Ok so this won't be a rage driven hate speech right now, i just want to inform everyone (and mainly the admins) about some serious issues wich lower the quality of the wiki extremely..
Because I don't want to make it more complicate than it is, I'll just write down my thoughts as simple as I can (e.g. problem, why it's a problem, solution.)
Buttons AND Links for Modpack Selection:
It is confusing and has a bad overview, you should rely on one style only (Maybe if the user clicks on Direwolf Pack, than the different versions of the modpack become visible and he can choose which version he wants 1.7.10, 1.6.4 etc. but make the latest Version of the Pack somehow VISIBLE)
Kicking out the "outdated" Versions:
We are currently familiar with 1.7.10 modpacks, one step back would be the 1.6.4 modpacks, don't wipe them completely from the frontpage. Give the potential visitor the chance to select at least the second latest version of his favorite modpack.
Make this collection of tutorials an eyecatcher ! Currently it hides itself in the top right section. It's important for totally new players because they get a very basic first start tutorial, this was very useful for me too when i started playing FTB.
Full List of Mods:
Create a single link for the "Full List of Mods" e.g. right below the Modpack Icons, and name the link something like: "Not enough ?, here is a complete overview of all modpacks." This will reduce pulling requests from the frontpage and thus will increase performance. Make the overview a little nice btw.
"Things to do": Highlight this as well, as it may help to find visitors to contribute to the wiki (not that important).
Style Guide: If someone wants to edit or create a new page, always remember them to stick to the style guide. Just add a little attention sign right above the editor or something.
Sample articles: Don't hide the sample articles at the bottom of the style guide. They are very important to keep the unique style and if everyone sticks to them, it's easier to read and browse the wiki !
Also, notify the potential contributor that they exist.
Don't mix up tutorial and templates, thats what you did there, it's half explanational and half template (the modpack template).
Separate them, so one can easily copy paste it to the new article and overwrite the sample text.
(Or add them to the templates already present in the editor)
Make the sample pages a little nicer and maybe clean them up.
Remove the version numbers of the single mods listed at the modpacks main article. It's not very helpful at all and one can easily get to the modpakcs atlassian by clicking the link provided in the article.
Just write down the modpack name and author, they won't change that often.
It's easy to change the modpack version number, as it's fast but nobody wants to write down all changes made with an update.
(optional) Contribution score:
Maybe you should add a little "knowledge" score which is a score that consist of the number and length of contributions, just to have something that makes accounts somehow more "valuable".
Thank you for taking your time and reading this. I hope it wakes the one or other admin up to do something about the current state of the wiki.
Again, this is not meant to be offending, if it sounds like this sometimes I apologize for it, it's just my interpretation of the current circumstances.
Oh, there is one last thing which comes to my mind .
Create a matrix or something for things that need fixing, like adding the suggestions, tagging them with "useful, unuseful, not realizable etc.), because you don't want the same content suggest over and over again. (Which I bet,did too)