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fwiw, I thought that the forum and wiki together on the wiki 2 looked unprofessional.

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fwiw, I thought that the forum and wiki together on the wiki 2 looked unprofessional.

Surely it wouldn't hurt replacing the empty "Community Portal" with a link to the forum, no?

Just a few thoughts:

1. As above, delete the community portal sidebar and replace it with a link to the forum.

2. What about a featured content page? I think it'd be a good way of promoting our best pages.

3. Delete the privacy policy and disclaimer links on the main page. They don't have any content and are utterly useless imho.

4. Do you think we should have some competitions? When signing us up as an official affiliate, Joe from SEGA told me that one of the benefits was that we'd be eligible to get some merchandise to raffle off. Looking at posts in the affiliates forum, they have some pretty cool stuff - free copies of FM09 are the most valuable prizes we can get in. I realise it's not very wiki-like to run competitions, but it might generate some interest if we ran a competition every quarter or half of a year.

Thoughts? Any other ideas on the layout of the main page would be welcome.

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Anyone else having trouble accessing the site? It times out every time I try to load up the page.

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Surely it wouldn't hurt replacing the empty "Community Portal" with a link to the forum, no?

Just a few thoughts:

1. As above, delete the community portal sidebar and replace it with a link to the forum.

2. What about a featured content page? I think it'd be a good way of promoting our best pages.

3. Delete the privacy policy and disclaimer links on the main page. They don't have any content and are utterly useless imho.

4. Do you think we should have some competitions? When signing us up as an official affiliate, Joe from SEGA told me that one of the benefits was that we'd be eligible to get some merchandise to raffle off. Looking at posts in the affiliates forum, they have some pretty cool stuff - free copies of FM09 are the most valuable prizes we can get in. I realise it's not very wiki-like to run competitions, but it might generate some interest if we ran a competition every quarter or half of a year.

Thoughts? Any other ideas on the layout of the main page would be welcome.

1. May as well, having links that don't work look very messy imo. Links should only be used when they link somewhere.

2. Yeah, I like that idea. Would have to extend some articles a lot to make them suitable though.

3. Haven't seen them, can't access the site atm. I'm sure it'll work again soon.

4. I like this idea - even if we only got a few entries it would be worth it. What other prizes are there, bar the game? I don't have access to the affiliates forum :( I reckon do one, make it last three months and if it goes well do another one. It'd also give us an idea of how many people actually use the wiki.

How would people enter the competition? The hotmail would work fine, but I reckon we need an fmwiki@sigames.com address tbh ;)

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Yeah, I like that idea. Would have to extend some articles a lot to make them suitable though.

Surely we have enough decent articles as it is to fill a page?

I like this idea - even if we only got a few entries it would be worth it. What other prizes are there, bar the game? I don't have access to the affiliates forum :( I reckon do one, make it last three months and if it goes well do another one. It'd also give us an idea of how many people actually use the wiki.

How would people enter the competition? The hotmail would work fine, but I reckon we need an fmwiki@sigames.com address tbh ;)

Completely agree. I'll try to sort out something regarding an email domain soon.

A mug, pack of cards and a t-shirt were the prizes iirc.

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I've found a place where we can get @fmwiki.co.uk email adresses free - shall I try it?

If yes, what shall I put as the alternate email adress? The hotmail one? If so, what was it again? :D

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I've found a place where we can get @fmwiki.co.uk email adresses free - shall I try it?

If yes, what shall I put as the alternate email adress? The hotmail one? If so, what was it again? :D

Fantastic, lets use that. I spent ages looking for one a while back, but found nothing :rolleyes:

fmwiki@live.co.uk

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Could Rancer maybe do it? I think he's Canadian.

Alternatively we could just make up the information :p

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Could Rancer maybe do it? I think he's Canadian.

Alternatively we could just make up the information :p

Yeah he is, he could do it.

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Understandable if he doesn't want to give his info for it tho. But that would be very good if he could, would look great.

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I'll ask JJay would he be able to sort it out for us first. That might be the easiest way to go.

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how come i cant get o fmwiki i really need it =[

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It appears to be down at the moment, hopefully it will be sorted soon. What is it you need it for? One of us may be able to help you :)

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I let our webmaster JJay know in my weekly "Annoy JJay with new suggestions for the site" PM. Hopefully he can sort it out :)

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thanks for the reply arsenal but i recently finished my man utd game got bored after 15 seasons tbh lol and wanna start another game, im not the best manager round here far from it so i want someoe that is a challenge but a do able challenge and in the prem tbh. i wanted to look at all the bedgets lol guess ill have to wait =[

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Hopefully it'll be back up later tonight Josh, but it all depends on whether JJay comes back online. I know he's living in a different timezone so it mightn't be back up soon - not sure really.

On a side note, I never even knew that we had a list of transfer budgets. That's pretty cool.

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yeah lol with like most of teams it tells you what budgets you can get with teams cause kind people have spent there time doing it =]

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Just an update - I was speaking to JJay earlier today and he says he has contacted the guy that's in charge of the server, so it should be back up the next time he comes online. I've no idea when that'll be though.

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just noticed i cant get on the site, hope it gets sorted soon :thdn:

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JJay's contacted the guy that made a mess of the site in the first place. Once he comes back online, it should be back up ;)

Some edits will be made to the main page as well.

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:eek:

We can't edit the main page! It's been like that for too long to change it now- I'm used to it:(

What changes?

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Relax, we're just changing around the links in the sidebar :D

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Any ideas on how long it will take Alan?

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Any ideas on how long it will take Alan?

None. I've been pestering JJay for the last day or so but he can't fix it. We have to wait for some guy to come online so he can fix it. Problem is that I don't have a clue when he's coming online. :(

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Not good :thdn:

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Bloody hell, didn't expect it to be this long.

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Just following each other around here now :D

Want to add more info on some other teams in Leagues 1 and 2.

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Ok guys,

Sorry about the delay but it's taken me a couple of days to track down Chris who I needed to speak to.

Good news is that nothing has been lost as it has all been backed up - but Chris accidently deleted the folder containing the wiki files (which does not effect any of the database).

I am in the process of moving that on to a server of its own now as it has grown so quickly

With regards to footballmanagerwiki.co.uk email addresses, do you want a redirect email or a POP3 email address? The difference being that the redirect emails allow people to email it and that email goes to your normal email address - you can use these for MSN too. A POP3 inbox stores mails on the server and you can access these by a webmail portal or Outlook.

I would prefer to give out redirect email addresses and that can be done easily :) If you want one then PM the name you want and I'll sort that out :)

Sorry again about the unexpected downtime - it should be up again in the next 24 hours or so :)

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Thanks for the update JJay, glad it'll be back up soon. I'd prefer a redirect email address anyway. PM sent. :)

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Just waiting for the DNS to change

And I'm 75% done all the data uploads as I type :)

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Basically waiting for the url (link www. thingy) to update to point to the new server.

I'm uploading all your work on to the new server where nobody can delete it "by accident":)

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Double post :(

Main thing though is nothing has been "lost" :)

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what is the point of the wiki page like what gain a user gain from it?

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yes but like what could u gain all the facts are in the game

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If you seriously think that then I'm afraid you're a lost cause.

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what gain a user gain from it?

Nothing, nothing at all. I take it you think that all of us here are complete lunatics now? ;)

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yes but like what could u gain all the facts are in the game

If someone wants to just dabble in FM a few times a week, then they probably won't need any help from the Wiki. They'll not particularly care about when new youth players are created in France, they'll probably not care about how to keep your club in a healthy financial state and they won't particularly care about how to make the most out of a Commercial Feeder Club.

If however, you're a serious FM gamer, then the Wiki is a very good source of information collated and explained by seasoned FM veterans :D

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Oh dear, we've been doing this site for so long, and there is no point.

To answer seriously, because it was good question, the wiki shows a mix between unportrayed facts and community opinion. The facts that you see are either:

- Not in the game or

- Hard to find in the game

The rest is mainly user opinion that people use when playing the game. The community builds up opinions and strategys when playing the game and some of our pages reflect the more popular.

We also have a wide array of things that we think the readers would find interesting. Things like the:

- Challenges

- History

- Issues

, are all things that we believe the readers would be interested to learn about.

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Me being called a veteran. Not sure whether that's :cool: or makes me feel old :)

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Database has been restored 100%. Mediawiki will be updated to latest version - the only thing that I'm now awaiting is for Chris to forward me the files he deleted so I can upload the old images folder so we get all those back :)

As for email addresses - I've only been asked by Alan for one

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Database has been restored 100%. Mediawiki will be updated to latest version - the only thing that I'm now awaiting is for Chris to forward me the files he deleted so I can upload the old images folder so we get all those back :)

As for email addresses - I've only been asked by Alan for one

So can we have more than one? Is it only admins who get them?

Good to hear it will be up soon :)

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