MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice

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Update - Instructions for using Sitenotice

1. Change the text on the Message page to what you want the message to say. Put it inside the following text:

{| width="110%" style="border: 1px solid rgb(180, 180, 180); text-align: left; clear: left; margin-bottom: 0px;" cellpadding="9"
| Enter notification text here
''<span style="font-size: .88em;">([ Sign in] and click [dismiss] to stop seeing this message on every page.)</span>''

2. Go to this page: MediaWiki:Sitenotice id. Add one to the number on the page and save it. That ensures that people will see the new message because they will have dismissed the old message.

3. To remove the message, edit the Sitenotice page and delete the contents.

No Sitenotice but header code remains

Would it be possible that when the MediaWiki:Sitenotice is no longer needed that all the code is removed. Currently although no text is displayed, there is header code in the sitenotice page. This adds extra white space between article titles and it's text throughout the site. --Steve 10:08, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Done! Thank you for the catch, Steve.  CK Whipple 22:05, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

When is it appropriate to use this feature?

As this notice is displayed on all articles in the wiki, below the article title, it's use has a major impact on how the wiki looks. A forum thread raised this issue and a better option for community messages would be to use a dismissible message rather than a permanent one. --Steve 06:43, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

New notice is needed

Steve, we wanted to replace the read-only notice with one related to text not wrapping images and templates, plus the issue with saving pages. I was going to link the site-wide message to the Forum thread where current issues are being discussed and posted. If you want to create the notice, that would be great. thanks much for removing the other one. --Fran (talk| contribs) 20:44, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Dismissable site notice is here

In the March update, the Dismissable Site Notice extension was added. Now we can add a site notice, and when people don't want to see it anymore, they can dismiss it, but it will still be there for others. When we want to create a new site notice, there is one additional step - add one to the number on this page: MediaWiki:Sitenotice id.   -- janellv (talk| contribs) 13:57, 22 June 2012 (UTC)