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There are two ways (that I know about) to manage the sections on selected things (article, picture, biography). One thing is add a selected item now, just to start it, add a section to discuss new things to add, and then replace manually the selected thing with the new one. The other would be to create a pool of selected items, and have a bot select a random element from it at a fixed time (each day, each week, each month, as desired). I think that the second option is the best way to have a working portal when we lack editors to do the work manually, but I want to confirm if there's consensus for that MBelgrano (talk) 02:37, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
I have been making this a portal, and now, I would like to know how to ameliorate it to reach featured portal status. ~~EBE123~~ talkContribs 20:12, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
Comments from Fetchcomms
Using "ameliorate" there sounds awkward. Granted, it's often misused to mean "alleviate", but still, I usually hear "ameliorate" used in the context of improving problems.
If you only have two tabs at the top, don't bother with having them at all.
DYK has way too few entries and does not need to use the word "Bolivia" in every sentence—just Bolivia-related (or it would get very boring). The hooks should be longer, there should be multiple rotations, etc., too.
The "Selected article" box has a sub-box that contains a rating—ugly, out of place, and useless. We don't need to see the rating in the portal.
That said, you should stick to all FA/GA-level articles if there are enough (10+?) to sustain the portal.
Yellow portal background is way too bright and glaring. Hurts my eyes.
"Things to do" very incomplete and not updated.
Surely there are more than two related WikiProjects? Are there projects for nearby countries? etc.
"Selected picture" choices need better captions.
Every image should have alt text.
You don't need (or want) one box for each sister project link. Putting them all in one box is better than having multiple boxes that cause clutter.
Needs "In the news" and "Recognized content" sections.
"Navigation" does not need to be in a box; "Topics" box looks out of place at the top.
Perhaps you could sustain a "Selected biographies" box to augment the article box?
Make it visually engaging. That's the second-most important part, after showcasing content.
Perhaps someone at the Bolivia WikiProject could provide some Bolivia-specific advice on what important content might be good to have on the portal?
Black text hard to read on dark green header bars.
If you have only one related WikiProject, then having a big box for it is useless. But you should fill it with other related WikiProjects. I don't understand your comment "Other wikiprojects link to related portals so why?".
Why is ITN stuck at the bottom? Why does it need to be so wide?
The selected article pictures are way too big. The portal needs to work in smaller screens (at least 1024x768).
It's unbalanced; the left side is longer than the right side.