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Help talk:Contents

I think it would be clearer to call this article Editing Help or something and add (at least) a list of templates that can be used in articles. I know that you (Hyarion) have created lots of Templates, but I don't know how to find them, as they are lost somewhere in the depths of the Recent Changes. Or else create a SpecialPages:Templates article with a short Templates for Dummies and the listing of them? --Earendilyon 06:28, 23 April 2006 (EDT)

I agree, the Help page really needs a lot of work. Hopefully in the future it will be a portal for editing help, template help, etc. The Templates are halfway categorized, I'll work on fixing that right now. There will be a Templates category with sub-categories for the types of templates. Also if you want to see a list of all the templates check this out --Hyarion 12:23, 23 April 2006 (EDT)

[edit] Tense

Hello! I'm new here, and was just wondering, what's the general procedure regarding verb tense? Usually while reporting/talking about/discussing most novels, the literary present tense is used, but I wasn't too sure for LOTR related topics, since the stories are suppose to be a historical account, (am I correct about this fact?) So, should we/I use the lit. present or the past tense? Also, is there a page regarding general wiki grammar rules that I should have first looked at to answer this question? kai lyn 13:31, 7 February 2007 (EST)

Tense is in the past. We should have a section on procedure, but I don't think we have a complete page yet. --Narfil Pal├╣rfalas 16:13, 7 February 2007 (EST)
I'll add a Tense section to the Help page and I'll probably move this discussion to the forums. We try and treat articles such as Aragorn II as past tense as if it actually happened. Although I believe for articles relating to the languages we use a present tense as if the language is still being used. Articles relating to the real world like collectibles and such can have present tense. --Hyarion 16:18, 7 February 2007 (EST)
Thanks for the clarification! kai lyn 10:46, 8 February 2007 (EST)

[edit] Help/meeting

Yesterday, I had this great idea. It just escaped me as soon as I clicked "edit" on the meeting page, and I rather write it down now before I forget it again.

Concerning Help. Does anyone think, that, apart from References, any other help pages are needed? Help:User Page? Help:Portrayal in adaptations? Help:Layout? Or, after the points raised at the meeting, Help:Calendar? It would make Help:Contents a hub for all Help pages, like it usually is. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 07:59, 22 September 2008 (UTC)