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Index update 2019

  1. Shouldn't one of Contracker or Jungle Inferno Campaign take the place of something on the Index Column 1 or 3?
  2. Shouldn't Comics take the place of something on the Index Column 1 or 3?

Maybe Item Quality and Critical Hits go.

M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 01:30, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

An idea for translated main page

There is a navigation section which showed "Guidelines", "Discussion" etc, which doesn't appear for translated home pages.

And so Dereko tried adding a navigation (which is also shared with other important zh-hans pages) right there to improve the zh-hans page, though without a formal discussion (please forgive me if it's rude).
The navigation section includes useful links for both translators and visitors, from where they can enter translation progress page much easilier than before, or use another page I am working on to search for pages using Chinese names.

You can have a look at here (very clear with a Chinese TF Logo), and Dereko wonders if it's ok to keep it.

Thanks for spending time here :D User Dereko Name.png 14:11, 17 November 2019 (UTC)


Hyperlink name: why don't we just call it 'archive'?

Dear people of the TF wiki,

In the Featured article section, there's a 'Previously featured' hyperlink.

but the page which through the hyperlink has current featured article, not only previous featured articles.

why don't we just named that hyperlink as 'archive'? It would be much appropriate name. 123rse (talk) 08:51, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

The previous featured articles are right below the current featured article. See Template:FeaturedArticle#Previous_featured_articlesTark lm(pt-br) 17:04, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Should some form of warning be put in place regarding the leak?

Source code for TF2 and CSGO was leaked, allowing for RCE. I think some form of warning advising players not to play until Valve responds would be appropriate. Salty DogInfernalShroom (Talk) 17:43, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Yes
GrampaSwood (talk) 17:45, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Either of you can make a template (similar to Rick May's Memorial) and I'll put it on the main page. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 17:57, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Already being worked on.
GrampaSwood (talk) 18:01, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Template:Stayhome is up! Killicon flaming huntsman.png VasyaTheWizard (talk) • (contributions) 18:05, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Admin add the warning as an every page banner? M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 18:23, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
I feel like having it on every page would be a bit overkill if we already have it on the main page, what do the others think? Killicon flaming huntsman.png VasyaTheWizard (talk) • (contributions) 18:25, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
I'd put it on every page. Banner blindness and stuff. And not everyone visits the wiki through the main page, and this is vital information. { TidB | t | c } 18:27, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
I agree, putting this warning on every page will ensure that anyone who visits the wiki will see it. Salty DogInfernalShroom (Talk) 18:29, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
The situation is extraordinary and requires that we inform this everyone that comes here and at all times - that means putting the banner everywhere. In "best" case scenario the game becomes unplayable thanks to "just" exploits found in the engine, and at worst we have a real disaster in form of RCE, with a possibility of more than just 1 method of doing that. Goodjob (talk)
Good points, I'll look into if it's possible to have it visible on all pages without editing every single page for it. Killicon flaming huntsman.png VasyaTheWizard (talk) • (contributions) 18:37, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
The global notice doesn't seem to be working on every page. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 18:51, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Once again, it's just the server cache. Give it a few hours (or days) to become fully stable. User Wookipan Golden Strawberry.png Wookipan (talk | contribs) 19:47, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Something funky happening with the Full Moon status

https://i.imgur.com/0y6e3gT User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 00:47, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Apparently there's also a problem with the Featured Article image. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 00:48, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
I somehow fixed the full moon one when I corrected a commented-out spelling mistake in the If full moon template. Don't ask me why changing a commented-out letter made it work again. 404UNF (talk) 01:12, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Well looks like it fixed the problem with the Featured Article image too. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 01:19, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
"Google Translation"; maybe something else was going on, but resolved. M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 02:30, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Rick May's date of death is incorrect

As mentioned in the Tribute to Rick May and Rick May Wikipedia article, he passed away on April 8,2020. However, the "Latest Updates" section of main page incorrectly lists it as April 13, 2020. Salty DogInfernalShroom (Talk) 22:17, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Fixed. User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 22:27, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Fencing description

The description of the fencing spy taunt has all knives except Prinny's Machete, although this taunt can be made with her. Fox7314 ( talk) 09:51, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about here, there's no mention of the fencing taunt here.
GrampaSwood (talk) 10:04, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

a way to improve the wiki

What if we have a page where we discuss weapon, cosmetic, map, action item, game mode, and taunt ideas?Msmeal18 (talk) 23:55, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Not what the wiki is for. You may make a page on your own user space but otherwise, use the steam discussion forums.
GrampaSwood (talk) 23:57, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
how do I do datMsmeal18 (talk) 00:00, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
You need to create a page that says "https://tf2.wiki/wiki/User:Msmeal18/THENAMEYOUWISH" · Ashe (talk) 00:05, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
But I want a place where everyone can share there ideas. Msmeal18 (talk) 22:53, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
If you add a notice at the top saying anyone can edit it and add their own ideas, but you reserve the right to remove any you see unfit then you basically have your own moderated page. There are several templates you can use to make suggestions just look like real stats. A page such as this on the mainspace is not a good fit for the wiki, nor would it really have any purpose besides being a place for discussion (Which is the job for forums, not wikipedias).
GrampaSwood (talk) 23:01, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Here’s the link: https://tf2.wiki/wiki/User:Msmeal18/Ideas Msmeal18 (talk) 00:20, 10 January 2021 (UTC)


@Msmeal18 Reply to the 22:53 post : I want to amplify; a place "where we discuss weapon, cosmetic, map, action item, game mode, and taunt ideas?" would be a forum or a workshop. Those already exist. Tfwiki is chartered as an encyclopedia, "Its goal is to provide Team Fortress 2 players with information that they will find useful to further their understanding of the game", not toe provide for community development of the game.
Additionally, this Talk:Main Page is exclusively for discussion of the Main Page. As stated in the notice at the top this Talk page, "This page is not for general discussion of TF2 or the wiki." This means that significant changes to the mission of the wiki should be discussed at Team Fortress Wiki:Discussion, not here.
M I K A D O 282 ❄❄❄❄❄ ❄❄ ❄❄ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 00:38, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Empty Subpages

So I've been trying to clean out the "uncategorized pages" special page, and I think I've done it.
Except for two pages: "Main Page/Page.css" and "Main Page/Page.js". These two pages are weird. For one thing, they're both blank. Main Page/Page.css merely displays the text "// Empty". That is also the full content of its source code. Main Page/Page.js is about four times as elaborate, with source code consisting of "// Empty but protected from edits." For another thing, they're both, well, uncategorized. For a third thing, they're both (as Page.js says) protected from edits.
Are these pages waiting to be edited for some greater purpose? Do they have hidden code that's necessary for the wiki's function? Are the required to sate the hunger of some ravenous spaghetti code monster? Or..?
And what should be done about them? Do we just leave them be and never see the glory of an empty Special:Uncategorizedpages? Kestrelguy (talk) 02:06, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

I think they are hidden and protected · Ashe (talk) 02:14, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

TF95 theme

Can we make TF95 an optional theme you can activate anytime? I love Windows 95 and I love this style.

ClonaClox9999 (talk) 18:35, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

I must agree, it’s nice looking
Calcium fiend (talk) 18:39, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Heyo, I'm the one that made the TF95 theme. Glad you guys like it <3. I have thought about making it into a toggleable skin due to the many requests, but no promises. In the meantime, I've put up the code @ pastebin for you to use locally. Simply create the page User:<yourusername>/common.css, or go into Preferences > Appearance, click on 'Custom CSS' then paste the code. You may get some warnings from MediaWiki (the software that the wiki uses) about possible errors; just ignore those and save anyway - it's just due to the formatter that I used. Also, please note that it won't have the dialog box or the popup ad, sadly. User Wookipan Golden Strawberry.png Wookipan (talk | contribs) 19:23, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Add latest news

I'd like to suggest adding a new field under "Latest updates" mirroring the News section of the Blog. Example. — Tark lm(pt-br) 12:52, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Pictogram plus.png Support
GrampaSwood (talk) 13:01, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support User Gabrielwoj Signature Icon.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 16:25, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support Mgpt (talk) 16:42, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support Idk why it didn't exist before · Ashe (talk) 21:02, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support User Denied signature.jpg Denied (Talk) 18:07, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram tick.png Done. — Tark lm(pt-br) 11:23, 20 October 2021 (UTC)