User talk:Gaelhalee

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If you delete one of my pages please be kind enough to tell me why here.

Author Templates[edit]

See User_talk:Green_Dragon#Feedback please!. For as long as I've been active here, it has been policy not to have author templates or categories. Since this site uses a wiki format, all contributors to a page are credited in the page history. Marasmusine (talk) 03:03, 31 October 2012 (MDT)

Template deletion[edit]

My author template page Template:Author Gaelhalee was deleted by Marasmusine

I made it following what I had seen Mkill do on the Apprentice'_Fireball_(3.5e_Spell) page. I don't really know Mkill but apparently Aarnott thought he was cool enough to nominate him for full admin rights back in 2007: nomination

It used to attribute the spells original creator, date of creation, and a comment on it's play-ability. Now it's a dead link in pages that used to have it.

Wiki pages are owned by everyone, I know. This seemed to just be a stylish way to give the original creator some credit. The spells I've put it on are my own creation. I don't mind having them edited for errors.

Marasmusine tells me in his Wiki Philosophy if I disagree with an edit to simply revert it and justify it. I'm unsure how to revert a deleted page.

If using this template idea is simply bad for some technical reason please let me know why. If it's considered bad style please point me to the guideline I should be following. I didn't mean to offend by blowing my own horn to hard. I was simply in "monkey see monkey do" mode.

Please let me know one way or the other so I can fix the pages. They look a bit silly starting off with a dead link.

Thanks Gaelhalee (talk) 03:39, 31 October 2012 (MDT)

I'm in the process of removing the dead links. You can help by removing them from the pages you've created. My philosophy on reverting my edits is hardly relevant when the policy is that of the site owner. I'm merely actioning it (although I also happen to agree with it.) Marasmusine (talk) 03:48, 31 October 2012 (MDT)
I've already started removing the links. I would like to understand the point of view even if it isn't yours. Otherwise I'll end up violating it in some other way. No one gets any credit in any form other than the edit history? Is this correct? Or does Green_Dragon just not like author templates? Gaelhalee (talk) 04:10, 31 October 2012 (MDT)
You'd have to speak to GD for his reasoning, but here's mine. My background is in Wikipedia adminship, where it is expected and encouraged, as part of the wiki format, that multiple users work on a page. Per the license we use, as soon as another user edits the page (for even small edits), the authorship template becomes invalid (and contravenes the license). The page history correctly credits all contributors. Secondly, we try to emulate as much as possible the formatting of the official publications, in which the author of a particular section is credited in the, well, credits, not the page. Thirdly, I would imagine if someone was interested in who was the principle author of an article, they would think to check the history. Personally, I'm content to list my works on my user page. Marasmusine (talk) 04:26, 31 October 2012 (MDT)
Thank you for the explanation. Gaelhalee (talk) 04:45, 31 October 2012 (MDT)

If you'd be so kind I have a technical question: What is the correct way to mark up the one line summery of a spell? My Presentation spell does it the way Mkill did in Apprentice'_Fireball_(3.5e_Spell) before I edited it. I've since realized it's not correct by am unsure how to fix it. Is there such a structure/tag? It would be cool to be able to list spells with their summery lines. Gaelhalee (talk) 04:45, 31 October 2012 (MDT)

The desc field is for keywords. You can add a summary by including [[3e Summary::Blah blah blah.]], with that text appearing in the spell index (see Arrow's Flight (3.5e Spell) for an example). I know, it's odd. Marasmusine (talk) 14:10, 31 October 2012 (MDT)

Movement of your articles[edit]

Just in case you get worried, I've moved your pages to their correct IDspace (e.g. Gel's Popcorn is no longer valid, it's move to Gel's Popcorn (3.5e Spell).). Your (pretty cool) stuff is safe~ --SgtLion (talk) 13:11, 4 December 2013 (MST)

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