MarioWiki:Maintenance/Main Page

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The Main Page has four dynamic sections that present visitors to the website with rotating and up-to-date information. Instead of editing the main page itself, we modify these sections using templates.

Certain rules are required for updating each of these templates, which are explained in the section below. Anyone is free to update these templates when necessary. The {{Poll}} poll template is not listed on this page, as new polls are coordinated by the current poll committee.

Finally, it is recommended 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. This template should contain the first 4-6 lines of information from the current featured article, as shown below. A thumbnail of the article's main image should also be displayed.

Main Page Rotation

For the complete list of featured articles for rotation, go here. Also, articles which most recently became a featured article are to take precedence, before following the regular rotation down the featured list.

{{DidYouKnow}}

The DidYouKnow template is to be updated every Saturday.

This is the hardest template to update – it consists of four interesting facts, derived from any area within our coverage. 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 first line of info should be accompanied with an image, no bigger than 150px thumbnailed. Please link and bold the character or game relating to the subject of each line, so guests and users alike are prompted to see more information in the article itself.

{{News}}

This is the the template that shows Mario and Nintendo news. This includes games, Nintendo consoles and other Mario-related media. In four lines, the info should be about a mix of the following:

  • New announcements of upcoming media.
  • Release dates.
  • Announcements that a game or other form of media has just been released.
  • Relevant promotional events or developments.

Whenever a worthy piece of news is revealed, it should be placed at the top of the list. The last line (containing the oldest piece of news) should then be removed.

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