User talk:Seamora

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Hi there, Seamora - welcome to WikiFur! Let me know on my user talk page if you need any help not provided already. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 23:31, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Seamora Bows and smiles—It is a pleasure to contribute, and an honor to make your acquaintance. I shall certainly seek your aid should the need arise. Thank you. ^_^

Linking to a term in Wikipedia, but not in Wikifur[edit]

May I ask how one would make a link reference to a term that, while not defined in Wikifur, and not directly furry related, is defined in Wikipedia? --Seamora(talk)

Certainly. You can refer to Wikipedia like this: [[Wikipedia:Article name|text to display]]. This is often preferable to creating an actual page about it. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:42, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Footnote Links[edit]

How would one create footnote links to lines in a given poem, if this is possible? --Seamora(talk)

Do you meen footnotes within the poem? If so, you might want to try using the ref and note templates, which I have just copied to WikiFur. --GreenReaper(talk) 22:40, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Howloween Template[edit]

Are there any plans to create a Howloween convention template? Howloween is a convention held in British Columbia, during Late October : Howloween 2006 Website

If you want one, just copy the contents of any existing convention templates to Template:User Howloween and change accordingly, then create the appropriate category and make it a subcategory of Category:Wikifurries. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:36, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you so much. I shall try that. ^_^ --Seamora(talk)

Terms with Multiple Definitions[edit]

What is commonly done with terms that have more than one definition? Do they have separate pages, and if so , how does one do this?--Seamora(talk)

Short answer - it depends! Long answer follows . . .
If the terms are related, but with differing nuances, then you might discuss them on the same page. For example, yiff has many meanings, but they are all related to a reasonably close degree, so they are all described on the same page. In general, you can tell "reasonably close" by the categories - if separate meanings would all fall under the same category then you would probably discuss them together (except people, who always have different articles).
Some terms have numerous unrelated meanings. In this case we divide it into separate pages with a qualifier in lowercase [unless a proper name] and inside parenthesis, and then create what is called a disambiguation page for people who link to the term without parentheses. The page should have the {{disambig}} tag at the bottom. If another topic has the name within it, and a shorterned form might conflict, it is given the full title but also included in the disambiguation page.
You can see this at The Bestiary, which links to The Bestiary (playing cards) and The Bestiary (comic) (which we know exists, just hasn't yet been written about) but also to The Bestiary's Terrie Smith Does Art Special.
We may also make an indented, italic link at the top of the pages if there is possible confusion or the other article is somehow relevant, something like this (for a person called "Delight"):
":''This article is about the [[:Category:People|person]]. For the chocolate bar, see <nowiki>[[Delight (chocolate bar)]].'' (or: "There is also a [[Delight (chocolate)|chocolate bar called Delight]].")
In the case where one thing is clearly the more usual or "official" term, but there is another term that should have a different article, like skunk or Eurofurence, then the general term is used without parentheses and the other term(s) have parentheses or are otherwise made different. We use the above method to link between them.
In rare cases, it may also be appropriate to add a parentheses even if there is currently no article at the non-parentheses term. This is done where there might be confusion about what the article should be about. For example, Furre! has links to Persona Play (Furre!) and Roleplay (Furre!). This is because the term Roleplay has a special meaning in the context of Furre!, and so it should not link to the main role-playing article, which has a redirect from Roleplay. For consistency, Persona Play has the same qualifier, even though there is not likely to be another article called Persona Play as it is at term that is specific to Furcadia/Furre!.
Deciding what to do in a particular case is sometimes tricky, but it is usually simple once you have done it a few times. Hope the above helps! --GreenReaper(talk) 08:41, 15 May 2006 (UTC)