I apologize for having edited the homepage without your permission. However, I must ask: Why change it back? The gallery at the bottom of the page would be troublesome to newcomers since they will not see it quickly. And why put that ad back up? What is that ad for anyway?
Then I shall ask this: May you please make such a poll in the next homepage update? I have seen people who prefer the gallery be the main attraction of the homepage than a mere last shoutout to a new viewer. However, if such is not preferred, I shall not force any much more.
While the poll itself should be a simple Yes or No type design, the question itself should be the general "Should the Homepage be redesigned?"
If we are going to make changes, we might as well reorganize the entire thing in a sandbox so it is attractive, organized, and easy to use, making it acceptable for the majority. Other high-quality wikis should be referenced and learned from when reconstructing the homepage.
Alright, I can agree to having a vote for a homepage revamp (I'm sure everyone will vote yes), but before we can have the vote we need to have a revamped homepage in someone's sandbox to show the users
Suggestion: Rename the Check Out section to News and move it to the left alongside the Poll, rather than leaving that open space there. A News section would be better as we can include important comments or release dates that are upcoming or recently released by mothy or the Deadly Sins of Evil publishers. Ichika's new DoE manga was mentioned on twitter and will be published by PHP and questions regarding the Gluttony novel havebeen answered. I think that is much more attention grabbing on a main page than anything else for those following the series.
Agreed. However, we first need to figure out what to do with the sliders. Currently, we seem to be only able to fit four series on there, with every attempt by a user to add End of the Four resulting in it simply not appearing or booting off another series from the slideshow.
I agree with the repurpose idea, since other wikis have done so.
But moving on, I have now rename the "Check Out" to "News" as you said :D
And don't worry about the open space; the Poll and News section would automatically go to the right side of the homepage (just below the ads) when you have applied it :D
However, this would only work if you use my code verbatim (copy my template code and paste it on the homepage code).
When you use my code as a template(Using the classic double bracket template announcement), it would look the exact thing as you see it now, I believe. We could fix this problem by making a separate template for the right side. Using two templates, would make our homepage code not look messy :)
Whatever you find would work best. My recommendation then is the repurpose be used as either headline news secction that cycles through recent major releases for the chronicles such as the Venomania novel and the Comedy of Evil Project chapters (I believe a new one will release on the 25th). This will help attract users for the latest updates we have and let the new section act as a compendium of recents events for the last several weeks or months.