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== Zelda's Adventure and the Shrines ==
 
   
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==The forums you link to don't work==
OKAY so I was browsing the wanted pages and I came across Shrine of Strength. I was curious as to exactly wtf this was, because I've never heard of it. Looked it up and found that it's one of the dungeons in Zelda's Adventure, the craptastic CD-i game where you play as Zelda that has horrible voice acting and stupid live-action cutscenes. So I did some digging, and found that there's seven of these, and we have a page for ONE. The Shrine of Earth. We DO have a page called [[Dungeons in Zelda's Adventure]], but it's just a listing. Now I have to beg the question: do the shrines all go on that page or do we have each one individually? What are your opinions on this one? Personally, I can argue either way. The content is small and secondary (in favor of one page), or the content can be exanded upon with enemies faced, items gained, bosses, themes, etc. I had my doubts until I saw [[Shrine of Earth]]. That somewhat convinced me that it's possible. But I'll let them community decide.{{:User:Justin/sig}} 15:23, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
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I clicked the links to the [https://zeldauniverse.net/forums/Board/16-General-Zelda/ forums] (because I REALLY want to share some useful tips of Breath of the Wild that a lot of people don't seem to realize) but there's no option to create a new thread. I am seeing threads there but the option to create new ones seems to have vanished since then. Is there something I'm missing?<br>Why did you have to shut down Zeldapedia? (You say "merged" but it wasn't a merge or anywhere close, just a shutdown of the superior Fandom site that has Discussion and forums and stuff that actually worked) At the very least couldn't you have started up some working forums or discussions up here? Why are you so determined that we cannot discuss Zelda games, or worse, ask for help with them? [[User:KillRoy231|KillRoy231]] ([[User talk:KillRoy231|talk]]) 22:52, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
   
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:Wait, they do work, you just have to make ANOTHER account. (That's what, three now?) [[User:KillRoy231|KillRoy231]] ([[User talk:KillRoy231|talk]]) 22:30, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
:Usually the point of the dungeon listings is to act as sort of a "portal" to the individual dungeon pages. It looks like we were going for having pages for each, but it never got done. Most of what we have on the CD-i games is courtesy of the work done by [[User:Heroofstuff|Heroofstuff]] (who is no longer active) and [[User:Shadow Reaper|Shadow Reaper]] a few months back. It seems the project never really got completed and now that part of the wiki is just stagnating, so what's why you're seeing what you're seeing.
 
:I think they can stand on their own as separate pages, if someone cared to make them. That said, I have had thoughts about marginalizing the non-canon games. That is, decrease the number of non canon pages by lumping all the locations into one page and all the dungeons in another, like we have for the items (see [[Items in Link: The Faces of Evil|here]] and [[Items in Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon|here]]). Just a thought. {{:User:Hylian King/sig}} 15:39, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
   
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::Ok, so there's a lot to unpack here. First, for the Zelda Universe forums you'll have to contact someone on the head of the Zelda Universe team, as they will have most of the answers you're looking for. Here is the [https://discord.com/invite/zelda Zelda Universe Discord] if you need help over there.<br>Second, Zeldapedia merged with us because our site here was superior to the information there (we have more policies and standards that format the wiki) and a vote was taken across the community. The head of the merge, [[User:Ceiling Master|Ceiling Master]], was also the head bearucrat of Zeldapedia. [[Talk:Main Page#Reopen Zeldapedia on Fandom|Here's them responding to the same question]]. Again, we do not run Zelda Universe, that's a different community that we are close with. If you wish to join communities and discuss Zelda, you are free to join our [https://discord.gg/eJnnvYb Zelda Wiki Discord server]. Any wiki help you need can also be answered there. I implore you to do some research on the subject you are talking about before arguing with "superior Fandom site" and "stuff that actually worked" when it's quite the opposite. Like Ceiling Master said, there's no point to have two wikis on the same platform, and Zeldapedia may eventually be moved to a different URL under an archive. {{:User:Magicmason1000/sig}} 17:46, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
::Yeah, Shrine of Earth looks like a pretty decent page, which makes me think that the rest of the shrines could stand to have their own pages...if someone makes them. :c --[[User:Dany36|Dany36]] 16:05, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
:::Yeah sorry guys I've been meaning to do the pages (really have been) but I got a job recently and that much CD-i is most likely unhealthy but I do need to stop being lazy and attempt to trudge on with the work. So that being said in the next few coming weeks I'll (hopefully) be adding the remaining shrines (may the goddesses have mercy on my undead soul) SHADOW REAPER OUT PEACE!! --[[User:Shadow Reaper|Shadow Reaper]] 18:24, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
::::I pity you. I tried to play the CD-i games and got very angry within five minutes. Never touched 'em again. I wish I could provide some info but there's just nothing about them on the interwebz.{{:User:Justin/sig}} 18:34, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
 
:::::By the way Shadow, don't feel like you're forced to do anything you don't want to do, ''especially'' not CD-i stuff. We wouldn't wish that on our worst enemies. {{:User:Hylian King/sig}} 18:45, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
:::Naw thats okay HK I'm slowly waging a one man war on red links and most of them belong to me. Besides sadly........I actually WANT to play Zelda's Adventure. --[[User:Shadow Reaper|Shadow Reaper]] 18:53, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
 
:I used to not really care about the non-canon games, but now I think it's important to have information on them on the wiki to avoid misinformation flying around. We either ignore them entirely or get it right, that's what I think. It's very hard to find stuff about them though, and because it's hard to find information, and people willing to play them in some cases, the pages are going to take more work to deal with. I don't necessarily think we should give up and lump everything together just because we haven't managed it yet, though. The fact that our wiki is lacking information should spur us on to ADD that information, should it not? Of course, it's pointless having a bunch of super stubby pages, but the dungeons in Zelda's Adventure are... interesting, at least. Try watching a play-though on Youtube. You will suffer almost as much as he who had to play them, but it's a pretty fascinating experience.
 
:On the other hand, Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland is a genuinely decent game. It's no Zelda, but it's actually fun to play once you get your head around it, and has quite a few references while being it's own thing. Of course, I put the Tingle games on a WHOLE other level to the CD-i madness, because Nintendo actually had some involvement in their creation at least. They're so not canon though.
 
:Unrelated, but I was thinking the canon templates maybe needed a revamp... they're kind of big. {{:User:Fizzle/sig}} 21:16, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
::Yeah, they are. Abdullah and I have been trying to find different solutions to that (see [http://zeldawiki.org/index.php?title=Zelda_Wiki_talk:Sandbox&diff=prev&oldid=268990 here] and [[Zelda Wiki talk:Sandbox|here]]). {{:User:Hylian King/sig}} 21:32, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
::I agree. Though the CD-i and Tingle games are rather... different, as a wiki that aims to cover all aspects of The Legend of Zelda, we should provide information on them regardless. [[User:Linebeck IV|Linebeck IV]] 23:34, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
 
 
== Let's talk about security ==
 
 
Okay, so I've only recently returned, but I've already noticed an alarming rate of new users with generic names that I guarantee you are being created by some spam script. This leads me to believe that we need to do something to up our security. I'm willing to talk with the MediaWiki developers if I have to regarding security and possibly finding a way to stop this. Because if it's this easy for them to get through account creation (with some even able to confirm email addresses) then who knows what's next? Mass page spamming? Hijacking of admin accounts?<br/>
 
My point here is that I expected security to be better after two years away, and it seems worse. This is kinda disturbing to me, and it should disturb any sane person as well. If anyone knows anything about secuity and how spam scripts work, please contact me either at my email address (located on my [[User:Justin|userpage]] or on Skype (skype name shown [[Zelda Wiki:Skype|here]]). I may be able to find a way for the wiki to detect and terminate these scripts if the developers can't help me. Should be fun writing more wiki extensions, anyway. I haven't written any since I made those ones we're still using today =3{{:User:Justin/sig}} 22:36, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
 
 
== Just a thought ==
 
I'm pretty sure this has been brought up numerous times, with no real conclusion... BUT, I was wondering if the staff would consider discussing lowering the number of required votes in order to feature an article or picture. Ten votes may have been fair at one point, but it seems that the number is only allowing the voting systems to stagnate. Either that or maybe it's time to retire the voting system? It's been losing activity for a while now, and even taking a look around I've noticed a few articles that have been in contemplation for over a year.
 
Also, I wanted to point out that the [[Zelda Wiki:Latest Announcements|Latest Announcements page]] hasn't been updated since June =){{:User:Mandi/sig}} 23:53, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
 

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The forums you link to don't work

I clicked the links to the forums (because I REALLY want to share some useful tips of Breath of the Wild that a lot of people don't seem to realize) but there's no option to create a new thread. I am seeing threads there but the option to create new ones seems to have vanished since then. Is there something I'm missing?
Why did you have to shut down Zeldapedia? (You say "merged" but it wasn't a merge or anywhere close, just a shutdown of the superior Fandom site that has Discussion and forums and stuff that actually worked) At the very least couldn't you have started up some working forums or discussions up here? Why are you so determined that we cannot discuss Zelda games, or worse, ask for help with them? KillRoy231 (talk) 22:52, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Wait, they do work, you just have to make ANOTHER account. (That's what, three now?) KillRoy231 (talk) 22:30, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
Ok, so there's a lot to unpack here. First, for the Zelda Universe forums you'll have to contact someone on the head of the Zelda Universe team, as they will have most of the answers you're looking for. Here is the Zelda Universe Discord if you need help over there.
Second, Zeldapedia merged with us because our site here was superior to the information there (we have more policies and standards that format the wiki) and a vote was taken across the community. The head of the merge, Ceiling Master, was also the head bearucrat of Zeldapedia. Here's them responding to the same question. Again, we do not run Zelda Universe, that's a different community that we are close with. If you wish to join communities and discuss Zelda, you are free to join our Zelda Wiki Discord server. Any wiki help you need can also be answered there. I implore you to do some research on the subject you are talking about before arguing with "superior Fandom site" and "stuff that actually worked" when it's quite the opposite. Like Ceiling Master said, there's no point to have two wikis on the same platform, and Zeldapedia may eventually be moved to a different URL under an archive. — 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎 (𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠) 17:46, 1 January 2021 (UTC)