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Past Issues

See: Admin noticeboard/Archive

Current Issues

Putting current event info at the top of every page is VERY annoying

it slows down page loading time a LOT, and wastes a lot vertical space on mobile devices.

What we need is a functional header that included navigation to pages that get used a lot
Crew (nav) | Items:Components | Items:Equipment | Missions

The way MediaWiki works doesn't allow for a "Functional" header like you say. Also, different people use the wiki in different ways, so thats not a possibility. I am looking into the possibility of installing an extension to MediaWiki to allow anyone to enable custom sidebar sections, but thats not quite what your referring to.
As for the event notices at the top, if you don't like them, they are dismissible. That means once you click dismiss, another won't appear until the following week. (or when MediaWiki:Sitenotice-id is updated next). From feedback on Discord, the majority of people like the feature, as it provides quick notice of when a new event is announced by DB, and a quick link to their post, as well as the event page here. If more of the community were to post here against the notices, we could have a poll for/against the notices. Titantalk 13:15, 17 May 2017 (CDT)

I'm fine if I'm in the majority and we keep the event headers if most people like them. The goal is to make the wiki useful to the largest number of people, and the header can be dismissed. :) ~

Why can't we just add text links into the header?

Dismissal is annoying because it totally dismisses it and makes it hard to get back to. Does it really need the splash image and eat up so much space?

Components | Equipment | All Items


Flinx (talk) 13:41, 17 May 2017 (CDT)

Thats not the intent of a site header. A site header should just be for announcements. If your talking about on the bar that has the buttons for page, edit, history, etc., that is also not the purpose for that bar. If you want a custom set of links, that is a perfect use of your user page. Perhaps try bookmarking your user page? Titantalk 13:45, 17 May 2017 (CDT)