We need some framework for the main page. Perhaps a Featured Article section, or even a featured club section, along with links to different subpages for the wiki. Also, some pictures would REALLY help some of these pages get on their feet. I'll do what I can, but from now on anyone making a new page should add an appropriate picture, if possible. For instance, if you are making a page for a certain nation, it should include their flag.
---Catalyst 00:36:42, 2005-11-28 (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned we forgo this dot.
Shall we scrap the Introduction? I mean, it takes up valuable space, and we'd be better off having featured articles, expanding the content, adding links to projects, popular pages, etc... That is, a framework mentioned at the top of the discussion by an unknown person. --Catalyst2950 21:07, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
The unknown person would be me... it was originally part of a 2nd paragraph which got split up from the other comments by someone. --Catalyst 00:36:42, 2005-11-28 (UTC)
I have created some layout boxes in Meta:Sandbox yesterday. If nobody objects, tomorrow I'll copy the MediaWiki:Sidebar category content here on the main page and make the whole thing more accessible. Hopefully Htsysop will then clean up the sidebar because it's almost, but not entirely, unlike being usable. We should also really write some Editing Guidelines to be visibly linked as well, since there's still a whole lot of "I think", "I have", "You should" and ":)" in the articles... --Catalyst2950 17:42, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
I have added some content boxes to duplicate the left menu. Tested in Opera, FF and IE. Should play very nicely with other browsers, too. Obeys the users' font sizes. Has two boxes per row in 1024x768. Feel free to improve, suggest, or even revert! :) --Catalyst2950 13:49, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
Nice! (I see you implemented them)--GM-Lau 13:50, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
You did well! --ukelele 13:53, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
Width of the layout boxes
Introduction and content (the layout boxes) each gets the 50% of the space (1024x768). I think it will be better with only one columns for the content and a small width for them and, may be, only show the Hattrick and Miscellaneous boxes. --carlesmu 21:42, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
This is (was, actually), a copy of the MediaWiki:Sidebar article to ease up navigation, because the menu on the left is cluttered, and User:Htsysop should change it. If we remove the Introduction, which I think we should, then we can discuss on how to format those boxes better and what to include in them. --Catalyst2950 22:27, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
HattrickWikiProjects and guidelines
We should create some kind of a Rules of Conduct and Editing Guidelines articles and link them directly in the Main Page article, preferably marked with a distinct background color. --Catalyst2950 06:50, 25 November 2005 (UTC)
The problem with written rules is that people who read them usually had no intention in breaking them in the first place, and vice versa. --jablan
I also think that we should set some guidelines and make an effort on how to coordinate the writing efforts. A good way to deal with this would be the creation of Hattrick:HattrickWikiProjects - so we can divide and organize the work better. A Project can be created with the goals of deciding and enforcing some Rules of Conduct, Guidelines, etc. All those specific issues would be discussed on the Project pages, instead of using the Hattrick forums or looking for information in a lot of places.
To demonstrate the use, I have created the Hattrick:HattrickWikiProjects main page, along with a sample project: Hattrick:HattrickWikiProject_Templates. If you think this idea could be useful, please go ahead and improve it :) --duno7 19:50, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
Nice document, I think we could take that as an initial reference. Why not creating a project that deal with the Guidelines setting? It looks like a big task, and it could have sub-projects and such. In my opinion, we should first discuss some issues, and then release some documents: a couple of "compressed guides for readers/writers/etc", and a set of articles that explain each issue or guideline in detail. And I guess the sooner the better! (this is growing fast!) --duno7 18:24, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Is there any chance that the < math > functions can be activated? Currently they are throwing an error. I'd like to incorporate more forumlas on some of the pages. --psymon 21:03, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
I've tried to make the page look a little cleaner, and quite like the division into four sections. The 'Miscellaneous' box has been moved to Start Here!.
The actual format looks pretty bad though. Can anyone make it prettier? Dancing rob 22:47, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned, the Introduction has to go away. Then we create only TWO boxes - one for the featured article (we need that!), one for things that are currently in other boxes. Maybe add some quick categories on top of the page. What I did a couple of days ago was to copy the Sidebar so hopefully Htsysop would clean it up - it hasn't happened, though. I suggest a complete restructuring of this page tomorrow. --Catalyst2950 22:54, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
The addition of links to useful categories is a really nice idea - I suggest we have at least links to the user clubs and probably countries / regions / something like that. Regarding the countries issue, are the non-category pages really necessary? Please check Category:Geography, the articles listed there are not really very useful, should we redirect them to the Category articles instead? --duno7 13:31, 29 November 2005 (UTC)