Talk:MouseHunt Wiki

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Main Page Redesign

Just messing about for now. How do you think it looks so far? User:Daworm/Sandbox

Obviously will need voting and approval, but until image uploads are fully enabled, it's at least giving a more functional front-page design.

If they get DPL installed, I'm thinking of having a section for displaying a random community site / tools link as well from a list. But yeah, need DPL added so can play around with it more to get that happening.

Daworm 03:03, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Looks pretty good, though the colors seem a bit out of place compared to the rest of the page. Those links below the design are still cluttering the page too.
I made another version of the main page expanding on Eepeng's design. It cleans up most of the links. --Peter888 04:52, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
You're better than me :) Yeah, I only worked on the top part and left the bottom links as reference so i can play with them later if I wanted to, the colours are mostly temp just so there is something there to see what it looks like. I'd pick a softer variation later. Daworm 06:31, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
The design of the Main Page that I created is simply a base, feel free to take it and change it anyway you want. If you need to contact me, you can find me here: Puzzle Pirates Wikia. I am an administrator of the wikia located there. I stepped down from adminship when we moved over to the new wiki a few years ago. Eepeng 09:08, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

I think we should have something more like the main pages at WiiBrew or PNC? Navarr 04:28, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

As you probably noticed, I grew a pair and made a massive update to the Main Page based loosely on layouts from Peter888, et al. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 21:15, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I find that the boxes are too big, can we try and conserve space so low-resolution screens don't have to scroll so much to see all the primary links? (And can we move the extra sections back to the main page, I am not too fond of too many extra browser windows or clicking a lot. --Huadianz
The boxes resize automatically and will fit in ANY window resolution except maybe mobile devices (i.e. cell phones). I have tested the design on two platforms (Mac and WinXP) in six different browsers (IE7, Firefox 2.x, Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.x, Flock 2.x, and Minefield 3.x) and all display consistently and resize properly. It's actually much more compact than the previous version, so I'm surprised to hear size is an issue. I'm not sure what "extra sections" you're referring to -- all of the links from the old design were included in the new one, along with a handful of additional ones. If you're talking about the third-party tools, those are on their own page now. If there are some you use regularly, I recommend bookmarking them and then you don't have to have any additional windows open, not even this site. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 02:37, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Looks great, nice work. Revengeance 05:32, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment! :-) -- B.Rossow talkcontr 05:43, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I think the terminology could be one page for now with a ToC. none of the individual pages are more than a paragraph. If any terminology topics get big we could break them out into their own page. The "Terminology" could just be a single link in the "Gameplay" box instead of its own box... History could be moved in to gameplay or community... then we'd be down to 2 boxes for an even more compact front page --PumpkinDog

Do navboxes not work?

I was trying to make a navbox for this so users can go from page to page and find similar topics more easily, but I couldn't make the code work even though it worked fine on the regular wikipedia page. I used [content removed - see history logs for details] and in front of the Navbox and behind the last line of |list4 are the { { and } } without the space between each { to open and close the code. --Frostlight 04:29, 17 December 2008

  • It's because (1) the Navbox template is completely wrong and (2) there are problems with your implementation above. Too many details to list here. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 13:19, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks to this prompt, I went ahead and designed a Locations navbox template. It has been added to all currently known locations. PLEASE take great care if editing this template as I coded it by hand from scratch and spent way too much time tweaking it. (Oh, poor me, I know. LOL!) -- B.Rossow talkcontr 16:28, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
      • Note: I cleaned up the example above to eliminate some broken links that were causing a nonexistent tempalte to show up in the listed of wanted pages. Details can easily be found in the page history. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 20:07, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Info on Common Scams

Just wondering if anyone else feels this should be put in somewhere. I understand that the new trading system is meant to prevent this altogether, but we all know that's not going to happen. Its better to have a fixed source that players can refer to, rather than waiting for someone to get scammed before an alert goes out on the forums. And after a while the cycle repeats itself :P

Could call it something like "Mouse hunt safety tips" etc. -- Grexx 15:33, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Uploads of files

We are resolving some technical issues that are preventing the uploading of files. --Dave Vanderburg 15:34, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Perfect :-) Thanks a lot in advance for your help! --Mulleflupp 06:52, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi all, I just noticed that uploads have been disabled on this wiki, which is a pity since it would be a great opportunity to show a picture of all the mice, traps, cheeses etc. on the respective page. Does anybody know more? --Mulleflupp 14:50, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, I believe Joel has administrative powers over the Wiki.
He's off on tour at the moment, but I'll try and contact him to amend this.
All we'll need to do is address the viewers that they could potentially stumble upon spoilers because I know some players prefer to unlock the mice images through their hard work.
--MH Illustrator 15:39, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Uploads have now been enabled. --Dave Vanderburg 21:03, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Great! The only question is how to handle pictures, i.e. if it is a good idea to put the images in each article, which means that most articles with pictures could act as spoilers. In this case it would be useful to put a general spoiler warning on the Main Page. Another alternative might be to put all images the user uncovers through gameplay (mainly mouse pictures) on one page and before each link to this page, we put a spoiler warning. The other (non-spoiler) images could of course be integrated in the related articles.
Any opinions? --Mulleflupp 09:29, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm up for the all-purpose spoiler warning on the Main Page, since the "mouseum" idea probably wouldn't work for people who only want to see the mice they've caught. How about a link on the silhouetted image pages, leading to the images of their revealed versions? "Spoiler: Go [here] to unveil this mouse.", for example. Still, I'm definitely in favor of the Main Page warning. Leaving all of the articles with silhouettes doesn't sound very Wiki-like.
Is anybody else still unable to upload? --Revengeance 18:44, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Yep, the "File uploads are disabled on MHWiki." is still there. As long as this is the case, we don't have to worry abuot the spoiler warning. --Mulleflupp 09:10, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
I am not able to upload, though I think the site needs pictures, even if they are a spoiler, Is there a mouse-over that we can use to avoid the spoiler issue? --Sokolok 15:37, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
I am unable to upload files. I need this feature of the wiki to continue work in my Sandbox. Eepeng 07:02, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
I can't upload atm :) Daworm 11:21, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
This'll be fixed soon yes? I wanna do a couple of things but need image uploads :D Daworm 05:25, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

If HitGrab does not want to reveal the image i guess they will never put that option available. --Cizagna 23:56, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Well they said it should be resolved... at the least allow upload but state no mouse images to be uploaded... and just means some volunteer sysops need to trawl added images :) Daworm 01:13, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • This place needs more visual stimulus and less morons who can't construct a coherent sentence. The developer's really need to take control of this thing. Revengeance 07:16, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
    • Fewer morons, not less. (( :-p )) So what's with the upload option? Still seems to be disabled. -- B.Rossow talkcontr 15:19, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Events Addon

Here's an idea for stream-lining finding out about up-coming events, perhaps put this addon in? Calendar Daworm 00:10, 3 November 2008 (UTC)