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'Advance Wars Wiki'[edit source]

Have I missed something; has the wiki officially been renamed? I mean, has the MediaWiki software been changed to make Advance Wars Wiki the project name and namespace? Edit: apparently not, otherwise this page's name would be 'Advance Wars Wiki talk'. I understand the fact that the Main Page is under that title implies that fact, but the software must also be updated before these pages can be created. Moydow 01:48, 9 August 2010 (BST)

Considering how the main page and its talk page were moved to the new name of "Advance Wars Wiki" and "Talk:Advance Wars Wiki", I inferred that "Advance Wars Wiki" was its official new name. I would like it to be one or the other, using both is too confusing for the help pages all need one prefix-like namebase... as well as other critical pages. If that is not the official name, then that was my mistake and I will fix it accordingly. I know little about MediaWiki myself, so I was unaware that anything needed to be updated at all. Seeing how the main page was moved but nothing else with the basename of Wars Wiki was moved, I took it upon myself to move them. Austin (NIWA Operative) 02:11, 9 August 2010 (BST)
Completely understandable. Though as far as I know, naming the main page Advance Wars Wiki is an SEO strategy; it helps land more hits, as people are more likely to search for Advance Wars Wiki than Wars Wiki, or Main Page (except me, see WiKirby's main page talk for details. No link since the interwiki seems to be broken). This, though, is more a matter for KC to decide on, in his new position as administrator (or even JoJo, as it is potentially a very major decision). Moydow 02:25, 9 August 2010 (BST)
I had planned to have Main Page as the front page, considering that we deal with more than just the Advance Wars games. I hadn't anticipated the need for the move, but it is indeed part of the SEO strategy; JoJo moved it to Advance Wars Wiki so that we could be discovered more easily. I wouldn't think that many people would search for "Main Page". Unless she says otherwise, all other pages in the "Wars Wiki:" namespace should be kept where they are. — KC 05:40, 9 August 2010 (BST)