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I was thinking of getting a countdown template for the main page until FNV comes out. The COD wiki has one, and i tried to copy the code but i couldn't figure it out. wikia:www.callofduty:Template:Countdown Tezzla CannonUser Tezzla Dog.jpg 17:46, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't work on the MoH wiki, for whatever reason. Ask WHISKEY35 or Cpl. Dunn. They can probably help you. YuriKaslov-M1911 small.jpg Yuri Kaslov 18:38, September 30, 2010 (UTC)
For it to work, you first need to insert the right script into the MediaWiki:Common.js. --Anon talk 18:44, September 30, 2010 (UTC)
Could you please be a bit more specific? YuriKaslov-M1911 small.jpg Yuri Kaslov 18:47, September 30, 2010 (UTC)
Take this script:
// **************************************************
// Experimental javascript countdown timer (Splarka)
// Version 0.0.3
// **************************************************
//
// Usage example:
//  <span class="countdown" style="display:none;">
//  Only <span class="countdowndate">January 01 2007 00:00:00 PST</span> until New years.
//  </span>
//  <span class="nocountdown">Javascript disabled.</span>

function updatetimer(i) {
  var now = new Date();
  var then = timers[i].eventdate;
  var diff = count=Math.floor((then.getTime()-now.getTime())/1000);

  // catch bad date strings
  if(isNaN(diff)) { 
    timers[i].firstChild.nodeValue = '** ' + timers[i].eventdate + ' **' ;
    return;
  }

  // determine plus/minus
  if(diff<0) {
    diff = -diff;
    var tpm = 'T plus ';
  } else {
    var tpm = 'T minus ';
  }

  // calcuate the diff
  var left = (diff%60) + ' seconds';
    diff=Math.floor(diff/60);
  if(diff > 0) left = (diff%60) + ' minutes ' + left;
    diff=Math.floor(diff/60);
  if(diff > 0) left = (diff%24) + ' hours ' + left;
    diff=Math.floor(diff/24);
  if(diff > 0) left = diff + ' days ' + left
  timers[i].firstChild.nodeValue = tpm + left;

  // a setInterval() is more efficient, but calling setTimeout()
  // makes errors break the script rather than infinitely recurse
  timeouts[i] = setTimeout('updatetimer(' + i + ')',1000);
}

function checktimers() {
  //hide 'nocountdown' and show 'countdown'
  var nocountdowns = getElementsByClassName(document, 'span', 'nocountdown');
  for(var i in nocountdowns) nocountdowns[i].style.display = 'none'
  var countdowns = getElementsByClassName(document, 'span', 'countdown');
  for(var i in countdowns) countdowns[i].style.display = 'inline'

  //set up global objects timers and timeouts.
  timers = getElementsByClassName(document, 'span', 'countdowndate');  //global
  timeouts = new Array(); // generic holder for the timeouts, global
  if(timers.length == 0) return;
  for(var i in timers) {
    timers[i].eventdate = new Date(timers[i].firstChild.nodeValue);
    updatetimer(i);  //start it up
  }
}
addOnloadHook(checktimers);

// **************************************************
//  - end -  Experimental javascript countdown timer
// **************************************************
And insert it into your wiki's Common.js
Then put this on the page where you want to display the countdown timer:

<p style="text-align:center"><span class="countdown" style="display:none;">'''Only <span class="countdowndate">Month Day Year Hour:Minut:Second PST</span> until "whatever you're counting down to". '''</span></p> <span class="nocountdown">This message will be displayed if the timer does not show up (like if you do not have javascript enabled on your browser)</span>

Replace the "Month, Day, Year, Hour:Minut:Second" with the time you're counting down to. It should look like this January 01 2011 00:00:00 --Anon talk 19:05, September 30, 2010 (UTC)
thanks, dude. Works like a charm now. User:YurKaslov/Sig 19:09, September 30, 2010 (UTC)
I'm happy to hear that :D --Anon talk 19:26, September 30, 2010 (UTC)