Dragon Quest Wiki:Announcements
Announcements from the Dragon Quest Wiki (dragon-quest.org).
 CAPTCHAs and Permissions Updated
Permissions and CAPTCHAs have been updated. If you have you have confirmed your email address, you should not have to fill out a captcha to complete an edit. Any issues should be reported to FlyingRagnar. These changes hope to keep out spam and welcome more editors to the wiki.
 Dragon Quest Wiki Joins NIWA
The Dragon Quest Wiki has joined NIWA! Use the links below to visit our new partner wikis. This is the next step in promoting an growing the wiki to be the best resource for Dragon Quest content on the web!
 New SEIWA Member
Dragon Quest Wiki is happy to welcome Strategy Wiki into SEIWA!
 Edit Permissions
A big thank you to Starphoria for pointing out a bug in our site code which was not allowing many users to edit. This bug has now been fixed. Users will still need to confirm their email address in order to edit, as well as use an email address from a non-temporary service provider. Happy editing!
 SEIWA Membership
 First Anniversary
Today, October 26th marks the first anniversary of the new Dragon Quest Wiki!
 Uploading File Changes
Due to multiple uploads being a bit buggy, the default upload has been changed back to the single file upload page. If you want to use the multiple upload, you can access it from the special pages. This was done to make it easier to tell when you will overwrite an existing image with an uploaded one.
 Site Map Update
Because Vzing and PantheonSasuke have been doing such a great job of moving images, our site map was getting errors due to missing files. It has now been updated to reflect the lastest updates to the wiki. Google should be indexing all of the updated file names in the next day or so.
 Multiple Upload
Multiple file uploads are now available by using the multiple upload special page. Permissions regarding file uploads have been altered slightly to help cut back on spam uploads.
 Dragon Quest IX Alchemy Search
I wrote an open source alchemy search tool for Dragon Quest IX. You can access it here. It is useful for figuring out what you need to make something specific. It also includes the locations where you can find ingredients rather than relying on alchemy to make them all.
 Mediawiki Upgrade
I have upgraded the wiki to use the latest version of Mediawiki: 1.17. If you spot any issues, please leave a message on my talk page. I have already fixed one minor issue with the Recent Changes page. Also, the transparency with the page tabs is known and being worked on.
 Image Indexing Update
Looks like Google has now picked up a lot of our images. There are over a thousand which show up when searching. Take a look.
 Backups and Canonical URLs
Backups for the wiki are now available to all users and visitors. Visit Dragon Quest Wiki:Backup for more details. Also, the canonical URL for the wiki has been set to be dragon-quest.org. Any URL which has 'www' on it will be redirected. Legacy URLs containing 'dqde' are still being redirected as well. Hot linking of images by external websites has been disabled.
 Image Search Indexing
The directory structure of the wiki has been updated to allow bots/spiders to access images. Prior to this, only article/text content has been indexed by sites like Google. The changes will not be immediate, but over time you should be able to do a google image search and find images which have been uploaded to the wiki. Hopefully, this will improve visibility for the site. If you have Dragon Quest related images which are not yet on the wiki, please upload them! Also, any images found on the Dragon's Den which are useful in wiki articles should be uploaded as well. When possible, upload PNG files which feature transparent backgrounds. This makes images much more reusable in various articles on the wiki.
 Main Page Updates
The main page (the one you are likely viewing) has received an overall redesign. New features include a poll question, featured image, improved news RSS feeds, and better use of space. It should look good in any screen resolution down to 1024x768. Hopefully this will attract more users to look around and visit some articles.