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Visual Reconstruction

I think this wiki looks boring as is. It should have more attractive colors instead of black text on a white screen...

Zippy (talk) 18:10, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Adding Languages

I'd like to see the other languages added to the Main Page. --Badg0n (talk) 14:25, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

+1 --Bannert (talk) 11:32, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Main Page Overhaul

The Wiki Page needs to be reorganized. It currently is a confusing mess and should be more organized for easier navigation. As i do not have access to edit this page i'll continue to add to other pages but i believe the real fixing of this WIKI would need to start at the root. --ACryInShame (Talk) -12 Feb 2015 10:15 (EST) -5hr

I read your forum-article and answered there http://factorioforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=20029 Ssilk (talk) 17:18, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Adding Changelogs

Shouldn't we add a changelog page and link it to the main one ?--Staxxy (talk) 22:53, 4 March 2013 (CET)

It is actually linked on the main page as "Version History" under the "get the game" section. Not sure what the preference is on that name comparged to "Change Log". - BenWo (talk) 12:46, 16 May 2014 (CEST)

Pages blueprint

We would need to set up conventional presentations for pages depending of their topic. For example, all pages covering weapons should be presented the same way, with the same organisation, ect...--Staxxy (talk) 23:14, 4 March 2013 (CET)

I like this idea! We need standard templates for the big categories to make navigating easier. I'll certainly start work on this as time allows. BenWo (talk) 08:11, 15 May 2014 (CEST)
Putting updates on my navbox work over on Talk:Wiki_To-do_List to save this for talk about the main page. - BenWo (talk) 12:35, 16 May 2014 (CEST)

More content

I started doing a bit of tweaking on the Main page over on User:BenWo/Main_Page to try and fit some more of these items. I've also moved all of the HTML off into some templates to keep it cleaner. Feel free to go over there and move bits around with whatever ideas you've got. :) - BenWo (talk) 12:44, 16 May 2014 (CEST)

Moved over the new version of the Main page I worked on, cleaning up the source a ton using some templates. There's empty space in the center cell for the GUIDES section (see To-Do talk page, now linked in lower-right main page cell). Any suggestions or whatnot, please discuss!! BenWo (talk) 13:54, 25 May 2014 (CEST)

Top right box

  • Link to the list of News (Friday Facts, Random Ramblings...)

Left box

  • What it is (short explanation)

http://www.factorioforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=829

  • Beginners Guide

(Sub-pages:

    • Joseki (Good starting moves)
    • The first day
    • Exploring the map
    • Electric Power
    • Crafting
    • Research
    • Red&Green Potion
    • Weapons&Armour
    • Blue Potion
    • Car
    • Logistic Bots
    • Train
    • And bejond?)

Center + right Box

(Items, Networks, Special, Concept) is one big point in the center.

Left lower box

  • FAQ
  • Map-Editor
    • Convert map to Scenario
  • Game-Options
    • Key-Defaults
  • Contributing

(

    • For this wiki
    • Link to mods

)

...

"Before you play"

The main page has "Console" under "Before you play". I don't think it's appropriate for that section. --Glyph (talk) 15:27, 13 August 2014 (CEST)

Fixed. You are allowed to make such changes. This is a wiki. :) Ssilk (talk) 23:40, 13 August 2014 (CEST)
Thanks! I am hesitant to edit the main page because I would start to move everything around and couldn't stop! --Glyph (talk) 09:55, 14 August 2014 (CEST)
There is the "restore previous version"-button. :) Currrently I think the amount of links to other pages has reached a limit, the lower, the better. Ssilk (talk) 19:39, 15 August 2014 (CEST)

Contributors

Suggestion: Remove the contributors (currently only the translators) from the main page and move it to "Contributors"-page.

Anything against?

Support - I indeed think this should not be on the main page, but also not on another page. A wiki is for people to work together, so everyone contributes to it, why only display a few names? TheWombatGuru (talk) 07:54, 29 August 2014 (CEST)
Indeed. I think removing the names is logical for a wiki, cause the changes can be seen in the history. I will put this into the forum, too and wait and if nobody has anything against I'll remove that... Ssilk (talk) 13:12, 31 August 2014 (CEST)
I made a change to this section, is this a good alternative? TheWombatGuru (talk) 00:14, 4 October 2014 (CEST)
I think yes, but now I have a question — how is it works? And what should I do to insert local names of the languages to the list? E.g. Czech lang is "Чеська", English lang is "Англійська", French is "Французька", etc (by Ukrainian language). I was trying to use the new template in Main_Page/uk but the brackets after a language's self-name are empty... --Vitduo (talk) 16:16, 4 October 2014 (CEST)
I saw you already figured out how, thanks for extending the template :) TheWombatGuru (talk) 16:35, 4 October 2014 (CEST)

New "Around the game" introduced

I'm not so sure, if that was a good idea. My normal way would be to change it and then look at it in some days/weeks, but with more wikianers I could just ask. So maybe, this Main page gets a little bit to big now? If so, please make suggestions or change it. :) Ssilk (talk) 23:37, 18 October 2014 (CEST)

I think it's good like this, good editing :) TheWombatGuru (talk) 00:50, 19 October 2014 (CEST)

Old News Showing If Not Logged In

Users who are not logged in to the wiki are not seeing the latest news in the News block. You can confirm this by logging out and going to the Main Page. The latest piece of news visible is "Mar 18 FFF #130: Steam release side effects."

As soon as you log in, the current news from the News page is shown instead. Does anyone have any idea what needs to be fixed so that people aren't seeing out-of-date news?

--CyberPhantom (talk) 16:32, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

For the admins: this looks like it's being caused by the MediaWiki file cache. This cache only applies to anonymous (not logged in) users. According to the MediaWiki documentation, running the purge action should expire the cache and fix the problem. I tried that, and it didn't help. Maybe an admin needs to do it for it to work on the Main Page? Or maybe something else is preventing the file cache from clearing? --CyberPhantom (talk)

Change icons' image file names

Change icons' image file names from "fast-inserter.png" to "Fast inserter icon.png". (for obvious reasons)

Steps:

  • This topic gets 5 +1 (so it's approved)
  • Generate the renamed files (already done [1]) and upload
  • Change the code at the Template:Icon (I can make it backward compatible)
  • Done


Link to preorderpage no more active http://www.factorio.com/preorder

Should be changed to http://www.factorio.com

Wrong link

On the Community-spitter there is a mistake, it says "ink=" so there ist missing the letter "l" to set no link. As I'm just a normal user I'm not allowed to fix this, so somebody else has to do this. -- RobbiRobb (talk) 13:45, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I fixed it :) --Bilka (talk) 13:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks :D -- RobbiRobb (talk) 14:38, 20 April 2017 (UTC)