Portal talk:Astrobiology

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Community Bulletin Board[edit]

Hello everyone, as creator of the portal, I tried to update the bulletin board with news of this portal. However, I'm new, and I can't edit the page because of its bogus semi-protected status. Why is that even there? Can somebody help me out and either lift the protection status or post on my behalf? Any help would be appreciated.--Jacob.husted (talk) 15:39, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I'm planning to spend some time on this portal next week. -- John of Reading (talk) 17:00, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

To do[edit]

OK, I've had a go at building a portal, using my New Scientist-level understanding of the subject. To do:

  • Add more articles, biographies and pictures
  • Add more portals to the "Related portals" box here
  • Think about adding the commented-out "In the News" box. How would it be maintained?
  • Think about adding the commented-out "Did you know" box. Have any astrobiology articles been at DYK on the Main Page?
  • Think about adding the commented-out "Opentask" box. Looks tricky since there is no astrobiology wikiproject to manage a "to do" list.
  • Add links to the portal from relevant articles
  • Add links to this portal from the "Related portals" box of other portals

-- John of Reading (talk) 14:32, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Got it. Working on some of this now. By the way, rock on, dude! So far you're my best (and to my knowledge, only) helper on this page. Sorry if I sound like a fanboy, I just really appreciate it.--Jacob.husted (talk) 18:22, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! Two comments:
  • Have a look at my edit to Portal:Astrobiology/Selected article/6. You copy+pasted the text from the article, I did it again after clicking "Edit" in the article first. The difference is that the portal page now has the blue links as well as the text.
  • I've edited the main portal page to update the "max=" parameters. Without this edit, the "Show new selections" button will never realise that you've added a sixth article and image. -- John of Reading (talk) "dude" 19:11, 2 October 2012 (UTC)