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]
Is there any way to note this on the wiki (since articles in here are strictly lore focused and not on the surroundings like GW, individual books etc.)? It seems significant enough to note it somewhere.
Thank you! I will continue to convert old infoboxes to the new style (slowly) and consult the admin staff if any decisions need to be made before deployment. If you prefer some other process, I'm sure we can reach an accommodation.
The old wiki-specific app is no longer supported and will eventually be removed from the app stores. Would you mind if I either remove the current Main Page box or replace it with one that points to the newer, supported Fandom App?
Your wiki has a fairly large and complex category system. Would you be interested in templates that let you intersect and union categories? This would allow you to produce dynamic pages from combinations of existing categories instead of adding a new category that covers two (or more) others. You can see an example on my profile page if you expand the Examples section and scroll down almost to the bottom. Let me know if you think this would be useful on your wiki.
Hi! My name is Moviesign, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager for Warhammer Wiki. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, styling, templates, etc., please contact me on my message wall / talk page. —Moviesign (talk) 18:46, May 7, 2019 (UTC)
I have noticed in the last few days that it has become strangly difficult finding the main page of this wiki when searching on several internet browsers. Is this perhaps due to broken links? If it is I only bring awareness to this potential problem so any links could be fixed, and I am willing to help out in making sure that this wiki is easily accesible to users. If it is some local problems on my end I greatly apologize for drawing attention to this non-issue, however I do not believe there is anything wrong on my end due to this being only a recent problem.
No, its only happened when i've tried to search on an internet browser. I didn't worry about it at first, but after it had been persistant for some time in not being able to search and find the main page, I figured some links may have been accidentally been moved or broken.
When this issue occured, I did. When I tried to find the main page using several internet browsers I used several search engines and google is the main one that I use. I was still able to access the wiki with links to various articles, but just not the main page itself. Because of this, I figured there could have been a broken link or something of that nature, and I did not think it was due to anything with the algorithims of any specific search engines, since it was the same with any one I used.
However, at this moment it appears I am able to find the main page of the wiki normally as before, including when using google. Was a broken link fixed? Or was it some other issue that was needed to be resolved?
If this little complication was something completely out of your control I would like to know for I became quite alarmed when I could not find the main page.
I notice that each time a new user edits the wiki, you post a welcome message on their talk page. I assume this is done using some sort of automated bot program. I myself have been trying unsuccessfully to use a bot on this wiki. What program do you use?
I am currently doing a study on the challenges fantasy fans face in finding the next fantasy franchise they would like to get into and where to get access to that content.
Given your role as an admin for the Warhammer wiki, I would be keen to interview you to get your thought on this. What would be the best way to do this and would you have some availability to connect on this over the coming weeks?