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Can anyone work on the templates for the Main Page? That would be a grand help. Thanks.

-- Donut THX 1138 [Comm] 20:38, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Hey I was thinking about creating a page in german... exist's that yet? Gordon Freeman 15:55, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Removed the "Create New Page" whotsit. There's been a glut of useless new pages that we can't even delete until we get the current admin back online. Coming Second 16:16, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

We seem to be suffering from a number of technical problems recently, the most annoying of which is the "GNU FDL Free Doc License" bar appearing right in the middle of the longer articles. Also, I cannot seem to start new topics or comment on changes (which is why I'm querying this here and not in the forum). Is this a) just something I'm suffering from, b) a wider problem suffered by more wikis, c) a local problem and is it d) fixable? Coming Second 13:44, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Who deleted the "Ambiguously Canon" template? It doesn't seem to work anymore. 17:41, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

The "Ambiguously Canon" issue is no more on this wiki. See Gearbox Software#Canonicity of the Half-Life expansions. Klow 22:25, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Main Page design[edit]

Hullo! I'm Kirkburn, a Wikia Gaming Helper, and I have a note to make regarding the Main Page. You may be interested in stealing some code/links from the Wikia Starter wiki which is the current new wiki base design. Keep up the great work! Kirkburn (talk) 13:16, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Main page layout[edit]

Hello! I've been working on an important update to the main page layout which you can see on User:Kirkburn/Dev. You can find out more about why it's so important on User talk:Kirkburn/Dev. Does anyone have any views or opinions on it? The colour scheme and content can be changed, if so wished. Kirkburn (talk) 16:05, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

I've updated the design to more closely resemble the current main page - though it is a little more colourful (which can be toned down if so wished). Kirkburn (talk) 22:57, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
This update needs to go live soon - if there are no objections, I would like to put it live before the end of the week. Kirkburn (talk) 11:24, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
I've made more tweaks and put it live - it has everything from the original, plus a little bit more. Kirkburn (talk) 09:40, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

What's with the main page?[edit]

Seriously, I like the Cake Wiki concept, but some stuff on the main sounds like fanon and bias (even if it were true, we still don't allow that kind of stuff on wikia. Plus, Mr. Main is messy too. Baker78 00:34, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

We've decided to take the Wiki in a new direction, we weren't happy with the last layout, it was in need of reform. We think the new page much better reflects what we do. The admins are quite happy. - Halo-343 00:44, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
The layout is fine, get rid of the bias and grammar and spelling errors. Baker78 01:10, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
NO! As the newest admin, you are banned FOR-EV-ER! Big McLargeHuge 03:35, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
That's not rational. I'm trying to make a suggestion, and you retaliate like this? 0_0 Baker78 03:44, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
March 32nd is my favorite day of the year. As Bill in L4D would say, "You ARE an idiot!" Big McLargeHuge 03:50, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
(Sighs) In the April Fools mood today, eh? Sorry if I didn't understand that, but still......... Baker78 04:09, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
The new main page and logo a PREFECT! They wil STAY!1!1! Klow 11:07, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

New Icon[edit]

Who's the dumbass who changed the site logo to "Cake Wiki"? This new picture had horrible quality and the site is called "Combine Overwiki". It does not fit well (that's what she said). Someone should change it back! NOW!

Because yelling on the internet will get what you want.
P.S. Happy April fools.--Chairman Jack the Black 01:50, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
Ah... I see... ha ha >:|
the cake is a lie the cake is a lie the cake is a lie the cake is a lie the cake is a lie Kyano 15:24, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Caek is apperently a lie ....Ok its not just the front page, also it the HEV suit G-MAN and numerous others that are all messed up and stuff.What the hell happened?--"I thought i would pretend i was one of those deaf-mutes (:p" 17:02, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Are you f*cking serious? Take a look at a damn calendar. Kyano 17:12, April 1, 2010 (UTC)


WHAT THE BLOODY HELL!?!?THIS NEW ADMINS ARE A BUNCH OF KIDS DAMN KIDS WITH BAD GRAMMER NOW THIS WIKIA SUCKS !WHAT THE HELL HAPPEND!?!?!--"I thought i would pretend i was one of those deaf-mutes (:p" 15:54, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Heh. But please, don't blank the entire page :P Kyano 15:59, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

What the?[edit]

Who was the idiot who slapped the Halo ad onto the main area? Get rid of it now.--FlareKitsune 15:58, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

Could you avoid calling us names? Wikia manages the ugly ads, we cannot move, change or remove them. Klow 11:50, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

"Did You Know..." blurbs in need of improvement.[edit]

I've only found one, but some people may have encountered others: "...that Striders were to be assaulted by the player and being taken their gun after being defeated?" That's just... awful. --Parnifia 18:28, 5 December 2012 (GMT)

Another one: "...that the Pit Drone is cannibal?" Should definitely be "is a cannibal?"

...Is anyone even reading this? Or am I just wasting my time? --Parnifia 12:56, 10 January 2013 (GMT)

You're not wasting your time! You mean the English is just wrong, or the subject?... Klow 23:56, 14 January 2013 (GMT)
English, mostly. I think the main thing is to just proofread most of them. --Parnifia 16:00, 15 January 2013 (GMT)
Well I write them mostly rather quickly when I have ideas, and I may not proofread properly. If you want to do it, you're welcome! You know the name of the page? Klow 17:40, 15 January 2013 (GMT)
Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the page, but if you inform me I'll get right on it. --Parnifia 20:11, 15 January 2013 (GMT)
Good! Here it is. You should be able to edit it directly. Be careful with the markup. Klow 10:36, 16 January 2013 (GMT)
Done. I proofread most of the entries near the beginning, eventually got bored, and then just skipped to the one about the Strider. However, the one deviance from this is that I fixed the link for Wheatley's Test Chamber 15 leading to the disambiguation page (that I have provided the link to). --Parnifia 15:32, 17 January 2013 (GMT)

Also, a suggestion: I think we should have a named anchor at the "Did You Know..." box, and have "Refresh" link to it. I would do it myself, but I have neither the knowledge (I've only done web design in DreamWeaver before) nor the permissions to. --Parnifia 15:56, 17 January 2013 (GMT)

And one last thing, while I have your attention: May I add an entry that states the amount of times "rhubarb" appears in the cake recipe, with a link here? --Parnifia 16:13, 17 January 2013 (GMT)

Why not but see each DYK is added as a series of 7, not one here and there, so you'll need 6 other nice DYK items! There's also a "refresh" button, which refreshes the whole page, not the DYK frame only. Klow 11:30, 18 January 2013 (GMT)
I know what the function of the refresh button is, but what it is is a link back to the main page; my idea was that we could possibly have an anchor + have the refresh link to it so that it brings the screen down to the DYK frame immediately... It was just nit-picky, so feel free to disregard that particular suggestion. --Parnifia 17:08, 18 January 2013 (GMT)
I see what you mean, we may work on it one day, that's all I can say. Klow 18:32, 20 January 2013 (GMT)

...No April Fools'?[edit]

The TF2 team did it, the TF2 Raffle House team did it, so why didn't we this year? Life is so short... --Parnifia (talk) 22:16, 1 April 2013 (BST)

The 2013 Overwiki April Fools' joke was live for about 10 hours, although I think it should have run longer for the sake of everyone in the Americas. Marphy (talk) 23:37, 1 April 2013 (BST)
Of course I missed it. Because of time zones. Oh well... --Parnifia (talk) 18:31, 5 April 2013 (BST)

Please, add the Spanish link to the Main Page[edit]

Hi! The Spanish people have a wiki too: please, add the link to it at the Main Page.

Regards! --Ryo567 (talk) 22:38, 12 August 2013 (BST)

Added. Thank you for the heads up. Marphy (talk) 01:34, 13 August 2013 (BST)


When I click on the "Mods" category it shows me a list of articles from the "Real World" category, is that the way it should be? V24 (talk) 20:48, 19 August 2013 (BST)

I have just fixed that. The original "real world" template was split into two smaller, more reasonable templates to individually accommodate official and fan-mode content, but the template on the Mods category page hadn't been updated to point to the fan-made template yet. Thanks for the heads up. Marphy (talk) 22:22, 19 August 2013 (BST)
I understand and thank you for fixing it. V24 (talk) 22:37, 19 August 2013 (BST)

Half-Life Candy[edit]

Hey guys do we have any information on the wiki about this Half-Life candy or bubblegum or whatever it is? This is what i am talking about and here guess it's gum. V24 (talk) 11:24, 27 October 2013 (GMT)

There's currently no information about the old Ukrainian/Russian HL2 bubblegum on the OverWiki. As it's an unlicensed and unofficial product, it's not that notable other than being a curious oddity from many years ago. Marphy (talk) 11:49, 27 October 2013 (GMT)
Interesting, oh well thanks anyway V24 (talk) 17:12, 27 October 2013 (GMT)

A language setting[edit]

Hi I said you would need a language setting for the rest of the non-English speaking community. Proposed pages combines overwiki into (French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese).