MarioWiki:Maintenance/Main Page

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The new Main Page design now has dynamic sections with the raw text in templates. Certain rules are required for updating each template and are listed here – most sections will update based on when information is available.

There are four templates that need to be updated in their own sections.

If you are interested in helping us often in this aspect, please go to the talk page for sign-up.

Finally, it is assumed that all templates with bullet points for info should contain around ¾-1½ lines per bullet point.

{{Featured}}

Featured articles are to be rotated every Saturday.

Main Page Rotation

For the complete list of featured articles for rotation, go here. Also, the articles which were most recently featured need to be first before the whole cycle can be done.

{{News}}

This is the raw text for Mario & Nintendo news. In four lines, the info should be about a mix of the following:

  • new developments & details for upcoming games
  • release dates
  • new games just heard about
  • announcement that a game has just come out

The first line of info should be accompanied with an image, no bigger than 150px thumbnailed. Please link and bold bold the character or game relating to the subject of each line, so guests & users alike are attracted to see more information in the article itself.

Whenever a worthy piece of news is revealed, it should replace an older piece asap.

{{DidYouKnow}}

This is the hardest template to update – it consists of four interesting facts from the current week's new articles. These facts should be from a variety of series (i.e. not every fact should be from the Donkey Kong Country series or Super Smash Bros. series). Additionally, the new article should not be about a subject from an unreleased game, as these articles are filled with speculation. The subject of each fact needs to be bolded and linked like News. This section should be updated every Saturday.

The first line of info should be accompanied with an image, no bigger than 150px thumbnailed. Please link and bold bold the character or game relating to the subject of each line, so guests & users alike are attracted to see more information in the article itself.