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Any particular reason your locking everything? I thought it was for players to edit and add stuff they thought people should know?


I locked exactly two pages, the main page, and the page that explains why I locked the main page. --Lucifer

Yarr, but why was the other one locked? O_o


So nobody could edit it? Maybe you could read it and find out, that way I don't have to type the reason twice. --Lucifer

Just a reminder for Luci: make the lag section. Also, can we get a game mode section?

-- TiTnAsS

You're getting a Miscellaneous section, and periodically when complete sections develop from it then we'll worry about how to link them in, right?

Also, a player's guide. You can talk about lag and game modes there. Makes sense, right? Server Admin Guide, Player Guide.


Yup, sounds good.

-- TiTnAsS

How about having the wiki policy on the front page?

-- TiTnAsS

Is that so people who post to the talk page of the front page will remember to leave their name and a horizontal line?

Other than that, it doesn't really belong here. A feed of newest pages would be better. I'll look at what wikipedia uses for their front page, that's along the lines of what should be here. --Lucifer

I'm sry i actually thought i did..

- TiTnAsS

Can we get rid of that News section and make it a link, the each day put the date and the new news? We would put the new news on top, but never delete the old, and if there wasnt any news just say No significant news today. That would be cool to be able to look back on past news and stuff. (in the following i wasnt sure how to color text, but the "IMPORANT" would be red :). The kind of news that would go here is:


IMPORTANT: 1/1/06:

       New ArmagetronAD version 1.0.0 "Bacchus" has been released. It                                               
       includes all of the following fixes and features: 
       blah blah blah...


       Lucifer has been elected President of the United States, ALL  
       REJOICE! Now cannibalism is legal!


       Tigers Network has returned! Its back with better settings                                        
       then ever, some of the new settings include: new flying cycles,         
       a statue in the middle dedicated to Tank Program and an all new    

TiTnAsS 19:08, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

Go read the MediaWiki docs and figure out how to do it and I'll be happy to do it. I tried already to get it to show a feed of latest articles, I'd like that and about 4-5 news items. I think that would be cool. --Lucifer 19:37, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

- nemostultae 20:15, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

We don't need special commands to do it, ill make one and you can revert if you guys dun like it okey?

TiTnAsS 21:27, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

Why oh why. Hm. Yeah, we do need special commands to do it. Ideally, each news item would be a separate, detailed article, and we'd just feed the headlines and summaries to the front page. Over time, doing it manually becomes very difficult to maintain, and eventually makes it impossible to do certain things with the news. Pretty frustrating.

--Lucifer 21:29, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

check how it is now, i think that is fine for now. Or at least give it a try? it wont be to much of a pain to maintain... besides i like the colors :).. if not ill put it back :/

TiTnAsS 21:44, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

We're on the same page for what it looks like, but you're going to have to trust me that a manually-edited feed is a pain to maintain. Here, look at this:

Also, dark colors on light or light colors on dark, but never light colors on light. Reason? Visually impaired people can't read them at all. Except for the really blind, who use a screen reader, but I imagine those folks aren't likely to be playing the game in the first place.

--Lucifer 21:51, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

ok so here are my suggestions for the main page. if this is the first page that potential new players visit, which it should be, then there should be several screen shots, and possible some art and a title of some sort other than Main Page. ---raoul

It's not actually supposed to be the first page potential players visit, we have a new website for that. This is for people already playing, and for new players who have found the game and played it and want to learn more.

--Lucifer 03:34, 30 October 2005 (CST)

on the main page, How about putting pictures of light cycle with long trails and having quotes from players written on the trails?

(pinkbike)-(trail)better then Bottled water-nemo(/trail)

(purplebike)-(trail)try the crack pipe-luci(/trail)

etc etc

-- Your_mom

  • Sure, upload the graphics (link in the toolbox on the lower left) and come back here and put the filenames and I'll take care of it. --Lucifer 18:36, 2 November 2005 (CST)
  • what size should they be? i have it at 915x35 wxh of course should the tail be shorter/longer? and what colors--Your_mom
    • Try not to make the width more than 200px unless you really need a few extra pixels. A hard limit of about 275. Then whatever height you need. Colors? I don't know, pick some. :) Also, can you make one with alpha instead of cycle color? And without text on the trail? I could use that at some point to use dynamic colors and text. :) --Lucifer 19:19, 2 November 2005 (CST)
      • i have different colored ones is this what we where looking for --Your_mom
      • I don't know, is that what you were thinking? That's about the width you generally want on a web page where you need to intersperse text with the graphics, but is it what you were thinking about how it should look? --Lucifer 19:59, 2 November 2005 (CST) (P.S. if you use ~~~~ for your signature, your wiki username and a timestamp will be put there instead)
      • can you right over top of that inside the wiki?, think that would be ok?, yeah it wasnt the look i was going for, but this is slightly better -- Your mom 20:21, 2 November 2005 (CST)
        • The cycle's kinda small. Maybe a larger cycle? It's ok if the cycle size doesn't quite go with the wall size, that makes the picture more cartoony anyway. I know you can associate text with an image, but I don't know if you can specify whether to show the text on top or on bottom of the picture. --Lucifer 20:25, 2 November 2005 (CST) -- Your mom 20:57, 2 November 2005 (CST)

testing this is for the weaks- blah blah

if i knew how to change font size and color it might look better-- mom

  • Looks like you've just about got it. Here's a little trick that might come in handy, though. Say you put two spans right next to each other with no distance between them. Make one have in the background the cycle and the first part of the wall, and put a   in the foreground. However many &nbsp's you need to make it fit. Then in the other put a tile-able background that is the rest of the wall. Then you should be able to put text in such a way as to stretch the second span so cover the whole phrase, within reasonable sizes of phrases. --Lucifer 22:02, 2 November 2005 (CST)
    • I dont quite follow -- Your mom 22:17, 2 November 2005 (CST)

Heh, when you figure it out tell me, i wanna post one in ym names link. It'll say "THE DRUMMER FROM 'DEF LEPPARD' ONLY HAS ONE ARM!!"-Blood Hound Gang.. lol

TiTnAsS 18:59, 3 November 2005 (CST)

Hows that luci still look/sound like a good idea? i can post different color bikes. finished testing for now. - Your mom 22:07, 2 November 2005 (CST)


-mom again

Luci, i caught my mistake before you did, check my user info >.<.. lol

TiTnAsS 22:10, 3 November 2005 (CST)

  • I saw that, but you still didn't catch it before I did. :) --Lucifer 22:58, 3 November 2005 (CST)

the main page

1 could you add a section to do with the history as in who designed the game something about the film that kind of thing?

2 what on earth is extending armagetron advanced meant to mean? as a newbe must i click on it to understand it? surely the title is meant to mean something before i click on it?

3 the game is simple and startup for me was supersmooth given the amount of energy generated from playing ( i mean we love getting on the grid ) the wiki mainpage could be a little more embracing i have been around here a few times and it is a little tricky to work out where is what . you know something like: newbe introduction page that kind of thing simple