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Warlords of Draenor Portal

Just thinking if the Warlords of Draenor portal can be made, can contain everything that was and is going to be added during this expansion. Just like the Mists of Pandaria portal. -- IconSmall Murozond.gifTime, is what is running. Suraf BrovCalSuraf BrovCal (TalkNeed something?/SpecialCurious?) 21:01, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Polish Wowpedia

Hello. I'm interested in creating a Polish version of Wowpedia, but I've read that I should contact an admin before doing anything. There already is a WoWWiki in Polish, but it's extremaly outdated and unsupported. I'm associated with an active WoW fansite where I could post some info about a new version of Wowpedia in the future, so finding a community shouldn't be a problem. I'm still unsure where to start, so any advice is appreciated. I can add that I've had some experience with translating WoW news and short stories before. I look forward to your reply. -- QuassRPG (talk) 02:33, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Use Gamepedia videos highlighting lore entries as Featured Media?

Gamepedia has been making some videos (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChA8X_2HV1I for an example) relating to the lore of several Warcraft icons, and they plan to continue making more. I'd like to feature these videos to highlight specific articles in Wowpedia. What do you guys think? --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C146,078 contributions and counting) 20:44, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Sounds good to me, as long as we're linked in their description too. --g0urra[T҂C] 21:03, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Sounds like a nice improvement to the featured media section. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:33, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

A period after an image description?

Should there be a period after an image description? Wikipedia doesn't do it, but such cases are common on WoWPedia.--Adûnâi (talk) 01:42, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

The

I just started reading LiLi's Travel journal and to my surprise on the very first page LiLi mentions A philosophy called the wanderers way and that Chen has written alot about.

is there a reason this is not mentioned anywhere on Wowpidia?Seems like it should be somewhere on the Pandaren artical and mentioned in Lili and chen's own articals and probably have it's own even if there is little information on the subject.

Some care to explain? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gudical (talk · contr) on 22:38, 29 September 2015‎.

"Did you know" section

So I was just thinking that it might be neat to have a "Did you know" section on the main page listing various facts and trivia from different articles, like they have on Wikipedia or Wookieepedia. Currently, I think the main page tends to look a bit bland. For example:

Did you know...
  • ... that cursed arakkoa prefer to hide in the forests or beneath awnings during daylight hours due to believing that they have been abandoned by the sun?
  • ... that at some point, Illidan Stormrage tried his hand at writing, authoring a book titled  [The Emerald Dream]?
  • ... that despite the lack of a central pandaren government, the otters in Lonesome Cove are protected by law?

And so on. Could maybe even have a "Quote of the day" or something similar. Not sure how to implement this, so it was just a thought/suggestion. -- IconSmall TrollDeathKnight Male.gif DeludedTroll (talkcontribs) 18:58, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

This seems like a great idea. IconSmall Murozond.gifTime, is what is running. Suraf BrovCalSuraf BrovCal (TalkNeed something?/SpecialCurious?) 01:40, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Afraid I don't know how to make something like that either, but I like the idea! PeterWind (talk) 06:59, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
I like it!--Mordecay (talk) 21:32, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Languages

There shouldn't be interwikis to nonexistent wikis :O That's just silly, and also misleading. Xbony2 (talk) 01:31, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Never clicked those other languages, but I can see now that you mention it, that several of them just leads back to gamepedia's main site yeah. PeterWind (talk) 02:43, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't see this question. We generally try to keep questions which aren't directed towards anyone on the Wowpedia:Village pump. To answer your question, most of the interwikis links are a remnant from before we split off from WoWWiki. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:20, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
How would you add other Languages like german (which I would try to help editing)?, Corvuuss (talk) 10:48, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
If you want a german version, first you have to create in this wiki traslated pages (like Illidan Stormrage/pt) and add them in the category DE Translation (for german version). I recommend you to start with NPCs. When there is enough traslated pages, you have to send a email to [email protected] in order to get the DE domain. --Kandooww ^^ (talk) 11:27, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
Some pages still have redirects to pages in languages that no longer have their own interwikis. Redirects such as ru:Шаблон:ЗеркалоОбновления/СтрокаО. Should the unused language redirects be removed or just be left alone in case somebody at some point starts up a new version for the "removed" language? PeterWind (talk) 16:34, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

WoD PvP

I guess we should add season two and three aswell under WoD PvP. PeterWind (talk) 02:43, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

About Mail

Hello! Please can you help me? I'm a new player in WoW and I has Starter Edition, I want to check my mail but I can't. Do you know glitches to let me saw my mail? Please comment below if yes... Please! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Drilera (talk · contr).

This isn't the place to ask for exploits and glitches. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 17:36, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WoW Gamepedia Leaderboard bug

Neither the link to the WoW Gamepedia Leaderboard, nor the user's standing are currently visible on the user profile page. Is it intended or a bug?--Adûnâi (talk) 05:22, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Update to the left menu

Hi guys! Since you've already changed the main page to reflect the Legion changes and created a Legion Portal, I just wanted to remember you to replace the WoD portal link with the Legion one in the left menu, under the Wowpedia Logo.

-- Tristhar (talk) 19:22, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

I feel like we should use a the year system that is given to us by the Warcraft: Chronicle

It seems like very little of the pages that describe events clearly state when events happen. While the in game lore does not give a date system Blizzard has given us Chronicle which has a year system similar to the one that the Star Wars fans use. The Opening of the Dark Portal/Warcraft I as year 0.

BDP would stand for "Before the Dark Portal" while ADP would stand for "After the Dark Portal". War of the Ancients would be 10,000BDP while Legion would be 36ADP.

Seems like it would help make the lore more clear and easier to understand the scale. I submit the idea to add years to every page that needs them. TheLoneAcolyte (talk · contr) 08:00, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

We've already been using the BDP and ADP system for quite some time now. See the unofficial timeline. -- IconSmall TrollDeathKnight Male.gif DeludedTroll (talkcontribs) 08:04, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
But it does not seem like we use it out side of that timeline. Would it be frown upon if I added years to posts I saw? TheLoneAcolyte (talk · contr) 8:15, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
One thing I know is that the official timeline isn't very popular among roleplayers because it condenses more than ten years of WoW events in about 5/6 years so the timeline is all messed up for people who "lived" through that IRL decade :( Xporc (talk) 09:16, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
I can understand that, but what RPers do is not canon. TheLoneAcolyte (talk · contr) 14:53, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
That's why I'm not saying we shouldn't add the dates, I'm just trying to explain why they are still missing Xporc (talk) 15:12, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
Legion is 32 ADP. --Mordecay (talk) 15:25, 8 October 2016 (UTC)