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Refer to heading Unsigned comment by 60.224.33.205 (talk • contribs).

The front-page could probably use a makeover, but the rest of the site has changed immensely over the past year. We're now averaging nearly two thousand unique visitors every single day thanks to all the hard working editors like Ederchil and Sage. --Hyarion 03:38, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the credit. Personally I don't use the main page since I directly go to the "recent articles" or my watchlist list, and I guess other regular editors do so too. Sage 08:53, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Me too; though I hardly do anything of late (touchups and janitorial mostly). I've been dividing my time between this wiki and the DCAU and DC wikia's (dividing meaning they get slightly more time). Hyar, now that you back, can you solve the image problem? -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:17, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
It may be that we rather use sites like the watchlist or "recent articles" but what visitors see first is the main page. The "On this day..." section is great and we don't need "Updates" every month but the contents of "Featured Article", "Collaborations" and "Featured Quote" are ancient.
Featured Article
We have 2 nominated articles: Gandalf with seven Agrees and Glamdring with three. Gandalf lacks some sources so maybe we could take Glamdring first (if Ederchil and Sage added their Agree we would have the needed 5 - in fact I haven't voted either...). Ederchil, would you put Glamdring on the Main Page (I could write the short text needed..). It would be great to see a change there... :)
Featured Quote
We have already five Agrees for the "Elrond-Gimli exchange". Why don't put it on the Main Page?
Collaborations
We could take one of the articles needing expansion. I would suggest Barad-dûr?! Perhaps we should change "The improvement drive article for this week is:" into "The improvement drive article is:". It's a bit strange to read "for this week" and see it unchanged for months.
Eldarion Telcontar 20:59, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Went ahead and changed the quote and collab. I don't vote for Glamdring because I wrote it. (and, I'm ashamed to say, nominated it.) -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Voted for Glamdring (really great article). One last Agree needed and we could have a new Featured Article after seven months. -- Eldarion Telcontar 21:02, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the responses, i just really like the article of the day idea. Maybe we could change it 2 article of the month?
Maybe they should make it Article of the Week. We have enough good articles to do a loop of about 40 before restarting, and we are contantly revising the articles every day!--Galdor of the Trees 17:56, 5 December 2009 (UTC)