On Forum:Saving C-evo games (many years ago!!!) you expressed some enthusiasm for having featured articles. I forget whether we ever introduced them. None apparent on current front page. Wikia has rather gone off the idea, i think, but still possible. Any thoughts? Should we start a Discussion about it?
I don't think we introduced them, I guess back then we didn't have that many quality articles for that to have been feasible enough? We should definitely collect a list of our best articles to be featured, a new discussion thread would be good for that! I don't know yet where in the main page we could fit a Featured Article, but that can be solved later.
Hello, I'm rather new around this wiki, so I'm not really sure who to ask about this, but I figure it wouldn't hurt to ask you. I know that all of the Civ 6 pages are very hectic right now as we go about getting it all organized and adding all of the new information and pages to the wiki, but I noticed that the Government pages are all a mess (see Monarchy (Civ6), for example). Is there any way we can get Government infoboxes on these pages, and how? Are users like me allowed to add and create them, or is this something reserved for admins (and making a template)?
Hey, welcome to the wiki! I've noticed you've been doing good job already. :)
If you are comfortable creating new infoboxes, you are absolutely allowed to do that! Just notice that we'd like to use the new(ish) Wikia Portable infoboxes with all new templates. Template:Civic_(Civ6) seems like a good example. The author of that infobox even went one step further and prepared for future Civ6 expansions: the actual infobox code is in Template:Civic_(Civ6)/Base, and if in the future they release an expansion named, say, Goddesses and Queens, and the Civic mechanics are changed in any way, its infobox code will be at [[Template:Civic_(Civ6)/Goddesses and Queens]].
So please feel free to create Template:Government (Civ6)! Good catch, I wonder how nobody else noticed or did anything. Let me know if you have any other questions!
I've created non-portable infoboxes before, and this may sound like a silly question, but how does one create a portable infobox? I'm looking at the Wikia Help Pages and it's all talking about how to edit the template of the portable infobox or things about infoboxes I already know, but I can't find anything about how to start the actual page of a portable infobox. I think I'm probably overthinking it, but how do you go about doing this?
Well, I think all the Wikia help documentation (namely Help:Infoboxes) only describe how to create portable infoboxes, so maybe that's what you have already done? You could also show some of those infoboxes that you have created and I could take a look and let you know if they are portable. And you can basically start creating that infobox by clicking on that red link on my post. If it opens the visual editor, you might want to find the "[ ]" button near the lower right corner and click it to get to the source mode, which is what the documentation uses. That way you can also easily copy/paste material from the other portable infoboxes if you need.
We're going to be at PAX this weekend and will have access to 3 of the Civ devs. We wanted some questions from the community regarding civ 6 or the series in general. If you have any, can you write back?
1: How exactly do you damage/pillage a District? In Civ 5 Pillaging involved just placing a unit on the relevant tile and spend a movement point, but I imagine it would take more than that in Civ 6. Do you need to attack and 'conqer' it the way you would the City Center?
2: How exactly will pillaging Districts hinder a city? You will lose access to the entire District and its functionality, or just the buildings inside, or a combination of the two?
3: How easy is to Repair a District? Does it take a single use of a Builder, just like for other Tile Improvements?
Hey, thanks! Alright, let's see. Some points in random order:
Overall it looks a little dark, I was imagining a lighter color palette, close to the colors of the map in this screenshot:
"Share" and "Twitter" boxes could be combined into one social media box
The tabs below the main banner (Supremacy Starship Viewer) are angular, which fits the futuristic Beyond Earth style, but does not fit the more earthy theme of Civ6.
Of "Featured videos" and "Featured media" one seems redundant. Also, maybe the result could be turned into a slider, like the main banner (but not as tall and maybe showing three items at once)?
News Feed. I'd love to have some usage statistics here. Does anyone click those? At least I'd shorten it and demote it to the side banner, it has actually never been a very attractive element.
The Top Discussions is a good element, maybe it should be moved above the Featured media. And if we have that, we don't need the Chat element in the side banner anymore. Anyway, anything that shows the wiki is active is good, like Recent Activity.
The Atlas statue is an obvious choice for a background, but is it the best one? I already count three statues: the background, the main banner, and that "Buy Now" banner.
Cool, thanks Knakveey! I think it's definitely an improvement over the current and previous versions. :) Some notes:
The logo at the upper right corner has to be changed, obviously. We are the Civilization Wiki, not "Civilization VI".
The links in the main navigation content box don't look very professional, with ALL CAPS, double underlining, and a pretty boring Arial font.
The colors in that box feel inverted to me. Wouldn't this color scheme look better:
Don't take that small-caps font and white links too literally though! I'm not saying they should be like that. I'm just saying it feels to me like the dark tabs should be the background ones and the light tab should be the one that's open.
Compare that to the current color scheme in the draft -- and notice there's a bug with the tabs when the screen is resized to some unfortunate width:
The social media icons seem to link to @CivGame, but we have our own @CivWikia Facebook and Twitter pages too
The Featured videos box has a nice and clean layout
The Google news ticker is gone, that's good too
I know Becer doesn't agree with my thoughts about the colors, so it's going to be interesting. :) Anyway, I'm looking forward to having a new layout actually deployed into this wiki!
Hey, that was quick! Looks nice! Having slept on it, it actually looks significantly better to me than it did yesterday. The page collapses nicely when you make it less wide, but I did spot a couple of minor layout issues in that state:
However, if you can just fix those, I'd say we're ready to go live with it! And if me or Becer or someone else here does come up with any improvements, I'm quite confident we could do the possible adjustments by ourselves as well. :)
Just jumping in here since Knakveey is off today. The width-collapsed (or what we can probably call "tablet") state of a design is something I typically like to take care of on the actual wiki itself, rather than a sandbox. Sorry if it unnecessarily concerned you to have found a few errors at the under 1024px widths.
Just cause you seem to like kickin' the tires quite a bit, I've now corrected all of these little responsivity issues over at the sandbox. Give 'em a glance and lemme know if you need anything else done before we go live!
Thanks very much for being so active and contributory in this redesign. It's helped everyone who's been involved get a much clearer picture of how to shape the project!
We're gonna go ahead and make the transfer over to the production wiki soon. Sounds like you two are both happy with the finished product. Let me know if you have any objections to the design being moved over this week!
Most of the front page has now been uploaded here from the sandbox. The new Discussions module code just dropped today, so I'm trying to integrate it into the design. Because all the CSS classes are brand new, I've got to go "back to school" a little bit. It might take me until tomorrow to get that one element of the front page looking like the rest. Thanks for your patience. :)
OK, thanks CzechOut! Looking pretty good! Take your time with the discussion module. :) But please have a look at the main page background first: it seems to be optimized to a width of about 1500 px, as at 1920 px the background image aligns itself in a wonky way. Check these screenshots for comparison:
Also, as it stands, the background image doesn't lend itself too well for "repeat-x".
Thanks for your hard work! The only issue is , like ZeroOne pointed out, that the background image just isn't fit to be repeated.
Both the CivBE background and the one I subsequently uploaded as a temporary solution avoided this problem by blending into the background color on the bottom. The top of the page also has a seam where the image repeats especially on the main page where a large top banner ad is shown.
Also it feels like the discussion module should cut the post preview after a set length but I suspect that's out of your immediate control and something that will be fixed eventually.
Sorry about the confusion with the background image. We were playing around a bit earlier in the day with the image, and I forgot that your background image was temporarily slaved to the one over at the sandbox wiki. That resulted in the wonky, tiled image showing up on both wikis simultaneously. Lemme just say that the design for this wiki never involved a tiled image. I've now broken the link between the two wikis' backgrounds and restored the intended, untiled background.
Hey there, as you can see we've just enabled Message walls, which we hope will work better in the upcoming Civ6 launch. Old messages are available by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Now available is also the Discussion module which I encourage you to check out and contribute to, so its a bit populated leading up to the redesign of the wiki and the launch of the discussion feature on the mobile app. If it works well it could be our main forum of discussion!
Cool, thanks for posting these notices. :) But notice that "Old messages are available by clicking the link at the bottom of this page" is not necessarily true if you are on the page of that individual thread (i.e. here) instead of the actual main message wall page. It actually took me a while to figure that one out...