User talk:Melina Loonie

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Helpful hints re: your recent edits:

  • Consider using Template:skills
  • Adding Contributor sections to articles is superfluous, as MediaWiki maintains the list of contributors via the History page of each article
  • Adding (what is presumably) a contributions section to your user page is superfluous, as you can direct people to Special:Contributions/Melina Loonie
  • Semantically speaking, you're not a Category:Private Estates- if categorising yourself under the Private Estate category was in error, prefix category wiki links with a colon, e.g. [[:Category:Private Estates]]

- SignpostMarv Martin 01:29, 31 December 2007 (PST)

Mel's answer

What you really can see in a contribution section is who added valuable information to the page. In the history you can see whoever changed anything. I don't feel that your deletion of the contribution section (which is ok to me) is really a contribution. ;-) But this is just my point of view.

Regarding the Skill-Template, I don't have a clue how I could use it for my two mentioned skills.

BTW: Am I allowed to create pages that are only meant to be included as sections into other pages?

Happy New Year! Melina Loonie 08:49, 31 December 2007 (PST)

Contributions
  • The size of a Resident's contribution can be estimated (albeit poorly) based on the article size difference over several edits
  • What constitutes a 'major' contribution to an article hasn't been established
  • The presence of such a section can lead to elitism or a false sense of authority over the contents of an article
Skills
I've added a few extra options to the template- you would likely use: {{skills|SLogistician=*|Terraformer=*}}
Including articles as sections
The best way to do this is to create the section as either:
  1. a Template if it is meant to be included across several related articles and be context-aware,
  2. or a sub-page of the current article, e.g. User:Torley Linden and User:Torley Linden/Office Hours
SignpostMarv Martin 12:04, 31 December 2007 (PST)

region info

I noticed you're working on quite a few articles for Second Life regions- thought you might find Template:sw.slr handy.

SignpostMarv Martin 01:50, 7 March 2008 (PST)