Welcome to today's guest blog post, written by a Community Central contributor. Today we have a blog post by Mismagius Star. Mismagius edits on many wikis, including wikis about Pokemon. His username comes from Pokemon, and you can see a picture of the original Mismagius on his user page
This blog post is all about Message Walls. This feature is used on many wikias now, and it's one that I personally find invaluable for keeping track of conversations. Masmagius Star gives a useful overview of the feature for the beginner, and some help with customising the greeting for the slightly more advanced. I hope you find it helpful!
|Message Walls by Mismagius Star|
Everyone knows of an amazing feature called the Message Wall. There are many advantages of the Message Wall and hopefully no bugs to come in the future. Today I will teach you the basics of Message Walls and may teach you a thing or two you did not know about them. Lets begin.
There is a simple process of how to send a message. First, you must go to the user you want to message's Wall. Then, you will see a box that says "send a message". You can type the things you want to send in that box, and dont forget to add a title! Below, you will see an example of a Message Wall post box!
Then, you will see a small box at the center of your screen, and it might look like the screenshot on the left. This box shows what your message will look like when you post it. Then, when you are ready and like what your message will look like, press "Post", and you will see your message on the user's Message Wall!
The process is exactly the same for replying to messages or threads. Just click a thread, scroll to the bottom, and press "post a reply" and type what you wish! Then, you can preview or directly send it.
Message Wall Greetings
There is another amazing feature in the Message Walls. This is Message Wall greetings. These can be found on any user's Message Wall if they have made a Message Wall greeting. To make one, if you havent already, press the contribute button and press add a page. You will see a screen where you can name your page. Name your page "Message Wall Greeting:Username" (Username is your username).
Then, create whatever you wish to put on greeting! Anyone who visits your Message Wall will see this, so make it good! You can include anything you want, so have fun with Message Wall greetings!