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Bah Edit

I wanted to do that! I've never been able to abuse use my leet admin powahs yet... /sad --El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 12:11, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

{{Typical section header for this page | This page could probably use one header for every section accurately...}} Edit


I plan to totally change the Main Page over the next few days, as for a long time I've desired an UnAnswers Main Page, in favour of a Wikia Main Page. Absolutely no offense intended here - I merely want us to have our own style. I'm on good grounds with, and very grateful to, Wikia.

The general idea is I'm implement the changes as a kind of "pilot run". If disaster should ensue, the page is not Protected, and you can feel free to clean up after me ;) I very much doubt I'll create an apocalypse and fail to notice myself, but if I do, everyone has the ability to fix it.

I'll have Polls on significant changes, and just use the aforementioned idea on smaller ones, e.g. templates for section headers. This works two fold, as personally I rather like the idea of one or two polls on the Main Page. It both gives us a sense of identity while letting the more shy users have an impact on the site.

Naturally, if something I deem too insignificant for a Poll is unpopular, it'll be gone and nothing more will be said on the matter.

So I urge you, provide feedback on changes, talk about poll options if you so desire, and please voice an opinion if you have one on a particular edit - as no matter how big or small an edit is, your view is important. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:42, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Black BackgroundEdit

I know it seems pretty harsh tbh I'm rethinking it... but a different colour background would be invaluable imo at helping us truly gain an identity.
One thing I'm considering is a plain picture, black, dark blue, whatever, as the background... thoughts / opinions / muffinz welcome. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 22:03, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Have a muffin, sir! Seriously though, it seemed pretty nice at first, but do we really need it? I think it would make things harder to read etc.--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 05:36, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
With blue text, possibly. With white text I'd... doubt it... but I like I said, I would be glad of more of an identity.
When this is sorted I'll be requesting we get a Spotlight, but we have to have this decided first. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 08:20, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

(ri) Do people consider this acceptable? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 08:51, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

I consider it acceptable, but it seems pretty weird with the black background surrounded by the white interface.--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 10:55, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Bah, humbug! A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 12:16, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

(RI) As checking the History of both pages wills how, the above link is no longer valid in this context. Please feel free to follow it if you wish, however. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:38, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

And now it's no longer available at all. Oh well, the things the passage of time does. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 17:04, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

Oh well. Edit

Personally I'll make do with the template for the section headers everyone's okay with it? as there needs to be more decisions made regarding how to change the main page. Read: How as in what way, not how as in "how u do this?" A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 18:36, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

tbh - just for the record! - I was fondly considering something like this A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 19:32, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
this is better again much better, actually... A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 19:36, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
You might be a little less confidant that this'll get us anywhere ("Skin" in Preferences is a slightly depressing sight for me) but I'm determined! >:D A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 10:23, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Mendel Is KingEdit

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 15:26, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Our biggest fan. Edit

Un Involved In Africa
A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 16:03, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
C'mon people, you must've at least cracked a smile. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:53, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Lol--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 09:33, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
:D A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 15:15, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Hah :) Funny on two levels. You win, sir. Khono 23:23, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
My most sincere apologies, I never saw this edit before now.
Here, have a cookie. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 23:48, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

hmmmmmm i don't..... oh wait ok i get it. i see what you did there. yeah i did.... totaly....... yeah Ian_Should_Get_A_Life 37 ©©©©© 05:13, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

UnAnswers @ Wikia in What's New Edit

Is left as is on purpose. Change / discuss here if you so desire. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 15:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

What's New Edit

Anyone mind if I change this to Notable Events, or such? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 11:38, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

*cough* guys? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 11:19, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Sure.--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 11:47, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

why not "what been crackalackin up in here"? Ian_Should_Get_A_Life 37 ©©©©© 05:15, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

Something I just found... Edit --Yowuza yadderhouse |meh 13:29, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I'm aware of it. What about it? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 13:31, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I think you're confusing it with Forum:UnAnswers (this is Forum:UnAnswers?). Looks like they were already planning this wiki. Yowuza yadderhouse |meh 13:37, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
No I am not. They decided against it. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 14:00, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

So someone was already planning this site? UNcool yo on th UNcertainty im haveing with all this UN-UNness up in here i am UNsatified with this but i UNcare cause the UNdead are knocking on my door so like bullet in yo face Ian_Should_Get_A_Life 37 ©©©©© 05:19, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

German unanswers Edit

Hi, would you kindly add somewhere on the main page? Thanks! Marc-Philipp (MtaÄ) Helper (Talk) FW.png 18:46, September 10, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, s'ppose when it gets around 500 questions we can add it A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:09, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Hmkay. I'll let you know. Marc-Philipp (MtaÄ) Helper (Talk) FW.png 21:35, September 10, 2009 (UTC)

Automatic question listsEdit

Have you considered adding automatic lists of new and recently answered questions to the home page? It helps google to find and index these questions. Angela@fandom (talk) 01:07, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

recently answered:


Hi Angela, sounds like a great idea - thank you! :) A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 12:35, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

2000 questions edit(s) Edit

I'd thought about it, and I did change the Site Notice. But... I dunno, I was thinking for the Events if we just do 1500 questions, 2500, 5000... thoughts? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 17:44, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Wait two months and then choose the next big one. --◄mendel► 18:21, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Featured Edit

Category:Featured Questions Candidate A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:44, November 12, 2009 (UTC)

Ewww Edit

The cyan is crap. Get rid of it or add sprinkles of it onto the old theme. --Zapwire (aporkcalypse now) 15:07, December 7, 2009 (UTC)

Really? :/
What do you think of the different background? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 15:24, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
I like the cyan, I've had it as my default for months now RandomTime 18:27, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Like the black or prefer the towel? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 19:04, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Black is better. Don't know why, but I do know it loads quicker. --Yowuza yadderhouse | meh 19:36, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
I'd be a simpleton and guess because it's just a colour instead of an image to be located and loaded, but that'd just be me.
In other news, I'm glad you prefer it :) A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 19:42, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Zapwire, what colour would you prefer? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 20:10, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Old one plz kthxbai. If you really want Cyan, just sprinkle it. --Zapwire (aporkcalypse now) 23:11, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Can you really not think of ideas that'd make the new skin grow on you?
I'll use personal hacks if necessary but I'd prefer to have this as the common skin if possible. Last one looked too randomly thrown together. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 23:19, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Needs more cowbell. Christopher Walken 23:29, December 7, 2009 (UTC) Khono 23:29, December 7, 2009 (UTC)
Get the old one back. I like it so much better. Cubonestar will destroy you all! Said Bob. Yell at me 00:24, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
Personally, I prefer the new one - it does feel snappier, and I'm glad the towel is no more. Cyan does feel a bit colder though ... maybe I've just been playing Wrath of the Lich King too much? Either way - nice work continuing the crazy customisations :) --Shahid 00:45, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
I didn't expect this to be split down the middle >< A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 18:52, December 8, 2009 (UTC)


Hi guys, I think we should put a link to Fictional Wikianswers on the main page... If it isn't too much to ask, of course. Dancing Penguin (Talk!) (Contribs) (Edits) 00:27, December 8, 2009 (UTC)

It has only 13 articles as found using the Template:Numberofarticles template. As can be seen above, the german unanswers won't go on the mainpage until it hits at least 500 articles. It also has insufficient cowbell. Khono 00:41, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
Well, it was started today and the german already has a link. Dancing Penguin (Talk!) (Contribs) (Edits) 00:57, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
*cough*afksnotcredible*cough* NotKhono 01:05, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
I has no idea. --Darth Pingus

New DesignEdit

I love it to be honest. The towel was good, but this one makes it look more like a Wiki. The "cyan" looks more like turquoise to me; I happen to love those colors. Everything I've seen so far is appealing. I assume this has caused lots of disagreements, but stuff like this happens in a Wiki and it needs to be sorted out. AFK you're doing a wonderful job, the wiki looks like a "serious" and yet "fun" artistic piece. Not because it's UnAnswers it means things need to be crazy, or disruptive. As opposed to the other Q&A Wikis which have a white background, a nearly black background like the one it has now works great for the subject; which is the opposite of white! Great Work! --Molokaicreeper 19:51, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Wow, thank you :)
I'm finding it's split relatively 50:50 (sigh) so I'm considering personal hacks for contributors who aren't as fond of it. :P
The reason I like / made the changes is because it's more consistant, which I feel makes us appear more professional. A grey background, a blue towel over half the screen and yellow writing felt very rough and thrown together to me; it was a skin I never grew fond of. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 20:57, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

(RI) Linky. And any other category.--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 20:23, December 10, 2009 (UTC)

Notable Events Edit

So, guys, what's notable? :)

I'm personally inclined to keep up all notes about people becoming Admins, or none, but that's just me. Then there's milestones in the number of pages. Is there anything else you'd like to see on the page?

Remember, it doesn't have the link to edit at every section, but you can edit the page, so if you want to go ahead. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 22:21, December 16, 2009 (UTC)

Hm... Maybe there could be a featured user of the month, doesn't really have to be an admin, but when they become featured, it says that in the events. Or maybe we could have a "Top contributors of the month", like here, and when it comes out, that could be announced... I dunno... Cubonestar will destroy you all! Said Bob. Yell at me 03:58, December 17, 2009 (UTC)
I would be very much against an Admin-only user of the month, so I certainly agree with you there. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 14:27, December 18, 2009 (UTC)
I AM!!!! (insert maniacal laughter here) Yallow 01:51, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

Holy Glitch Edit

I just found a glitch. An edit I made minutes ago is appearing under yesterday. Dunno what's going on... Cubonestar will destroy you all! Said Bob. Yell at me 00:34, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

It's a wikia problem, it's affecting other wikis as well, and the wikia techs are busy fixing it. --◄mendel► 01:16, December 19, 2009 (UTC)
You may also find that your page loads without your latest edit. If you attempt to add it again, you'll find it in the edit window.
To sort that, purge the page by adding it to the URL, or get your browser to do it for you. For FireFox hold down Shift and hit Refresh. If you give me a heads-up on what you use, I can tell you what buttons will do it for you. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 11:17, December 19, 2009 (UTC)
purge the page by adding it to the URL -- you add ?action=purge to the end of the URL of a page and load that; it should then display properly. Btw, userboard notifications seem to be down, too. --◄mendel► 11:40, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Favicon Edit

We appear to have lost it. But, that's more likely than not one among several bugs Wikia are dealing with atm... if it's not back in there or four days I'll look into it. Just so you know it has been noticed ;) A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 21:44, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Widescreen moniters Edit

Dear God the main page is ugly ><

When my P.C.'s nice and customized I'll make the two columns the same width (if nobody beats me to it). A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 16:50, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

New size of the first section Edit

Good, bad, ugly? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 11:49, January 6, 2010 (UTC)

One "UnAnswers" Edit

removed. It was just "UnAnswers" and a line covering the entire page beneath it. Personally, I feel it was a bit cluttered, etc., with it there.

I didn't consider this ground-breaking enough to go for consensus first. However, if you'd prefer I stick it back in, let me know here.

Cheers. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 13:25, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Oops Edit

I did it again. --Yowuza yadderhouse | meh 11:57, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

You mean you UnAnswered the huge question putting it back on the main page or..? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 13:05, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure he was just singing along to a song. ☆The Solar Dragon (Talk)☆ 14:11, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
...on this page? A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 16:39, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
Yes it was the question, AFK. --Yowuza yadderhouse | meh 16:51, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
"the question" helpful A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 17:54, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
This one. --Yowuza yadderhouse | meh 18:00, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
I still can't see what you did again A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 18:10, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
Bah, badly thought out comment is badly thought out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yowuza (talkcontribs) 18:46, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

i don't get it what did you do again? Ian_Should_Get_A_Life 37 ©©©©© 05:27, April 29, 2011 (UTC)


Let that freaking girl stop singing!!! Head... Hurts... Can't think... Switching to primary brain between legs... Dam thats a Irritating song, PS shouldn't her hand fall of by now, It twists in a very weird way... -- F1Sig † F1© Talk 14:59, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Yay, F1 likes it! :D A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 15:05, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
0_o --Yowuza yadderhouse | meh 15:45, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
1)I see nothing.
2)I hear nothing
3)Why the hell has the main page been replaced by leekspin (which I neither see nor hear)?--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 16:13, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
You needed to purge the page to see it. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 15:13, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

(RI) The above comments relate to a special April Fool's day Main Page which can be seen here. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 09:26, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

Who didn't notice? Edit

I for one have zero intention of doing it every one thousand questions.

That's not the way milestones usually work. A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 22:13, July 6, 2010 (UTC)

Erm, generally, milestones are placed every mile.  :P So, announcing every 1000 unquestions is unquestionably appropriate. (Whether this wiki should do it or wants to do so is another matter; I have no great love for arbitrary numerical achievements.)
In any case, I thought it was funny to announce a milestone that we didn't notice (regardless of its milestonishness). Well, funny might be too strong. It did make me smile out loud every time I looked at it.  —Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 23:15, July 6, 2010 (UTC)
And Mendel's recent edit was just the right touch!  —Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 23:20, July 6, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it was orginally your question that made me notice the number of questions - and AFK's posting spree that pushed us over. --◄mendel► 07:55, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
A milestone would imply that we mention every 5,280 questions, duh! Yallow 01:18, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
It's a milesstone, that's every # of questions. I thought every thousand would be nice.--El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 06:32, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

I propose to have a milesstone set at every 1024 questions. Also at every 2598 questions so they will one day overlap. Why should there be only one? Jarco5000 09:05, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Is your wiki still planning on leaving wikia? Edit

Hello, someone on this wikia wrote on the Anti Wikia Skin Alliance Moving page, that your wikia is moving. Please remove your wikia's name or add your wikia to the Moved Wiki page.

Thank you. Anno1404 22:27, November 30, 2010 (UTC)

Said page doesn't exist, and the link doesn't show that list. Can you point to where. Unfortuatly, as there is no support for answers wikis outside wikia, it looks like we're here for the time being (although we may end up moving, depending on wikia's treatment of us in the future) -- RandomTime 22:47, November 30, 2010 (UTC)

Same sized columns... Edit

The change would compliment the page much more if the left column was of another color, perhaps simulating what the Monaco widget looked like. However I do not see much improvement and they are not necessarily the same length on my browser. My resolution is 1366x768 on an Acer laptop. Other than that, there is really nothing wrong with the change; meaning I'm more or less neutral about it. --Liliana (my talk). 05:57, April 19, 2011 (UTC)

PS. I can submit screenshot upon request, btw. --Liliana (my talk). 06:00, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
The bit about the column lengths was more or less a joke - though I'll go and top-align the columns now if there's still a noticeable misalignment on some browsers.
By the way, since the article width is fixed on Oasis, it's going to be caused by fonts, font sizes, or something similar, not your screen resolution: your operating system and browser are going to affect that more than the brand of your hardware. ;) --◄mendel► 06:27, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
If Oasis is an issue, I heard more people have converted to monobook and there are some samples that look pretty good. A lot of work but I'm sure it will compliment this site a lot. I'm considering changing a couple of my wikis to it. --Liliana (my talk). 06:49, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
Oasis is not an issue: answers articles are mostly short and fit well in the screen space that Oasis alots them. Also, I don't see a way to select Monobook on an answers wiki - the preference is simply not there (or I can't find it); and even if it was, we do have many anonymous contributors who wouldn't benefit from it. (And to change "a wiki" to monobook for everyone means to move it off wikia, something we can't do as there is no answers extension for MediaWiki publicly available.) --◄mendel► 20:07, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
Aww, I forgot about that! :( For a moment I completely forgot that Monobook is not available for answers wikis. Well that means I'm going to have to forget about turning the two I was hoping to redesign into it. But, I'm seriously hoping to incorporate the old long banner I still have, this was just too good to leave in the past. I hope it's not too hard to do. I'll be posting the url all over the place if I succeed. I'm confident if I could do it before I'm sure I can do it again now. --Liliana (my talk). 03:31, April 20, 2011 (UTC)
You probably ought to run the theme designer on that one at least once, it still has that "fresh out of the box" look. --◄mendel► 06:52, April 20, 2011 (UTC)
Needs more dots imo A F K sig 2 A F K When Needed 14:44, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

lol columns Ian_Should_Get_A_Life 37 ©©©©© 05:25, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

Those pesky gnome are at it again Edit

Does anyone know what happened to the question bar on the main screen CANADA 03:29, April 28, 2011 (UTC)

Seems to have gone, odd RandomTime 06:03, April 28, 2011 (UTC)
What the hell? It was there yesterday :S Bloody wikia... --El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 08:19, April 28, 2011 (UTC)
The ask bar isn't there on any page, as far as I can see. It's probably fallout from this: w:User blog:Dopp/Upcoming change: Removing the divider between the Edit button and Content.
This also means that the answer credit that we used to have on the old skin (who asked the question and who had a hand in answering it), which lived on as the history dropdown in Oasis, is now also gone - and there's no easy way for anons to access the page history any more. --◄mendel► 08:49, April 28, 2011 (UTC)
I just spent an unpaid hour of my life creating a workaround. Isn't Wikia great? --◄mendel► 09:45, April 28, 2011 (UTC)
 :/ Thanks mendel. --El Nazgir sigEl_Nazgir 16:35, April 28, 2011 (UTC)


ya just sayin the the question "when did 'April Fools' celebrate new years?" has come up a ton of times for me even after im fairly positive i answered it 3 times. Nothing too serious ima just sayin yo Ian_Should_Get_A_Life 37 ©©©©© 05:23, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

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