User talk:Vivian Ferrox
Editing, formatting/referencing new articles on Wikifur
Hi; First, thank you for your contributions, second, there's the rub. You have contributed a lot of new entries, unfortunately all of them are one single, non formatted/non referenced, paragraph. All editors on Wikifur are very helpful when enhancing/formatting new or existing articles, but,...
That said, we ask for a minimum of help from an editor when creating a new article. Armed with data, references, links and the helpful Furry Book of Style, an editor can save other's time and effort when cleaning and formatting on Wikifur.
In your case, we have been adding Wiki tags (cleanup/formatting/reference) to all new entries you have submitted. This as resulted in the extra effort by editors to cleaning behind your contributions, or deleting them outright for lack of data/references. A example is the initial entry for Fenrirs Child. Bareboned, it could have deleted for lack of information, but with a little time and the Furry Book of Style, the article has be edited to a formatted, referenced article.
I could recommend checking the above mentioned Book of Style for future help, or, select an already finished article (I.e. Scotty Arsenault) as an example to follow to future ones. Hope this helps - Spirou 20:32, 25 March 2012 (EDT)
Ages on WikiFur
Note that we prefer not to say "is xx years old" in articles, as this would require updating every year. Where the information is known, it is far better to say "born (year)" or "born (Month Day Year)".--Higgs Raccoon 17:29, 7 April 2012 (EDT)
Referencing articles on WikiFur
To add a reference to an article on WikiFur, add reference tags like this <ref>link/book/etc</ref>. In addition, you must add a "references" section to the article like this:
Content on WikiFur
A few things
A few things you need remember when writing articles:
- Never say someone is "30 years old" (or however old they are). This would need rewriting every year. Better to say something like "born 1985" or "born December 1, 1990".
- Articles do not start with headings, as you seem to be in the habit of doing.
- Links should go under a heading of "External links", and each one should be prefaced by an asterix so the list will appear with bullet marks (ie like the list right here).--Higgs Raccoon 11:46, 14 April 2012 (EDT)
Is this a public domain image?, is it been released by the user?, fair use image?. You need to select the copyright level when uploading media. - Spirou 15:43, 16 April 2012 (EDT)
Thanks for creating so many new articles on the artists you are familiar with. For you consideration, here is your user contribution page: Special:Contributions/Vivian_Ferrox. You might like to click on the "hist" link on a few of them, to see what adjustments to formatting, etc, have been made to make them match WikiFur's preferred article style. --Higgs Raccoon 09:39, 23 April 2012 (EDT)
Editing out information
Hi. Regarding your latest edit of your article, please be wary of how to do so, as the result nearly obliterated it. Historical facts (how you came to be to know about furry, etc,...) is set data, not "outdated". If you no longer are connected to a Fursona, writing "her former persona was" is better than just outstripping the whole section. In the other hand, if you intention was to have nothing to do anymore with the fandom in general, we would suggest personal exclusion instead. Hope this helps - Spirou 21:42, 28 January 2013 (EST)
Editing out information
- The way your Wiki article stub stands know means that a Unreferenced tag will be added to it, indicating editors that more information needs to be added in the future, probably similar to the information taken down (personal information, real name/D.O.B, living/birth location being almost the exception), prompting you to keep removing the re-inserted data. Rinse, repeat.
- If the reason for the mass deletion is that you wish no further involvement in the fandom, we could suggest, again Personal Exclusion. An open article (no, they cannot be "left as is" forever), is an invitation to add data to it, even data you seem not be comfortable with - Spirou 22:06, 3 February 2013 (EST)