Fanlore talk:Gardeners/Tips & Tasks

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Category and subpage questions

What categories should characters be put in? --elgraves 06:44, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm also baffled by categories and subpages. There's a Nocturne Alley page, which was a HP RPG, and I'm pretty sure it should not be a top-level page, but not sure what to do with it. Make it a sub-page of Role-Playing Game? A subpage of Harry Potter? Please elucidate -- Msilverstar 19:38, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

You bring up another issue. What is the criteria by which we judge what should be a top-level page and what should be a sub-page. --elgraves 19:54, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

article sub-headings as glossary entries?

I love the Slash goggles entry, but it seems like it might be just a part of the Slash page. Is there any way to link a subhead as a glossary entry? --Msilverstar 19:18, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

What about transcluding it, like you see http://fanlore.org/wiki/Slash#Related_Concepts and http://fanlore.org/w/index.php?title=Slash&action=edit&section=4 ? --Betty 19:36, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
I didn't know I could do transcluding, that's exactly what I was hoping for. --Msilverstar 04:51, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

"Orphaned" pages linked by glossary or category

There are a bunch of pages in the Orphaned pages list which include a Glossary or FandomByText template, but are not otherwise linked. Do they require us to link to them from somewhere else? If this is not a problem, is there any way to mark the ones which are OK and which need work? --Msilverstar 05:09, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Renaming Fanworks

I just wanted to add that ChristyCorr's list is not up to date. All the zines have been renamed already (unless we missed one) and some of the other fanworks too. There are still several fanworks and a few articles in Perspectives on Fans left though. --Doro 10:36, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

ah! I do the moving differently (I go back and delete the old article after changing all article links) so I had unthinkingly assumed that all the blue meant it was still un-moved. Heh. I'll take it off again. --lian 13:16, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Deleting the old article is usually not such a good idea because that creates a lot of broken links and if you move many pages, you usually don't have the time to change all these links so redirecting them is the better option. Also, if a page has been up for a time, there is the possibility of external sites linking to the page and by deleting instead of redirecting it you create broken links there too. --Doro 13:41, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
sighhh...I hadn't considered the external linkage. (I do edit to catch broken links internally.) --lian 13:50, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

"orphaned" disambiguation pages

Is there a way not to display disambiguation pages in the orphaned list? I mean, they are supposed to be orphaned because links are supposed to go to the right place, and these make is harder to go through the truly orphaned pages to find some that still could be connected.--RatCreature 11:21, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Seconding this. There is a separate disambiguation list so there is really no need to list them again as orphaned pages, especially as they are supposed to be orphaned. --Doro 12:10, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
I know that it's a feature native to the mediawiki software (I just checked the work wiki -- same here), so it may not be possible / hard to change that. --lian 13:19, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Looking around I've seen that on the Memory Alpha wiki they have list linking to disambiguation pages, just to remove them from the orphaned pages list... Which is kind of inane as you can get that list by displaying what links to the template (the disambiguation page list in the special pages list only pages linking to a disambiguation page not the disambiguation pages themselves), but well. It would be one option.--RatCreature 14:47, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

default sort

The default sort is for articles that start with "A," right? And how about articles that are not in English? I'm thinking of the zine, Il Traviato. --Mrs. Potato Head 16:17, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

for articles that start with A or with The, yeah. I'd say sort Il Traviato under Traviato, but I don't think we have any rules for foreign language articles.--æthel 18:30, 22 September 2010 (UTC)