WiKirby talk:Sandbox

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Placement on Side Bar

Could somone add the sandbox to the MediaWiki sidebar page, please? Austin (NIWA Operative) 19:41, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Personal Sandboxes

Why must the entire wiki share one sandbox? -- կրակ (խոսել) -- 21:53, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
It's not like there is a limited amount of space....right? Besides, what's in the sandbox isn't permanent, and doesn't Bulbapedia have User Sandboxes? --Stupid Name Guy, Remino52 21:57, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Personaly, I think everyone should have a sandbox on a subpage of their user pages. Not make an entire page for it that doesn't provide any info on kirby. Imagine a first time visiter comes to this site, presses random pages and ends up here. They will immediatly run off without a second thought. -- կրակ (խոսել) -- 21:59, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
The random function only shows on the pages in the main namespace when clicked on in the toolbar. To make it include another, you have to add /<namespace name> to it. Besides, this sandbox is public, while the user sandboxes are more private. It makes sense to have it. A group of users can work on one test in this sandbox, while in user sandboxes, it appears more that the one user works on it by themself. Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 00:30, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
This is old, I know, but I like to respond anyways for future references. As you can see, we are not stopping users from creating their own personal sandbox. If such a sandbox was not allowed, all of you would have known by now. The community sandbox was made for several reasons, with the main reason being to help new editors start out. A new editor needs somewhere where he/she can edit freely and can make as many mistakes as he/she would like without harsh criticism. Both public and private sandboxes achieve this, but it is unlikely that a new editor will make a private sandbox if he/she has no knowledge of wiki coding, namespaces, etc. If the editor in question feels he/she wants to make a private sandbox, once again, there is nothing stopping him/her. There are no threatening problems with either sandbox, so there is really no reason to delete it if that was on your mind. Each has their own pros and cons, but their purpose is just the same and just as important. Austin (NIWA Operative) 17:21, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
Personal Sandboxes? That would be awesome! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kirby140 (talkcontribs) . Please always sign your comments by typing ~~~~!
Yes, you can create the page User:Kirby140/Sandbox, and use that for any tests you want. And please sign your talk page comments with ~~~~. --Moydow 15:13, 20 November 2010 (CST)

New Main Page

While I like the backgrounds, simple and Kirby-related with stars and such, I don't think EVERYTHING needs a background. "Most Wanted Articles" could be much more discreet, like at the bottom of the page, and featured content could be more prominent, so new viewers could see that we do have great articles and not see that we have so much work to do! After seeing our featured article and picture, reading the trivia/did you know section, watching a video, and viewing some articles, then they can make an account and see what they can help with. I also think that the patterns shouldn't be grouped together as much (all blue stars on left and all yellow checkboard on right) because it makes it hard to distinguish between different boxes. Other than those few things, this is looking great. --Triple D is awesome 08:19, 29 August 2011 (CDT)

If not everything has a background, it will look inconsistent like the current main page does, though :\ As for the wanted pages, while I want to replace those with something else anyway (a random list of stubs, to be precise, but would need server access and tacopill's help for that and am not seeing much cooperation at the moment), they're current the best thing we have to direct attention towards things that need to be done (I had been thinking about moving them above the lineup template, even). What needs to be considered is that the wiki lacks a good base of contributors more than anything else, so directing attention towards things that need be done rather than things that already exist seems to make more sense to me; while you do have a point there, not everyone will actually bother to scroll down on the main page and do all these things you presume they would, so hiding this at the bottom seems to limit its utility. As for the grouping together, I'm just following the way it currently (mostly) is, and was thinking it helped telling apart different kinds of information, but then again, I actually don't quite see anymore how the left and the right tower are different, actually. Honestly, the current main page's arrangement is a bit of a mystery to me. I'm going to look at some things later and try to make a more colourful arrangement.--Vellidragon 10:26, 29 August 2011 (CDT)

Alright, made some changes to make it more varied; does this look any better?--Vellidragon 12:08, 29 August 2011 (CDT)

On a different note, I'm considering replacing the bubbles in the Did You Know box with File:KSSArtStone.png. While there's nothing wrong with the bubbles, they seem a bit placeholder-esque as they have nothing to do with trivia (other boxes with images tend to have those relate at least a little to the box's subject); while the Kirby statue doesn't have that much to do with it either, it does trigger associations with museums and more or less interesting information for me (the plaque contributes a lot to that), and I also like how it looks. The final result would look somewhat like this:
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Any thoughts on this?--Vellidragon 15:10, 29 August 2011 (CDT)
I think that the linked image above looks good, as does the rest of the new Main Page. :). Very nice choices for texture backgrounds. Tacopill 14:53, 30 August 2011 (CDT).

Buttons

Generally, the buttons look fine in text and tables, though the A looks a little big in comparison to the button (it takes up a lot of the button). I do not think that should be too much of a problem though, that may be just my personal preference :P T.c.w7468 22:09, 12 January 2012 (CST)

It's actually the same A as the one in the normal font used on WiKirby. I'm making the letters/numbers on buttons as big as possible so people won't have trouble seeing them (I've had negative experiences with too small letters in button images in the past). I would make the button itself bigger, but it would push the lines of text apart then; I'm currently limiting the size to 12 pixels height (which already seems kinda big in a flowing text).--Vellidragon 22:29, 12 January 2012 (CST)
I guess that makes sense. Looks good then :) T.c.w7468 21:48, 13 January 2012 (CST)

Kirby Super Star (Ultra) Navbox

Since the layout idea for a combined Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra that I put in the sandbox has been edited recently, I felt like bringing this up again. There was a discussion on what such a navbox could look like on Template talk:KirbySS, but no conclusion has been reached and there hasn't been any feedback on the proposed box (and very little on other proposals); if anyone has an opinion on it or an idea to improve it (or a different idea altogether), please do say so. It's about time that Kirby Super Star Ultra gets navbox inclusion.--Vellidragon 21:51, 27 April 2012 (CDT)