User talk:Dominic2

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Hy there, it seems that you have decided to join this wiki. You are creating several new articles and this fine, but you may wish to focus yourself upon a couple of your favourite subjects, expanding and improving the respective articles. This way instead of having lots and lots of (too) small articles we will have several larger articles. On the other hand you can simply ignore this advice; the main purpose it to have fun. Don't be afraid to ask any question. Aehren 18:02, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

If you do want to do as I ask and flesh out some of my pages can you put your userpage link below so I can thank you and give some feedback:

The link is automatically provided when you sign a post (simply click on the name at the end of my post - there was no need to copy it). Signing is done by four " ~ ". Aehren 16:25, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Portal boxes

Well to be very honest I'm very but very against the current portal boxes. These kind of boxes are useful to gather ppl who want to cooperate in improving articles about a particular subject (Wikiprojects - that's their use in Wikipedia).

But here? We are a handful of contributors, and way too few to need them at all. In the future perhaps, but now?

Even if they become useful in the future the correct place would be in the talkpages and not inside the article pages at all. Currently they seem to be a kind of rival to the categories themselves (e.g.: 'Skaven portal' rivals the 'category:Skaven'). Categories are simply better. Aehren 16:44, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

The thought of deleting ALL portal boxes has crossed my mind. I'm honestly in favour of deleting them all. However I will first ask the other contributors is they or not. Aehren 16:51, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

We'll have to wait for the replies of the other users (a couple of days I suppose). Aehren 19:35, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Dominic2 you're being too eager and you're making some mistakes. Relax, and from time to time click on the "Recent changes" in the Navigation box. We usualy leave some message to each other, read them. Aehren 19:35, 2 May 2009 (UTC)


Dominic if you're unsure of such an important subject just leave it be. To be honest you have the "juice of the matter" but many important details are simply completely wrong and many assumptions you made are mistaken. I (or someone else) will eventually write this article (boy that is going to be a lot of work). Meanwhile I going to copy your text into my talkpage (I will use it as a draft draft) and delete the article itself (it has simply too many important mistakes). Notice that to provide several links to the same subject (e.g.: "Malekith is the son of Anarion, Malekith is the Witch King, Malekith is a traitor") is simply unnecessary and very tiresome. It's way better to provide a single link at the fist mention and then carry on (as in: "Malekith is the son of Anarion, Malekith is the Witch King, Malekith is a traitor"). As a better example read the article Hellebron or Council of Thirteen. And no, I'm not mad at you, I'm just trying to give you a couple of good advices. Remember: if you're unsure about an important subject just leave it be. NO SPECULATION. Write about stuff you're sure and know. Aehren 13:30, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

You're good, I give you that, but you're way too eager (you have created many articles from scratch but they are mere stubs - hmm all of us here are guilty of this sin I fear). Read a couple of articles and analyse why one article is good while others are simply bad. Afterwards use the principles of the good articles. Aehren 13:45, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


What's happening with the portals?

Please sign your comments with --~~~~. I'll overhaul them (the portals), if I have the time - they should be used for short navigation and maintenance of the respective category, like in the other lexicani. The portal boxes... well, they're not used by now, but maybe in the future. Personally, I would set them at the end of some major articles. But I guess they're not our most urgent problem here ;).--Genestealer, Magus 10:46, 5 May 2009 (UTC)