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WoWWiki Addicts Facebook group

Looks like this needs to be updated with the new reality... and a new Wowpedia Addicts group created. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 8:29 AM PST 10 Nov 2010

You mean like http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_137527772962587 ? --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 15:33, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Can you put a Facebook info box somewhere on the main portal page? --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 2:36 PM PST 10 Nov 2010
Here is the JS and div for putting the facebook box on a page. The div could be styled to better match darkvector skin, but I've only tested the simple case.
JS (JQuery?) for MediaWiki:Common.js:
function fBox() {
	$('#fbox').append('<iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://www.facebook.com/connect/connect.php?id=137527772962587&connections=10" align="top" frameborder="0" width="300" height="175" scrolling="no" />');
}
 
$(fBox);
Here is the simple HTML div for placing the box:
<div id="fbox"></div>
--Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 9:33 PM PST 12 Nov 2010
We're really trying to keep the main page as small and quick to load as possible. A static local image, if anything, would be better. --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 04:35, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
That's fine with me. I just can't add it. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 10:17 PM PST 12 Nov 2010
Instead of the main page, what about a "places we hang" page with a link to it on the sidebar? cant speak for everyone, but until now, i didn't realize we had a presence on Facebook. Human Paladin Loremaster Mosios (Gossipgossipicon.png Bindergossipicon.png) 05:22, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
Or placing it on the community portal, instead of the main page? Ddcorkum (talk) 05:23, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
To reply to myself, it might be the reason we only have 9 members? :) Human Paladin Loremaster Mosios (Gossipgossipicon.png Bindergossipicon.png) 05:26, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
[Sorry for spamming] but i just realised your using a 'user group' which means you cant use the box Framdyllic posted above... users also cant find it through the facebook search box. It might be better to create a 'page' instead - http://www.facebook.com/pages/learn.php Human Paladin Loremaster Mosios (Gossipgossipicon.png Bindergossipicon.png) 05:31, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm confused, I know you can use the box, because I already tested it in my user sandbox.
Also, you certainly can find the Wowpedia addicts group from the Facebook search box. It's just that Facebook will list Pages first, so you have to click the "Groups" link on the upper left after you do the search. However, Wowpedia should have a fan page. Maybe I'll make one. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 11:03 AM PST 13 Nov 2010
Nevermind, someone already created a Facebook fan page at Wowpedia. I'll test to see if the Facebook box works with it. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 11:06 AM PST 13 Nov 2010

Okay, here is the updated code for the Wowpedia Facebook community page. This new code allows a dark color scheme.

JS (JQuery?) for MediaWiki:Common.js:

function fbPageBox() {
	$('#fbpagebox').append('<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FWowpedia%2F150795724963097&colorscheme=dark&connections=10&stream=false&header=true&width=300&height=220" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:300px; height:220px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>');
}
 
$(fbPageBox);

Here is the simple HTML div for placing the box:

<div id="fbpagebox"></div>

Some admin needs to put the JS in. Maybe we can just put the box in Project:About the wiki at first. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 11:25 AM PST 13 Nov 2010

To me, the proposed insert seems overly invasive (and not exactly useful) to be anywhere on the front/portal pages. I'd be much more content with adding a simple external link to the group placed in the same places we link the twitter account. — foxlit (talk) 19:06, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't disagree, but I still can't even put a simple link on the portal pages. I don't have the permissions. The only real virtue of the connections box is that you can "like" the page without leaving Wowpedia. That's why I'd like to put it somewhere low traffic, like Wowpedia:About. But again, I don't have the permissions to do that either, so I guess this is all talk and no one wants to actually do anything about it. :-p --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 12:35 PM PST 13 Nov 2010
Fandyllic, the 'box' should have worked but the features it gives such as the 'like' link, wont. The 'group' their using, is one designed for users to group their friends together, and even with an open 'user group' you will need to approve everyone manually, unlike normal groups and fanpages. Anyways, now that someone has made a fanpage, it doesnt really matter. What about using the like button, instead of the box? http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like? Human Paladin Loremaster Mosios (Gossipgossipicon.png Bindergossipicon.png) 02:04, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
Whatever solution, you'd need admin access to implement it for all users. That is the current issue. I have the box working for me via personal JS, but that is pointless beyond a proof of concept. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 1:04 AM PST 14 Nov 2010
I know, just suggesting the like button in response to foxlit's comments. Now, we wait till Pcj or someone responds :) Human Paladin Loremaster Mosios (Gossipgossipicon.png Bindergossipicon.png) 02:07, 15 November 2010 (UTC)