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Okay, I haven't paid too close attention to the new main page discussion, and I realize it is still in beta stage, but why is there a new serch function at all? Unless it provides something the old one doesn't, what possible reason could it be for it? What would occupy the spot of the old one if the new one became permanent? I just don't see the point of having a new one in the first place. DarthMRN 22:57, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Is there any harm in having it? .... 23:00, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Actually, yes. The search box covers up the "Welcome to Wookieepedia" (or whatever it says) bit on the main page in Firefox on a screen resolution of 800x600. -- I need a name (Complain here) 23:11, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
      • The harm comes from Sikon having wasted valuable minutes of his life including something that there is no obvious reason for having. And it covers up the space formerly held by the giant welcome notice. And it looks wierd with two of them. DarthMRN 23:17, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
        • ...Eh. This is just extending hyperinclusionist fanwankery to a search function level. .... 23:20, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
          • It wasn't me, actually. The new main page was copied from one of the Norwegian Wikipedia proposed designs, along with the search box. Actually, I'm not feeling very happy about it as well, and if people are against it in general, I'll gladly remove it. - Sikon 15:50, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
            • What about moving the article navigation link to that location? It would help fill up that space and remove a line from the header area. Just a thought. Thanks.. -Fnlayson 16:53, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
              • That might not be a bad idea...though I'm not sure how they drop-down part would work when clicked. —Xwing328(Talk) 17:46, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
                • No way, the article navigation box will look ugly if it's not centered. - Sikon 18:05, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
                • Yea that won't work. I thought it was still just a link. -Fnlayson 18:22, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

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