Template talk:Announcement

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It works. :)--Dehstil 16:46, 29 May 2006 (CDT)

  • I think it would be muuuuch cooler if we gave it two modes. Auto and Manual. If it was a holiday it would override the manual. This would have to be done with individual if statements for all holidays though. If it was not a holiday then there would be another option which would either turn it off or on, and if it was on then there would be a spot to put the name of the template. As a side note I think we should use "ANNOUNCE" instead of "Announce" to keep consistant with "FEATURE"--SomeStranger (Talk | Contribs) 16:53, 29 May 2006 (CDT)
  • Oops I just did that it's now auto/manual..sorta.--Dehstil 17:02, 29 May 2006 (CDT)
  • Would it look better just above the quicklinks?--Dehstil 17:25, 29 May 2006 (CDT)
  • This won't need much updating until next June 2007. It's just a cycle of Halloween, FeastofBoris, Valentines, SneakyPetes, and Oyster over and over. I'm not sure, but holidays should happen on their real-life counterparts too, right? Maybe not? The listing of past holidays on Feast of Boris and http://kol.thraeryn.org/moons.php are confusing me, so those might need to be fixed. Also, halloween falls on crimbo this year, yay!--Dehstil 14:42, 30 May 2006 (CDT)
    • Yep, they do fall on real ones as well. For example, how do you think Sneaky Pete's Oyster day came about?--SomeStranger (T | C) 14:58, 30 May 2006 (CDT)
    • Ok what do we do about CrimboHalloween?--Dehstil 15:32, 30 May 2006 (CDT)
      • We wait =). It is 6 months away?--SomeStranger (T | C) 15:39, 30 May 2006 (CDT)
  • I was confused by the on/off thing. Post any objections etc. to the way I did it here.--Dehstil (t|c) 21:53, 29 June 2006 (CDT)

No Feast of Boris on Thanksgiving. --Raijinili 00:20, 23 November 2006 (CST)

I added an #ifeq statement so the tuesday update doesn't show up on the Tuesday page. --Starwed 23:44, 26 April 2007 (CDT)


Any objections to edit-protecting this page? You know, what with it being transcluded directly onto the front page of the site and all. --Quietust (t|c) 17:19, 17 June 2007 (CDT)

Two holidays

Today, it just so happens that two holidays fall on the same day - Halloween and Dependence day. I edited the template to add Dependence day, but it doesn't seem to support both. Probably b/c the template uses "switch". Any ideas anyone? --Duke33 07:03, 5 July 2007 (CDT)


It's Friday afternoon. Erm, I thought the Tuesday banner was only supposed to show up on Tuesday/Wednesday? Not a cache issue on my end. --Bagatelle 16:21, 20 July 2007 (CDT)

  • Actually, it is a cache issue on your end, since I'm not seeing it. Incidentally, the template shows up on Wednesday and Thursday - since Tuesday updates invariably come out on Tuesday night, there's no point in displaying it when nothing's likely to have been updated. --Quietust (t|c) 16:45, 20 July 2007 (CDT)
  • Since there have been no Tuesday updates since NS13, I'd suggest that the Tuesday banner not be shown automatically until they become regular occurrences again. --Starwed 06:42, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

FoJ and IotM messages

According to the list in Festival of Jarlsberg, the FoJ did not happen on January 1 2010; it certainly didn’t happen this January 1 either. Maybe it was just a 2009 thing? Also, would it make sense to put the IotM announcement in a box of its own, to be displayed concurrently with any holidays in the first week of a month, or would this take up too much Main Page space? --Xyzzyn 14:52, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

  • It happened on January 2nd this year and last. Either they've got it mis-timed, or they intentionally moved it. Maybe so that people could booze up and party without fear of missing a holiday. Not that it's as a big as FoB or Crimbo, but I think I vaguely recall them saying something to that effect last year. --Flargen 19:57, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Making time more precise

I hope this is not simply due to my user settings, but it seems this template shows events for the current day in UTC, even if the rollover before an event hasn’t happened yet. In particular,


uses UTC-based magic words. I suggest using the following instead:


This takes the current UTC time and subtracts three hours and thirty minutes (which is the time difference to rollover), then formats that time in the right way for the switch labels. Any errors or objections to replacing the former with the latter? --Xyzzyn 02:06, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Dual holidays

I edited the logic to separate the real life holiday logic from the KoL calendar holiday logic. That lets us show both when they overlap (as today, with RL St. Patrick's Day and KoL Valentine's Day). I'll check back tomorrow to make sure that this doesn't break anything for non-holidays. --Bobson (talk) 11:21, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

I fixed it before it could break tomorrow. As it stood, the first section would have become a call to {{ANNOUNCE }} since it had no Default case. --timrem (talk) 13:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Much appreciated --Bobson (talk) 11:03, 20 March 2015 (UTC)