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This page is a wishlist of things that would be nice to have on this wiki. There are a few things that aren't immediately needed, but it might be nice to have, and others depend on the security of the site. Max has got to do a bunch of the stuff, unless he allows db access, which probably isn't going to happen.


  • Expand the main namespace to include articles for all the major fads and YTMND sites without forking them from the fads list. YTMND is not Wikipedia after all and "This comes from Wikipedia/Fadwiki" messages look ghey.
  • Try to explain why a fad is funny to newcomers. Some (lots) of people look at these YTMND and either don't get the joke, or don't know why they're funny.


  • Make skin of the site look like the main YTMND site (see MediaWiki talk:Monobook.css), and when the new skin comes out, that too.
  • Get fonts to match YTMND's, so it may integrate nicely. The headings and such should be capitalized, if possible, and the font to match up with the main site's

Technical (requires db access)

Changes to LocalSettings.php

Quick and easy

  • Personal user styles (I loves me some popups). Set $wgAllowUserJs and $wgAllowUserCss to true.
  • Set $wgShowIPinHeader to false, so it won't look lame when someone's just reading (this setting removes the redlinks at the top of the page next to log in, and since we don't allow anons, we should just get rid of this. WP has this set to false, but allows anons to edit)
  • Enable Special:Emailuser/USERNAME e-mail by setting $wgEnableUserEmail to True
  • Set $wgAllowRealName to false. Real names are retarded.
  • Set $wgAmericanDates to true. YTMND is American, not French (or British, whatever).
  • Set $wgCapitalLinks back to true. Even though we want syncan to appear as syncan and lol, internet to appear as lol, internet (emptying). But it is screwing up the templates and it has the potential to be abused.
    • I'll see what I can do about making a template which would change the display of the titles.
      • There's a patch (check BugZilla), but for some reason they don't want to use it on Wikipedia, which seems kinda retarded to me. Check it out for a good time
  • Turn off patrolled edits, a useless feature, by setting $wgUseRCPatrol to false.
    Are you sure? I find it somewhat useful. We don't have a CVU IRC channel. And I mark edits patrolled sometimes. --LBMixPro<lol, talk page> 12:29, June 11, 2006 (CDT)
    I wish they were automatic or js-enabled. As it is, it just means you have one more thing to click. If it registered as patrolled when I visited it, that would make sense (that way others could know it's been seen), but as it is, it's just dumb to have to click it and reload another page. -Mysekurity | it's legal in some states 22:27, June 18, 2006 (CDT)
  • Section devoted to Dead Fads, or fads that are dying and on their way out.
  • Front page layout that resembles the original Wikipedia online format. With front page sections that cycle thru 4 windows covering various content and including imagery.

Slightly longer (instructions on linked page)

  • Block open proxies so we don't get crackhead vandals.
  • Link the main logo to (a protected) Image:Wiki.png by changing $wgLogo to
  • Fix the thumbnails bug, so that resized images show. [1]
  • Set YTMND:Admin's Noticeboard to be read only by sysops, using page restrictions (or creating a new namespace that can only be read by sysops)
  • Enable SQL queries (2) so that all this shit doesn't have to be done by Max alone (though he may want to keep it secure)
  • ?Get a short URL(, or, etc). For the path to be the former, (a nsfw) needs to be deleted and the install directory coolified [2].
    URLs from /wiki/ now work. [3] However, $wgArticlePath needs to reflect /wiki/ instead of /wiki/index.php/.
  • Enable interwiki links to Wikipedia, Meta, Fadwiki and Encyclopedia Dramatica to make the articles here more useful. There's no need to have our own personal spin on everything that might be covered elsewhere (e.g. Macaron Chacaron, linking Conan O'Brian, etc). It's time to stop raping the {{From Wikipedia}} and {{From Fadwiki}} templates.
  • Possibly create a new skin not based on monobook (see MediaWiki talk:Monobook.css), probably based on the forthcoming new layout Max is talking about. Create a [something].css skin, and/or at least enable it in LocalSettings.php so that admins can edit it.

Extensions (help)

Possibly added later, if needed


  • Create a section in an admin area where user ips/emails get posted when they are doing extreme amounts of vanadalism so I can delete them from the main site/forums as well.
    • That's what checkuser (see above) is all about. Install that and add it to the beaurocrats features (the same way as we set the move restrictions). Then for whoever vandalises the wiki, we'll look them up and send their IP to you to do as you please. --LBMixPro<lol, talk page>