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This is just a thought[edit]

This is just a thought (which I am not intending to implement), but if I were a vandal, I would most certainly hit this page. It gives me the ability to edit a section of the main page to whatever I desire. What am I getting at? Semi-protect this template. Aquadrizzt (talk)(contribs) 18:59, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

have to agree...-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 10:28, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

charr week/profession weeks?[edit]

should those be added to this as well there official twitter said next week is charr week and theirs new art on the facebook page.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 10:28, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

For previous race weeks, I think the news page was updated when the blog/website was, i.e. when we get the actual content instead of just a notice. pling User Pling sig.png 19:19, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Yep, we've always waited until it's on the Anet blog to put it here. -User Eive Windgrace Harbinger of the Deceiver.png 20:01, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

links[edit]

so is there a reason why we have 20 links to Ree Soesbee's page?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 15:55, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

There isn't. Ge4ce-Talk-Contribs 16:30, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
actually there is i know 20 was a exaggeration but there are a lot of links that i unlinked that people reverted.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 18:01, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Your fight is righteous though. There's no need for 4 Ree Soesbee links. 1 will be sufficient. So, be bold, you could change it back, and place it in the summary that they should discuss it with us first (and anyone interested). Ge4ce-Talk-Contribs 18:49, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
In as much that being bold is nice and all, it's isn't an excuse to enter into a revert war. The topic should be discussed further before any more reverts. In regards to linking, I agree that normally there doesn't need to be as many links. However, that being said, on a page such as this news page, I feel that it may be better. The structure of the pages and the content is rarely considered as a whole. Generally each bullet point is considered separately as it is, in itself, a unique piece of information or news. Thus, I beleive that an exception to overlinking should be made for this page, and linking should be applied more liberally to each bullet point irregardless to what might be linked in another bullet point. That being said, if the word charr is mentioned twice in a bullet point, there is no need to link it more than once. Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 19:15, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Overlinking on the news template is fine. People should be more creative when making a new entry. IPs always put "talk" as the verb. Boring.- Infinite - talk 19:31, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
In a template such as this, links should be taken on a "line-by-line" basis. While it would be completely "overlinking" if you linked to the same page twice in the same news update, having a link to the author/speaker/interviewee for each news update seems more appropriate. Aqua (T|C) 21:05, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Infinite, I see about 1, 2, 3, 4 recent "talk"s that weren't added by IPs. Don't be hatin'.
Personally, I think pruning the unimportant "news" (blog posts about being an artist, or even about minor races) is more useful than pruning a few duplicated links. As I've said before, these detract from the actual, significant, main-page-worthy news. pling User Pling sig.png 22:56, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
I don't mind the over linking on the news pages. It means you don't have to check all of the links on the page when you add a new item and on the actual news page this means when you archive you don't need to revisit the archived page to figure out what should and shouldn't have a link. It was fine as it was. -- aspectacle User Aspectacle.png 23:01, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about that, IPs. - Infinite - talk 08:42, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Format[edit]

Whups, that was my bad formatting; didn't realize it needed to be that uniform. Thanks for fixing. Redshift 14:18, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

whats worse formatting is every bullet point saying "talks about" or "posts about" there are other things you can use to describe how its a post. i mean shouts, describes, introduces announces, shares, revels ect. SOO MANY OTHER THINGS CAN BE USED THAT ISNT TALKS ABOUT OR POSTS ABOUT. -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 05:02, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
I'm more annoyed by it using one word on the second line. that's why i changed it back to posts. i did not use "talk" because multiple people are in the post, he just happens to have posted it. --Moto Saxon 05:27, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
I don't secretly love it when it spills over to a new line, but there's only so much that can be done when people want a varied yet accurate yet concise description on a lengthy article. :( It becomes one line when it's pushed more to the bottom when it's not bumping against the norn, if that helps. Possible remedies include:
  • Making the graphic smaller (not much of an increase)
  • Smalltagging/text size change (potentially looks odd)
  • Expanding the right-hand news boxes to the left (possibly impractical, no longer centered)
  • Resigning to talks/posts (I honestly have no stake in this.)
  • Resigning to line spillover (Ditto.)
Now possibly having said too much in an over-eager and bleary eyed fashion, I'm going back to sleep. Redshift 06:23, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

The Lost Shores[edit]

On November 1st, 2012 this page appeared. Someone from Anet said on Twitter that they couldn't extend Halloween, because they were pushing a new update on November 15th. I can't find that post atm because of technical difficulties with Twitter and FB, but I'm sure someone else can put the link here. Someone should put this into the news. -- Sagi User Sagittario Asura symbol.png 13:20, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

The post about pushing a new update on November 15th was removed from Twitter. -- Sagi User Sagittario Asura symbol.png 14:27, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

keeping this up to date[edit]

I have been keeping this up-to date so far but I have not been posting things that I view are not news that reflect something going on in the game (or a change being made to the game). so anything related to sales of the game ect I don't post, dose anyone have a problem with this or would you like me to include that?- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 22:53, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

I would add everything that pops up in news--Relyk 22:59, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
I have just seen people complain that the wiki has become more of a advertisement for Anet, I would like to see other people way in. also if we do that then I think we could just change it to a rss feed of that page.- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 23:07, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
We should include all news released by ArenaNet, not discriminate based on whether it's content-related. It would be melodramatic to call that "advertising" for Anet. Anet has been rather inconsistent with their RSS feed--Relyk 23:23, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
Y'know, this is the official wiki, hosted by ArenaNet themselves, even if they don't directly contribute to the content. Why is it wrong for us to "advertise" for the developers of the game we are documenting? It would be kinda stupid for us to post links to someone's blog about how Anet is the stupidest game company ever and GW2 is the dumbest MMO ever. And in the absence of any negative news, of course everything else is going to seem like "advertising" or "shilling out" by praising Anet for everything. But like I said, it goes against the wiki's own interests to link to any negative commentary. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 23:33, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
We should add all official news from Guild Wars 2 website AS WELL as official news given in other sources (like developer blogs, or important news given to websites / magazines / RL events.
Faalagorn/ 03:34, 24 December 2012 (UTC).
if its not from a anet site how do we classify it as being official news?- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 04:10, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
The developer blogs and interviews should be put on their own page really, they often provide information on lore and aspects of the game from ArenaNet themselves. It's not actual news, so there's no point in calling it such. I only know about some interviews because Konig links them in his tl;dr paragraphs about lore.--Relyk 04:30, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Two remarks[edit]

I have two remarks/questions bout this. the current block is showing The Queens speech with a link to the arenanet release page. I was udner the impression that if possible this links to the release page on the wiki. In this case I'm saying this cause this subject has a high teaser level and the wiki releasepage has more information then the official releasepage. Is it normal to link to the official releasepage? Is it desirable to do it different for this one cause the wiki has more info?. My second question is bout the 'more news' link on the frontpage. This is directing to News. This news is over a year old. Are we not documenting and archiving newer news?? is this intended or a bug? What is the best way to fix this?Ranique (talk) 16:53, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

We want a link to the news article along with wiki articles as suitable. That's why it's suggest to link using a verb so you can link to wiki articles. News would still be an archive, but no one is adding to it.--Relyk ~ talk < 18:28, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
What happens is anet will have the story on there news site I copy paste head line from the story to the wiki and make the first few words into the link (its also why you see things capitalized) If I realize that there is already a page that I can link to I will but some times I miss some. as for the news page you are more then welcome to update and keep track of that page I have no interest of it.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:16, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Adding the twitch stream[edit]

I Have changed my opinion of this to be ok with it anyone one have any issues with it before we were strictly sticking to https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/ (with the exception of events that I was too late to post Ie a one day sale that happened the day before, and patch notes because they are redundant because linked above.) I started slipping high profile forum posts into the pile for news, and tweets. anyhow I would like to know other peoples thoughts.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 06:21, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

What do you mean by "high profile forum posts into the pile for news, and tweets"?--Relyk ~ talk < 13:08, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
This - the first entry is a forum link, not a news link. I approve. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 13:22, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
I was wondering if Zesbeer was referring to high profile forum posts, not forum threads. Stuff like Josh summarizing changes to the preview. As for tweets, if it implies stuff like tweets about unscheduled maintenance because we have no other source.--Relyk ~ talk < 14:55, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
I mean threads like the one you guys pointed out, and tweets like the tweet that announced that everyone was able to use the newer LFG tool (that wasn't announced any place other then twitter). my thought is that as long as its ran by an official source (or in the forums case is a arena net thread like the one you linked) ie there twitch or twitter or facebook account it should be included. -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:57, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

No more glory rewards[edit]

They just wrote https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/phasing-out-pvp-glory/. Does anyone know what this means, removing the mysterious chest? ~ dragon legacy 10:32, 14 February 2014 (UTC)