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Talk templates

How do I make my talk template? -Hylian Hobbit 19:02, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Um... hello? -Hylian Hobbit 16:46, June 21, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, we're in last time busy. Just take a look here: Template:Word Bubble. Create a new page with the page name "Template:Hylianhobbit", or for short "Template:HH". Copy these codes and put it in the template page:
{{Word Bubble 
|image      = 
|color      = 
|color2     = 
|textcolor  = 
|textcolor2 = 
|line       = 
|fonttype   = 
|name       = 
|sig        = 
|time       = {{{time}}}
|text       = {{{text}}}
}}
Next step: Fill the fields. If you need help by creating your template, just ask me. Click on the button "publish" (or "save"?) and you can use your template by using this code:
{{<name of template>|text=Blah blah blah.|time=~~~~~}}
Hope it helps you.  Ludgerusээ 18px-Phai_Screenshot_Skyward_Sword.png ~be happy 11:47, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
I can't figure out how to make a template page. When I go to the help page for it, it gives me a link to Template:Example, and says I am supposed to click the create button on that. But when I click on the link it says the page no longer exists. -Hylian Hobbit 23:56, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

Infobox picture

Wizro
Hylianhobbit – "Awake! Avast! Hold tight your buns, if buns you do hold dear! For time has come to wake and run, and not give way to fear!" --Lemongrab
TALK – {{{time}}}
So just out of curiosity, how do we decide which picture to put in an article's infobox?
Wizzrobe (The Minish Cap)
Green Rupee – "Thank you Mario! But our Princess is in another castle!" — Toad
TALK – 18:20, July 17, 2014 (UTC) — EditcountContributionsTop Community
I'm not entirely sure how that's decided. I know that artwork is preferred over screenshots and .png is preferred over .jpg. And ZW files are a last resort. That's all I remember about infobox images.
GrünhaarigeFrau
Shiram-Ludgerus33 – "I take the sky anyday!" (Falco Lombardi)
TALK  – 19:25, July 17, 2014 (UTC)
Artworks are preferred more than screenshots. You can add screenshots, but only with the execption, if there is not an artwork avaible for an article like the Ancient Robot from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Wallmaster (Ocarina of Time)
Ceiling Master – "Do a barrel roll!" —Peppy Hare
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Basically, the best picture out there is the one we use. You know, nothing in the background, a relevant picture, etc. Everything already said above.
Wizro
Hylianhobbit – "The scientists today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane." --Nikola Tesla
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What about which game the picture is from?
Wallmaster (Ocarina of Time)
Ceiling Master – You have a block of Swiss cheese. If more cheese = more holes, and more holes = less cheese, does more cheese = less cheese?
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I would tentatively say from the most recent main series game, but Link and Zelda don't have their ALBW pictures, so I guess it's just whichever looks best. Which sounds horribly subjective, but it's true. And artwork is always better.
Wizro
Hylianhobbit – "The scientists today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane." --Nikola Tesla
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So then why do we still have Link and Zelda's TP artwork in their infoboxes?
Wizzrobe (The Minish Cap)
Green Rupee – "In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us." — Lara Croft
TALK – 21:57, July 21, 2014 (UTC) — EditcountContributionsTop Community
Nothing's wrong with the TP artwork so there's no need to change it.
Wallmaster (Ocarina of Time)
Ceiling Master – "...Stand down. You're in my way, and the sight of your appalling hair makes my gorge rise." —Ghirahim
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Yeah, don't go by the recent game thing. That's not right. But it's just... the best one. I don't know how else to put it.
Wizro
Hylianhobbit – "Stop that. You sound like a cardinal with a learning disability."
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Oh, sorry I was going by the recent game thing. Thanks for explaining all that to me.

Hello

I can't wait to start editing on this Wikia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by VideoGameBlogger (talkcontribs)

Question about a page

Am I allowed to add a new page? I'm new here. --Rain On A Starry Night (talk) 20:45, August 4, 2014 (UTC) Stealthheart

What's the page? Also, please don't add categories without community discussion. Your edits have been reverted. —Ceiling Master 20:55, August 4, 2014 (UTC)

Founder

I've been wondering about this for a long time, and I wasn't sure where else to ask about it. Who founded Zeldapedia? HH Tektite (The Legend of Zelda) 01:38, November 30, 2014 (UTC)

A user by the name of Champion Kai. —Ceiling Master 01:42, November 30, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I've always been curious about that. HH Tektite (The Legend of Zelda) 03:35, November 30, 2014 (UTC)

Add the section headline

Future bonus content from figures

Videos

Wizro
Hylianhobbit – "Awake! Avast! Hold tight your buns, if buns you do hold dear! For time has come to wake and run, and not give way to fear!" --Lemongrab
TALK – 22:41, January 9, 2015 (UTC)
We have a bit of an issue. Apparently a Wikia staff member believes Fire Emblem and Zelda to be the same series, and Fire Emblem videos now fill up most of the Must Watch Videos section. Are bureaucrats able to change what videos appear in that section?
Wallmaster (Ocarina of Time)
Ceiling Master – I can't hear you, it's too dark!
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Good question. I guess only JML can answer that.

This wiki's rules about trivia

I'm not exactly sure about the rest of you, but I'm starting to get annoyed with this no trivia thing. It's getting kinda annoying trying to add information that you normally would write as trivia in other places. This includes such things such as trying to note things which I don't really think is possible to do. Exactly when did this rule about no trivia thing become a thing? Is it also possible to change the rules on this wiki?--Zakitaro (talk) 12:18, April 30, 2015 (UTC)

I don't think of it as a big deal. Trivia doesn't seem important to me, as this is an encyclopedia. Anyway, it's possible, but Zeldapedia can be, shall we say, resistant to change. —Ceiling Master 18:10, April 30, 2015 (UTC)
While I enjoy trivia sections on other sites, I think it looks more professional having all the information integrated into the article. If you can't find a way to integrate it, it probably isn't relevant or notable. It's been a rule as long as I remember, and I joined in 2009. I do not see it changing anytime soon -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 22:15, April 30, 2015 (UTC)
Trivia is usually something to write about in a wiki, often when you can't mention it elsewhere or when you think this is something to note about. This extends to important information which you normally wouldn't add in a biography. Exactly who allows these "changes" anyway? --Zakitaro (talk) 02:57, May 1, 2015 (UTC)
Back in ye olde days when we actually had people hanging around here, we'd vote on stuff. —Ceiling Master 03:04, May 1, 2015 (UTC)

Considering the amount of people that "hang around here", I'm not exactly sure if that will work.--Zakitaro (talk) 04:40, May 1, 2015 (UTC)

So um yeah, since I couldn't think of any better ways to change the rules rather than voting, I guess that's how things will go down for this. Is there anyone who actually is against adding trivia in the first place though? --Zakitaro (talk) 09:05, May 4, 2015 (UTC)
Since apparently no one replied to my previous messages, am I to assume I can add trivia now? If no ones gonna reply, then I'll probably do it.

Whoa, whoa. You can't just start adding stuff. It's still a policy of Zeldapedia, and I for one have never been interested in adding trivia sections to articles. —Ceiling Master 20:09, May 5, 2015 (UTC)

Please don`t worry, I was trying to draw some attention to get this talk going. I wasn`t exactly sure if that would have been "okay" to do so. I`m still not sure why people think trivia isn`t required here. Don`t other wikis (including the good ones) pretty much have trivia in it? It`s used to note things as well as put in information (that can be quite relevant) as I`ve written above.

Anyways though, it kinda seems like not many editors care about this whole trivia thing so it kinda feels like it`s drawing a blank. Do I need to further convince others or do I need to do something else to get this through?--Zakitaro (talk) 20:52, May 5, 2015 (UTC)

Dude, it is policy. It has been policy since the dawn of time. Unless JML wills it so, which I am pretty sure he won't since it's a good thing, it looks professional, and has been in place for as long as the wiki has been on the net, it is not going to change. Do NOT add trivia. DO NOT. Just because one thread posted in the wrong place has only gained the attention of two users, at a time when the Wiki has been at its quietest, does not mean you can start changing or fighting that policy. Me and Ceilingmaster have explained to you why we do not allow trivia and why that is not going to change. If you're so desperate, ask JML, but I am 99.9% sure the answer will be no. This isn't Pokemon Wiki for christ's sake, we don't just change long established policy on one new user's whim. -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 23:47, May 5, 2015 (UTC)

Alrighty, so I've been away from the wiki for a few days since I'm in the midst of my university's final exams, and it looks like the place practically burned down while I was gone.

Now, saying that we should have trivia sections just because a lot of other wikis use them is a bandwagon fallacy. Oni and I are probably the ones most familiar with why we don't do trivia since we were both active when the wiki was in the process of phasing it out -- yes, we actually did have trivia sections on the wiki at one point, and we decided we didn't like them (or at least, few people if any really missed them). Trivia lists can be appealing since they are easy to both construct and skim through, but there were (at least) two major problems with trivia sections: the bulleted-list format used in the sections looks unprofessional in most circumstances as Stars and CM have noted, and the sections' existence encouraged people to add information that was useless or opinionated.

Of course, not all information in trivia sections was useless, so it took a long time for us to phase them out completely since we wanted to integrate the useful info into the main article whenever possible. As Zakitaro has complained, this is sometimes tricky to do without breaking the flow of the article. But, when done successfully, the article is higher-quality than it would have been otherwise (either without the info at all or with the info in trivia lists). Requiring that the info be integrated into the article also serves to gate out anything that doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the first place. So, I still oppose reinstating trivia sections. Jedimasterlink (talk) 15:26, May 6, 2015 (UTC)

Well it shows that you presumably have a life outside this wiki, doesn't it? I started doing stuff like this not too long ago so I might be spending too much of my time on the computer recently. Please I forgive me if I've offended anyone in some way. Anyways though, I suppose what your saying is good enough, but I question on what to do when there is information which is relevant and perhaps important (such as noting things) but you find unable to add in the page without using trivia. If possible would you teach me on how to do so?--Zakitaro (talk) 10:04, May 7, 2015 (UTC)
How to integrate info like that into an article is a really generalized subject that you can't exactly "teach" to someone. It just depends on the piece of trivia you want to add. Could you maybe list a few examples so we could explain where to add them, and if they are really necessary at all? HH Tektite (The Legend of Zelda) 14:49, May 8, 2015 (UTC)
Well some of them include noting things that Nintendo purposely hid in a Easter sort of way which explains a few things, others include noting things in general (like the inconsistencies of settings and actions within the game or the characters themselves) which could clear up confusions, any explanations from official Nintendo stuff, noting some of the minor stuff (which probably isn't "necessary" but still noteworthy), concept art stuff and references. Quotes may be a thing as well to back up information to skeptical editors.

Since this wiki doesn't seem to tolerate things that are listed in a trivia sort of way, this would extend to other things that would normally be listed (such as translation stuff, crossovers, merchandise and the voice actors) which kinda makes it lose a great deal of information.--Zakitaro (talk) 04:10, May 10, 2015 (UTC)

Look Back

Aquamentus (Oracle of Seasons)
Oni Dark Link – "You couldn't resist it in the end? A mistake, I fancy. It gets under your skin, life. Speaking metaphorically, of course. And you see, the more you struggle for every moment, the more alive you stay... which is where I come in, as a matter of fact. - Death"
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So in honour of the site's anniversary (shame we didn't really get something more substantial for that) I wrote a little piece about my time here. If you're curious about the sites history than you should check it out. It's a bit rambly and soppy but you might like it. User:Oni Dark Link/A Nostalgic Retrospective. Ten Years of Zeldapedia
Wallmaster (Ocarina of Time)
Ceiling Master – "You spoony bard!" —Tellah
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I like it.
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From Beyond The Stars "Have you forgotten about me... Dad." - Silver
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Excuse me, I appear to have gotten a punch straight to the feels. Man, I do wish I could go back and not be such an awful 14 year old, and could have spent longer here in that gloriously active era. Hopefully, the wiki will eventually become home to a new generation of active, enthusiastic editors. Perhaps if/when Zelda U ever happens, that will usher in a new era for ZP. But I owe this place an awful lot, without it I would not be who I am today (and neither would EarthBound Wiki) and I would not have made some of my best friends and met some amazing people.

Added source(s)

I just joined Wikia (not too sure how this even works) I joined to upload a Auction Image from Zelda Windwaker Auction during the mini game, a screenshot that I took during it. I uploaded it, went to the wiki but it still says something along the lines of Have a image from the mini game? please upload it! but on my profile it says I uploaded the image and that I am currently watching it, does the founder have to approve or something? not even sure if I posted this in the right place

Hi. Welcome to the wiki. The best place to ask something like this is on the talk page of one of the experienced users but don't worry, no one's going to yell at you for bringing it up here. To answer your question, yes, you uploaded the image. But it hasn't been inserted into the article. If you hit edit on the article page you will see code for the infobox. One of them is |image =. There you have to link to the image you uploaded so in this case you put [[File:Auction House (Zelda Windwaker).jpg]]. I've already added it to the auction page for you. If you go to the Auction page and compare the most recent changes by going to the history you can see exactly what I did. The |250px is to reduce it in size and the last bit is the scroll over text that appears when you hover the cursor over the image. I hope you don't feel too bombarded with that information. If you need to know or clarify anything else then ask me on my talk page. Good luck editing here, I hope you enjoy yourself. Oni Dark Link 17:19, January 1, 2016 (UTC)


Choujigen Game Neptune
OPLinkle
TALK – 17:47, January 1, 2016 (UTC)
General Idea. I noticed that we have no special appearances for items. What I am trying to say is for example the Triforce appeared in Animal Crossing New Leaf, I thought that would be a good thing to include in maybe a special appearances or some kind of facts on the page of the item.
Aquamentus (Oracle of Seasons)
Oni Dark Link – "Omnia sonat melius in Latine"
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We have a Cameos page for stuff like that. For things like the Triforce there are too many examples just to list on the page. For something like this is best to bring up on the talk page of the article, eg the Triforce talk page. This talk page if for things affecting the site as a whole
Choujigen Game Neptune
OPLinkle
TALK – 17:47, January 1, 2016 (UTC)
Ok thanks and sorry for posting this here :P I am still just getting around the website and seeing what is happening. I am mostly probably gonna try and get photos into the wiki (eg. Like the auction house) since I haven't looked into how to write an article yet.
Aquamentus (Oracle of Seasons)
Oni Dark Link – "In the battlefield, there is no place for hope. What lies there is only cold despair and a sin called victory, built on the pain of the defeated. All those people who met there have wholeheartedly admitted the evil and foolishness of this act called ‘war’. As long as people don’t repent and don’t regard it as the most evil taboo, then hell would endlessly reappear in the world. However, humans did not realize that truth no matter how high they staked their mountains of corpses. That’s because in no matter what era the courageous and fearless great heroes have always bedazzled the eyes of the multitude with their splendid heroic legends. Because of the wistful actions of those idiots and their refusal to admit that bloodshed is by itself evil, the essence of humans has stayed on the same spot since the Stone Age! - Emiya Kiritsugu"
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That'd be great. There's still plenty of articles that need pictures.
Choujigen Game Neptune
OPLinkle
TALK – 17:47, January 1, 2016 (UTC)
Great glad to help. One question through, do all images have to be taken by me in the game? Or can I take an image from somewhere else and then just link the source or do we actually have to ask the person who uploaded it in the first place...
Aquamentus (Oracle of Seasons)
Oni Dark Link – "We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations."

A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels."- Albert Einstein"
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It's always safer to ask before taking things in life
Choujigen Game Neptune
OPLinkle
TALK – 17:47, January 1, 2016 (UTC)
Okay thanks, since we are already talking here just one question... how do I space out paragraphs? I have been using dots on my profile LOL and how do I insert images from the wiki and resize them and move them were I want I seen people do that... I just used infoboxes which you can't move.
Aquamentus (Oracle of Seasons)
Oni Dark Link – "I was a fool, I wanted to be a soldier. War is meaningless... Nothing comes out of war. Snake, please! Save yourself. Go on living and don't give up on people! Don't forget me... Don't forget what I said. Now get out of here! - Meryl Silverburgh"
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You can use
Choujigen Game Neptune
OPLinkle
TALK – 17:47, January 1, 2016 (UTC)
Okay thank you.

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