Talk:Current events

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In case anyone's wondering, the basic plan is to roll off news items that are more than three months old off this page onto whatever permanent page(s) are appropriate. For Game Releases, items will be moved to the appropriate Games Released in YEAR page. Review items will move to the Reviews page. Publication issue announcements for things like SPAG, InsideAdrift, etc. I'll probably just drop, assuming that the appropriate page(s) for the publications are/will get updated anyway. (I think it would be nice, in time, to have index pages for the publications. Somehow.) I don't know where newspaper articles about IF are going yet. Competition information will go onto pages for the appropriate comp plus get some mention on the appropriate Competition Calendar page. I've made no definite plans for old website and tech news as yet; I'll think of some pages for those when it becomes necessary, I'm sure.

Most sections in the Current events page should be in reverse chronological order, newest news added at the top, and oldest items rolling off the bottom. The obvious exception is the Competition section which should be mostly in chronological order, at least as far as deadlines go. However, news items of the results of past comps can be expected to sink down the upper part of the Competition section, making way for newer comp news. Hopefully that's clear. -- David Welbourn 10:26, 17 Mar 2005 (Central Standard Time)

Dropping "Website News" and "Tech News"

These sections of the Current events page aren't working for me. Older items don't expire, they don't seem to get a lot of new items, and stuck at the end of the page they look a little ghettoized (if I may use that term). So I'll fold both of these sections into the Reviews and News section, and that's where new website and tech items will go. Okay? -- David Welbourn 16:30, 2 July 2006 (EST)

Link problem

Maybe it's a little problem with the new MediaWiki version, but I've noticed that the "Current events" link at the left of all the IFWiki pages now links to IFWiki:Current events instead of just Current events. --Eriorg 21:03, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Huh. So it does. I suppose in the short term, we can make that a redirect until we figure out which MediaWiki:whatever page describes that box. -- David Welbourn 23:07, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Any volunteers for the News section?

I think the "News and Reviews" section on the IFWiki has always been a bit pathetic, and it's been even more striking lately with all the important things that happened in the IF community. I've just added a few things for this month, and I regularly add the new issues of webzines. But I don't really have the time to seriously take care of this section: I'm already busy enough with other pages, or even with the competitions section of the same page. And I guess David Welbourn has basically the same problem.

So: is there anyone who would like to take care of the "News and Reviews" section? --Eriorg 12:40, 3 August 2010 (UTC)


It may not be an ideal solution, but at least I've just added links to IF news sites by Stephen Granade and George Oliver, who both do a much more regular work than I'd ever do for IF news. --Eriorg 12:38, 24 October 2010 (UTC)


Google Calendar widget proposal

I've been keeping up an IF Google calendar for a while now (http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ifurls%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles), and I recently discovered you can embed the calendar as a widget into Mediawiki if the wiki has the Widgets extension. It seems pretty straightforward (see here, http://www.mediawikiwidgets.org/Google_Calendar), and might be a useful addition to this page. There is a downside that I have to manually add editors if they want to add to the calendar as well, but I'm happy to add anyone who wishes to do so, and if it does turn out that I stop editing it, it always can just be deleted from the page. Thoughts? George 00:00, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

  • I'm... actually not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I worry about page bloat and that the page might look too busy. On the other hand, it's clear that it would be useful and that our own attempts to have a calendar page have failed miserably. Obviously, I'd have no problem simply linking to it, and considering that we don't have the Widgets extension installed, let me do that first and also direct people to comment here, see if we can generate some interest. -- David Welbourn 20:41, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
  • It looks like the IF Google Calendar has been abandoned. ClubFloyd is no longer on Saturdays and the XYZZY Awards voting deadlines and ceremony aren't mentioned at all. I'll accordingly remove the link to the calendar from this page. -- David Welbourn 14:01, 31 March 2012 (PDT)