User talk:Alter/Sep-Dec08

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Image(s) uploaded

Hi! Thank you for the new image(s) you recently uploaded; the wiki appreciates your contributions! We've introduced a policy of crediting the original source of any images used here, so we ask that you please take a moment to let everyone know where your images came from using the various templates here. For more information, see this explanation, and any questions you may have will be answered by the staff here. Thanks for your help!User:Matt/sig 15:59, October 2, 2008 (UTC)

Actually they go on the images, not on the pages. I'll fix it.User:Matt/sig 19:07, October 2, 2008 (UTC)

Ok, Thanks. I'm still trying to figure the whole thing out.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Alter (talk) 23:14, October 2, 2008

Signature

Understandable. We were all new at one point. Next thing is, signatures. Whenever you add something to a talk page, you should sign your posts. You can do this by clicking on the second-to-last button on the toolbar above the edit box, or by typing four tildes (~~~~). Whenever you forget to do this, a member will add a nosig template like I did above. This makes it easy to tell who is talking and to tell when each post was added. Also make sure that your post and the previous post are not indented by the same amount. You can indent a post by typing a colon (:) at the very beginning of the line for each time you want to indent. If the previous post was not indented, then indent yours once. You should indent further if unless the last post was three or more indentions long. This makes it easier to distinguish one post from another.User:Matt/sig 23:25, October 2, 2008 (UTC)

Ok! Thank you very much! Alter 00:07, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Stuff

If you want to add an image request to the page: on the very top line of the page type in 'image' (without the quotes) in the { } brackets. Also, please do not make references small in size. It might make sense, but it messes up the page. Lastly, be sure of sign all posts on talk pages by typing in four ~ marks after your last sentence. See ya later! User:Zien/sig 05:11, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the tips! What do you mean, do not make references small in size? I'm not sure how to change their size... Alter 05:29, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes. You can make text smaller, but it is usually never need in references. If you want to make text smaller, just type in the following: <small>your text here</small>. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, or an admin! User:Zien/sig 05:46, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Zelda Dungeon

Hey there, I saw that you joined the Zelda Dungeon Forum and added the Wiki template to your Wiki page, awesome! At the forums, I made you a part of the ZeldaWiki usergroup, so you now have a blue usergroup color, a small banner under your name in your posts, and you can now post in the ZeldaWiki section of the forum. I know you got your own site and I don't expect to see you much, but thanks for joining and putting the template on the Wiki. Good luck with your site too. Getting quite close to it. Mases 05:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks a million! I'll start making some posts there once I have time. —Alter 18:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Some Advice

It's good to see that you're so keen in contributing to the wiki and making so many edits. As a Patroller, there's a few things that I've noticed with you edits that I want to point out to you, so you can improve your editing.

  • References: Just adding a game title as a reference isn't accurate. References are either in-game quotes or websites/ books etc where the information was obtained from. References are there with an in game quote to support a section in the article, or a website to say you obtained that information from there. Just stop putting game titles as sole references for the whole page.
  • New Pages: Make sure you throughly search the wiki before creating a new page, for example the LA DX page you created already has its place on the LA page, so I changed it to a redirect. If you think LA DX should be separate discuss it on the talk page of LA.
  • Effort: I ask you to take a little bit more time on each edit and add more detail. Make sure that when you mention the page title in the page, make it bold the first time it appears. Make sure you always say what game the page corresponds too, using the full name. Overall you need to add more detail to your edits and add pictures, so we don't just end up with heaps of stubs. Also remember to wiki link to everything necessary.

If you take these into account, you're on track to becoming a great editor. Feel free to discuss it with me further if you need more clarification. User:Melchizedek/sig 06:17, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Sure thing. I don't have any sort of thing to take good SS's with, so that's why I put up the image request on most of the pages. It's also hard to find and TRR images of these items online. The reason I put up the LA:DX page was because a lot of pages linked to that with a red link, and there was no redirect. What I actually did was moved the section from LA to LA:DX. I'm terribly sorry, I didn't realize that it'd be a problem.

I don't want to sound argumentative, but I'm assuming you're talking about the Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland items. Honestly, there's not much more I can do with those, unless they are grouped together on a page. I can really only mention what game they're in, what they are/do, and where they're found. Perhaps I should see if they should be grouped together on the talk page?

I noticed that on some of the pages you put a stub tag on, there is nothing else to be added. Some of the chars just have a name and a minute of game time. Do the stub tags need to remain?

Also, there are no other refs to the items and such that are only found in one game. There is no mention of them elsewhere. Any tips? —Alter 18:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

They may be little mentioned about them in game, but one or two sentences is a stub. They need to have what game, how obtained, any storyline significance and what they do. Add a picture (Or template) and that's a little non-stub paragraph, even though it is extremely short.
Most of the broken Links are to pages we really don't need anyway, so I'll have to give them a clean up.
As for references, if no specific quote is needed or available to support what's being said in the article, then don't have any references. But I'm sure they do have some quotes, such as when you obtain them or something that could be used as a reference. User:Melchizedek/sig 22:53, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I'll work on that. :) —Alter 23:15, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Cool. User:Melchizedek/sig 23:17, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Move

Wanted to let you know that I moved your DX article suggestion to it's own section at the bottom of the page. User:Mandi/sig 19:26, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks.


Uploads

I would not upload anything unless you know it is going to be used. Otherwise, it just leaves a load of unused images which are not needed, and take up space. User:Zien/sig 23:21, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

I was using it as a profile pic. : )

Images

When you upload a new image be sure to add one of the sourcing templates found here.User:Melchizedek/sig 23:23, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

I fixed it. Is it correct? —Alter 23:31, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Better. Just use the templates and don't add notes. I fixed that up for you. User:Melchizedek/sig 07:41, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
You're putting lots of effort into your user page... hey? User:Melchizedek/sig 06:34, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Not exactly. I'm more or less trying to get a feel for ZeldaWiki. I'm very unfamiliar with the coding and formatting, so I figure if I can learn how to make MY page nice, I can make other pages nice too. Also, I didn't want to screw up other pages practicing. ; ) Alter  {T C B H } 17:29, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Ahhh... I see what you did with my page now. So that's why it was spilling into the rest of the page. lol Alter  {T C B H } 17:32, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

That is wise...many of the staff now, such as me and Matt, begun by our user pages... Yeah...remember to use the </font> when you need the font finished. No worries.User:Melchizedek/sig 23:08, 29 January 2009 (UTC)