I took care of the Grocery List issue, but I'm actually ok with the suicidemouse issue because it's not really dialogue. It's an odd situation where the narrator is actually repeating what was said rather than it actually being spoken. This may fall under a difference of opinion, but I'm fine with the way it is (I would say both ways are viewed as correct depending on who you ask). There are a lot of grey areas in fiction writing, and I've become very open-minded about a lot of things. If you ever want to edit a protected pasta, feel free to ask us to unprotect it so you can edit it. I think it would be easier for you rather than typing out what needs fixed. If you have Skype, let me know so you can just message me about these things in a more instant manner, and we can discuss them more easily.
Those were recently uploaded (and while they look like they're about to be used in a low quality CPC story), there really isn't much reason to delete them. Especially if this site is being used as a means of hosting the pictures. I'm going to leave them as is because if I deleted every unused photo, I would clog the activity feed and possibly mess with people using this site as a link. EmpyrealInvective (talk) 00:47, June 29, 2015 (UTC)
- I typically delete broken redirects. redirects linking to stories that have been deleted. I purge those typically every weekend. (Currently there're two.) The redirects you have are legitimate as they link to older stories and are useful when a user doesn't type in the title exactly so I see no issue with removing them as they're helping searching.
- You're doing the right thing with renaming them. (If they're a popular story or have been up for a while, I tend to leave a redirect. If not, I usually don't. Otherwise it can clog things up.) EmpyrealInvective (talk) 02:36, June 29, 2015 (UTC)
Vandals at the Gates
RE: Related Threads
This is mostly an educated guess, but I think it's done by setting a "topic" for the thread. If you go to the "topics" at the bottom of all those related threads you linked, they're all tagged as "Site Rules". Like the way related pages are shown at the bottom of mainspace articles, I would guess the more shared topics between two theads, the more likely they are to be presented as "related".
Re: Coding Errors
Thank you. I didn't happen to edit a page and accidentally leave/make a coding error did I? I'm kind of out of it today- I helped my friends move for 7 hours today -I'm sorry if I did. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular! 06:01, July 3, 2015 (UTC)
Re: editing coding
Yup. Thanks for that, I've changed my preferred editor to 'source editor'. I still recommend mentioning that tip somewhere, even if it's not on a separate page. Perhaps it would be better to add it to an existing page under a new section. It will help a lot of new users who want to edit.
I may have misunderstood the point, but I still do not understand why it is necessary to open two editing windows. If there is a coding error, can't I just switch to source mode on the original, then remove/edit the coding?
Thanks so much
- Alright, that does make sense now. I didn't realise you were referring to pages with considerable amounts of coding errors. During editing, I rarely come across pages with coding errors (perhaps because I use visual mode too often) and I have only seen pages with one or two at most, thus I couldn't understand why you needed to take the trouble. But thanks, now I understand that method would be very time-saving.
- Good to hear you're doing a page on it. The only suggestion I have would be to remind users to switch editing modes in their preferences, because it's nice to have it set to source automatically every time you edit, and most users probably aren't aware of this feature. Also, when you finish the page, please inform me. I'd be interested to learn more.
Hey, I noticed you placed a 'sort' thing on my pasta. What is that for? I'm interested.
Hi. I noticed that some writers put a space after using ellipsis in their pastas. Others use two dots, i.e. '..' instead of three. In the Quality Standards, it states (somewhere) that there needs to be a space after every bit of punctuation, but I've never been taught to leave spaces after ellipsis. I certainly don't do it in my writing, and I'm never told otherwise.
Are these writing habits acceptable, or do they need to be edited?
The thing is though, it doesn't seem to be working with actual forum posts. I love the idea, but whenever I get an actual thread through the "Writer's Showcase" category (since there are no actual threads in the other category) it just takes me to a board, not the actual thread itself. If you could get it working so that it goes to actual threads instead of boards, I would be very interested in it (however, I'm pretty sure it's not actually possible to get it doing that, as forums are one of the most temperamental features Wikia have attempted to implement).