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Old 05-06-2012, 08:45 PM
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Is there any interest in making a "common mistakes" page? Kind of like an FAQ page only in reverse? I keep coming across pages where people have failed to close a table... or haven't subdivided the guns into Handguns, Rifles, etc. Is this something that the admins think would be useful or just another waste of space?

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:18 PM
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Is there any interest in making a "common mistakes" page? Kind of like an FAQ page only in reverse? I keep coming across pages where people have failed to close a table... or haven't subdivided the guns into Handguns, Rifles, etc. Is this something that the admins think would be useful or just another waste of space?

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It would be useful if we then pointed people to it when they made a common mistake. It would save the person pointing it out having to explain it (which some new users take poorly as being singled out) and may stop the new user from making more common mistakes.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:48 PM
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Alrighty! Well I will start the page and I hope others will chime in and add to it.

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It'll be nice to standardize the type of tables we're to use. Like does the show title and episode go in the same box, or does episode go with notes, or does it go movie, actor, character, or actor, character, movie.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:50 PM
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It'll be nice to standardize the type of tables we're to use. Like does the show title and episode go in the same box, or does episode go with notes, or does it go movie, actor, character, or actor, character, movie.
Show title goes with the Notes and it goes Title, Actor, Character.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:55 PM
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Show title goes with the Notes and it goes Title, Actor, Character.
That's what I've been going with. It'd good we're making that standard.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:05 PM
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So I had a thought while working on this. Perhaps it would be better to make a couple of template pages. Not templates like the infoboxes but like the Manufacturer Template. Basically a page where users can just copy and paste the code when they create a new page.

On the page we could also include a list of common mistakes to avoid when creating a page. If this idea is liked by admins, I propose making a template for each of the following:
  • Gun
  • Video Game
  • Film
  • Television
  • Anime
  • Actors

This way instead of telling a new user "look at the M1911 page" or look at how the "Call of Duty" page is organized, they could be steered to the template. Again, I don't want to make useless, cluttering pages. I honestly think these could help.

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When we do actor pages, what size subheadings do we use for film and television? Is it == or ===? I've seen both.
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Can someone finally make a ruling on hash marks? Not even the admins can agree.
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Can someone finally make a ruling on hash marks? Not even the admins can agree.
Agreed. Can we PLEASE make a consensus...
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