New Wiki Host
I got this set up a little earlier than I originally thought. Currently, all normal pages, template codes, and category page have already been copied over (Export-Import). Some minor pages such as "Community Portal" have not been copied over yet but they should be easy, even with copy and paste. Talk pages and old page histories have not been imported because I think those aren't needed. This new host has several benefits including having absolutely no ads and the ability to freely customize. I've already applied some graphics and added a new sidebar menu that greatly improves navigation since you now long longer have to keep returning to the main page to browse. We could do further skinning, although you'll have to provide me with all the parts because layout modification on MediaWiki is pretty difficult since php code must be edited in the process. Page loading speed has been a little inconsistent, but even at the slowest, the speed is comparable to the wiki-site slow speed. It appears that MediaWiki is a very server-intensive script and will lag if the server has a lot of processes.
On the whole, it seems like this new host is a good replacement for wiki-site. Feel free to discuss here.
--Veneficus 22:13, 5 March 2007 (EST)
Looks much better, Veneficus! The new side bar was a good idea. Well, now there's no reason not to fill up this place! --PartyBasher 09:47, 6 March 2007 (EST)
Great, then we'll make the move "official" when two days have passed since this site opened (since that's about the time it takes for the domain to be accessible across the internet). --Veneficus 20:33, 6 March 2007 (EST)
Shouldn't there be a spells section? --Klodin 20:43, 15 April 2007 (EST)
There used to be a spells section but since there wasn't enough information and it was practically empty, the material there was merged with the "Basics", which is currently the miscellaneous section. Right now the only article on Spells is List of Hero Spells. No article exists for special spells or enchantments yet. --Veneficus 23:36, 15 April 2007 (EDT)
I don't really know if this should go here, but 2 things. 1. how to check if templates, is there a page somewhere that i just cant find? 2. i was thinking maybe with the monsters we should add a 'attacks with' so it will be easy to see if that monster attacks with melee, range or spell. Adrian Exodus 08:54, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
Now we have two sidebars. No good, especially on 4:3 monitors. Michael 20:18, 8 June 2008 (EDT)
- What screen resolution are you using? We've always had two sidebars, just that the previous one on the main page was narrower. Veneficus 00:26, 9 June 2008 (EDT)
- 1024x768. Michael 00:44, 9 June 2008 (EDT)
I think it looks ok in 1024 resolution. The layout space is evenly divided and there is less white space. The right-hand side text is mostly useless anyways, because people will read it once, while having a few more links on the sidebar makes the site a little more accessible. Plus, if you're using my resolution (1680x1050), paragraphs look pretty thinned out horizontally ;-). --Veneficus 22:33, 9 June 2008 (EDT)