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Facebook extension[edit]

You say it could also provide a way for new users to join, but how many contributors or potential contributors are actually on facebook? --Myrtone 00:35, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, Facebook has over 500 Million members so it has plenty of potential new users, as you can see our current membership could do with a boost.. Current contributors or people without Facebook won't be disadvantaged in any way by this; it's one of many ways in which we can draw in new blood. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  11:48, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Yes but not all of these people would be potential contributors. Current contributors of course will not be disadvantaged in any way, but how many of the potential contributors on Facebook also have OpenIDs. The facebook platform makes the wiki more social in a way that is not always desirable. For example is this what we want? Best to install OpenID first and see how effective that is. --Myrtone 12:07, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
We can discuss this at the next meeting. Are you going to attend? -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  13:20, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Not me but whoever does can discuss it. --Myrtone 14:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Are you sure? Anyone can attend the meeting, it's held in our IRC channel. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  14:23, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Proper Referencing for The Annotated Hobbit[edit]

I haven't seen a reference template for The Annotated Hobbit and I have two questions:

  • Should this version be referenced rather than the original story in any Tolkien Gateway article?
  • If citing it is OK, is this the proper form?

J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson (ed.), The Annotated Hobbit, "Introduction"

Is the "(ed.)" proper since he is the annotator rather than an editor?

Gamling 23:27, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I think we need more reference templates. We definitely need a template each for The Annotated Hobbit and The History of The Hobbit. I think if there's something in The Annotated Hobbit which is unique to that then it should be referenced, otherwise the original edition should be referenced. To my knowledge I'd say your example is correct and "(ed.)" is appropriate. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:34, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Template:HM (at the bottom), {{HM|AH}} for The Annotated Hobbit. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 17:37, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Portal Books[edit]

Hello KA! I noticed that we use History of The Hobbit as Featured Book on the Portal:Books. Can I just change the text on the Portal page? Or is the width of the "box" surrounding the Featured Book adjusted to fit the text that is currently used? --Morgan 10:14, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Oh absolutely, go ahead and change the text. I think I was just being lazy and copied the text from the article rather than writing anything original for the portal! :D -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  11:09, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Namespace for English-Invented Lang wordlist[edit]

The namespace "Dictionary:X" seems to create an inter-wiki link, like "Wikipedia:X" or "Wiktionary:X". How do we deal with this? --Morgan 19:26, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

It looks like a default interwiki link. We'll have to ask Mith or Hyarion to remove it. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  20:01, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

How to find the new Index articles[edit]

Hello again! How do we make it easy to find the new index articles? For example, before, I could search for "Fauna" and then "Fauna of Arda" would be the top choice. However, now I don't even find Index:Fauna of Arda listed among the search results... --Morgan 20:13, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

A very good point! I think, again, only Mith or Hyarion could do anything about it. They need to change the default namespaces that are searched to include the new namespaces like Index. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  20:29, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Locations categories[edit]

I think in removing Category:Lothlórien, Category:Doriath and Category:Towers we may have been a little hasty. They keep re-popping up in Wanted Categories which makes me think they're useful enough to have kept - what do you reckon? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:14, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. The category structure is quite flexible for alterations; in fact, in creating Category:Lothlórien, Category:Doriath and Category:Towers, I have found that further diffusion of categories would be more than worth it. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  14:05, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Goodo and thanks; I'll take a look later to see what else could be created. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:52, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

about signature[edit]

Hi, I use your signature format. but there is a problem. when I signature, time and date doesn't appear after the signature. How do you your signature with time and date? -- Amaniar  Talk  Contribs  Edits 

Using four tildes (~~~~) should parse your signature and a timestamp. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:54, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
I try this  Amaniar  Talk  Contribs  Edits  Amaniar 19:48, 5 August 2011 (UTC) But I don't want my name "Amaniar" appear after signature. -- Amaniar  Talk  Contribs  Edits  19:48, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
In your user preferences make sure that in the signature box it says {{User:Amaniar/sig}} and that "Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)" is ticked. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  21:34, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Deleting things[edit]

I only delete things that have no other articles linking to them. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:40, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry! It's all sorted now. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  21:35, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


Don't forget the citizenship. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:18, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

All done. However, I can't find any information for Mike Mizrahi.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  15:36, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Kiwi. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:45, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
Belay that. If this is the same guy he can be British as well. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:46, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm just going to restore unknown nationality. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  16:11, 22 December 2011 (UTC)