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  • Updated the main page with a new version of the Akita Map. New Template. Old Template New Map Image. Old Map Image. Image vector polygon maps were all updated due to the increased resolution size. Also redesigned the top logo to match with a Mt Chokai design. New logo was added via updating a new version of the current link from the sever due to the fact that I tend to break something every time I change something there. New logo. Old logo. --Jeff 20:30, 18 May 2017 (JST)
  • Via Liam Mitchell, removed the forum and link from the main page due to inactivity --Jeff 02:59, 21 April 2017 (JST)


Figured since we had been tooling around with the layout so much we should probably have a section here for it. I think the new layout looks amazing, especially since Steven got rid of the contents of the messages from the messages board. Makes it much more concise. --Casey 21:54, 3 November 2011 (JST)

  • Loving the new image map, but wondering if we need the all of the municipalities listed at the bottom. Seems a bit redundant, no?--Casey 11:24, 5 November 2011 (JST)
  • I like the municipality list in general — to whoever created it, very nice! But as you say, it's slightly redundant on the main page and so could be removed from here. If you think it makes viewing the page a little difficult, I say remove it and see how people feel. --D 09:54, 10 November 2011 (JST)
  • Okay, first off: glad the layout redesign wasn't a total disaster in everyone's eyes. About the text box: I think it's a 50/50 split here. Owen and I both kind of liked the idea of that district list text table (I just re-used Casey's template) so I added it. Owen and I talked about how it kind of balances out the page and ends roughly near the bottom of the sidebar. Having it gone leaves a lot of white space on the right. I'd prefer it there, but if you would like changes, let me know and I'll tinker around with it. --WilsonS 13:16, 10 November 2011 (JST)


  • I put Steve's message on top of the wiki to give an idea of how it would look. I am going to revert to back to normal by the end of the day. Any thoughts? --CaseyPA 11:28, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • I think it is better with the intro by Steve. I also still think that the sidebar would look better with Living Guide and Working guide on top, then followed by navigation, personal tools, links, and tool box. --Michael 11:51, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • We can't change the position of the personal tools box. --CaseyPA 11:56, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • Bummer. --Michael 13:05, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • That info should be on its own page. e.g. "About". --owencunn 14:20, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • What would you think about having a short message at the top of the main page that says something like "For those who have never been to the site before, start [ [aboutpage|here] ]"?
  • Maybe just add it to the Navigation section on the left? I don't think it's in any way necessary for new users to see that page, its only for users who wish to see it. Wikipedia has it as a link in the menu. --owencunn 14:28, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • Sounds good to me; Having to look at that message every time would grate the eyes. I'll move it to the navigation bar. --CaseyPA 14:51, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • It is pretty hard to find the About. It kind of looks like it is about navigation. What if it said "Welcome to Akita Wiki" or something a little more inviting? Or it was on the title bar? --Michael 15:11, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • I'm sure anyone looking for the About page will find it. --owencunn 15:19, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • Haha. So user friendly. --Michael 16:48, 27 May 2011 (JST)
  • An "About" page is a very standard thing for sharing information about a website, and the current link to it is very easy to see. Google has an "About" link, and it's at the bottom of their page, so by comparison, ours is quite centrally located. Making it more obtrusive may well make it irritating, so let's leave it as it is. --D 09:14, 8 June 2011 (JST)