User talk:TimeFan

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Hey TimeFan, thanks for all your edits. I want to let you know that if you think the title of a page is wrong, you shouldn't delete all the content and move it by yourself. Use the {{AttentionGardeners}} notice on the talk page to bring up why you think it should be moved, and then a few people agree someone who has access to the Move Page function can retitle the page. This makes it so that the talk page and the full edit history of the page can still be viewed. —caes (talk) 20:16, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Oh, alright, thanks for letting me know. TimeFan (talk) 20:23, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi, TimeFan! I just wanted to say welcome and thanks for all your great edits on Fanlore - it's lovely to have you with us editing the wiki and making so many new pages! Have a great day :D -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 17:46, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, I like wikis and fandoms so this combines two of my interests. Have a nice day too! :) TimeFan (talk) 19:13, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi TimeFan! Thanks for all your wiki edits - they've made for interesting reading! I just spotted that one of the pages you created already exists. It's an easy mistake to make - you created SE Hinton and we already have S. E. Hinton. I wanted to let you know that I'm going to move the info you contributed to that page and make SE Hinton a redirect. Looking forward to your edits in the new year! --Auntags (talk) 00:33, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Oh, I don't know how I missed that, thanks for fixing it! TimeFan (talk) 03:01, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Format for References/Links/Citations

Hey TimeFan, I'm really impressed with all the info you're adding to Fanlore. I want to point out an important issue with citation format. The proper format for references/citations on Fanlore is something like:

Info in the page text.<ref>["WebAddress" "Link Title"] by "Creator", "Date"</ref>

References appear as a superscript number in brackets that leads to the footnotes in the "References" section of the page when clicked. If it's not already there, the References section can be created by adding, at the end of the page above the categories:


You've been leaving a lot of untitled links in text to serve as citations in the format Info in page text.["WebAddress"]. The untitled link just shows up as a number in brackets, so it looks kind of like a reference, but it doesn't efficiently show an overview of the source when clicked, and it causes confusion if there are also formatted references on the page. And since these links are listed without titles and info, I've had to go to each page and find it to edit these citations. Please try to use the reference format from now. Even just link titles and using the <ref> bookends for the links would be a huge help. Feel free to let me know if my explanation isn't clear. Thanks for your work!

caes (talk) 04:36, 18 January 2020 (UTC)