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== WoWWiki general policy article ==
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I propose having a general policy article, say, [[WoWWiki:Policy]] or some such (no need for any specific name, just that it's recognizable). This would help stabilize everything. If no one responds to this by tomorrow night (or the next time I come on '''after''' that), I'll go ahead and make such an article not so much to say that I know what's best, but I do recognize the need for stability, as for making this wiki more professional-looking. This article should be linked on the main page, or at least somewhere well traveled so that all the contributors can see it. -- [[User:D. F. Schmidt|D. F. Schmidt]] [[talk:D. F. Schmidt|talk]] 01:31, 29 Aug 2005 (EDT)
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# I recommend that we abide by [[wikipedia:|Wikipedia]]'s policy, with regards to preferring internal links. By this I mean instead of using the very templates I've created — namely, [[template:tzone|tzone]], [[template:item|item]], [[template:npc|npc]], and [[template:spell|spell]] — we should link all items to an article, and that article should contain even ''nothing'' but a stub marker and perhaps an appropriate link to thottbot or Allakhazam or something. Someone could come behind and fill out that article if they have more time and experience. This, I think, would be better than consistent external linking. It would improve the look and feel of the wiki, too. We would then need also a prominent and consistent naming convention. -- [[User:D. F. Schmidt|D. F. Schmidt]] [[talk:D. F. Schmidt|talk]] 01:31, 29 Aug 2005 (EDT)
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# In articles with many links — such as those covering [[:category:professions|professions]] and all those that in like manner have several mentions of each item or NPC or zone or such — should have all of the links appropriately categorized either near the top or near the bottom of the article, so as to consolidate them. -- [[User:D. F. Schmidt|D. F. Schmidt]] [[talk:D. F. Schmidt|talk]] 02:28, 29 Aug 2005 (EDT)
   
 
==Pages that need Fixing==
 
==Pages that need Fixing==

Revision as of 06:28, August 29, 2005

This page is intended for News related to WoWWiki.

To Discuss the WoWWiki, please click the discussion tab at the top of this page.

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See also Current events.

Major Items

Coming Soon

Check out the Category:Coming Soon area for stuff that may or may not be coming to WoW!

Lore (June 2005)

The Lore section has tons of info about the history, characters, places, and creatures of the Warcraft universe.

Mods

Sky has been added to the libraries page. SkyLight information availible - Replacement Sky Library.

WoWWiki Exploit Policy

See WoWWiki Exploits Policy

Summary: Translation Mods are not allowed

WoWWiki general policy article

I propose having a general policy article, say, WoWWiki:Policy or some such (no need for any specific name, just that it's recognizable). This would help stabilize everything. If no one responds to this by tomorrow night (or the next time I come on after that), I'll go ahead and make such an article not so much to say that I know what's best, but I do recognize the need for stability, as for making this wiki more professional-looking. This article should be linked on the main page, or at least somewhere well traveled so that all the contributors can see it. -- D. F. Schmidt talk 01:31, 29 Aug 2005 (EDT)

  1. I recommend that we abide by Wikipedia's policy, with regards to preferring internal links. By this I mean instead of using the very templates I've created — namely, tzone, item, npc, and spell — we should link all items to an article, and that article should contain even nothing but a stub marker and perhaps an appropriate link to thottbot or Allakhazam or something. Someone could come behind and fill out that article if they have more time and experience. This, I think, would be better than consistent external linking. It would improve the look and feel of the wiki, too. We would then need also a prominent and consistent naming convention. -- D. F. Schmidt talk 01:31, 29 Aug 2005 (EDT)
  2. In articles with many links — such as those covering professions and all those that in like manner have several mentions of each item or NPC or zone or such — should have all of the links appropriately categorized either near the top or near the bottom of the article, so as to consolidate them. -- D. F. Schmidt talk 02:28, 29 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Pages that need Fixing

If you're looking for something to fix, the Wiki keeps a maintenance page that lists pages that have certain types of problems, such as double redirects.


Time Sensistive News & Past Announcements

New Chat Info (June 2005)

WoW Festival 2005 (Feb 2005)

WoW Festival 2005 was April 22-24. It is sponsored by Rush3d.com and promises to bring out a number of players and community related websites.

http://www.wowfestival.com for details.


New Chronos Library (Jan 2005)

Chronos - a new UI Library has been added to the Front page.

Server Performance Issues (Nov 2004)

The popularity of the wiki caught me a bit off guard; I had to scramble to a bunch of last minute software upgrading and cache setting-upping. Things are working fairly well though; you'll notice a large performance boost if you log out if you're just browsing, and log in just to edit. Also, make sure that your links/bookmarks/etc. look like http://www.wowwiki.com/Main_Page -- not www.wowwiki.com:8080 or /index.php/ (those will still work, but the first form will be the fastest). I'll probably do a hardware upgrade here in the next week or so as well. Thanks for all the contributions! -- Rustak 07:00, 23 Nov 2004 (EST)

Index of Wiki Templates (Nov 2004)

An index of Wiki Templates has been started. Please add to it as appropriate. -- Goldark 09:51, 23 Nov 2004 (EST)

Moved to the "About WoWWiki" namespace (WoWWiki:), July 2005. - Laisren

Server List (Nov 2004)

Complete server list up at : Guilds_by_Server_(List). -- AlexanderYoshi 01:10, 23 Nov 2004 (EST)

Categories (Nov 2004)

Categories have now been added to many of the gameplay-related pages. Please try to categorize any new pages from now on, using existing catgories where possible, but adding new ones if required -- Goldark 12:11, 22 Nov 2004 (EST)

(Note: Meta:Categories moved to the About WoWWiki namespace (WoWWiki: ) June 2005. -Laisren)

Money Icons (Nov 2004)

You can now add money icons to your posts! Money Example -- OwlBoy 09:27, 22 Nov 2004 (EST)


I've added a new example Spell detail page, at Warlock Spells > Shadow Bolt. I'd like feedback on it, but I'm wondering if it wouldn't be nice to have a spell detail page like this for every spell and ability. If so, we could mock up a template on it for future use. -- Jat850 19:29, 21 Nov 2004 (EST)


There's a new look to the Classes page thanks to Jat850. Many other fantastic contributions by various people. Keep it going! -- Goldark


Added some Templates (not Wiki templates) to act as a framework skeleton for the class and quest information -- Goldark


Lots of news going on at the Guilds page!


Hunter, Shaman and Paladin classes added too. All classes now have a basic first page at a minimum, but there's still lots to do. A new Racial Traits page has also been added. -- Goldark


Druid, Mage and Rogue guides are up! Thanks Metaphaze, Goldark, and Sarf! --Alex


Brand new guides for the Warrior, Priest and Warlock. Go check em out! --Alex


A lot of people are working on the World of Warcraft API. Its looking GREAT! --Alex


The Cosmos AddOns list has been started, feel free to help contribute to the documentation!


The Newbie Guide is online and ready for perusing! Thanks Vlad!


The World of Warcraft Wiki Web has begun! (WoWWW!) Wiki rocks. -- Tinkertot

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