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Zant
Ccbermanzzpedia – Walker, Texas Ranger.--Guess
TALK – 22:45, July 28, 2010 (UTC) Timeline My edits ?x?
This may very well be the most important thing to happen on this wiki in a good while: A page for rules. I've gotten so tired of having to explain rules and making sure that I'm aware of any breach in rules. I'm not talking about rules for blocking, I'm talking about rules for coding, editing, blogs, article naming, user talk pages, archieving, everything else that I can't think of at this moment. We have so many unwritten rules that it is getting out of hand. What I propose that we make a hub-page that links to several smaller pages that are devided up based on what they are about.

First I want to know if the community wants this and how they want it layed out. Second if the community does want it I want us to think of all the rules we know and post them. Third I want us to make the pages.

Thoughts?

Gyorg (Majora's Mask)
Isdrakthül – "Just be yourselves."
TALK Code page 850 - Zelda Game the First - Reviews
I'm in favor of writing the rules down.


Wart
WATCHER – I am the all-seeing eye. I am the light in the darkness. The defender of the world. I am Watcher.
TALK Best Way To is making a comeback. Come to the Watchtower to get in on it.
Sounds like a good idea. Would be nice to have a place so new people aren't confused by what they can and can't do.
Gekko
McGillivray227 – Oh, you must be the brains of the operation. Yes, guns that fire shot. -- Gary, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
TALK My Sandbox · Four Swords Adventures Walkthrough
This is obviously a great idea. I like the idea of a hub-page with links to several smaller pages for specific rules. There are just so many unwritten rules, it just isn't funny anymore.
Valoo
Black Dragon Laguz – "I am a prince before I am a son or a brother."- [1]
TALK Userboxes - Zelda game reviews
Yes, I think we definitely need a page about all the rules.

Yes, especially seeing how, if rules apply to one wiki, they should apply to ALL wikis, even if it ruins them. I'm an egalitarian kind of person. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 00:52, July 29, 2010 (UTC)

Zant
Ccbermanzzpedia – O screw an elf!-The Tenth Kingdom
TALK – 01:04, July 29, 2010 (UTC) Timeline My edits ?x?
Doesn't work that way. We follow Wikia's general rules, but we have to make up rules that best fit this wiki. If every wiki had to follow every other's wiki rules, there would be nothing new on each one and it would boring.
Pedestal of Time (Ocarina of Time)
Jedimasterlink – Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. --Vernon Sanders Law
TALK REVIEWSEDIT COUNTCONTRIBUTIONSTOC
We definitely need to write down the rules for editing here. The hub-page idea sounds good to me. One page with all the rules would wind up looking like Wikipedia's, which I doubt many people will ever read since it's so long. Bite-sized pieces are easier to digest.
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Yes, that would be an extremly good idea, and would benefit a lot of users, and maby add a link to the welcome message too

MAH BOI, this rule page is what all true users strive for!--Hylianhero777 (talk) 12:04, July 29, 2010 (UTC)


Midna Laughing
The Midna Logarithms in their natural habitat
TALK – 22:00, July 29, 2010 (UTC)
That's a good idea, but aren't there too many rules to write down? I guess it would be a very gradual, slow process.
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Well, we would write down the ones specific to this wiki


Link Artwork 4 (The Minish Cap)
TheUltimateHokage88 – "The wind... It is blowing." --Ganondorf
TALK SANDBOXMEME TOURNEYUSERBOXES THAT I MADE
I'm up for a page for rules. I think it would be a great idea.


Wart
WATCHER – I am the all-seeing eye. I am the light in the darkness. The defender of the world. I am Watcher.
TALK Best Way To is making a comeback. Come to the Watchtower to get in on it.
Who's going to write this anyways? It'd have to be someone like AK or Joe. Richard, maybe?
Gyorg (Majora's Mask)
Isdrakthül – ADJUST YOUR WAFFLES
TALK Code page 850 - Zelda Game the First - Reviews
Who is Richard?
Wart
WATCHER – I am the all-seeing eye. I am the light in the darkness. The defender of the world. I am Watcher.
TALK Best Way To is making a comeback. Come to the Watchtower to get in on it.
I forget his full name, but he's top admin. Really hard to reach, though...
Gyorg (Majora's Mask)
Isdrakthül – "Lost souls wander where they don't belong.
Bring them rest with the Sun's Song."

TALK Code page 850 - Zelda Game the First - Reviews
The only Richard I could find was Richard1990, but the ListUsers thing says that he's a rollbacker, not an admin...
Pedestal of Time (Ocarina of Time)
Jedimasterlink – You say I need a life? Where can I download one of those?
TALK REVIEWSEDIT COUNTCONTRIBUTIONSTOC
Richard used to be an admin here, but like many others, his inactivity led to the loss of his rights. As for who writes this, I imagined it would be a collective effort since there is a ton of stuff to remember.
Full Body Link
Mr kmil – "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." -Proverbs 3:5
TALK – Come to Church, we have cookies
I'm in favor of writing down the rules. And if I can find all of them, I'll write them down myself.
Malo
MaloMart – Watch 'em run amok, catch 'em if they fall, never know your luck when there's a free-for-all! Here a little dip, there a little touch, most of 'em are goners so they won't miss much!
TALK Got a need for speed? My Zelda Game My Other Zelda Game The Legend of Zelda Movies The Legend of the Postman Operation: QuoteUnquote Questions
I love rules! I'd write it if I could find them all.
Sheikah Emblem
TheNewSheik – Shadow is neither dark nor light, is the twilight between Hyrule perfection and the greed of the people…
TALK – Favorite article: Sheikah
I agree, we need it.
Triforce (Ocarina of Time)
TriforceofEpicness – "Now sit down and I'll tell you a story, Link. Back in my day, when Termina still had dat damn moon hoverin' ov'r it, them Aliens used to come. Milk was so rare in those days that they was forced to fly all the way from anoth'r planet to kidnap some o' dem cows from Romani Ranch, but I was ready for 'em. I pulled out my trusty bow, and I shot them Aliens in the face, right in the kisser. I bravely fought 'em off 'till the mornin' sun came, and, boy, was I in for a reward. I got some o' dat Chateau Romani stuff for helping protect the Ranch. But I had always loved Malon, your grandmoth'r, much more den that Romani girl. So I took dat Chateau Romani all the way back to Hyrule, and I married Malon, and we start'd one o' dem milk-sellin' businesses. We changed the name of the stuff from Chateau Romani into Chateau Malon, so nobody ev'r knew that we was sellin' stolen stuff. We got so rich that we decid'd ta have some child'en. After a while, they grew up as well, and our son married a nice woman and had you. Now, boy, go off to dat horse o' yours, Epona. Don't let 'er throw you off this time!" -Young Link from OoT and MM, talking about his life after he visited Termina.
TALK – August 14, 2010. 11:47 AM
I'm all in favor for writing down the rules. When I started to edit on this wiki, I didn't know any of the rules, so I had to learn them through trial and error. Rules would make things much easier for newcomers.
The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time (logo)
J-man Zelda Fan – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.--John 3:16
TALK REVIEWS-FEATURED REVIEW-TMC WALKTHROUGH-EDIT COUNT-23:16, August 17, 2010 (UTC)
It is definitely needed.
Small Deku Guard
Fooster – "wait til they get a load of me"
TALK Fooster (talk) i am a magical deku mage!
yeah go for it. we need to be told whats what.
NotSpocksPic
Not Spock – hello
TALK – 21:16, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
It's a good idea.

Rules

Right now, I would say the community is in agreement about this. So, with that out of the way, we should start brainstorming all the rules that basically relate to everything. I'm pretty sure I know most of the rules here, but for some reason I can't remember any right now. I'll come back later when I can.-- C2 / CC 15:02, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

I made a template a long time back here that contains a lot of stuff, most notably in this situation, the coding. You're welcome to take anything from it in writing up some sort of stylistic rules page if that's what your'e going for.—Triforce 14Triforce4 04:25, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

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