Hi, I was wondering if it would be possible to ask FANDOM staff to enable comments on the Forum namespace. That way, users would be able to comment on threads properly. If this is possible, could it be done by a regular user on the wiki?
So I figured this post is more appropriate here than in the Wiki Design Forum, as is it for a UCP Wiki.
I would like to switch my design to use namespaces. It is about a game, which has two modes, Story and Online. So, I want to use is the namespace Story: and Online:
The idea is that I want to keep content on articles in the namespaces separate, where similar things may be cross-linked by a link at the top of the page to points to the other, content on the article page would be confined to either content about Story, or content about Online. That way, a reader that comes to the Wiki will be confined to content of their game mode of interest, and has to change namespace through a link clearly labeled for the other mode.
There may be content common to both, such as an article page for a game update, which I reckon belongs in the common namespace.
Also, it may be possible that a DLC is later released for the game, so I would use a new namespace for that.
So what I am asking: what kind of considerations would I need to think about before making this change?
Might be in the wrong board, I guess it depends on how easy it is to change this. There's probably a button somewhere.
On most large wikis I see, I notice that the namespaces searched by default do not include blog posts, among other things. Since I don't actually care in the slightest about if someone's written my search keyword somewhere in a 3 year old blog, this makes sense.
This doesn't appear to be the default though, and this is pretty problematic for some wikis, especially ones that don't necessarily have an entire page dedicated to what I'm looking for. If I want to search the Pokémon Brick Bronze wiki for any reference to Mewtwo, I get 70 blogs that have the word "Mewtwo" in them, and have to go into advanced settings, untick everything except the main namespace, and search again (finding that actually Mewtwo hasn't been added yet). The vast majority of visitors won't know to do this, and wanting to search through blog posts that're mostly several years old is a ridiculously obscure edge case anyway.
I'm not an admin on the Brick Bronze wiki, or any wiki that I contribute to, though I would like to know how/where to change the default search namespaces so I can push the admins to fix them. Any help would be appreciated.
Before requesting a Portal namespace for a wiki; I'd like to know more about it in general.
Having read the Help page for custom namespaces, it's quite clear how to request one, but is it really worth it?
What are the advantages of using Portals to separate/distinguish content related to the main topic of a wiki?
Do they simply look different than the main site or are there any other features?
Can you customize the portals differently from the main namespace (i.e. background)?
Are there any setbacks to using them?
And finally, are there any wikis out there notable for using Portals? Haven't found any to make a judgement.
Any help is appreciated.
Have a bunch of old pages on my wiki left over from the time when Semantic MediaWiki had a separate namespace for its types: w:c:nanoha:Category:Types. The problem is that now that the "Type" namespace is no longer defined on the wiki, I cannot do anything with the old pages, they just appear as ":Name" on the wiki. By manually manipulating the URL, I get as far as http://nanoha.wikia.com/wiki/Type:Sps?action=delete, but when I click "Delete"; the engine ignores the namespace and tries deleting ":Sps", with predictable lack of success.
I don't want these zombie pages on my wiki anymore. How can I end them rightly?
How can I create a new Namespace? But I also like that my new Namespace will appear in "Search for contributions/Namespace:" and when I search, in the "Advanced Search Options" box.
I'm confusedd as to why the Message Wall and Message Wall Greeting namespaces being added to the wiki I admin, even though we use talk pages and have no plans to switch. Has this happened everywhere? I sure hope Wikia isn't making Message Wall mandatory :-(