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New to the WikiFur system...
Even though I was trying to keep the information simple and easy to find about myself, I was getting frustrated at someone editing the information behind me. ((keyword: "was")) Then after a bit of exploration at what was going on behind-the-scenes on my own information, I decided it was better than what I had and allows someone to see what is relevant to them.
Only one problem persists: In the 'formal' article about me below the link to my page for IMVU, the "This person's stub requires improving" tag still remains. Is there a way to just remove that or do I have to add/edit information in there to get rid of that? --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vosur (talk • contribs) .
- Hi Vosur, the "This person's stub requires improving" message can be removed by edited out the "person-stub" tag. That tag is routinely put at the end of short articles to encourage people to flesh them out a bit. (For example, you might say a say words about how you discovered furry fandom, what part of the fandom you are involved in (art? costuming? gaming?), what species your fursona is if you have one, stuff like that.) You can remove the tag just by removing it in the article's edit window.
- Oh, and you can sign your posts in Talk pages (like this one) with four tildes (~~~~) --Higgs Raccoon 15:27, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
- Signatures aren't anything fancy - just put "--~~~~" after anything you add on a Talk page and your name, the time, and the date will be automatically appended. (Otherwise it makes it harder to keep track of the conversation.) --Higgs Raccoon 16:02, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
I haven't used this place in a long time, so I probably do need a refresher on how to get things working right. I was trying to put it in my Userpage, but it keeps showing it as a link. Vosur 12:27, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
I think I may be getting the hang of things again, but thank you for your concern.Vosur 12:39, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Please refrain from tampering with the wikilink for The Furry Forums that appears in the article Vosur. Having a red link is not a problem - it invites the creation of a new article which in turn will help WikiFur expand its knowledge base.--Higgs Raccoon 02:20, 20 November 2011 (EST)
Editing my own page.
Every time I have attempted to fix a link within my own People page (which using the link tool provided in the Wikitext to link to the appropriate site), it keeps getting removed and redirected to a broken wikiarticle with the (revert Forums link - it's OK to have a red link, as it encourages making a new article), but it's not necessary to make a new article for which an external link suffices. Eventually I was given a block for "vandalism" to my own page. I wish to request either "The Furry Forums" to be without brackets or to prevent the broken wikipage issue (since the wikipage does not exist) or the external link to be replaced.
I have not seen anything in the terms of service or in the policy that states that links to external pages of relevance are not allowed, which furthered my persistence to have it fixed.
- As a WikiFur curator, let me explain it to you: If a link is to a furry-related site, then it is preferable that it be made to a WikiFur article than an external site. If the link is red, it is not broken as such, it merely means no-one has written the article yet. It is still preferable to have the red link, so that it encourages someone (yourself, for example) to create the new page. This way, WikiFur can grow and the new article can enlighten us all.
- Be aware that the article at Vosur isn't so much "your page" as "the page about you (which anyone may edit)". If you insist on using an external link over a WikiFur article, you should do so on your User Page User:Vosur where you can do whatever you want.--Higgs Raccoon 21:47, 20 November 2011 (EST)
- Alright then, I will do so on the User page designated for myself when the block expires. Until then, this is the only page that I would be able to add-to or edit as the discussion is not blocked from me. As a side note, I would like it to be explained in further detail in the Policy for WikiFur on "where external links are to be used and where they shouldn't be used" to assist others that might come across this same issue. I feel that I may not be the only one who may have seen moments like this.
Pertaining to The Furry Forums
It's come to my attention that there is already a page for The Furry Forums that has been made a while back before I made the current page. While that information is outdated, is there a way remove the newer page or to have it redirect to the older one?