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Hullo! I am Kirkburn, your friendly local Wikia Gaming Helper!

You may have seen our recent announcement about the changes on Wikia - if not, please visit Wikia's New Style on Central Wikia. It's a little complex, so I recommend a thorough read.

To ensure your wiki continues to work properly, there are two main things that you need to be done:

  1. Ensure you have a 135x155px logo at Image:Wiki.png. This will be your new logo. Wiki_wide.png will be going away.
  2. Update your main page column formatting code with new column tags. This will ensure that your main page will not break when we add the new ad unit.

I have drafted a main page using the new tags on User:Kirkburn/Dev which I hope you can take a look at - feel free to make a copy and edit it. Though the layout may seem restrictive at first, there really is a fair amount you can do with them - for example see these customized main pages - w:c:muppet, w:c:wowwiki, w:c:ffxi. You may want to chat with your wiki community about what direction to take with a new main page.

If you encounter any problems with the new tags, please let us know.

My apologies for any inconvenience these changes bring.
Thank you for your time, Kirkburn (talk) 11:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Known bugs: featured image is slightly too big, featured article needs a tweak, probably a good idea to integrate GTA template better. Kirkburn (talk) 11:44, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Feedback from GuildKnight

It looks great! Just a few things:

  • Some of the links across the top ("Login - How-To - Editing...") are duplicated in the "Grand Theft Wiki" column below it. It seems like the row of links is unnecessary.
  • There's a new poll, "What was the best of these GTA games?"
  • The news sections are inverted; Grand Theft Wiki news is under "Latest Grand Theft Auto News", and GTA news is under "What's New On Grand Theft Wiki".
  • The "Starting this wiki" link, under "Helping Out", could be removed.

Other than that, I love it! I'd say let's implement it. Thanks! --GuildKnightTalk2me 15:51, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback! I'll make a few tweaks later (been away for most of the weekend). Kirkburn (talk) 13:43, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Removed the duplicate links across the top.
  • Updated the poll
  • Fixed the news sections
  • Removed the Starting this wiki line.

If there are no other objections, okay to implement? Looks like only the featured image needs a tweak now, which is easily done when live. The GTA template change can come later. Kirkburn (talk) 17:09, 1 July 2008 (UTC)