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Welcome; Some Notes Edit
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Signing Comments Edit
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ok i will do that ItalianDM (talk) 16:24, June 8, 2016 (UTC)
Hi thanks for the welcome message! Love your awesome work and since i have been using this database for soo much time i will help with some editing. im still noob with wikia but i understand the mechanism on how to do edit pages, thanks to your message i learnt how to add a reference! thanks! and send me more tips please to make it quicker :) Thanks a lot. An Italian DM (User:ItalianDM)
- I'm glad to hear it, but please make sure you include a reference with anything you add, such as what you added to Nesmé. What was the source for that? — BadCatMan (talk) 13:36, June 8, 2016 (UTC)
it's silver marches p.23 im trying to add the reference but cannot find the correct syntax :( (User:ItalianDM)
- It looks like you eventually worked it out, with the others' help. :) If you're not sure on syntax for something, the the easiest way is just to copy something else on the page or another page. For everything else so far, Lhynard's given good advice above. I and other editors will be checking over your additions, so be sure to check the revision history to see what changes we've made and what you can take on board for your next work. Happy editing! — BadCatMan (talk) 08:48, June 9, 2016 (UTC)
Inhabitants of... Edit
Just a small thing. On this wiki, we use categories that start with "Inhabitants of…" only for individual persons, not for creature types or races.
P.S. I did the same thing when I was new. :)
- Ok sorry and be patient with me :) ItalianDM (talk) 14:50, June 9, 2016 (UTC)
It would help us to be patient if you just slow down while starting out. Don't just churn out a bunch of new articles. Instead, make one, then sit back, wait for the rest of us to fix it, then have a look, make sure you understand the changes, then finally try to incorporate that in the next article. It's an evolutionary process. We see too many new editors come in, make a bunch of stuff, then burn-out and disappear. It gets quite hectic for us to patch things up as well. — BadCatMan (talk) 14:57, June 9, 2016 (UTC)
ok i see. i'll do my best. ItalianDM (talk) 16:21, June 9, 2016 (UTC)
Please do not add articles that have no relationship to the Forgotten Realms. It just clutters the wiki with confusing information, and other wikis are better suited to cover such.
Keep up the great work! It's good to have you on-board.
ok no problem, i wasn't sure about that adventure module, i'll check better its source next time. ItalianDM (talk) 16:03, June 17, 2016 (UTC)