Forum:Revive the old Monster Quick Access Box
I was wondering if the old monster overview/quick access box, which used to exist on the front page of the wiki some months back, before it was replaced by the random game scene screenshot, could be revived at least as an additional article/page, or as an addition the the page "Monster". Personally, I thought that box - amongst the other overview box that used to be on the start page - was the most useful and most frequently used feature of the wiki, and I was somewhat dissapointed to see it dissappear. It truly was the fastest way to lookup a monster, and having to browse the long list on the current Monster overwiev page, does take more time. When encountering any <colour> <character>, one look at that box and one single click brought you straight to the datasheet of the monster... super quick! :)
What do you think? Anyone else miss that old monster quick access box? I'd be willing to help to create a page containing it. Does someone still have the code? Was it something like an image map of the coloured ascii characters?
Edit: I have done my best to contribute: http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Monster_%28Quick_Access%29 --Pinosylvin 17:03, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
- I've tried putting it onto the main page because so many people wanted it. However, I'm not at all satisfied with the way the main page looks now. --Tjr 17:27, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
- Opinions, anybody? If nobody says anything, I'm going to remove it from the main page in a few days. --Tjr 17:44, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
- I think it's sufficient, that the monster quick access box is now incorporated into the Monster page. No need for it to be on the start page, imho. Thanks for the help! --Pinosylvin 20:45, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
- The Monsters template does not display correctly for me. On the main page, There are two white lines, on the Monster page, there are three lines, and on the Template:Monsters page there is one line. Using IE9. --220.127.116.11 15:50, 15 July 2011 (UTC)