User talk:Lochnivar


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"Ported" content[edit]

I see you copied a few articles about Liao family members wholesale. That doesn't make much sense, because it means there are now two distinct articles for the same topic that have to be maintained. What you want to do where several possible names exist for what is essentially the same topic is to establish Redirects:

One article is the "main" article. Check out our Policy:Article Naming for how a given subject's main article name should be determined (the policy isn't finished yet, but it should give you an idea).
For other possible names or search keywords, you then create Redirect articles. These contain only the following line: #REDIRECT[[Article name]] (with "Article name" being the main article).

When you follow a redirect link, it will automatically route you through to the main article, and at the very top of the article text there will be a notion that you were redirected (which is also a backlink to the redirect page, in case you want to edit the redirect). For example, there's a main article about Kaetetôã, but because of spelling issues there's a redirect in place to that article from Kaetetoa.

PS: Welcome to this wiki, and thanks for your contributions so far - I know that copyedits are a tedious and thankless task, and very much appreciate what you're doing!

PPS: Happy New Year!

Frabby 00:30, 31 December 2011 (PST)


Thanks for the heads up. One of my peeves was the name of the page, which was why I created the new page. For example, characters with three names only having two on their wiki page. Can you change the name of the page?

Thanks.— The preceding unsigned comment was provided by Lochnivar (talkcontribs) on 1 January 2012.

You cannot technically change the name of a page, but as a registered user you should be able to "move" a page. This does two things: It first copies the current content of the page to the new page(name) wholesale, and then it creates a redirect from the old name to the new name.
I have already exchanged your ported pages for redirects to the articles in question. Frabby 03:08, 2 January 2012 (PST)

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--Scaletail 19:10, 1 January 2012 (PST)