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  • Hey me again,

    I just wanted to ask before I do anything, do we steer clear of putting thumbnails in the articles? If so are galleries okay? I was going to add a picture of King Sharaman from TTT dead in the well, but if you don't think it is a good idea just let me know.

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    I have not done it yet, just wanted to check with you first.

    ~BlueLobsterKing

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    • We're usually not against putting images in articles, but what we want to avoid is putting too many in articles, esp. in short ones, which was a major problem here a prior to 2013.

      No, I'm not against putting an image of Sharaman from The Two Thrones in the article, esp. since it contextualizes a major event. When adding images to the articles, you wanna make sure that they reflect a major event summarized, and that they don't go over three or four (at best).

      The best example of image usage in articles (right now) might be the Farah and the Prince (Sands of Time) articles.

      Just make sure the images you add to articles is sized no larger than 250px when you create the thumbnail. Any larger will squash the text against the article boundaries.

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    • Lily Ford wrote:
      We're usually not against putting images in articles, but what we want to avoid is putting too many in articles, esp. in short ones, which was a major problem here a prior to 2013.

      No, I'm not against putting an image of Sharaman from The Two Thrones in the article, esp. since it contextualizes a major event. When adding images to the articles, you wanna make sure that they reflect a major event summarized, and that they don't go over three or four (at best).

      The best example of image usage in articles (right now) might be the Farah and the Prince (Sands of Time) articles.

      Just make sure the images you add to articles is sized no larger than 250px when you create the thumbnail. Any larger will squash the text against the article boundaries.

      Okay, it is done!

      As I continued scrolling down the page I noticed the "notes" contain a quote by the prince. 

      Stating:

      1.  Prince: We did not part on the best of terms. It was many years ago. I was young and full of pride. Full of fear as well. He offered to listen, but I could not find the words. Would not find them. And I only hope that I may see him once more. To say that I am sorry." 

      I was going to add another quotation mark at the beginning as well as italicize it, but it seems that it is a template, and templates are locked on here.

      ~BLK

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    • Templates are exclusively the responsibility of admins to edit because they tend to be the target of spammers or trolls when left unprotected.

      That said, italicizing that text in particular isn't necessary because it isn't being used like a quote placed in a quote template. Text placed in the the note or reference templates are never italicized (specifically for readability).

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    • Lily Ford wrote: Templates are exclusively the responsibility of admins to edit because they tend to be the target of spammers or trolls when left unprotected.

      That said, italicizing that text in particular isn't necessary because it isn't being used like a quote placed in a quote template. Text placed in the the note or reference templates are never italicized (specifically for readability).

      Okay, I'm still getting use to the way things are set up on this wiki.

      I was going to start working on the locations in Warrior Within. More specifically, in the Fortress of Time. If that is alright with you. It should not be too big of a project but just wondering, where should they be categorized? (Mechanical Tower, Garden Tower...)

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    • How do you mean, exactly? With regard to categories there is Category:Sands of Time Places (which encompasses all locations in SOT), Category:Warrior Within Places (which encompasses locations in WW), and Category:Two Thrones Places (which encompasses locations in TTT).Category:Places encompasses all locations in the POP franchise itself. So, if you're asking "Which categories do I use?" (and if not, could you clarify your question, please?)

      With regard to WW:

      • Places
      • Warrior Within
      • Warrior Within Places
      • Sands of Time Canon

      With regard to SOT

      • Places
      • Sands of Time
      • Sands of Time Places
      • Sands of Time Canon

      With regard to TTT

      • Places
      • Two Thrones Places
      • Two Thrones
      • Sands of Time Canon
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    • Thank You! You have answered my question. I just did not know if there was a category strictly for Island of Time locations.


      Anyway, I have finished the Mechanical Tower, let me know if there are any issues. I already know there is one, but I have tried everything and it seems like it won't disappear. Maybe the tabber should be removed, I don’t know, I just thought it would look tidier if the past and present was in tabber form.

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      ~BLK

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    • The thing with this particular template, the Location infobox (which is where you wanna go every time you create a new article for the clear template code) is that the html is set up so that the naked url of the image makes thumbnailing break the appearance. So, that only one image can be used if you want a clear look and not something that looks like there was a glitch in the coding.

      I'll talk with Jay about changing that part of the template (since it'll require going through the articles and fixing the images), but for now, if you can, try to use a promotional image (official screenshot or concept art) that has an otherwise decent view of the location you're describing.

      With regard to the set up of the article itself? There are three major things you wanna remember:

      • Remember to use citations when you absolutely can (and if be as simple as referencing the name of the game, or complex as naming the level/chapter the information came from) and if you can't, simply mark something you aren't sure about with {{Cite}} (which will let future article editors know that a citation is required).
      • Always start an article with a general heading, and if necessary, a subheading. A good example might be the Solomon's Palace article.
        • The "History" heading (which requires == two equal signs) encompasses a general summary of events that occurred within the game. The subheadings, "Solomon's Reign" and "Malik's Reign", (which requires === three equal signs) encompasses two different events that make up the entire History heading.
        • Always add a "References" heading to the bottom of the article, and add the {{Reflist}} and {{SOT Locations}} afterward so that references appear and that navigation between articles can be a little simpler for users browsing the site. The SOT template is one of the few that registered users can edit, so as you make new articles, you can add locations in the associated sections.

      Other than that, the core content of the article is fine. My only criticism is that maybe make the description read a little less like a gameplay walkthrough (if you understand me, or can summarize from the edit I made) and more like general description of events. Also, the Prince's name and the name of the location itself, when referenced specifically, should always be capitalized.

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    • Alright, thank you. Like I said earlier, I'm still getting use to this type of wiki set up. This is the first time I've had to add references as such. I tried to, but it gave me red words.

      I really do appreciate you taking the time to give me examples. I also did not know how to word it because most wikis are walk-through style, but I knew it was a little different on here.

      Well I will try again w/ another location, but if there is not an official screen shot or concept art available, should I just leave the image blank, or should I upload my own screen shot?

      ~BlueLobsterKing

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    • It's not a problem. Walkthrough language is fine, but it's definitely something you only wanna use when you're writing a gameplay segment in an article (like for the enemy pages) or a literal walkthrough article (which is something we're still working on because we'll need a lot of folk for that given the number of POP games.)

      Just upload your own screenshot if there isn't an official one to use. You could also check out a resource like Warrior Within's Steam page (their screenshot community is pretty good at capturing high quality images of locations and characters. Just be mindful not to use images with subtitles on them.). If you have a graphics program (like GIMP or Photoshop), you could also try to brighten the image if it comes out too dark.

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