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I'd like to use these on my wikis. {{SUBST:Jammiedodger123 Chat Moderator Sig}}

Go to MediaWiki:Communitymessages-notice-msg, and put whatever message you want displayed there. Keep it short and simple so it fits in the box, and use this for a dismiss link at the end:
<span id="close"><small>([[Special:WikiActivity|dismiss]])</small></span>
To display the message, go to MediaWiki:Community-corner and copy/paste the folllowing:
<!-- Edit the following number to refresh the notice: 1-->
This is where you can refresh the announcements bubble by changing the number. So when you change the actual announcement at MediaWiki:Communitymessages-notice-msg, go back to MediaWiki:Community-corner and change the number to 2. I'm not sure exactly how that works <.< but that's how we have it on our wiki, and I successfully recreated it on my own wiki. (: Signature5.pngSignature5Last.png 18:11, February 2, 2012 (UTC)
There's also some javascript that can be used to make custom notifications without changing the community-corner notice, which can be helpful if you still want people to know that the community-corner has been updated. Kerri S. (w) @fandom 18:16, February 2, 2012 (UTC)
The number thing is just a way to edit MediaWiki:Community-corner without changing its displayed contents. Any edit to MediaWiki:Community-corner will trigger the MediaWiki:Communitymessages-notice-msg notification.
As for custom notfications with javascript, they run the risk of breaking, when Wikia changes the skin. Also, an example of a wiki with it working would be nice. Otherwise it's just like saying: There is a way to do stuff, but I'm not going to tell you how to do it. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 2 Feb 2012 1:36 PM Pacific

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