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Hey! Listen! Welcome to our Wiki, TheRizardon!
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-- 12:18, July 30, 2012 (CDT)

Hey, bro, just a heads up link significant items in your Wiki contributions to their respective pages using the [[]] code. I hope I'm not minimodding although this is a Wiki and if so forgive me. A LINK IN TIME 17:19, September 17, 2012 (CDT)

When making pages or edits...

Going off of what A_LINK_IN_TIME said, when you make a page be sure to use Infoboxes. You can find a variety of Infoboxes here. In addition to creating pages, make sure you use categories. For example: {{Cat|The Minish Cap Items}}. You'll want to include the "Game Name" and category it falls into such as items, locations, or even dungeons. Not every page will need a category, and not every page will need an Infobox; that's fine. Also, if you feel a page could have more information added to it in the future, you can list it as a Stub by using {{Stub}}.

Next, the pages you edit/create will always have a large box at the bottom of it. Use this to your advantage, it's there to assist you. Another thing, make sure you only link something once (links can be made with [[ and ]] wrapped around the text you want to link). For example: "Tingle ran across the field. Afterwards, Tingle ran inside a house". See how Tingle was mentioned twice but only linked once? That's what I'm getting at. Another tip: the first time you mention the title of a page, make sure it's in bold. Any other time bolding the title of the page every other time it's mentioned is deemed unecessary. Finally, always make sure that the page you are about to make doesn't already exist. I've made this mistake a few times, I'd recommend you don't do what I did. Be sure to search the page and confirm whether it exists or not before creating any page.

I hoped this helped you out a bit. Thanks for editing the Wiki! We really appreciate it! Atticus 17:41, September 17, 2012 (CDT)

Perspective

Wiki articles should be written in third-person perspective. That means that you should try to avoid using "you" whenever possible. For example, instead of "You find something", it should be "Link finds something" or "Something is found". We're describing the information itself, not its relation to the player. Thanks for your effort. << Locke(T·C·P) >> 08:58, September 26, 2012 (CDT)

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