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New Style

Since Kai, The Flash, and me are the new admins of Avatar Fanon, I was thinking about giving the main page a new style, I mean make it look more interesting. - Zukofan - don't be shy, just ask me something 05:09, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

I totally agree, Zukofan. - Kai Talk 19:54, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Ditto. I'll look around others, find one that's good. We can vote. --~Excelsior, The Flash - (Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me bay-bay!) 21:38, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

I like it except for the fact that we can't comment anymore :( --AvatarRokusGhost 05:44, February 14, 2011 (UTC)

Umm, ARG, those comment were from two years ago! :) The proposal to change the Fanon Portal took place between The 888th Avatar, Courage the Cowardly User and myself yesterday on IRC. Any questions, do so on either of our talk pages. Will94 (Talk - TTFF - Teru) 05:53, February 14, 2011 (UTC)

Image link

Why does the image at the top left corner of the page link to the mainpage, and not the fanon mainpage? Just wondering. I do that a lot :P -- Dudewaldo4 My stories 22:59, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

Fanon Review Squad

shouldn't a box be added here or a link in the menu of the navigating menu ? --Bahjy1 (talk!! - fanon - blog) 16:14, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

Yes check Done --I'm The Bos - Talk - Guardian 16:31, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

Author List

I think you should add a list of fanon authors, like you have stories and characters. That way people could see everything that author has. . . or pick an author at random. You should seriously consider adding one.

HenryJh 98 (talkAvatar: The Sole Woodbender) 13:31, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Overcrowded Navigation

That navigation box underneath the slider has become so crowded with links recently that I can't make heads or tails of anything inside. We really need to take out a few of them to make it less messy, and from now on have an orderly system to figure out what links go up there so it doesn't get like it is now. I remember that box used to have two rows, and now it has five. Maybe we can just link the policies, official categories and main pages in that box, and create something else at the bottom all the contests, groups, and activities. Just when they're all crowded in that neat box, it sort of messes up what it's for. What do you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by BlackMonkey (wallcontribs) This note was added on ~~~~~.

A lot of the pages have good reason to be up there, but I think we have some room to trim down. I think we can get rid of the news and updates link, as the central page is essentially dead now. Same goes for the noticeboard. I don't think many people use this page to find character pages. I would still keep the reviews and other groups there, as those are good resources for newcomers. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 20:27, August 5, 2012 (UTC)
Should we take down the past reviews? That can be found on the FRS main page, anyway. But I agree with everything else. I never even knew we had a news and updates link. Oh, and what about requesting an editor. That too can be found from the Newsletter link. HenryJh 98 (talkAvatar:The Sole WoodbenderFanon Detective!) 16:03, August 6, 2012 (UTC)
Maybe leave it to just official fanon pages and user groups, and no pages that can be accessed from other pages in the nav box, like Henry pointed out. BlackMonkey Talk - Fire & Ice 14:45, August 8, 2012 (UTC)
We could do something like that for the top. I'd like to link to most of everything we do now in some way, though - whether it's a new cluster at the bottom of the page, or maybe having the first two rows at the top and then a "more" tab to show the rest. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 21:11, August 9, 2012 (UTC)
Why not move the nomination of featured fanon to a thumbnail like in the Avatar Wiki User Awards "Vote Now!" ? It sounds attracting people, more than just words like that. Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 23:36, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
I like the idea of a thumbnail for FF since it would stand out - and the featured process could use some more attention, but I'm not sure how that would be able to work with the rest of the page. As for the other pages, I removed the ones we already agreed were inactive, but left the rest there for now. The top row I put all the pages for creating and starting a fanon, the middle row for getting noticed (ads, reviews, interviews, etc.) and the bottom for other events like being featured, awards, fanonbending, the WLS, etc. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 21:00, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
I think below the navbox, we can put "Featured Fanon" or something like that, which it will more attract people than the old one.  :) Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 19:30, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
EDIT: I have create the example Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 09:18, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
That looks good to me. The featured fanon could sure use the extra attention. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 09:23, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah. You see, people are going to vote if they are:
1) Have read the fanon (Of course)
2) Don't know anything about the nomination. Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 09:26, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Maybe a link to the genre category as well. If you think about it, that's one of the most logical choices of anything for being there. People come here to read and write stories, and this lets them search for one in a different way. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 15:35, August 31, 2012 (UTC)

New Main Page format

Hey, fanon folks. As we know, the Fourth Fanon Awards is almost there. I mean, almost end. I know this is a late proposal, but I would like to propose that the fanon portal main page will have a shortcut to the awards; so newbie could see and join it. You can see them here. Agree? Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 12:21, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

We already have a link on the main page, don't we, in the nav box? BlackMonkey Talk - Fire & Ice 12:26, August 23, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, but should it be more attractive? Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 12:28, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

Alright, but maybe something longer, like what I have in my sandbox, so there's less white space on the main page. BlackMonkey Talk - Fire & Ice 12:40, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

Why not? Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 12:43, August 23, 2012 (UTC)
I like BM's version. It says more about what's going on and while it may be long, the Fanon Awards are only a temporary event. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 17:05, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

Yes check Done. Maybe we could keep the space for a button to featured fanon & article nominations like proposed in the section above? BlackMonkey Talk - Fire & Ice 17:50, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

Sure - once the awards are over. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 21:55, August 23, 2012 (UTC)
Wow. Thanks for adding them, ARG-BM! Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 17:10, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

Blog list count

Hey, fanon folks. I've see the September 2012 version of Avatar Fanon main page. It's not really nice, as the featured articles and fanon series overview are too long / the blog posts are too short. I would like to propose, to change the blog list count from 3 to 4, so the featured column is as long as the blog one. Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 06:36, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

Sure, sounds good. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 06:40, September 1, 2012 (UTC)
Yes check Done Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 06:41, September 1, 2012 (UTC)


Going back to our discussion on the navigation, I think that making it collapsable might be a good idea. What do you guys think? --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 17:17, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

What is collapsable? And what do you think if we're going to give a link to the competition; or some competition? Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 09:43, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Collapsible means that it has a "show" and "hide" button, so that all the info is there, but it doesn't necessarily take up that much space. And no, we do not need to link to any competitions from the main page. Competition blog, while popular and encourageable, are not official events, and they're already linked to in the blog listing. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 09:20, October 5, 2012 (UTC)
I see. But... Thinking about collapsible, I think... No. Newbie(s) will didn't notice it until they have "a little" experience... No offense Acer Evan Seek anything about fanon! Jet sprite 15:50, October 11, 2012 (UTC)


Hey, someone should update the fanon mainpage. I would but I don't know if I am supposed since I'm not an admin. - The Snowbold (wallcontribs) 04:48, June 4, 2013 (UTC)

Well I updated the text part of it. I would've updated the image, too, but my computer's not getting along with image adjusting at the moment. It does look odd the way it is now with the Political Animals picture still there, but anyone else can feel free to fix that now. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message meRead my fanon) Aang Cosmic Toph-DoBS-2 05:04, June 4, 2013 (UTC)
And by the way – anyone can update the main pages as long as they know what they're doing. ;) The 888th Avatar (talk) 13:42, June 4, 2013 (UTC)
I took the liberty of deleting the link for Fanon L&F Advisers; :) Iluvcinderellawall

Incorrect Slider Image

The slider image for The Kyoshi Chronicles bit is of water tribe ships. How can this be fixed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kyoshidude (wallcontribs) 09:45, October 1, 2013 (UTC)

If you look at the file (File:FASlider.png) you should see that the image is of Kyoshi. I suggest purging the page (which can be achieved by either pressing the time in the toolbar at the top of your screen, or by adding '?action=purge'). The image on my technology is the correct file, however it does take a while to load for some reason. FruipyLoops Toph-DoBS-2 08:15, October 2, 2013 (UTC)

About Aevum's Picture

Aevum's picture is of Katara and Aang kissing even though it's Korrasami. Do we have permission to change the image of the featured fanon to what the fanon's image actually is?

SaeryenKatten (wallcontribs) 21:04, October 7, 2015 (UTC)SaeryenKatten

You definitely have permission to do that (it's done by just uploading a new version of the existing file). However, Aevum's spotlight is over, meaning that it'll be replaced by this month's featured fanon article or, in lack thereof, by the default info message. In other words, changing the image now would be a little redundant as it'll be changed soon to the default image again. Though for future references, you may remember that you definitely have permission to fix a mistake like that :-) Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 21:17, October 7, 2015 (UTC)

Make a character

On the main fanon page thing, there is no "creator thing" for characters? So, do I need to make a story in order to even start to make a character? I mean no disrespect but, to me, this is the most complicated setup to make a fanon. I never ever heard of any fanon wikia stating a "main page". I don't understand this Main Page at all. Why would I need it, when I list them in my Profile area. And there there is no thing specifically help in creating a "character" (other then titles) and so makes it difficult for me to consider making a character (because I don't know if I need a story first or not and also in fear of being deleted regardless of how much information and "history" details is on it). And why merge with the official? Wont that complicate things? I am pretty sure Fanon should be a separate wikia all together. This is what I feel really. I never had this much to think about (even on the Naruto fanon wikia). So, a good "more detailed" help (specifically character) if I can make one off the bat, or need a story (if I need a actual story to start it............. I don't know what to feel). (AtlantisUchiha (wallcontribs) 16:06, May 2, 2017 (UTC))

The main page is indeed for those who create a complete story. Most people use the fanon portal for that: story writing. However, that doesn't mean that you have to write a story in order to create the character. You can just create one if you feel like it. Do note though that this is not a roleplay wiki.
That said, there are some quality rules on this wiki, which basically means that your character page needs to have sufficient content on it and adheres to our Avatar Wiki:Fanon policy.
So why would people create a main page? It creates more visibility for a story. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 18:49, May 2, 2017 (UTC)