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  • I noticed that you edited my walkthrough of the Carnal Sins quest on it's page. (Which I added as there was no detailed walkthrough and I found the quest to be a bit chaotic myself).

    I noticed you removed several of the subtitles, although I am not sure why as I do not see it benefiting the page. I am not trying to criticise your judgement, but I would like an explanation as I am rather confused as to why these edits were made.

    Thanks 

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    • Sorry, I just like to keep things from being too separated by headers, especially if there's only one paragraph below it. :)

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    • Ok, that makes sense. The only reason was as there was several quest objectives (like search the site of Priscilla's attack etc) so I wanted to space it out that way.

      I'll leave it the way it is, but I was just a bit confused as to why they were made.

      Thanks for the answer!

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    • No problem! And yeah, I'd love to space it out by objectives, but so many quests would literally have just one sentence under the header if we did that that I just decided to forgo that idea xD

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  • I wanted to post in comments of  Now or Never the following. But, I don't want to give spoilers away. After searching around a bit I cannot find a good go-to page for editing code in source mode with reference to every tag. Any help would be awesome.


    If you romance Triss she says, "... Afraid it's too early for 'happily ever after". Afterwards Geralt can reply with, "We'll get our happy ending. One day." Then Triss replys, "Yes. Somewhere over hill and dale".

    Does anyone else think this is a reference to Beyond Hill and Dale...? Spoiler: this is needed to get the "good" ending and live happily ever after.

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    • Not necessarily. While not a common phrase in English "up the hill and dale" is merely an English phrase, nothing more.

      Also, source editor is just like a simplified version of html/css if you know how to do that. If you don't, you can look at some of the code on other pages to typically learn more of it. As far as I know, there really isn't a "how to" guide on it.

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    • Thanks Mech. Was looking more for technical help since you are an Admin, which I thought was clear. Not really looking to discuss the merits of my post at this juncture, however I am always happy to discuss the topic on the relevant page once posed. Also I found the links: https://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Wikitext https://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Help:HTML


      cheers

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    • Ah those are sitewide pages but good to know they're there (sitewide meaning the entire wikia fandoms all have those pages and are linked to the main page on community central most likely).

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  • Hi, I didn't know how to add an image to a page that didn't already have a Gallery section. Also, I wasn't sure how to add the Gallery and the image at the same time, so I was just trying to go a step at a time. Sorry. -m2H

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    • Ah no problem. With that it's easy enough to do in source editor using this: <gallery>File name</gallery>

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  • The point of the 2nd picture was to show the exact location of the ring. The other picture I posted was approximate. From what I've read many people have trouble finding it. Also I don't see page for that item and so cannot link it as you suggested.

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    • We try to only include one location image as it's better to just explain in detail how to find it exactly on the page of the item in question. As for no page existing, don't be afraid to add a link/page as needed :)

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    • Thanks! :)

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  • Hello i'm new to the witcher wiki or any wiki for that matter and i think it's very cool all the lore and information about it.

    I edited something and i don't know where i can ask someone if i did it correctly so i will just post it here and hope you will see it.

    I added Adon of Carreras to the list of the school of the wolf on the Witcher page here: https://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Witcher

    I hope i edited it correctly.

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    • Hi, so welcome! Just a couple things to note:

      • For links to pages on the wiki itself, the format is just double brackets around it, you don't need to put the http link. If you're using the visual editor, you can just start typing in the name of the article when adding a link and it'll start to pop up page choices for you.
      • Adon was only introduceed in Tw3 (expansion) so I moved him off there as you put him under Tw1 (I know that list is confusing, I've been tempted to try and reorganize it to read better).
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  • Hey, why did you remove picture of Calanthe from Hochebuz entry?

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    • Ok, Mech, thanks for clarifying!

      There's not much for me to do then...

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    • Oh sure there is! We're always looking for help with expanding pages and gathering information!

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  • Perhaps I experienced a bug, but for me I helped Cleaver take the casino, and went to the arena by myself, and the guards weren't hostile.

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    • Yeah, I spoke too soon on that and reverted when I realized I didn't test it that way (I tested it one the the opposite: cleaver with arena then casino by myself and they attacked). But it'd definitely be good to know if the outcome is dfferent with each one :)

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  • Just like to say thanks for sorting out the whole issue with the Ostrit page.

    I attempted to correct the picture in the character box, because it was all blurry on my computer and I assumed that it was a bad quality photo. I ended up nearly deleting the whole page by accident! So, sorry about all the hassle- I'm still getting used to the controls. 

    Thanks for bailing me out on that one, and I'll make sure to be more careful in the future! :-)

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  • Hi Mechemik,

    Since our discussion took many days. I started to edit on the Official Witcher Wiki recently. My edition modified quickly as same as here. The difference, all information I try to share were keeping. They only correct the wrong grammar and let the article more fluent. Or sometimes move the information to the right place.

    That is the Wiki spirit! Respecting everyone’s opinion and make the article better.

    I know this may sound irony. However, after so much discussion with you and reading the discussion of you and other writers. I serious think maybe you should consider suggesting the writer like me to Official Witcher Wiki

    To make Official Witcher Wiki more famous to the contributor. So that you can make sure the writer stay in Fandom Witcher Wiki has the same writing habits with you. And you will not accidentally discourage the passion of the Witcher writer.

    Besides, for the reader, they could have two styles of the Witcher Database to choose.

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    • @Paioshau: I see what you're saying, agreeing to disagree, fair enough. And I will take your advice into considersation more :)

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    • @Mechemik: Thanks for taking the advice into consideration. And I would like to acclaim you again for the long-term and constant effort to the Wikia :)

      @SMiki55: Ha, I know what you mean. Agreed.

      @Juraj103:  Thanks again for the invitation. I guess you are facing a lot of swearing at your position. It's not easy really.
      After a couple of days of thinking. I couldn't think out a way you can help me :( 
      The core problem is Mechemik and I have the different specific standard. And if we try to solve the problem it may cause a lot of time to discuss on the most page I want to edit. Consequently, it may significate decerase the time for editing the pages. I think you will agree it's not a good thing.

      So that the best way I can think out is remaining the original decision. If I find out something new and Fandom wiki may accept the new info since it's may important enough. I will leave a comment. And other Wikia editor (include Mechemik) could consider adding info into the pages.

      Thank for the warm message ^^

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  • Hello Mechemik,

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I read all your reply and all the modification you made for my edition. And some of the discussions on your wall. And I decide to open another post to make the discuss clearly.


    I admire your completely and sophisticated thought on how to write in each section (Walkthrough, Note, Trivia...). Even though that is hard for me.
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    For example, I like Bullet List in many places even in the Walkthrough section because I think it’s clear to read and easy to write. So that it’s really a hard time for me to achieve the writing style you provide for Little Red. (Yet I also appreciate you for providing many writing examples.)
    Besides, I like to search detailed information on Wiki to make sure the little thing I found that someone else also found too. That is also the reason I put minor-important information into the page. Although you do not agree and delete every minor information I write. What an upset thing :(

    So that at the beginning I thought maybe what I should do is to stop to edit page and only to leave Comment on page bottom until I familiar the writing style of Fandom Witcher Wiki work (or at least the way core participators work).

    However after couples of hours of thinking. There are some questions emerge naturally in my mind. Are we discuss how to write Wiki? And isn’t Wiki welcome for everyone to join to write? Also, Wiki must know everyone has his writing style and it’s hard to change, even for the professional writer if he doesn’t have well enough training.


    Furthermore, I read again Witcher Wiki: Editing Guidelines. The guidelines emphasize BE BOLD! and Speak up at the start.

    And When to edit of Writing guidelines saying: "The wiki encourages editors to make an edit whenever they see an article that needs improving. Whether it be something as minor as a spelling mistake, or something larger like gaps in the facts provided, don't be afraid to jump in and improve the site."

    Also What pages should not include saying: "Speculation, Personal comments (questions or comment about a particular edit), Mods, Self Promotion, Plagiarism" are not allowed.


    I regard the guideline to imply the meaning "Fandom Witcher Wiki welcome any information except the 5 kind list above".  Which means, the information I put into the page was qualified with Fandom Witcher Wiki policy.

    And as an author, I'm very happy someone help to enhance the grammar and wording. Or move my work to somewhere more suitable. Yet I will be very upset if someone del the info I put in or occasional del the info while he rewrites my edition. (Little Red (quest), Runewright, OverKill were tended to this. And I'm not sure if you will overwrite my edit on Humpty Dumpty and del info that I put in purposely in future). What do you think, please let me your opinion. Thanks.


    PS: I repost many times because it's keep disappear.

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    • Oooor you may not leave and we (or you and Mechemik if you wish me not to interfere) can discuss this out :)

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    • If you actually look over my edit, the only thing I deleted was suggesting doing it at a higher level as it can still be done at a relatively lower level (which I personally have done). Everything else I condensed down and moved (for instance, the difficulty setting is pretty important so it was moved further up the list) and petri, intensity, and tawny owl were put into one shorter sentence to explain how they help. If you're talking about the number paragraph, you don't really need to say "depends on signs, abilities, potions, etc." for every page because that's pretty much going to be the standard throughout the game. What you want to do instead (and what you had laid out after that and I just shortened) was point out which specific signs, abilities, etc. are helpful.

      As for Little Red quest, I can't speak for that one because I didn't write up that page, but I admit it does need to be cleaned up because of repeated/irrelevant information throughout it. As for information being added again, it's why I've started to employ a font template that brings attention to the important bits but honestly, we've had people who didn't even bother reading the first couple sentences on the page and just added the info again in the notes (even though it's colored and stylized at the very top of the page).

      As for bullet points in walkthroughs, that only works if it's a very quick quest but using it overall is not a very good layout for the page, especially when the objectives section is in that format because sometimes it needs to be explained in more than a small sentence on what to do (otherwise, we might as well delete the walkthroughs and leave the objectives, and readers tend to complain on pages like that about how unhelpful that it).

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