IMPORTANT (ADMINS AND CONTRIBUTORS PLEASE READ): The New Layout Looms on the Horizon
|“||Dear wikia users, go consume a literal bag of shit. Sincerely, wikia servers||”|
Some will know what I am talking about, but others will be confused. Well I'm here to tell you that, should a month or two come (and I say "should" because of the impending threat that the world could theoretically be nuked into oblivion at any given moment), wikia itself will be undergoing a great change.
This change? Wikia is getting a new layout. Here's what our main page will look like under the "Venus" layout:
I know what you're thinking: "Good god that layout is SHIT". You're
objectively right. So, what are we going to do about it? The answer is nothing. Wikia will permanently implement it come a month or so. Rebelling against it will do nothing since wikia probably doesn't give a shit due to the fact they'll still be getting money, but that's not what this is about.
Wikia have disabled any chance of using the classic editor. Talk about disabling the monobook feature is popping up here and there too, and I hope to God this isn't true. The problem here is that we may need to redesign pretty much everything on the wikia, which as you can assume will take a painstaking amount of effort. Here's what the editing section looks like on this:
A clusterfuck ain't it? And here's the page itself:
Now, the page layout itself isn't too painstaking, in my opinion actually the larger text makes it easier on the eyes, but as you can see it funks with the infobox - rendering the recent activity box and the character infoboxes, as well as the images, clunky-looking and uncompromising.
And let's not forget the "SEE MORE" button...
Under the alternative circumstance we wouldn't have too much trouble redoing the wikia entirely, but since Arsonal and ChrisH8 are presumably MIA, we don't have much template-savvy folk on this wiki at the moment. But the good news is that I have several code-savvy friends who administrate larger wikis, namely the One Piece wiki, who can help us in fixing shit up when the time comes (and if needed, give them temporary admin rights here).
Use this thread to discuss the layout change and what we should do.