JeskaD JeskaD 17 November 2010

New User Profiles

Howdy Vintage Pattern Lovers,

Hope you're all having a lovely Fall. I've got great news from Wikia, user profile pages will be getting a little bit of a face-lift. The Vintage Pattern Wiki will be one of the first wikis to help test out our brand new, redesigned, profile pages! The goal is to increase the usefulness and clean up the look and feel of these pages.

The Basics

  • The changes only impact your User Page
  • The masthead area will increase in vertical size
  • The right sidebar will always be visible (BUT the followed pages module is gone)
  • The free editing area shows a H2 section title
  • The avatar image will increase in size*

Note: You may notice your avatar image looks different. Because of the change, you will need to upload a new avatar since. The …

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JeskaD JeskaD 22 October 2010

Halloween is Coming, What's your Favorite Vintage Costume?

Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to flex your costume creativity! While some of the craftier Wikians have already finished concocting their costume creation, for us procrastinaters it's crunch time. Still searching for the perfect costume idea? You've come to the right place.

Seeking inspiration from costume patterns of the past? Check out the Vintage Pattern Wiki's Costume Category. Find a great vintage costume pattern? Post a photo of it below and inspire others. Can't find your favorite or remember an even better one from your childhood? Feel free to add a quick comment describing your favorite costume from the past at the bottom of this blog post. I've added my favorite to kick us off (who can say no to those adorable littl…

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JeskaD JeskaD 14 September 2010

Formatting Changes to Prepare for New Skin

Howdy Vintage Pattern Wikians,

As I hope you've already heard, we here at Wikia are working hard on a new look for our site. Currently in beta, this new look consists of a much improved skin and navigation (along with other fun changes).

As part of the new skin testing, we've noticed that some of the formatting is not working quite right on the Vintage Pattern article pages. Tor has explained in some detail on Tarna's talk page, but basically with the new skin, H1 sections will not be editable. Therefore, we'll be switching from using H1 (=) to H2 (==) format for the article page template and we'll get a bot to ensure that all of the article pages function correctly once we switch to the new skin.

The look of the articles will not change (and as …

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JeskaD JeskaD 8 September 2010

Vintage Pattern News - Extending to Twitter and Facebook

Howdy Vintage Pattern Wikians,

Hope you're all having a lovely September. Just a quick update on a few things happening here on our wiki.

I've created a new Twitter feed for our wiki - please follow us today! I'll be using this Twitter account to share information about the wiki and various interesting things I've found while sprucing up the wiki.

Follow the Vintage Pattern Wiki's Tweets

Vintage Pattern Wiki Facebook Page

As you may have read on the Community blog or my recent blog post here in Vintage Patterns, Wikia is very excited to create an all new look and feel for Wikia, one that I'm especially excited as I think it will really make it easier for new Wikia users to find interesting content and contribute to our various wikis. Keep an eye o…

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JeskaD JeskaD 23 August 2010

Wikia Wants You: To Help with Beta Testing

Howdy Vintage Pattern Wikians,

Hope your summer is going well! First, a brief apology for the radio silence from my side of the wiki the last few weeks, I was out of town for a few weeks and was quite busy catching up on everything last week. As always, if you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact me via my Talk Page.

Some of you may have seen the recent blog post in Community Central about our exciting new skin project. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend checking it out. I'm very fired up by these new changes, especially in our still growing Lifestyle Category. We'd really love your help to test this new skin, you can read more about the beta test at Susan's Blog.

Sign Up Today! If you haven't already, please a…

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