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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 most of this.
Stuff that's <s>struck out</s> has been completed (to the best of our knowledge, MediaWiki is weird like that). Stuff in '''bold''' should be done shortly if [[Safety Not Guaranteed|not sooner]].
== Content ==
* 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.
*<s>Section devoted to Dead Fads, or fads that are dying and on their way out.</s>
*<s>[[Template:Asset infobox|Create an infobox template for assets (audio and image files)]].</s>
* <s>Add a section for moderator favorites. The amount of mod favorite sites are unknown as I see only 5 every few minutes.  Would be really helpful if there was a list.</s>
== Aesthetic ==
*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, move [[YTMND]] into an editable article and replace the Main Page with [[Main Page]] or similar. (?)
== Technical ([[Max Goldberg|requires db access]]) ==
=== Changes to [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LocalSettings.php LocalSettings.php] ===
==== Quick and easy ====
Personal user styles (I loves me some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation_popups popups]). Set [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:%24wgAllowUserJs $wgAllowUserJs] and [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:%24wgAllowUserCSS $wgAllowUserCss] to true.
==== Slightly longer (instructions on linked page) ====
*Link the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:%24wgLogo main logo] to (a protected) [[:Image:Wiki.png]] by changing $wgLogo to <nowiki>http://www.ytmnd.com/wiki/images/b/bc/Wiki.png</nowiki>
*Only allow sysops to upload images. There's really no reason to use internal uploading most of the time... (disputed)
*Set [[YTMND:Admin's Noticeboard]] to be read only by sysops, using [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Page_access_restriction_with_MediaWiki page restrictions] (or [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Preventing_Access#Setting_permissions_for_a_Group_on_a_whole_new_Namespace creating a new namespace that can only be read by sysops])
*'''Enable [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Interwiki_links interwiki links] to Wikipedia (change the '''www.''' to '''en.'''), Wikia (links to it are broken (replace index.php to wiki), [http://fads.wikia.com fadwiki] ('''[[fw:Main Page]]'''), [http://encyclopediadramatica Encyclopedia Dramatica] ('''[[ed:Main Page]]''') and [http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Uncyclopedia] ('''[[un:Main Page]]''') 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. Macarron Chacarron, linking Conan O'Brien, etc). It's time to stop raping the {{tl|w}}, {{tl|From Wikipedia}} and {{tl|From Fadwiki}} templates.''' Also, it's possible to create a ytmnd inter(wiki?) link using the same principles. like <nowiki>[[y:vadercoaster|Noooolercoaster]]</nowiki> would produce {{y|vadercoaster|Noooolercoaster}}...
**[[m:Special page to work with the interwiki table|Special page to work with the interwiki table]] allows admins to easy create interwiki links. {{user:smiddle/sig}}
*Possibly create a new [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Configuration_settings#Skins skin] not based on monobook (see [[MediaWiki talk:Monobook.css]]), probably based on the new layout. Create a [something].css skin, and/or at least enable it in LocalSettings.php so that admins can edit it.
=== Extensions ([http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Writing_a_new_special_page help]) ===
*'''Enable [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:CheckUser CheckUser] for sysops and such (code's at [http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/wikipedia/extensions/CheckUser.php Sourceforge])'''
*: It's more difficult that what it states there. I'll provide instructions somwhere later on.
*[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Renameuser Rename users] (it should work on 1.6, even if it doesn't say so... Official MediaWiki sites is running 1.8 alpha, and has it installed.
*Get a [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:BraneJ/Protected_pages list of protected pages]
*'''[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ParserFunctions#Installation Parser functions] to add #switch, #expr, and others to make better templates (maybe in the possible category? this is a little bit more important though).'''
**[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/StringFunctions String Functions] (an addon to Parser Functions)
*[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MenuTabs MenuTabs], just like the main YTMND site
*[http://www.developersdigest.org/wiki/index.php/MediaWiki_VBulletin_stats_extension Integration with vBulletin] for stats and [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VBulletin/Users_Integration users].
==== Possibly added later, if needed ====
* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sysy/Andrew_Johnson%27s_account_creation_privilege_hack Only allow current users to add new users] or [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Preventing_Access#Prevent_new_user_registrations only allow Sysops to add new users] (Just like Gmail, Facebook, or a bunch of those other sites, you can only join if you're invited, thus limiting vandal abilities.)
* Install [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cite.php Cite.php] to easily create footnotes.
* Possibly figure out a way to link accounts on the YTMND main site with wiki accounts if it's not a giant pain in the ass (but im sure it will be)
* Create a section in an admin area where user ips/emails get posted when they are doing extreme amounts of vandalism so I can delete them from the main site/forums as well.
**That's what checkuser (see above) is all about. Install that and give "checkuser" to all the admins, then for whoever vandalises the wiki, we'll look them up and send their IP to you to do as you please. --[[User:LBMixPro|LBMixPro]][[User talk:LBMixPro|<sup>&lt;lol, talk page&gt;</sup>]]
*Enabling [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Inputbox#Installation inputboxes]
*Changing the image hosting sources to <nowiki>http://content.ytmnd.com/wiki/$1</nowiki> [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgUploadPath]
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