming Footer}} to the bottom of the main page. -
User452 (talk) 04:39, August 31, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for adding it :) -User452 (talk) 15:21, August 31, 2011 (UTC)
Portal:Main is already set as the default main page in MediaWiki:Mainpage, so wowwiki.com is the same as wowwiki.com/Portal:Main :) -User452 (talk) 15:39, August 31, 2011 (UTC)
[[User talk:User452|Not for logged in users. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! ]]Fandyllic (talk · contr) 31 Aug 2011 1:04 PM Pacific
I'm logged in. wowwiki.com immediately takes me to wowwiki.com/Portal:Main - what is supposed to be different? -User452 (talk) 22:24, August 31, 2011 (UTC)
[[User talk:User452|Strange, it always takes me to wowwiki.com/Special:WikiActivity. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! ]]Fandyllic (talk · contr) 1 Sep 2011 4:16 PM Pacific

Mists of Pandaria portalEdit

[[User:Fandyllic|MistsofPandariaLogo -Vilnisr T | C - ]]

Could someone send me Scroll of Resurrection? Edit

Moved to Forum:Could_someone_send_me_Scroll_of_Resurrection?.

Arakkoa Edit

Moved to User:Tenzinkendrick/Arakkoa.

My BLOG ON WOW Edit

Hey i have created a blog on WOW http://wowwithme.blogspot.com/ please check it out i just made it today so... ya —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Masicx (talk · contr).

Not sure this is really the place to be advertising a Wow blog. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 05:56, January 6, 2013 (UTC)

Remove Rage of the Firelands message in Monobook skin Edit

The rage of the firelands message on logging into the monobook skin needs to be removed. it's so out of date. Boomboomboom 18:24, January 6, 2013 (UTC)

This should have been fixed by now. I don't see it. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 5 Oct 2013 8:34 AM Pacific

Transmog for Mage Edit

Okay guys, I need your help. I can't find myself a decent looking cloth transmogrification set for my 90 mage. I don't have a whole lot of time to go after the Cata gear sets for it. If you can offer any sets that are decently easy to get and maybe a weapon to go with it, please tell me the name of the set or the pieces inside or link me to the set. Thank you.

[[User:Fandyllic|If you want to play, i'm on Silver hand and my characters name is Aardith, 90 Alliance mage. —This unsigned comment is by ColesAccount (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~! ]]

Tirisfal Regalia is pretty cool, and it is only [[Tier 5|Tier 5, so it should't be that hard to get. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 23:57, March 6, 2013 (UTC) ]]

any one on cenaruis wanna buy frostweave cloth for 60 a stack??

Quick QuestionEdit

If we kill Ner'Zhul in Warlords, would that make it so the events after Chapter 3-ish of the human campaign in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos would be erased, thus erasing WotLK, and making the Ruins of Lordaeron just Lordaeron, Sylvanas is still High Elf, High Elves become Alliance and Blood Elves cease to exist, Arthas becomes King of Lordaeron down the road, Jaina marries Arthas, etc... Would that all happen?

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