MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice

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"get a coffee" -> "sit by a lake"[edit]

The (admin-editable only) sitenotice currently suggests to go "get a coffee" while things stabilize about the heavy server load. I'd say it would be much more appropriate to suggest instead to go "sit by a lake" Face-smile.svg (with the appropriate link to, not here...). - Cos (talk) 23:14, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Great idea!  Done :) --Waldir (talk) 12:26, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Note at the top, about the server error[edit]

The message is a little out-dated, as the comic (1190: Time) is not the latest anymore. I propose that the second sentence be changed to say "... in light of 1190: Time ..." Also, it would provide a quick, easy link to 1190: Time. Just a thought.

Good point, I'll change it :) --Waldir (talk) 11:58, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
update: Davidy22 beat me to the punch, although he didn't tell anyone ;) --Waldir (talk) 12:01, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, I think the message is now getting completely obsolete, things seem to have returned to a normal enough state to remove it, no? - Cos (talk) 12:27, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
 Done by Davidy22 --Waldir (talk) 21:49, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Suggested addition[edit]

I think we should use {{#ifeq:{{PAGENAME}}|240:Dream Girl|This is today's incomplete explanation of the day.|Today' 240: Dream Girl.}} Help us fix it!. This would provide a better message for those visiting the actual page. -- 15:14, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

It would have been a good idea, but I forgot about Mediawiki namespaces. Sitenotice isn't transcluded into pages, it's a separate thing appended to the top of a page, so it doesn't inherit the current page name. Davidy²²[talk] 18:20, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Updating frequently[edit]

Currently, I think the incomplete comic of the day should be changed more often (i.e. daily), since the incomplete comics are piling up, and most users aren't seeing the notice, as it is dismissible.--17jiangz1 (talk) 11:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

This needs to be updated[edit]

You need to change this, the explanation for 1835 is no longer incomplete (explain xkcd:Explanation Completion Project also needs updating). If you had the dynamic page list extension installed you could randomly select a comic in the incomplete explanations cat and this wouldn't be a problem. E^ipi (talk) 10:17, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

2021 and still not updated... *sigh*The 𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-𝟭 talk stalk 06:02, 18 January 2021 (UTC)