The featured article should be changed to Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack, because it's very rescent activity and [in my opinion] quite exciting!--ScoutKast 01:27, 29 July 2011 (PDT)
Agree'd, I in fact own the weapons and is a huge fan of them!--bunnydav1d 7:53,7 August 2011 (PDT)
Meh, I think having recent stuff in the Trending topics section is enough. But if you really want to you can nominate an article to be featured here. » Cooper Kid (Blether·Contreebs) 11:35, 8 August 2011 (PDT)
Recent articles generally don't get featured. The Victory Pack has already been nominated, you can put in your vote here. --SilverHammer 14:26, 14 August 2011 (PDT)
I think the main page needs a bit of a revamp
It's REALLY cluttered, everything is just kind of everywhere. This wiki is supposed to be something of an encyclopedia of definitive TF2 facts, and while it manages to do that, it seems like it's easily confuse new players/people who know nothing about the game. People like that do find there way here once in awhile. I remember something like a current even banner appearing on the main page, and that'd be nice to bring back. There should always be a short summary of the game which links to Team Fortress 2, along with an explanation of the wiki as well. Maybe I'm just nitpicking, but doesn't it seem cluttered to anyone else?
Index could go
>the six images that lead to important images
But that feels cluttered too... maybe the page just has too much going on? SilverHammer 22:07, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
I kinda feel the whole point is to be cluttered. Anyone going to this site probably wants to have a ton of the important stuff right at the front page. --- My Name is Bova --- talk 18:53, 21 July 2011 (PDT)
it says: Tune in for the First Annual Saxxy Awards Show LIVE at 3:00PM PDT this Wednesday, June 8th! We'll be revealing a new category winner every five minutes! That's one hundred frantic, furious minutes of award-bestowing! As far as we know, nobody has ever attempted to hand out this many awards in so short a time.
So essentially tomorrow we will get a live stream presentation of the Saxies over the course of an hour and forty minutes from 6PM EST.
Smashbrother101 00:44, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
This page is only for discussion about the content of the main page, this isn't a forum. What you want is the Steam forums. —Moussekateer·talk 00:47, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes, a new post already been created. good luck to those involved!:D--Nik9990Talk | Cont 00:49, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
It's actually the day after tomorrow. SilverHammer 00:51, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I know, I just wanted to post it to inform everyone. That's all. Smashbrother101 00:52, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
This is not the way to go about it. You're clogging up the discussion page. —Moussekateer·talk 00:59, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm just kidding , It's fine to stay, if it really needs to be gone, an admin or moderator will delete it. Till then this serves as a reminder to others not to post things that are better suited on SUF. - nixshadow(t|c) 02:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Add Birds to the trending topics
Title pretty much says it. I know they are yet not officially added to the game (in terms of Valve noting it somewhere), but the already exist gameplay-wise. Also, why shouldn't they be added when every new promo item to be added in the game will get trended instantly? Selbi 20:30, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Damn good idea. They're more "trending" than Replay Update is right now. SilverHammer 09:22, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Whatever it is that calculates the relative date under Latest Updates isn't working. It says that the last patch was 'Today', but has the date set at June 8th. It's currently 6:40pm PST on the 9th of June/ 0139 UTC on the 10th. NSCoder 01:40, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I think you may need to clear my your browser's cache. Personally mine says yesterday. 01:46, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
It says `Yesterday' now for me as well, but I didn't touch my cache or hit reload between visits nor have there been related changes under `Recent Changes'. Weird. NSCoder 01:51, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
The time functions are based on the server time which is UTC (or GMT), so they won't update based on the date/time settings in Preferences nor the time settings on your local machine :< seb26 09:29, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't wanna seem racist, but...
What's with the dot on the front page? The one after "Relay Update" in the trending topics section. SilverHammer 09:21, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I think TF2Wiki gallery needs to be more like Portal Unofficial Wiki. I mean this loading image in every Portal Wiki gallery. You can see it here, and it looks nice and stylish.
We need same gallery function with tf2 logo animation. What do you think? --flutterravieTalkContribs 05:13, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
That would be interesting indeed, but i feel as though it would be unnecessary. Also if something like this gets initialized, it might crash the server...again. Now if we were to do this, the icon could simply be the TF2 logo rotating clockwise. 23:02, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
When using Chrome to view the wiki, the Konami code easter egg on the front page plays the animation waits till it finishes and then plays the audio. Just a heads up incase that can be fixed Theharribokid 07:51, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
I can confirm this as well. --Stevoisiak 21:10, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Birds on Main Page?
Pfh01988 23:53, 17 June 2011 (UTC)Should we add birds to the main wiki page to keep in the theme of the blog currently?
Already added to the logo, just Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 to see it :3 — Wind 23:53, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
Clicking on one of the top three birds on the main page displays different (hospital-related) images; where would be a good place to catalog this information? --Jmudge 05:22, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Or is there any reason not to do so? =P - Selbi 16:53, 25 June 2011 (PDT)
Strange quality, along with Unusual, Vintage, and all the other item qualities are covered in Quality to keep from clutter. TheTimesAndQueriesOfMyAss 05:36, 8 July 2011 (PDT)
Might be too little too late now, but when the last batch of Strange weapons come out it wouldn't hurt to put them in the trending topics for a day or so. They have been the most discussed thing on the forums each time they've come out before. Thenyproject 17:40, 19 July 2011 (PDT)
Need help changing the SV page.
I made an entire translation of the Über Update page into Swedish.
But I can't seem to change the main pages Über Update Feed button so that it sends you to the swedish page. Instead it sends you to the English one.
I think I have fixed what you were requesting. - nixshadow(t|c) 01:18, 1 July 2011 (PDT)
Thanks a lot for the help. I must learn some more on editing specific things through code. I'm not that great yet. Atleast I feel proud for doing all that translation myself. Axel 12:08, 1 Juli 2011 (GMT+1)
What happened to the site's formatting?
Is it intentional, or something on my end causing the formatting to look odd? Item info boxes are now left aligned instead of right, the update boxes at the bottom of the pages look odd, and overall it just feels messy. Drkirby 16:27, 1 July 2011 (PDT)
Yeah, I noticed that too. (P.S sign your posts with 4 tildes) CANPoo 12:46, 1 July 2011 (PDT)
Is there anything I can help with or is this something that the admins will have to deal with? Smashbrother101 12:56, 1 July 2011 (PDT)
Main Page, small error?
So, I found a small error here, and I don't know how should I go about editing it:
June 23, 2011 - TF2 Official Blog updated twice. Meet the Medic This is it! The moment you've been waiting for! Meet the Medic is finally here!
Both "Meet the Medic" text's link to the same video. I don't think the first "Meet The Medic" is necessary. Arrk 02:43, 3 July 2011 (PDT)
Pyros: annoying or skillful?
During my days at tf2 I have seen alot of people using pyro... but the question is; Are they all w+m1? What really makes you a w+m1? constant running while your finger is glued to the primary trigger? or is it that they never run out of ammo? (i never seen them run out of ammo while they w+m1) maybe they just dodge really good? or use the axetinguisher while your on fire? or they hack? (yes. i will go that far) maybe they have a long career of tf2 and decided to retire and become a noob. think about it. --The preceding unsigned comment was added byHard-cores brain and rants (talk)
Discussions like this should be posted here. Also, sign your posts with ~~~~. – EpicEric (T | C) 16:34, 7 July 2011 (PDT)
I dont know about the rest of you, but I find it a bit annoying having to look up and search the forums for the trade value of some items just to find out that the value I found is not the accepted value of the item. I think addind a trade value to the items here on the wiki would make everything much more simple for the online community as well as to prevent unfair trades. I am sure there are many possible ways this could back-fire and that I am not the first to think of this or suggest this. I just think it is at least worth thinking about. — The preceding unsigned comment was added byAquadragon42 (talk) • (contribs) 10:15, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
No, those are subjective and not what the Wiki is for. Balladofwindfishes 10:18, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
No. Price of items don't have clear boundaries--Nik9990Talk | Cont 10:59, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
If people are so concerned with prices, they can find that spreadsheet via SUF in 5 seconds. There is nothing factual about much items "cost" other than what is in the Mann Co store. Thenyproject 17:33, 19 July 2011 (PDT)
Front Page Classes Problem
It seems that the Classes tab on the Front Page has been poorly modified. Messing up heights, and dramatically skewing the Spy. Anyone know the problem? TheTimesAndQueriesOfMyAss 20:25, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Yeah, I think the new class portraits are being implemented. It should be resolved soon. SilverHammer 20:26, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Charging his laser?
What about firing his laser? Sorry, it just seems so obvious to me. Bonzi77 21:31, 27 July 2011 (PDT)
I don't quite grasp what you mean. Is this a great, referencing that one Dragon Ball video? Or did you intend to reply to another discussion? --SilverHammer 21:33, 27 July 2011 (PDT)
It was in reference to the entry on the blog post in the latest updates section. " get ready because the Soldier is charging his laser. Pew pew pew." Just proposing that it gets changed to "firing his laser" after the popular meme, is all. Just a minor little thing, no biggie. Bonzi77 01:23, 28 July 2011 (PDT)
Both "chargin'" and "firin'" are parts of the LAZOR meme; it's just the firin' part is slightly more well known because it's typically included in the name of the meme. The full reference would be something like, "I'M CHARGIN' MAH LAZOR", "I'M FIRIN' MAH LAZOR", and then "SHOOP DA WOOP". I think the reference is fine as is. coreycubed / talk 05:47, 28 July 2011 (PDT)
This page is only for discussions related to the main page. – EpicEric (T | C) 15:53, 28 July 2011 (PDT)
It is on the main page, I don't see the issue. @_@ Bonzi77 17:53, 28 July 2011 (PDT)
Meet the Team -> Movies
"Meet the Team" link in third links' column shoulda renamed to "Movies", as it redirects me to "Movies" page. -- flutterravieTalkContribs 00:52, 3 August 2011 (PDT)
I see there's been a new blog post, but the main page hasn't been updated. I wrote up the blog post with proper formatting for the main page, can one of the admins take a look and implement it on Template:Current Events if it's suitable? User:Coreycubed/sandbox Thanks! coreycubed / talk 13:06, 10 August 2011 (PDT)
o hay. Smash copypasted the code for that to me so I've implemented it, but saw this after so I have not credited you. Sorry <3 -RJ 13:18, 10 August 2011 (PDT)
No problem! Just glad that it's Done :) coreycubed / talk 13:23, 10 August 2011 (PDT)
Alrighty. Have a waffle for being cool. -RJ 13:24, 10 August 2011 (PDT)
Any chance at a "Improvement needed" section on the front page?
Doesn't need to be on the front page, but anywhere where it's really easy to spot would be great. Just a little box containing 3-5 lists found in the Category:Maintenance page list at a time stuck somewhere noticeable on the front page. Once a number of them have been improved, swap it out for something else. The list is a little hard to find on your own, so maybe just posting it up there with a "Hey, having trouble finding stuff to edit? Well, why don't you give these a shot!?" would encourage new users to throw their hat in to the ring. --SilverHammer 18:02, 10 August 2011 (PDT)
We are laking the Hebrew language.
We forgot one of the languages Hebrew , I am already saying I can support a lot by translating the wiki. I have time and I want to help :) Atlas 17:07, 15 August 2011 (PDT)
I appreciate your ambition, but we don't translate the wiki into Hebrew afaik. (Please have a look at this.) In addition, being the only translator for your language can be really annyoing. However, I would be delighted to see you improving english pages. SackZement(Talk) 00:51, 16 August 2011 (PDT)
Kinda true, being the only translator for your language will not be a satisfying job for sure.. :x T-Wayne 01:00, 16 August 2011 (PDT)
When I thought about this again... Hebrew is a right to left language and may easily ruin the style of the page... also it's not supportive so I guess no use. Atlas 04:06, 25 August 2011 (PDT)
I'll try to fix the english pages although ... you can tell my english isn't the best.
it seems itemtest isnt that updated so say this medic kill icon for the ubersaw taunt! it is used within game BUT IN ITEMTEST IT IS NOT
also it seems the Highfive taunts are in the game and USUABLE, typing in sm_highfive within a certain range in front of a friendly will use this highfive taunt but disperse any hats, misc, etc.! (i found it easier to bind sm_highfive to a key to make sure i dont have to retype in!)
Sorry but the link on the main page still leads to the F2P page, and since I'm not an admin, I can't fix this. I was wondering if someone could please deal with this? thanks. Smashbrother101 07:02, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
Err, which link? I've checked all the ones that appear to go to the blog, and that's where they take me. coreycubed / talk 07:07, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
Sorry just checked it now, and it seems to be fine. But there are times when I click the official blog link, and it will take me to the F2P page. Smashbrother101 07:09, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
That's a cache/cookies thing. When the website thinks it's the first time you visit, it automatically sends you to the free to play splash page. If you have already visited before, it will send you to the correct site. -- Hefaistus - talk 07:22, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
Uh Hi. I'm not really sure how to create a new discussion topic so if someone could point me in a right direction that'd be great thanks.
Also this is my discussion topic: We all know Team Fortress 2 is F2P now but why isn't Team Fortress Classic?
I mean it just seems weird to me that the sequal goes free but its predecessor didn't. — The preceding unsigned comment was added byDragonhero15 (talk) • (contribs) 22:30, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
You put two equal signs on both side of your discussion.
== TF2 F2P ==
Just like that.
This sort of discussion is more suitable to the Steam Users' Forums. Specifically because this is for the main page, not the game itself. --SilverHammer 15:34, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
Thank you. And perhaps you could answer me one more thing? I made 2 Did you know... Contribs and a little untold triva about Heavy Yesterday but when I checked in today they were gone. Im asuming they were deleted but Im wondering, Why?
Your Heavy trivia was removed because it was bad trivia (poorly formatted and not notable enough to warrant placement in the article). I believe the Scout DYK was removed for the same reason. coreycubed / talk 14:33, 23 August 2011 (PDT)
Pray tell how it was "Bad trivia". And explain why the Scout DYK was too. I got the 2 resources from the respected games.— The preceding unsigned comment was added byDragonhero15 (talk) • (contribs)
Please discuss this on the relevant article talk page. This page is for discussion pertaining to the content of the main page only. And please remember to sign your comments with ~~~~. —Moussekateer·talk 13:59, 24 August 2011 (PDT)
A Proposal: Listen to Article?
So, I was browsing Wikipedia today, and once again I noticed their "Listen to Article" audio clips at the bottom of some articles.
The question is this, is there a possibility that such a feature could be brought to the TF2 Wiki? TheTimesAndQueriesOfMyAss 18:01, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
Seems a bit pointless to me, I imagine those audio articles are for visually-impaired users and there aren't many of them around here. » Cooper Kid (blether·contreebs) 18:50, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
Yeah, visualy impaired people dont tend to play video games. --Piemanmoo 19:20, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
That's really not a fair generalization to make... in any event, articles in spoken form are not just for visually-impaired users, they can be handy for people who would rather listen to an article on an iPod, or people who are capable of understanding English but not able to read it. If there is interest I think this would be a good idea seb26 00:16, 23 August 2011 (PDT)
Benjamoose started a YouTube series a while ago - reading out our Wiki Pages. If you drum up enough interest he may start doing it again once his schedule's clear. -RJ 19:23, 22 August 2011 (PDT)
True enough, I just thought it would be a lot of effort for the few people who might use it. I mean, how can you correct grammar and spelling mistakes if it's read to you? Madness. » Cooper Kid (blether·contreebs) 04:33, 23 August 2011 (PDT)
In the german version are atm ballons instead of the bloody death of an enemy. Is this a new feature for this day or why is that? TheDoctor(without a small pic) 15:47, 23 August 2011 (PDT)
Probably the server that you was playing on had Birthday mode enabled. Also this page is not for general discussion of TF2 or the Wiki. It is for conversation pertaining to the Main Page itself. Next time please post this on the Team Fortress Wiki:Discussion. 15:56, 23 August 2011 (PDT)
Okay thank i will make that, but both servers are/were competitive 6vs6 server, no ballons should be there, ay!!? TheDoctor(without a small pic) 16:05, 23 August 2011 (PDT)
Too much trending topics?
Title says it all. There's too much trending topics for dat little table. -- flutterravieTalkContribs 04:23, 24 August 2011 (PDT)