Formatting & Redirect
Hi Porty1119, I have taken the liberty to delete your "redirect" article to your user page and piped the references in your custom articles accordingly. A little how-to:
If you create a redirect page, then the content needs to be
- #REDIRECT[[Article to which you are redirecting]]
in the case of what you apparently tried to do, it would thus have been
However, you don't have to do this. You can (and should) use a piped reference in your articles. To do that, you write a link in brackets and insert a different text in the link behind a "pipe" character ("|"), i.e. [[Article|Thing]]. As a result, a link named "Thing" will appear in the text but it will actually link to "Article". Again, in your case, the format would thus normally be [[User:Porty1119|Porty1119]]. However, if you don't type a different link name after the pipe like I did on your custom articles, the system will automatically truncate the link name to whatever comes after the colon. This is useful to simplify links to special pages such as user pages, discussion pages, categories, wikipedia articlex (prefix w:), etc.
Thanks for contributing! Frabby 14:30, 23 September 2010 (UTC)