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This is in regards to the top navigation (this is due to the creation of Downloadable content (Dragon Age II)). It is technically possible to go beyond the limit that seems to be restricted by Wikia (this means beyond 4 menus, and beyond 7 submenus). There's a forum thread regarding this on Central Wikia to bypass that. If it should stay with 7 links though, I think the pen and paper link should be replaced by the link for the DA2 DLC.

The reason I don't think it is against the ToU is because of the customization policy (regarding the "Extra buttons or links added to the interface (Javascript)"). I'm aware it says "Javascript" a bunch of times, but it's technically the same thing. It's just that the means to do it is different. However, someone can send an email to the Wikia staff to make sure of that. The staff has not said a word in the forum thread that I linked above.

The links "World" and "Community" lead to unexisting pages; "Community" should probably link to Dragon Age Wiki:Community Portal. Since there's no category or page that could be related to "World", linking it to Category:Content could work until there's a better link.

On a somewhat related note, the page Downloadable Content should be moved to downloadable content per naming convention. As such, the link in the navigation should also be updated. The link to the Portal:Dragon Age 2 should also be updated to Portal:Dragon Age II.

And on a completely unrelated note, I've been wondering if the picture attribution is actually wanted on the wiki. It used to be against the ToU to remove it, but Wikia revised that policy a while ago. It can be removed by adding .WikiaArticle .picture-attribution {display:none;} to MediaWiki:Wikia.css. I think there will be an option to remove it from either contacting the Wikia staff or the theme designer (I can't remember which), but it's unknown when it will. --D. (talk · contr) 20:10, January 7, 2011 (UTC)

This sounds good to me. I will work on the picture attribution and fix the links. It would be a good idea to revise the entire NavBar anyway when DA2 comes out. We should keep it fresh - and have it point to DA2 issues. We can maintain links to DAO through the portal.
I like the idea of the most amount of relevant links and the least amount of irrelevant links. So I am happy with the 7 menu limitation for now. We can replace instead of append and continually keep the links fresh as games/dlcs come out. -- tierrie talk contr 01:58, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
I moved Downloadable Content to Downloadable content. Feel free to run the bot and move any direct links. -- tierrie talk contr 20:31, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
I also removed picture attribution in the css, fixed the header nav links and replaced pen and paper DLC with Downloadable content (Dragon Age II). I also moved Portal:Dragon Age 2 to Portal: Dragon Age II. That should right about cover it. -- tierrie talk contr 20:41, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
Being a wiki-newbie does not allow me to add much to the discussion, but I'd say that linking "World" to Lore might be a better fit. Clicking on "world" I'd expect to learn more about the world of DA, and that is exactly what is provided in Lore. Category:Content seems to me to be too much. All the blog posts and all that. Does that make sense? --Pp2009 (talk) 08:18, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
The intention of Lore is the provide background, legends, lore, and stories; so as to provide a rich tapestry of the world. There's no Lore page at the moment but World implies the physical, whereas lore implies stories. Does that make sense? -- tierrie talk contr 20:31, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
@Pp2009, whoops I misunderstood what you were saying. I reread it and I agree with you. I linked the World to Category:Lore. -- tierrie talk contr 20:36, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
I should not have placed a named link. Sorry for that and the confusion caused. I am happy you agree, although I see the point you were making before. Lore might still be more than a user might expect. The things that come closest to a mere physical description of the DA world could be Category:Nations or Category:Locations. But I don't want to over-do it. The World link isn't dead anymore and that is the most important thing, I guess. --Pp2009 (talk) 09:04, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
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