Talk:Main Page

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Freezing the left navigation panel

The Wiki pages all have a navigation panel on the left side that I often refer to and use to move around. There is a bit of annoyance to the fact that the entire panel scrolls with the main page and quickly disappears up and out of sight for any page that is longer than a single view. A good deal of scrolling time would be saved (for me at least) if the left panel stayed in sight regardless of how far down the page you happen to be. I really have no idea if there are reasons it is the way it is, I just thought I would bring it up as a perspective of some relatively new eyes on the site. Tortuga 15:38, 3 October 2013 (CDT)

That's an interesting idea, but it would require a good deal of modification to the wiki software. We use the same software as Wikipedia and follow their guidance for policy, editing style, and user interface (website look-n-feel). It's not implemented by Wikipedia, which has millions of viewers. I also searched for software modifications on this topic and couldn't find any.
There's probably a good reason why it's not done and we should keep the software as-is. If you have more ideas, feel free to make a suggestion.
--LadyGeek 19:18, 3 October 2013 (CDT)
Thanks for the feedback!
--Tortuga 08:42, 4 October 2013 (CDT)

Hiding the page title

From MediaWiki 1.22+, the prior method to hide the page title no longer works. See: MW 1.22 breaks the FAQ item "How do I hide the main page title"

The technique is cloned from finiki, see Talk:Main Page --LadyGeek 16:20, 8 December 2013 (CST)