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For discussion prior to The Long Drive (2012), see Talk:Main Page/Archive1.


Where to post other works referring to Terry Pratchett and Discworld?

Sorry if this isn't where such things are supposed to be discussed, but is there a place to post games which refer to Terry Pratchett? Something like Reading suggestions or Webcomic and Graphic Novel Suggestions, but for games? I recently played one called Anna's Quest, and not only do I think it would appeal to other readers, but it even has a "in memory of Terry Pratchett" in the credits! --Varriount 01:21, 2 August 2015 (EST)

No, this isn't the place...see Discworld & Pratchett Wiki:Mended Drum/Archive 6#Namespaces and Bibliography#Gaming. --Old Dickens (talk) 14:29, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Updating the Main Page without The Author

Today's addition of "or about" was a useful idea. I was just about to ask what to do with that section and "Breaking news": trim the five-year-old stuff or archive as much as possible? --Old Dickens (talk) 17:11, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Main Page

I have changed the original category: WikiData, and replaced it with: Main Page. -- DCool1 (talk) 15:55, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Archive?

Guybrush asks about an archive for the Main Page. We've always deleted the old to make room for the new, relying on the history, but he could do that instead. Any other opinions? (See second section above.) --Old Dickens (talk) 04:12, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Hmmm...you make a good point about the history. I think the things I've been uncertain about are that we don't have an agreed definition of how recent "breaking news" should be, and that there are some news items (PTerry's death, the steamroller) that seem like they should stay on the page. But maybe it's time to move those important ones somewhere else? As for the timeframe, do we want to keep stuff from the last six months? Or maybe just the X number of most recent annoucements? A guideline like that would make deciding what to keep much easier. I do think the front page would benefit from a bit of pruning... And the same things go for the publications section. Guybrush (talk) 13:29, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

"How long" probably depends on the significance: the death announcement should remain, the over-long section on 50 Years of Terry and much of the rest that's over a year old need to go somewhere. Where, though? Do you want to make an archive? --Old Dickens (talk) 16:07, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Maybe we don't need a news archive per se, but just to put the info that's of lasting interest on an appropriate page before deleting it. For example, I think there's room for a 50 Years of Terry page that just lists all the publications and projects that are part of it, which would mean we could get rid of the long news item. -- Guybrush (talk) 11:02, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Okay, based on that principle, I've done a bit of a clean-up of the front page. I added a subsection for significant Pratchett events at the bottom of the news, for stuff that should stay on the front page, and then deleted anything else that was more than a year old. (I would advocate for changing "breaking news" to "recent news".) I also did a bit of a clean up on the list of publications, though there are some older ones that should probably stay there too, and some others to be added, since its a busy year. I moved some of the stuff I got rid of to appropriate other pages, most notably news of the delay of The Ultimate Discworld Companion. I'll have another go soon, but let me know what you think of this? I think the definition list format works really well for a list of dates like this. -- Guybrush (talk) 13:14, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Looks fine; "recent news" makes more sense. Now if only the page counter worked. --Old Dickens (talk) 15:17, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

This page, now, wants an archive. --Old Dickens (talk) 16:10, 22 September 2022 (UTC)