So, I've always loved the idea of an all female sect of the Knights of the Blazing Sun who worship Myrmidia and serve their goddess's cause throughout the old world. I had some custom artwork made based on this idea. Feel free to use it if you want:
Following the guidelines given in this this blog: The best possible local navigation bar, I would like to propose the following changes to the top-level navigation to make it more reader-centric. The changes are itemized below, but it might be easier if you edit the MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation page and replace the contents with the code block at the bottom and then use the Preview feature to test it out (just don't accidentally save the changes).
Move "Timeline" from under History to the second level, rename to "Timelines", link it to the category, and put links to 10 of the timeline articles under it (Beastmen, Elves, Lizardmen etc)
Leave Heroes as it is? You can choose up to 10 here but it currently displays only the seven most popular (again, possibly incorrect)
Under Geography, replace these with links to articles and categories of large geographical area or importance. (Having two "Old World" links is confusing.)
Change Videogames to link to the category and remove the "more games" entry that links there now.
Leave Races as is, it's great.
Change "Want to help us?" to "Community" and link it to Special:Community which is designed for this purpose.
Remove the obsolete (yes?) Moderator Elections announcement.
Consider moving the "Join the Crusade!" blog page to the section of Special:Community designed for it.
Remove "Fill in the gaps" and "Write new articles" because these are covered by the Speical:Community page or the Add New Page button.
Consider moving Add Sources to Special:Community as well
Fix the broken links to the other wikis (done below)
Move the Forum links under the Community tab and rename it to "Old Forums"
This frees up an entire 7x10 navigation menu for additional links to important content as you see fit. Of course, feel free to substitute better or more appropriate pages or categories. I just picked ones that made sense to me.
* Warhammer World|The World
** category:History|Historical events
*** Age of Three Emperors
*** Grand Ball of Sigridschlosse
*** Night of a Thousand Arcane Duels
*** Night of the Black Waltz
*** Night of the Restless Dead
*** Plunder in the Jungle
*** Scandal of the Shroud
*** Winter of Woe
*** Year of Woe
*** Bretonnian Timeline|Bretonia
*** Dwarf Timeline|Dwarves
*** Annals of the Black Tower|Dark Elves
*** Book of Days|Elves
*** Greenskin Timeline|Greenskins
*** Imperial Timeline|Humans
*** Chronicles of the Lizardmen|Lizardmen
*** Skaven Timeline|Skaven
*** Vampire Timeline|Vampires
*** Wood Elf Timeline|Wood Elves
*** Chaos Wastes
*** category:Eastern Lands|Eastern Lands
*** category:New World|New World
*** category:Old World|Old World
*** category:Mystical Realms|Mystical Realms
*** #category# Age of Reckoning|Warhammer: Age of Reckoning
*** Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide|Vermintide
*** Warhammer: Vermintide II|Vermintide II
*** Total War: Warhammer
*** Total War: Warhammer II
** #|Specialist Games
*** #category# Mordheim
*** #category# Dreadfleet
** #|Forces of Order
*** #category# The Empire|Empire
*** #category# Bretonnia|Bretonnia
*** #category# Dwarf|Dwarfs
*** #category# High Elves|High Elves
*** #category# Wood Elves|Wood Elves
*** #category# Lizardmen|Lizardmen
** Forces of Chaos
*** #category# Daemons|Daemons
*** #category# Warriors of Chaos|Hordes of Chaos
*** #category# Beastmen|Beastmen
*** #category# Skaven|Skaven
*** #category# Chaos Dwarf|Chaos Dwarfs
** #|Forces of Destruction
*** #category# Greenskins|Greenskins
*** #category# Dark Elves|Dark Elves
*** #category# Ogre Kingdoms|Ogre Kingdoms
** #|Forces of Death
*** #category# Vampire Counts|Vampire Counts
*** #category# Tomb Kings|Tomb Kings
** User Blog:Aresius King/First Crusade of the Hammer - Users assemble|Join the Crusade!
** #category# Sourceless|Add sources!
** Special:Forum|Old Forum
*** Board:Guidelines_and_Rules|Guidelines & Rules
*** Board:News_and_Announcements|News & Announcements
*** Board:Fun_and_Games|Fun & Games
** #|Our wikis
*** https://ageofsigmar.fandom.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity|Age of Sigmar [ENG]
*** https://warhammerfantasy.fandom.com/es/wiki/Especial:WikiActivity|WH Fantasy [SPA]
*** https://ageofsigmar.fandom.com/es/wiki/Especial:WikiActivity|Age of Sigmar [SPA]
*** https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/es/wiki/Eswiki/Especial:WikiActivity|WH 40k [SPA]
I've been informed that the app topic card for this wiki is obsolete or incorrect. Do you have an image in mind for a replacement? I can assist you with requesting the change. I did this for my wiki earlier this year. The image I submitted was 573px (W) x 1000px (H) and had a transparent background, so yours should probably be similar to be accepted. Let me know if I can help.
Good morning, sorry for the delay in the response. Busy days. I appreciate the proposal, and in fact we will need 2 new topic cards, for this wiki and for the Warhammer 40k one. Searching for images is easy, but for me putting a transparent background is not so much since I have no knowledge of Photoshop.
Here is what your topic cards look like right now.
As you can see, they have to be portraits, so we can't really use the original pic from the old app because it is landscape. Also, the name of the wiki gets superimposed over the image, so topic cards generally have no text. The other two images look great and shouldn't be a problem. I'll get to work on them and upload them here when I'm done.
Please use the image Gray Knight Dante has proposed for Fantasy instead of the one I proposed. Both are from the same game, but if he likes to use the image of the "Lord of Chaos", its great. It fulfills its function just as well as the one I proposed.
Okay, I got feedback on the images that were chosen for the new topic cards. The short answer is that they are too wide for the height. Ideally, they need to fit inside and fill the majority of a 672 x 951px box. The image of Emperor Karl Franz is almost perfect (after scaling) and might pass, but the other two are not quite there yet. So, got any more images we can try, especially for Warhammer40K?
Quick question, what does the picture have to be in order for it to be accepted. Can parts of the character be cut off? Kinda hoping to still use Archaon as he is the main villian of the Fantasy universe (after all, he killed everyone) so I wanted to see if I can still use him in any possible way. But if not, we can use the other guy.
Both of those last two images of the Champion of Chaos will work I think. The second one is better IMO because it fills the space and shows more detail. I will submit it for this wiki and see what they say.
I'm going to ask Montonius. However, the change in 40k is not urgent since the currently image is valid. This was not the case with Fantasy, as I said. There will be no problem if the 40k stays like this for a while
Do you mind if I can send a site-wide message to sponsor a small youtube video I found particularly interesting? The quality is pretty good and I find it very enjoyable. It isn't anything real serious. Thought the guy deserved some attention, since he seems to be a frequent reader of the wiki.
Damn, totally forgot. Busy days for me and one travel, but Im feel bad for late response.
Let us now examine this matter. The problem with the background change is that I have to request it to a very busy friend who does not even know Warhammer. If I could do it myself, I would not mind making the change as often as needed. But as it involves giving work to another person, we will not be able to make a change with each new DLC faction.
Now that TW: WH 2 has come out we could make a change, but it is wise to change to a background that can last at least a year.
Okay, so I got a problem Eledan and I need your advise. Okay, so I was in this Warhammer Fantasy forum, trying to get some advice on how I could possibly make this wiki much better when I got into a heated argument with this one guy. Apparently the guy called my wiki a "rip-off" of Lexicanum because they both cover warhammer lore. Thinking it was a simple troll, I called out his bluff and the guy sent me a link to one of the pages I "ripped-off".
I took a look at the page and I was surpised to see that he was kinda right. The Lexicanum Queek Headtaker page was basically word-for-word EXACTLY the way how I wrote it in my own version of Queek Headtaker. The thing about this was the fact that I wrote everything in that page with my own wording, so basically the guy literally copy and pasted the stuff from my wiki and put it in theirs. Now I typically wouldn't be too annoyed by just one page being taken, but apparently the editor Hyberius has been copying and pasting alot of the pages in this wiki for months now. He copied Skarsnik, Belegar, all the Skaven units, all Arabian units, Amazons, all the Warriors of Chaos page.....I mean, I think he basically copy and pasted almost every single significant page I have.....
What should I do Eledan? Technically I can't call plagiarism because I took all the stuff I wrote from the book, but I know almost 100% that the guy has been copying the content in all the pages he added. You could see all the list of stuff he copied here . All the pages that have more than 800 words added our my pages....I would be dishonest if I say I am alittle bit aggrevated by this. Whats the point of making pages anymore if a competing rival is just going to take it as theirs?
Firstly, thank you for trusting in me for trying to solve the problem. Contributions made on Wikia (now FANDOM) are under CC BY-SA copyright, which means they're free to use as long as due credit is given. This means that maybe we won't be able to stop people from plagiarizing our articles - but they have to credit this wiki as their author.
Our first move will be to inform Wikia as a company. And we'll do so as if we were lawyers - that is, showing clear evidence instead of a noisy complaint.
To do this, the screenshots and links you've shown me are very useful as proof that both articles are identical. We must also prove that our article was earlier than theirs. For that, there's nothing better than showing that in the Lexicanum 'Queek Headtaker' article's History one can clearly see that it was changed to be the same as ours on the 21st-22nd June this year, while our article is evidently older.
In short, on one hand you need to get links to three Lexicanum articles, and three of our own that are identical to those. This way you'll prove the plagiarism.
On the other hand, we also need links to the Histories of the three Lexicanum articles, and to those of our own. Thus they'll see ours are earlier.
Once you gather all of that, plus screenshots, you can send it to this link and they'll answer you in less today or on Monday through an email to the address you registered on Wikia. Afterwards, we'll read their answer and see how to proceed.
Before BoLS purchased the Lexicanum domain, relations with them were excellent. Since then they are pretty bad. They removed without previous notice the previous exchange of banners and, when we sent them an email to talk about it, the new owner of BoLS encouraged us to leave our work in Wikihammer and to join him, since as he was going to do Lexicanum in spanish our labour made no sense. Judge yourself xD If you want to send a note to your administrators, perfect. But do not expect to be very lucky.
I'll try to see if perhaps we can be civil and try to resolve this issue with the admins without having to go to FANDOM. Its only been that one contributor that has been copying so I believe that the majority of Lexicanum didn't know. The only problem is actually getting into contact with said admin. You can't leave messages in Lexicanum without registering first but they haven't emailed me back my registration form.
As of now, I am trying to leave a message at their facebook site as it is pretty active and may give me an awnser. However, should they not respond in a few days, I will try your approach.
Honestly, my first choice would also have been what you say if it had not been for the unpleasant incident with the BoLS owner. If it works out well, your choice is the best. I wish you good luck and let me know if you want me to leave any kind message to Lexicanum
I've already sent a message in both their email and forum and have yet to get a response. Is there no other way to contact them? Or perhaps do you know ANYONE with a Lexicanum account that could probably leave a message to Ashedant, the current admin of the site?
Unfortunately, none of us have ever collaborated with Lexicanum. We have always preferred to help you and the "Warhammer 40k wiki". Did you also send a Facebook message to them? I see that Lexicanum has also removed the forum. Now it is really difficult to communicate with them.
fortunately, the Lexicanum facebook community page did respond to me, but they just sent me a contacts page to Bell of Lost Souls. Hopefully, since they've notice my message, they might have a chance to respond to my email. For now, I just want reassurance that Hyberius would stop the copying by simply asking them if I can get either Hyberius or Ashendant to message me on my profile page.
I've already sent a message and I hope they reply soon. I've also went around and found a few Lexicanum contributors in this wiki and have message them about their aid. Hopefully I get a reply soon.
UPDATE: Okay, so my message must've gotten across because Lost Souls have made a new forum for Lexicanum and I've managed to get Revoran to message them about it. Hopefully in a day or so they will awnser.
I am writing you to let you know that I had to remove the custom background skin override from the wiki's MediaWiki:Wikia.css file. Unfortunately enough this background override directly conflicted with our ad skins. As such, I've moved a non-animated version of the background to Special:ThemeDesigner, which does not conflict with ad skins.
Due to the very large file size of the background (3MB+) it was not possible to maintain the animated effect of the background. I recommend looking for a higher quality version of the current background (without the GIF compression) and uploading that through the Theme Designer. Overriding the background through community CSS is not possible.
Imho, the cinder effects hindered the load speed of the wiki. I had a techie friend change a couple of things in my personal settings to freeze it on my computer, but it still messed with visual edition of messages and such :/
I can imagine that it indeed caused some issues: 3MB is a very large size. If you can compress the GIF down to 300kB and add it through the Theme Designer it's fine. I'd recommend a static background though.
Thank you very much for advising about this MarkvA, you are very kind. Until a few months ago we had a static background, it worked fine. It simply tried to introduce a more spectacular effect, but it is obvious that it can not continue there if it generates problems. Grey Knight Dante is the main guy on this wiki, if he can achieve the same effect in less than 300kb and he decides to want it that way, it will be done. If it can not, I'll take care of leaving the well-adjusted static background we had before.
I am just about 95% done with the Sigmar page (had to read 4 novels to its entirety) and I simply need help finding one last source material for this paragraph a buddy of mine wrote concerning Morkar and his battle against Sigmar. The problem is that he never told me where he got the source so I came here asking if you if you perhaps know all the source material detailing Morkar the Uniter?
Ciao Nantoho! Naturalmente :D Eledan e io siamo spagnoli (http://es.warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/), il proprietario di questa wiki é Grey Knight Dante. Comunque, sei libero di lavorare nella tua wiki, sia con i libri italiani di Warhammer, sia traducendo i nostri articoli inglesi o spagnoli. Se traducete, si prega di linkare i tuoi articoli ai nostri. Se lo fai, Eledan ti aiuterà a risolvere qualsiasi problemi tecnici sulla copertina =)
Editions in Fandom are always licensed under CC BY SA, which means that they can be shared with the proper attributions, as Aresius says. Let me know if you need any technical help. We love helping all Warhammer wikis! Also in Italian!
Aresius King wrote: Ciao Nantoho! Naturalmente :D Eledan e io siamo spagnoli (http://es.warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/), il proprietario di questa wiki é Grey Knight Dante. Comunque, sei libero di lavorare nella tua wiki, sia con i libri italiani di Warhammer, sia traducendo i nostri articoli inglesi o spagnoli. Se traducete, si prega di linkare i tuoi articoli ai nostri. Se lo fai, Eledan ti aiuterà a risolvere qualsiasi problemi tecnici sulla copertina =)
PS: I hope my Italian wasn't too bad xD
Thank you very much for accepting my request, I'm really happy to help this wiki grow and I'll give the best of me.
For the helps I have some problems with the home page, how you can see here, I have already given you (and the other admins of the page) permission to administrator.
I repeat, I'm really happy to help this wiki grow and I hope you can help me, bye.
Thx mate, and dont worry about the home page. I introduced that design on this wiki in English and also I can introduce it into your wiki in Italian xD Now the most important thing is to try to collect the first 25 articles to provide to the wiki the minimal content ;)
I have found some Facebook groups of Italian fans of Warhammer Fantasy. You will need a lot of help to get the project going. If you give me a message in Italian speaking about this wiki, what you intend to do and asking for help, I can send it to them in your name.