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(As I suggested on the talk page I felt we need the community portal for a lot of things, mainly as a collection of useful links - if I have missed out any link please add them. Thanks!)
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The '''Community Portal''' lists events related to Tolkien Gateway. For community discussion see [[Forum:Council]]
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! <h2 style="margin:0;background:#cef2e0;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Updates</h2>
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* '''6 August 08''' - New Community portal page launched!
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* '''12 July 08''' - Tolkien Gateway passed the threshold of 7000 articles!
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* '''1 July 2008''' - Unfortunately we were having some power problems with the server at the data center early this morning, sorry about that folks.
  
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:''[[Tolkien Gateway:Updates|more updates]]''
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==Site Updates==
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[[Image:Morgen Bell - The Palantir.jpg|thumb|250px|''The Palantir'' by [[Morgen Bell]]]]
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* The Poem extension has now been added. To utilize the new extension simply encase your poem between <nowiki><poem> and </poem></nowiki>. No more line breaks required after every line or using the pre tag.
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* I'm proud to announce '''Tolkien Gateway''' has just passed 3,000 unique visitors in one day. We have all of the dedicated contributors to thank and at this point I think it's just a matter of time before people realize the potential of the site.
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*[[Special:Recent changes|Recent changes]]
* Small skin changes. I've been playing around with the skin a lot of today so I'm sorry if anyone saw anything odd. I've added the A-Z links to the top center and removed them from the left where they were taking up way too much room. When we finalize some "Portal" pages such as the Gallery and maybe a Characters portal or something I'll throw those links on the left. Let me know what you guys think.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Projects|Projects]]
* thrasher7 has provided us with a new extension, the [[Special:Editcount/TopEditors]] extension which lists the top editors. Hopefully this will give us an extra incentive to keep editing. You can include your total edits in your user page by using <nowiki>{{Special:Editcount/Hyarion}}</nowiki> for example. Let the race to #1 begin!
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Featured articles|Featured articles]]
* Kristine Kastle has written a [http://people.emich.edu/zgarrett/ColProject/3.html critique of Tolkien Gateway] for her class. We received 1.5 out of 4 rings.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Featured quotes|Featured quotes]]
* The left navigational A-Z links have been fixed. Prior to the update they used Special:Allpages/A which would show a couple hundred pages starting with A but it might continue on through B and C. Now when you click A you will only see articlces starting with A.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Featured Gatekeepers|Featured Gatekeepers]]
* The upgrade to 1.6.3 is now complete! [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Important_Release_Notes#MediaWiki_1.6.x New Features]. Please let me know if you see any bugs that I might have missed.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:To-do|To-do]]
* We have planned to upgrade from MediaWiki 1.5.4 to 1.6.3 today. This includes an added feature which forces people who edit anonymously and have a link in their edit, to type a random word. This should prevent pretty much all the vandalisms. If you find anything wrong after the upgrade, please let us know.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Collaborations|Collaborations]]
* If you haven't noticed we have converted our [[Tolkien_Gateway_talk:Community_Portal|Community Portal discussion]] to a forum-like atmosphere over on the [[Forum:Council|Council forums]] (a link is also present on the left navigation).
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Requested articles|Requested articles]]
* It seems we have surpassed over 200,000 page views as well as over 200 registered users. Congratulations everyone.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Requests for adminship|Requests for adminship]]
* Over 500 articles and a day later I've now completed the redirect pages. Searching or even making a [[Numenor]] link will redirect to the correct accented article.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Administrators|Administrators]]
* I'm still debating switching the main page to be simply a [http://tolkiengateway.net/search/ Search Page]. I like the idea of having a simplistic Google-like look, but I think the lack of news/information on the main page might not be liked. What do you guys think?
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* I think I've decided to go through ''every'' article that has an accent and create a non-accented redirect to it. Search results do not display the correct results for something like "Numenor" since there are technically accents on the word. Creating the redirects will allow someone to search for "Numenor" and simply be redirected to the correct page. I've whined to the MediaWiki staff about creating an extension but it's just going to be too much work to do it like Google and even Wikipedia uses the redirect idea.
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* Congratulations everyone, we have now surpassed 10,000 edits!
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* I've altered the left navigation menu to display only alphabetical links. The old links were not fully completed even though the articles were written. I think this way people will be able to see how large our database is more efficiently. What do you guys think? Feel free to post on the discussion page.
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* Unfortunately the last couple days we've had some MySQL issues which has caused some downtime. This is not viewed lightly and we've done everyting possible to prevent anymore downtime in the future. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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* Congratulations to everyone who has worked on the Encyclopedia, we have now surpassed over 100,000 views.
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* We have founded our own [http://tolkiennews.net Tolkien News] website.
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* A [http://tolkiengateway.net/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&useskin=dusk new skin] has been added. To switch to that skin permanently just go into your preferences once you are logged in.
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* I've added [[Tolkien_Gateway:Council|a page for editors to discuss Tolkien Gateway]].
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Here follows a list of policies which you should adhere to whilst editing:
* Tolkien Gateway is now offering free website hosting and IRC chat services to selected Tolkien websites, please email hyarion [at] hyarion [dot] net for more details.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Policy|General Site Policy]]
* After a bit of downtime we now have successfully relocated to the new server.
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Standards|Standards]]
* You can now [[Special:Newimages|View recently uploaded images]]. If you have an account, feel free to [[Special:Upload|Upload your own images]].
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Duplicate articles|Duplicate articles]]
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Deletion policy|Deletion policy]]
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*[[Canon]]
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*[[Spoilers]]
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! <h2 style="margin:0;background:#cedff2;font-size:120%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Community</h2>
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It is important that the community of editors on this site contact each other. The Tolkien Gateway offers various ways to do this, these are listed below:
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*Article Talk Pages
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*User Talk Pages
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*[[Forum:Council|Forums]]
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Chat|IRC Chat]]
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Meetings|Weekly Meetings]]
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:''Main Help Page: [[Help:Contents|Contents]]''
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If you are new here and don't really know how you can contribute to this site, then please see our help articles located [[Help:Contents|here]]. It is recommended that you [http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/w/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&type=signup create an account] although this is not required to edit pages. If you would like to test out our site, then please do so in our [[Tolkien Gateway:Sandbox|sandbox]]
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Revision as of 21:35, 6 August 2008

Community Portal

Updates

  • 6 August 08 - New Community portal page launched!
  • 12 July 08 - Tolkien Gateway passed the threshold of 7000 articles!
  • 1 July 2008 - Unfortunately we were having some power problems with the server at the data center early this morning, sorry about that folks.
more updates

Useful Links

see also Tolkien Gateway

Policy

Here follows a list of policies which you should adhere to whilst editing:

Community

It is important that the community of editors on this site contact each other. The Tolkien Gateway offers various ways to do this, these are listed below:

Help