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<noinclude>For many years, we've done the news on the wiki using a rolling include page, that we added to the top, then took stuff off as it filled up. Later we used a MediaWiki extension called "DPL" to include the whole page (formerly this page name), and only show the newest (top) 3 items. This was incredibly tedious to post things. You can see the past years news at [[:Category:News Archives]].
 
<noinclude>For many years, we've done the news on the wiki using a rolling include page, that we added to the top, then took stuff off as it filled up. Later we used a MediaWiki extension called "DPL" to include the whole page (formerly this page name), and only show the newest (top) 3 items. This was incredibly tedious to post things. You can see the past years news at [[:Category:News Archives]].
   
We now use Wikia's "blog" system to do the news. Any admin may make a blog (hit [[Special:MyBlog]]), and add it to the category '''News''', and it will show up on the front page. That's it! This provides comments, no fragile format to manage, and no news archive pages with hundreds of edits to parse to only show a few items (read: makes the front page load faster). Enjoy!
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We now use Wikia's "blog" system to do the news. Any admin may make a blog (hit [[Special:MyBlog]]), and add it to the category '''News''' (thats <nowiki>[[Category:News]]</nowiki>), and it will show up on the front page. That's it! You can see all news posts at [[:Category:News]].
   
[[Category:News Archives]]
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This provides comments, no fragile format to manage, and no news archive pages with hundreds of edits to parse to only show a few items (read: makes the front page load faster). Enjoy!
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Latest revision as of 00:54, March 8, 2013

For many years, we've done the news on the wiki using a rolling include page, that we added to the top, then took stuff off as it filled up. Later we used a MediaWiki extension called "DPL" to include the whole page (formerly this page name), and only show the newest (top) 3 items. This was incredibly tedious to post things. You can see the past years news at Category:News Archives.

We now use Wikia's "blog" system to do the news. Any admin may make a blog (hit Special:MyBlog), and add it to the category News (thats [[Category:News]]), and it will show up on the front page. That's it! You can see all news posts at Category:News.

This provides comments, no fragile format to manage, and no news archive pages with hundreds of edits to parse to only show a few items (read: makes the front page load faster). Enjoy!

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