Talk:Main Page/Archive 1

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Need a link!

Where do you add homebrew release information to get added to the latest releases list? I can't find the page anywhere! Xeron 14:27, 5 July 2008 (CEST)

The page is called WiiBrew:Homebrew_Releases. --Blooper4912 17:44, 5 July 2008 (CEST)

New main page

Hi guys!

I created a new main page layout here. The header is better as it leaves more space to the news below and the news is now with a nice smooth colo that get along the below articles. Take a look and move it to the real main page if needed!


Great, looks good. I think that web page layout is more welcoming to new users and the links at the bottom aren't to random pages. (It is more like "New users go to these places, people who know what they are doing, go here." much like 17:50 said on: 1 February 2008 (PST)) Ch0p? -Amoose136 11:49, 24 March 2008 (PDT)
Me likey, too! Someone ask Ch0p for approval. I'm too lazy to do it myself. --GodCube teh Philosopher, Jack of all Trades 20:15, 12 April 2008 (PDT)
looks good to me, someone go for it. Ch0p 10:34, 13 April 2008 (PDT)
I added the header and news sections, but left the link section alone, since I don't know how that should be changed. Blooper4912 18:12, 14 May 2008 (PDT)
I like what you did. Hideous did a demo for bottom menu, check is user page inspiration. -- Crayon

Translation issues

I was browsing the wanted pages list and noticed that it was jamed with the translation links. This is a serious issue. My proposal is to do a real translation with the real tools. This means that each language is it's own wiki. Separate user accounts, pages, talkpages, templates, all of it. This means that they are much more separate than now. I believe that this is a good thing, most people don't care about other languages. It works for wikipedia. I do realize that we are not wikipedia, but I think that this is the only solution that works in the end.

If we are going to be multilingual, we must do it seriously, what we currently have is a hack and the issues it has is showing up already, it is time to take control of things before they get out of hand.

I propose that we for now forbid any additions of multilingual pages at all. If any specific language is wanted, they should setup their own wiki install and we can partner up and exchange interwiki links.

With the cool interwiki links, we get this built in "this page in other languages" box in the sidebar too, a nice benefit.

I say, if there isn't enough users that one user can be bothered to host a language, the language is not worth keeping.--henke37 16:01, 21 March 2008 (PDT)

I found another thing that is ruined by this missuse, the list of pages without language links is useless too.--henke37 16:11, 21 March 2008 (PDT)

Agreed. Misuse has only two "s's" and they aren't together. Again, Ch0p? -Amoose136 11:49, 24 March 2008 (PDT)

...not so sure. Lots of our readers are bilingual (at least), and if we fracture the site, we might lose their input altogether. I mean, if the Dutch site were its own thing and our Dutch friends started posting there instead of here, we might not hear from them again... right?

It wouldn't really be fractured, since there would just be links to other languages on the sidebar instead of on the article itself. --Blooper4912

So is this ever going to happen? It sounds like a good idea. --Blooper4912 00:10, 1 July 2008 (CEST)

I have moved the language links template to the top of the page for more visibility to the visitants. Marquitox 21:59, 29 July 2008 (CEST)

  • No doubt you already noticed many recent changes in the way the Wiki handles languages. A summary of the improvements I noticed:
    • The Languages template has been superseded by a plugin to give the left-hand navigation "in other languages". The old Languages template had been trimmed down to reduce WantedPages cruft but it should now be removed from any remaining pages. (Don't do too many at once, and mark them minor changes, to avoid cluttering RecentChanges).
    • For newly translated pages create a subpage with the language code, like Current events/fr. Mediawiki has an example list. Any remaining pages in other namespaces like Fr:Page should be moved to the corresponding subpage to work with the new sidebar.
    • Continue to apply the Template:Trans template to new partially translated pages. (This template might still benefit from Blooper's previous improvements to the old Languages template, I haven't checked recently).
  • I don't think we have enough pages yet to justify setting up separate namespaces/databases/interwikis but I agree that would be ideal as Wikipedia has it. Even MediaWiki itself has unresolved discussion about implementing this. It's safe to say most of the non-english speakers visiting here are bilingual contributors, and it's hard enough to keep the current pages up-to-date as it is, but we can see progress in translating new pages too! Let's see how these new changes work out before making such big steps.

Thanks to Blooper who has done a lot of work wrt the languages, to whoever installed the plugin, and anyone else who moves pages and helps translate and host or maintain the Wiki. CarstenK 05:31, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Translated into Spanish

I've translated into Spanish the Main Page. But a lot of sections aren't, so I'll try to translate them. Marquitox 21:59, 29 July 2008 (CEST)

Language links

That new nice language bar at left is great! But how about making it to be in alpabetic order? --Quu 1538, 13 Aug 2008 (GMT+2)

I believe that can be done. It should be sorted in the same order as this page. I'll try to ask bushing about it. --Blooper4912 16:16, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Atom feed language text

Every now and again, the text of "←Older revision" gets replaced with "←Revisión anterior", and "Revision as of" is replaced with "Revisión de" over all the items in the feed, causing duplicate listings in my news reader. LoganA 08:25, 30 March 2008 (PDT)

externalize the CSS rules

Could the inline CSS rules within the Main Page be moved to Mediawiki:Common.css? LoganA 11:57, 17 May 2008 (PDT)

Sure, if you can tell me how :) Put the updates to Common.css onMediaWiki talk:Common.css and I'll copy them over. Bushing 19:24, 23 May 2008 (PDT)

Broken Events RSS?

The RSS feed for news isn't working. This is the Latest News feed, not homebrew releases.

It's not broken. The link is wrong.
<!----News and Releases---->
|class="MainPageBG" style="width:100%; border:1px solid #cedff2; background:#f5faff; vertical-align:top;"|
{| width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="5" style="vertical-align:top; background:#f5faff;"
! <h2 style="margin:0; background:#cedff2; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">
Latest News[ RSS]</h2>
Should be:
<!----News and Releases---->
|class="MainPageBG" style="width:100%; border:1px solid #cedff2; background:#f5faff; vertical-align:top;"|
{| width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="5" style="vertical-align:top; background:#f5faff;"
! <h2 style="margin:0; background:#cedff2; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">
Latest News[ RSS]</h2>
Amoose136 06:17, 13 July 2008 (CEST)
It still seems to be broken. The XML file specifies a 404 error. --Initrd.gz 14:40, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Project's Page

Should we need a Project's Page such as Wikiprojects, I am ctually interested to open both the project page and a project Please refer to the wikipedia guidelines if so, The scope of this talk is to get at least 50 votes to open this page --M.vit 07:38, 3 July 2008 (CEST) We need a homebrew game project page.

TOC xhtml broken

It seems that a something has been changed about TOC, that there are unclosed UL and LI tags, on any user talk pages that have a header 3 or higher, aka === blah blah === for example, on User talk:Chaosteil/Galaxy Stations/Concept, it fails, but on pages with only header 2 tags aka == blah blah == such as User talk:LoganA, the page isn't broken/ LoganA 09:12, 5 July 2008 (CEST)

Where to add page for hardware hacks?

One that i really wanted to add was a hack to mod the wii sensor bar to use AC adapter.

Originally Posted by JaremyP

My hack job works like a charm.

Radio Shack Power Adapter #273-1696 Radio Shack 6" Power Lead #273-1742

Cut your sensor cord. Strip it back and separate the wires. Red is power, orange is ground. Solder the red wire to the black/white stripe wire of the power lead. Solder the orange wire to the black wire of the power lead. Set up your sensor bar by your screen. Plug in the brick. Play Wii.

Note that the Wii normally puts out 7.8 v. I have the adapter set to 7.5 and it works fine.

If you don't like this route, you can easily snip the wire and solder in an extension splice. I haven't tried this yet more than a 6" splice to test it out, but I have no reason to think longer lengths would fail.

There will not probably be a hardware hack section because you don't need one to run wii homebrew. Try posting that on a different site. --Initrd.gz 14:39, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Default control edit for hombrew

I have made tow type of presentation for controls one for SMSPlus#Controls and Genesis Plus#Controls, what the best ?+ --Yod4z 14:01, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Why not just put all the different controllers into one table like the following? Also, please remember to sign your posts by typing --~~~~ . --Blooper4912 15:11, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
GameCube Controller Wiimote1.svg Nunchuck alternative.svg ClassicController.svg Action
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Classic a Button Confirm selection