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Are we going to have competitions to design a background strip and header bar for the monaco skin, like Wookiepedia have got. –K.A.JTCE 09:21, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

I would profer it stayed black. Me_Potter_Fan (Talk) 09:28, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Really? Kinda defeats the point of having a monaco skin, the whole idea is so that you can customize these things. –K.A.JTCE 11:15, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Do you want to try and find something that will match our logo? I think the solid black fits pretty well with it.--Matoro183 (Talk) 13:26, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
I could come up with some samples and put them here. Theres nothing wrong with having it black, its just a shame to waste the full customization feature. –K.A.JTCE 16:18, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it would be cool. The only problem is finding something that matches the new logo, and the rest of the skin.--Matoro183 (Talk) 16:22, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok here's something, it's not much but I dont have time to be incredibly artistic right now. This is the sort of thing we'd be looking at though and it matches the logo.
Monaco background strip

Backgroundstrip test

Here's what it looks like with the image.--Matoro183 (Talk) 17:12, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
It would be better if the logo was a complete circle. –K.A.JTCE 17:16, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes it would. The problem is, I got that image off a promotional poster. The sphere was in the lower left-hand corner. It would be awesome if you could find a full circle.--Matoro183 (Talk) 17:21, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
We could always just leave the logo in the corner, and put that backround behind it. I agree with KAJ. If we can customize it, I think we should. -- Freakatone Talk 19:13, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
I'll try and see if I can put it in the corner.--Matoro183 (Talk) 19:25, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Here's the logo in the corner, and the image behind it.--Matoro183 (Talk) 20:49, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

I like the idea of customizing it...but yes its very strange with it not being a full globe. Moving it to the left is kinda funky, but I wouldn't be opposed to it. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:37, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

I still think it should stay black but a full circle would make it better. Me_Potter_Fan (Talk) 22:03, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
I like the idea of putting it in the corner like that. Perhaps have a vote on this? -- Freakatone Talk 00:27, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
It looks great to the left, sure lets vote for it. Also putting it to the left is really the only option, I've looked high and low and I cant find a full globe, the reason for this is I dont think there ever was one, in all the wallpapers it is cut off on the left and in all the posters it is cut off at the bottom. There is no reason for it to stay black, it adds nothing to the wiki and ultimately detracts from it by not talking advantage of the monaco's full capabillities. Also how about a header bar along the top. –K.A.JTCE 08:27, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
A header bar would be awesome. -- Freakatone Talk 13:14, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
I was thinking the shiny black brick wall found in the department of mysteries would look good, because it is a completely symetrical pattern that we could just repeat along the top, it would also give as a Ministry of Magic theme to the wiki. –K.A.JTCE 13:19, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

The tool box and edit bar can also be customized in this way. –K.A.JTCE 14:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Heres something a bit diffrent but with the same theme.
Monaco background strip2

Well here is my first attempt at a header bar, it doesnt look it but it is the actual brick wall from the departmet of mystery's I had to copy and paste it reapetedely.
Monaco wikia header
. –K.A.JTCE 14:56, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Just a couple of things. We can customize a lot, but that doesn't mean we should. In general when there are places that text appears a background image is a bad idea (unless its a simple pattern). KAJ do we have an image of the wall? (A link will do fine.) I can try to rotate it/patternize it. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 20:51, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

I set up a voting page. -- Freakatone Talk 13:01, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Can we get a picture of what the header bar looks like when applied? Thanks. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 14:05, 16 August 2008 (UTC)