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Monthly rather than weekly?

Should we convert the featured picture of the week and featured article of the week to featured picture of the month and featured article of the month? I don't think wiki or even the community has enough activity to make weekly changes of this scale. Mighty Volcano 13:21, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for a reply? Mighty Volcano 06:52, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

How about just getting a daily random automated image for it? (and also random featured article?) MrcredsAlex 11:45, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, weekly is a lot of updating. If you can do it random that would be good. IncaWarrior 15:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC) MrcredsAlex 16:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Alright: <randomimage /> IncaWarrior 16:56, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

I can't add extensions or maintain the wiki directory until Inca gives me access to it. The concern I have with the random image extension is that it will give your a random image everytime you load the page or re-render (save) the page where as we want a random image which changes every day or week. Although this might be acomplished if the date is passed as the random seed number. Also we would want to display the text from the image page. TedTycoon 17:02, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Inca seems to have already added it. Look to the right. MrcredsAlex 17:18, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, it gets cached though so it won't change everytime. IncaWarrior 17:29, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Changes every time for me. MrcredsAlex 17:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

It changes everytime, and I think you can set the cache settings too. Can you make it's random number based on the date so that it changes every day? Might need to edit the extension source to do this. --TedTycoon 17:52, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

There is a difference between featured and random. Featured articles should have a significant ammount of info in it and it should be well written. Same goes for images. That's why I suggested a monthly feature rather than weekly. Mighty Volcano 08:20, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

I normally choose well-written articles that have enough introduction text to be place on the main page, sometimes I have to fix the article before I make it featured. And I also agree with images, with random image you don't always get screenshots, sometimes you get spell icons or images related to the wiki templates like warning signs. TedTycoon 10:56, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

So should we change it to monthly? Mighty Volcano 19:11, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Go for it, this random image gets a few weird ones in there as Ted was saying. IncaWarrior 19:47, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

So let's get random images from only certain categories. MrcredsAlex 12:09, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

No we won't. There is a difference between featured and random. And looks like you clearly don't understand the difference. Mighty Volcano 06:02, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

The featured picture is as good as any picture that is on here. MrcredsAlex 09:26, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

That may be but it's is not the point. I'm sure no one would mind editing it once a month. Mighty Volcano 10:00, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Changes made from weekly to monthly. Mighty Volcano 10:13, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Improving Main page content

  • Maybe a Editor of the month would be a good idea.
  • Even an article improvement drive.
  • Best article decided upon votes.
  • A more colourful background, with nice pictures of populous. Mighty Volcano 17:05, 4 August 2007 (BST)

Is there enough acticivity for that? It is hard enough changing article of the week every week as I have no helpers :(

I could help you with that :) Mighty Volcano 13:05, 6 August 2007 (BST)

Make a post on reincarnated and ask for more activity, you should direct them to help so that they add internal links and upload pics. --TedTycoon 18:26, 6 August 2007 (BST)

Add a match of the week or player of the month/week Mobius

Please Understand This IS NOT A POPLOUS REINCARNATED WIKI. ITS A POPULOUS THE BEGNNING WIKI. Mighty Volcano 19:39, 8 October 2007 (BST)

You could only have a player of the week under a Pop:Re heading, also how or who is going to choose the player each week. I do need someone to update article of the week and picture of the week if anyones interested? TedTycoon 16:09, 9 October 2007 (BST)

I can help with a picture for the month and article for a month Mighty Volcano 09:34, 11 December 2008 (PST)

Inca can we use the pictures you have on the website. Some of them are really sweet. Mighty Volcano 12:58, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, anything in the pictures section is fine here. IncaWarrior 14:26, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Bigdog91paper Joins the Populous:TB Wiki!

I would be willing to create a guide for each single-player level. With it i could include one of the height bit maps that you can make with the level editor. it would have numbers that would be related to the guide. Does this sound good to everyone?

Sound good, I might add a section in the level infobox for height maps. SP Strategy guides are needed for Level 20: Archipelago and onwards. Make sure you follow the same format as the previous levels, or look at the level format guide. TedTycoon 09:12, 9 April 2008 (PDT)

Spam on the Wiki

I was just looking at some recent changes being made by spamers or bot accounts.. I think we need to create a bot for populous wiki. I serached for some info on it and I found some useful links and source code for bots from I think we can use it to our advantage....

[1] Mighty Volcano 09:53, 11 December 2008 (PST)

Too much spam some one do something. I wish i could delete these account's but I can't Mighty Volcano 02:54, 12 December 2008 (PST)