Template talk:Not an encyclopedia

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I think it is nonsense to add it to Main Page.

  1. Its Wikipedia-centric feature.
    Why Wikipedia should be so focused? Rather we need to say This is not dictionary, news site, textbook ... from my experience of meta admin we need rather a message "we are not image repository".
  2. Redundance.
    Main page has already a description what meta is. And for further info, We have WM:NOT already. And I don't like this template.
  3. Design.
    It is not beautiful and moreover, somehow seem to intend to scare people.

I don't want our Main Page employ the current version of this template. --Aphaia 16:01, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


Everyone,please stop removing the image for no reason. XxJoshuaxX 01:17, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

I think you're in the minority here. Best to leave it be. Kylu 01:23, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
The image attracts attention. That's why it should be on the template. XxJoshuaxX 01:24, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
The people who get that template are usually contributors who we want to keep as contributors, we don't want to scare them off with ridiculous images, also they should not concentrate on the image but on the text. With the image it would appear like a "test-template" which is not what is wanted, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:26, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Then perhaps we could still use an image,just a less intimidating one,maybe like this? XxJoshuaxX 01:52, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
I see no need for an image. The big orange notification box attracts attention just fine without a generic icon. Please explain the benefits and advantages the image adds to the message. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:25:02, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

The text currently says "Meta-Wiki is for coordination of Wikimedia Foundation projects; It is not an encyclopedia". The "it" should not be capitalized. XxJoshuaxX 01:32, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:38, 10 September 2008 (UTC)