Linking basic guides
I think that instead of useless links like "2014 dev plan" and "wiki statistics" there should be links to often used guides like guide to chemistry, surgery, cooking, construction etc More "niche" guides like virology or genetics can remain on their own pages but important stuff that new players or players looking for quick access to important guides should be included Bay's wiki has this and it's really useful whenever I find myself using it to just be able to instantly go to where I need easily --Miggles (talk) 23:28, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I took the liberty of redesigning the Main Page to remove scrolling and fixed pixel widths. I also added the new Mediawiki feature - Gallery with a set mode for the 3 images. This one uses "packed-hover", which shows a caption on mouse-over. I've also simplified the table code and made it easier to read or edit in the future.
"Error Creating Thumbnail"
I've seen this error a few times on the wiki. It's usually caused by having
$wgUseImageMagick = true; in the LocalSettings.php. Comment this out or set it to false to fix the problem. In Guide to Atmospherics you'll find an image with this problem. You can use that to verify the fix as needed. --Rahlzel (talk) 06:31, 30 October 2014 (EDT)
- Disabling the feature is not the proper way to fix it unless it is truly broken. In this case the issue is that image magic wasn't installed on the new server when i switched over. So I Just installed it and in a moment or so wiki should fix itself. Imagemagic is needed because other wise the wiki will serve up the full sized image rather then its thumbnail, imagine loading the 12mb map image every time you loaded the map page (and then again if you went to open up the map). The bandwidth is just too high.MrStonedOne (talk) 08:18, 6 December 2014 (EST)
Link the gallery images
The gallery images can be linked to pages. I think this would be another good "rabbit hole" to get prospective players interested in the game.
For your convenience, the code is:
<gallery perrow=2 mode="packed-hover"> File:frontpage_action.png|link=Xenos|A xenomorph infection. File:frontpage_mining.png|link=Shaft Miner|Miners gathering minerals. File:frontpage_medbay.png|link=Chemistry|A normal shift in Chemistry. </gallery>
15:37, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Not every player that uses the wiki uses the forums, so could adding a link to the homepage of pages that need revisions help with upkeep? I think it would, and I have already added on said category page the text to copy/paste on an outdated page. I also made an image:
And on the source it would look like (I think) [[File:Needs revision.png|400px|link=Category:Needs_revision]]<br>
So? What do you think?