I've got a few questions about some of the features I've seen on Community Central that I haven't seen on any other Wikia wiki.
First, how did you get the "Recent Wiki Activity" box that is on the right side of every article page/blog post to display new blog posts, blog post updates, and blog comments? Every other wiki I've seen (thus far) only displays recently created/edited article pages. Is there a way to alter what the recent activity box displays on other wikis, or do you have to request the changes from Staff? I'm wondering this because the main recent activity page is a special page (meaning it is preset by Wikia) and I'm not sure if the recent activity box counts as a special page by extension.
Second, I've noticed that when you're in Special:CreateBlogPage, it has the following message at the top, above the text box:
Introductions, Wiki Advice, Opinions, Wiki Promotions, or Admin Topics
(If you're looking for help, try asking in our forums instead.)
Is there a way to add a message like this at the top of the blog post editor on other wikis? Like, say, a MediaWiki page?
Also: to convert a category into a Blog page (like Category:Staff blogs and Blog:Wikia Staff Blog), do you just put in the blog posts category (or any subcategories thereof), or is there something else you've got to do (like a magic word)? Or is that feature restricted to Staff/Utilities? Nevermind, found this.
Sorry if this seems like a lot of questions; I'm just curious about how stuff works. >_>