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Well met, Sylaruil. Welcome to the Forgotten Realms Wiki! Thank you for your recent edit. We hope to see more great edits!

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Welcome to the wiki, Sylaruil.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 18:09, April 13, 2020 (UTC)

Working Tag Edit

Hi!

Just a heads up on a common courtesy here.

If an article has a recent working tag, like at the top of the Pegasus article, it's good practice to wait until it's removed before going in a making significant edits. I appreciate you adding some missing citations, but please don't make changes to the section until an article is done. We have standardized sections for creatures that work well for most lore.

Thanks, and welcome to the wiki. If you are keen on working on creatures, we have a huge multi-editor collaborative project this year, the Year of Monsters. --Regis87 (talk) 16:08, April 15, 2020 (UTC)


Hi Regis ! Sorry, I thought your work was done.
As for the standardized sections I didn't know, I just used the one I saw on another page (Hippocampi) that I'm working on and that have been added by another user that seems more experimented than I do. Thanks for the sharing, I'll follow it from now. Sylaruil (talk) 16:13, April 15, 2020 (UTC)
Just a note on the standardized sections, like I mentioned, they cover most lore, but you can add to it if needed. For example, i like to add Abilities (magic stuff, immunity, etc) and Habitat (where the creature lives, info on their lair/home, etc) sections. Sometimes a Uses section is handy too, if, for example, a part of a creature was used as a spell component. You can get more info on the Year of Monsters project page of the Creature template documentation.
If you have any questions about creatures, or anything else, feel free to ask an admin or content moderator. Happy editing! --Regis87 (talk) 16:35, April 15, 2020 (UTC)

Formatting Tipps Edit

Hello Sylaruil! Just in case you are interested: There's two things I have noticed in your edits which I think could be done easier/more elegantly:

  • We have citation templates here for almost all books and many Dragon magazine articles. Instead of typing out the whole data, you can use {{Cite book/Title of book|Page number(s)}}, or for Dragon articles {{Cite dragon/Magazine number/Title of article}}.
  • If you want to link to an article but want to show plural (or any other extension of the article name) you can type e.g. [[Fey'ri]]s instead of the longer [[Fey'ri|Fey'ris]].

As an example you could have a look at this change. Happy scribing! Daranios (talk) 19:43, April 15, 2020 (UTC)

Hi Daranios,
Thanks for the tips. I checked the example you send and saw it in the 'source tab' of the classic edito. But how can I do it without using the classic editor ? Sylaruil (talk) 20:51, April 15, 2020 (UTC)
We highly recommend using the Source editor because it handles templates much better than the Visual editor. You can switch back and forth between Source and Visual as needed, but soon you'll just want to use the Source editor exclusively. Once you get past the learning curve, you will see the code just like in the Matrix :D —Moviesign (talk) 21:30, April 15, 2020 (UTC)


Thanks both for your advice, this is clearer for me now.Sylaruil (talk) 21:33, April 15, 2020 (UTC)
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