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To edit the Featured List page, see here.

The Featured List section of Weezerpedia provides a short summary of a list, and is changed every 2 to 3 weeks. It pulls its data from a template page that can be changed to showcase different lists that have been collected by Weezerpedia's editors.


Instructions

1. Choose a list

Choose a list that you would like to showcase on the Main Page of Weezerpedia. Be sure that it is up to Weezerpedia's standards. If it isn't, edit it! If you want to change the Featured List on Weezerpedia but don't know which one to choose, see Category:Lists and choose something from there.

2. Change the "Headline"

There is a headline above every featured list, article, song, video, and image on the Main Page. For list, it reads Featured List: LIST NAME. This needs to be changed if you are changing the featured list.

Click "Edit" on the Featured List page. Look at the second line of the editable text. It should look like this:

{{Featured list headline|OLD LIST NAME}}

Delete the old list title and put your new list title in it's place.

To use List of Carnival Art songs as an example, you will make the second line of the editable text look like this:

{{Featured list headline|List of Carnival Art songs}}

which gives you:

Featured list: List of Carnival Art songs



3. Clear out old stuff, paste in new stuff

  • Delete all the information from the previous Featured List, but DO NOT DELETE any text within the formatting <noinclude> </noinclude>. Anything within that formatting is there to help people edit that page, or to place the page in a category.

  • This is the fun part. Since most lists are too long to be featured in their entirety on the Main Page, you get to pick and choose sections from the list to feature! If you're intimidated by all the wiki formatting that you're going to encounter here, never fear! Here's a step by step guide:

3A. Copy the list's parameters

Using List of Carnival Art songs as our example, the list parameters are defined by the following wiki code:

{| class="wikitable" style="margin:0.5em auto; clear:both; font-size:.9em; text-align:center; width:100%"
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Song
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Author
! style="background: #7ad;" width=10%|Recorded
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Album
! style="background: #7ad;" width=10%|Time
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Producer
|-

As you can see, this code tells the Wiki what column labels to make for the list: Song, Author, Recorded, etc. Paste this formatting where the previous list's formatting had been.

3B. Pick the list items you want to feature

Here's the aforementioned fun part. You can select which items from this list you'd like to feature by copy and pasting the corresponding code for each item. If that sounds confusing, check out this example:

I'd like to feature "Wrestling Swamis," as it is one of Carnival Art's singles and deserves to be mentioned. I'm going to find the code for that in the list page. It looks like this:

|-
| | [[Wrestling Swamis]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1991
| | [[Thrumdrone]]
| | 3:18
| | [[Carnival Art]] and Tracy Chisolm
|-

This code has info to populate all of the columns that we talked about before - Song ("Wrestling Swamis"), Author (Carnival Art (music), Michel P. Tak (lyrics)), etc. Weezerpedia will know exactly what to do when you paste this below the parameter code that you found before. Put together, that all looks like:

{| class="wikitable" style="margin:0.5em auto; clear:both; font-size:.9em; text-align:center; width:100%"
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Song
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Author
! style="background: #7ad;" width=10%|Recorded
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Album
! style="background: #7ad;" width=10%|Time
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Producer
|-
| | [[Wrestling Swamis]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1991
| | [[Thrumdrone]]
| | 3:18
| | [[Carnival Art]] and Tracy Chisolm
|-
|}

As you can see, the text |- serves as a "divider" in the code, separating your parameter code from the info that it will use to populate the list. It also separates individual list items. You'll also see that every line between the dividers starts with | | . The very last line is |}. This tells Weezerpedia that the list should end there. Don't forget to include that!

What we've made so far, written normally into Weezerpedia, will look like this:

Song Author Recorded Album Time Producer
Wrestling Swamis Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone 3:18 Carnival Art and Tracy Chisolm

Here is what the list would look like with all the songs that we want to feature added in. Raw code first:

{| class="wikitable" style="margin:0.5em auto; clear:both; font-size:.9em; text-align:center; width:100%"
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Song
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Author
! style="background: #7ad;" width=10%|Recorded
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Album
! style="background: #7ad;" width=10%|Time
! style="background: #7ad;" width=20%|Producer
|-
| | [[Dancing Earth]]
| | [[Michael P. Tak]]
| | 1989
| | [[Like Nobody's Business]]
| | 3:17
| | [[Carnival Art]]
|-
| | [[Dread Full Head]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1992
| | [[Welcome To Vas LLegas]]
| | 3:54
| | Nicholas Sansano
|-
| | [[Feel Like Makin' Love]]
| | Paul Rodgers
| | 1992
| | [[Holy Smokes]] EP
| | 
| | Nicholas Sansano
|-
| | [[For Sale]]
| | [[Michael P. Tak]], Keith Fallis, [[Ed]], Shane Paul Rhody (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1989
| | [[Like Nobody's Business]]
| | 6:05
| | [[Carnival Art]]
|-
| | [[Inches]]
| | [[Michael P. Tak]]
| | 1989
| | [[Like Nobody's Business]]
| | 3:43
| | [[Carnival Art]]
|-
| | [[Indian Giver]]
| | [[Michael P. Tak]], Shane Paul Rhody (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1989
| | [[Like Nobody's Business]]
| | 4:04
| | [[Carnival Art]]
|-
| | [[Itchy Little House]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1991
| | [[Thrumdrone]]
| | 4:02
| | [[Carnival Art]] and Tracy Chisolm
|-
| | [[Juice Dawg]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1990, 1991
| | [[Dig]] EP<br/>[[Blue Food & Black Sparks]]
| | 3:08
| | [[Carnival Art]] and Tracy Chisolm
|-
| | [[Mrs. Pear's Reptile Homework]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1991
| | [[Thrumdrone]]
| | 3:11
| | [[Carnival Art]] and Tracy Chisolm
|-
| | [[Wrestling Swamis]]
| | [[Carnival Art]] (music)<br/>[[Michael P. Tak]] (lyrics)
| | 1991
| | [[Thrumdrone]]
| | 3:18
| | [[Carnival Art]] and Tracy Chisolm
|-
|}

Notice that we've picked 10 songs, as this list doesn't take up much page space. List of people mentioned in Weezer lyrics has images within the list, so it would take up more space and permit us to include less list items. Use your discretion. We've also kept the list alphabetized, as that is how the full article is formatted. Please preserve the original article's formatting.

Here's what that code looks like entered normally into Weezerpedia:

Song Author Recorded Album Time Producer
Dancing Earth Michael P. Tak 1989 Like Nobody's Business 3:17 Carnival Art
Dread Full Head Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1992 Welcome To Vas LLegas 3:54 Nicholas Sansano
Feel Like Makin' Love Paul Rodgers 1992 Holy Smokes EP Nicholas Sansano
For Sale Michael P. Tak, Keith Fallis, Ed, Shane Paul Rhody (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1989 Like Nobody's Business 6:05 Carnival Art
Inches Michael P. Tak 1989 Like Nobody's Business 3:43 Carnival Art
Indian Giver Michael P. Tak, Shane Paul Rhody (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1989 Like Nobody's Business 4:04 Carnival Art
Itchy Little House Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone 4:02 Carnival Art and Tracy Chisolm
Juice Dawg Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1990, 1991 Dig EP
Blue Food & Black Sparks
3:08 Carnival Art and Tracy Chisolm
Mrs. Pear's Reptile Homework Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone 3:11 Carnival Art and Tracy Chisolm
Wrestling Swamis Carnival Art (music)
Michael P. Tak (lyrics)
1991 Thrumdrone 3:18 Carnival Art and Tracy Chisolm

Looks cool, right?

3C List "lede"

A lede is the first few sentences of an article. For List of Carnival Art songs, it is:

This is a complete list of every song recorded by Brian Bell's pre-Weezer outfit Carnival Art.

Simply copy and paste this above the list code.

4. Place the necessary links at the bottom of the page

There should be links at the bottom that allow users to easily see the full list and edit the Featured List section. Find the second to last line in the entire article. It should read:

{{Featured list links|OLD LIST NAME}}

Replace OLD LIST NAME with your new list name.

Using List of Carnival Art songs as an example page, this code...

{{Featured list links|List of Carnival Art songs}}

...will give you the little links you see at the far right of this page:

full article | edit | previous featured lists


6. Tag the talk page, add the featured list category

Tag the talk page of the list that you are featuring with a Featured List template. Every time a list is featured on Weezerpedia, a record must be made of it. This is done by typing the following text at the top of the talk page of a list:

{{Featured list|MONTH NAME AND DAY|YEAR}}

Replace the MONTH NAME AND DAY and YEAR spaces with the appropriate information.

For example, if a list was used as a Featured List on February 14, 1992, the text entered would be:

{{Featured list|February 14|1992}}

and the template would look like:


Wp logo globe.jpg This list was showcased as a Featured List on the Main Page of Weezerpedia on February 14, 1992.



You also have to add this "Category" to the bottom of the list you are featuring:

[[Category:Featured list]]

Weezerpedia does this because the "previous featured list" link that you added earlier is a link to this category page, and, if you don't add your page to that category, it won't appear in that list.

7. Preview the page first

Before you save anything, preview your page by clicking "Show preview." You're saving content that's going to appear on the Main Page, so it better be perfect!

8. Pat yourself on the back!

Thank you for helping Weezerpedia! Weezerpedia can only grow if people like you help edit and contribute to it. Thanks for your effort!

See also