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The '''Community Portal''' is a place for the community to discuss the encyclopedia. Below you will find recent updates and events regarding the wiki and on the [[Tolkien_Gateway_talk:Community_Portal|talk page]] we discuss various topics about the site, not unlike a forum.
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<div style="text-align: center;font-size:175%;border:none;margin-top:+.4em;padding:.1em;color:#000">Welcome to [[Tolkien Gateway]]'s '''Community Portal'''</div>
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<div style="top:+0.7em;margin-bottom:+.7em;font-size:115%;text-align:center;">''a one-stop shop for editors old and new''</div>
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[[File:David T. Wenzel - Unexpected Party.jpg|right|175px]]Tolkien Gateway is an encyclopedia about [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] that [[Help:Editing|anyone can edit]]. Since our launch on [[3 June]] [[2005]], we have grown to include [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles and [[Special:Newimages|{{NUMBEROFFILES}}]] images on a range of Tolkien-related topics.
  
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This Community Portal is designed to help editors find something to work on. It covers a range of ways you can share your Tolkien knowledge with the world including [[Special:WantedPages|creating wanted pages]], expanding [[:Category:Stubs|stub articles]], [[:Category:Cleanup|cleaning up poorly-written pages]] and added references to [[:Category:Articles needing citation|articles in need of citations]]. Some of the work might be a little tedious, but a little goes a long way in continuing to build the world's largest Tolkien encyclopedia.
  
==Site Updates==
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If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You can ask a specific [[Tolkien Gateway:Administrators|staff member]] on their talk page - they're happy to help you out.
[[Image:Morgen Bell - The Palantir.jpg|thumb|250px|''The Palantir'' by Morgen Bell]]
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* We have planned to upgrade from MediaWiki 1.5.4 to 1.6.3 today. This includes an added feature which forces people who edit anonymously and have a link in their edit, to type a random word. This should prevent pretty much all the vandalisms. If you find anything wrong after the upgrade, please let us know.
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* If you haven't noticed we have converted our [[Tolkien_Gateway_talk:Community_Portal|Community Portal discussion]] to a forum-like atmosphere over on the [[Forum:Council|Council forums]] (a link is also present on the left navigation).
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* It seems we have surpassed over 200,000 page views as well as over 200 registered users. Congratulations everyone.
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* Over 500 articles and a day later I've now completed the redirect pages. Searching or even making a [[Numenor]] link will redirect to the correct accented article.
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* I'm still debating switching the main page to be simply a [http://tolkiengateway.net/search/ Search Page]. I like the idea of having a simplistic Google-like look, but I think the lack of news/information on the main page might not be liked. What do you guys think?
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* I think I've decided to go through ''every'' article that has an accent and create a non-accented redirect to it. Search results do not display the correct results for something like "Numenor" since there are technically accents on the word. Creating the redirects will allow someone to search for "Numenor" and simply be redirected to the correct page. I've whined to the MediaWiki staff about creating an extension but it's just going to be too much work to do it like Google and even Wikipedia uses the redirect idea.
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* Congratulations everyone, we have now surpassed 10,000 edits!
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* I've altered the left navigation menu to display only alphabetical links. The old links were not fully completed even though the articles were written. I think this way people will be able to see how large our database is more efficiently. What do you guys think? Feel free to post on the discussion page.
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* Unfortunately the last couple days we've had some MySQL issues which has caused some downtime. This is not viewed lightly and we've done everyting possible to prevent anymore downtime in the future. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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*'''[[Tolkien Gateway:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] and [[Help:Editing|Editing]]'''<br/>Learn how to be an excellent editor of Tolkien Gateway.
* Congratulations to everyone who has worked on the Encyclopedia, we have now surpassed over 100,000 views.
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* We have founded our own [http://tolkiennews.net Tolkien News] website.
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* A [http://tolkiengateway.net/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&useskin=dusk new skin] has been added. To switch to that skin permanently just go into your preferences once you are logged in.
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* I've added [[Tolkien_Gateway:Council|a page for editors to discuss Tolkien Gateway]].
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* Tolkien Gateway is now offering free website hosting and IRC chat services to selected Tolkien websites, please email hyarion [at] hyarion [dot] net for more details.
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* After a bit of downtime we now have successfully relocated to the new server.
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* You can now [[Special:Newimages|View recently uploaded images]]. If you have an account, feel free to [[Special:Upload|Upload your own images]].
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*[[Tolkien Gateway:Collaborations|Collaboration]] - '''[[Thranduil]]'''<br/>Work with other editors to improve this important article.
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*'''[http://tolkiengateway.net/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&days=7&namespace=1 Talk Pages]'''<br>Have your say on the issues affecting individual articles.
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*'''[[Forum:Council|Forum]]'''<br/>For site-wide discussions about Tolkien Gateway that aren't limited to individual pages.
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*'''[[Special:RecentChanges|RecentChanges]]'''<br/>See what changes other editors are making and look out for any spam.
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*'''[[Tolkien Gateway:Featured articles|Featured articles]] and [[Tolkien Gateway:Featured quotes|featured quotes]]'''<br/>Nominate your favourite articles and quotes to be featured our the [[Main Page]].
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*'''[[:Category:Templates]]'''<br/>Every editor's most useful resource. Whether it be [[Template:HM|easy citations]], [[Template:TA|automatic date formats]], or [[:Category:Infobox templates|infoboxes]], as an editor you will become well-acquainted with templates.
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*'''[[Tolkien Gateway:Chat|Chat]]'''<br/>Where, if you have an IRC client, you can get to know other editors.
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*'''[[Tolkien Gateway:Userboxes|Userboxes]]'''<br/>Personalise your user page with userboxes.</div></div>
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<center>'''[[Tolkien Gateway:Updates|more updates]] and [[Tolkien Gateway:Technical To-do|Technical To-do]]'''</center></div></div>
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<center>'''<br/>[[Special:WantedPages|All wanted pages]]'''</center></div></div>
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[[Category:Tolkien Gateway]]

Latest revision as of 23:22, 22 July 2015

Shortcut:
TG:PORTAL
Welcome to Tolkien Gateway's Community Portal
a one-stop shop for editors old and new
David T. Wenzel - Unexpected Party.jpg
Tolkien Gateway is an encyclopedia about Tolkien that anyone can edit. Since our launch on 3 June 2005, we have grown to include 11,726 articles and 10,547 images on a range of Tolkien-related topics.

This Community Portal is designed to help editors find something to work on. It covers a range of ways you can share your Tolkien knowledge with the world including creating wanted pages, expanding stub articles, cleaning up poorly-written pages and added references to articles in need of citations. Some of the work might be a little tedious, but a little goes a long way in continuing to build the world's largest Tolkien encyclopedia.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You can ask a specific staff member on their talk page - they're happy to help you out.

Help (EditingImagesReferences) • General Site Policy (Deletion policyImage policyNaming policyCanon policy) • Manual of StyleProjectsSandboxTo-do
Get involved
  • Talk Pages
    Have your say on the issues affecting individual articles.
  • Forum
    For site-wide discussions about Tolkien Gateway that aren't limited to individual pages.
  • RecentChanges
    See what changes other editors are making and look out for any spam.
  • Chat
    Where, if you have an IRC client, you can get to know other editors.
  • Userboxes
    Personalise your user page with userboxes.
Site Updates
  • 12-12-12 - Doubled performance of server to accommodate increase in traffic. (over 20,000 unique visitors per day!).
more updates and Technical To-do
Needed Articles
The following articles don't currently exist. You can help Tolkien Gateway by creating these articles:


All wanted pages
Pages needing improvement
These articles have been identified as needing urgent attention in order to meet our standards. You can help Tolkien Gateway by tidying up these articles and rewriting them:
Unsatisfactory articles
Articles needing expansion and Stub articles
Articles to be rewritten
Pages needing references
These require incline citations in order to make them more encyclopedic. You can help Tolkien Gateway by adding references to these articles:
Articles with no sources
Articles needing additional citations
Uploading images
When uploading an image be sure to use the appropriate copyright template by selecting it from the "Licensing" drop-down box. All you need do is provide a summary of the image and the category.

Remember: do not upload images to Tolkien Gateway without prior permission of the copyright-holder unless you believe it falls under fair-use.