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Category talk:Shoppes

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Docksidable items

Shop pages do not have a section for "Docksidable items". Should they? --Behindcurtai 22:54, 28 February 2006 (PST)

That sounds like a useful section. Feel free to add it to the shoppe pages. Just give a holler if you need formatting help. --Guppymomma 07:54, 1 March 2006 (PST)
Ok then, ** holler **. Wiki formatting still confuses me, and I don't have the slighest idea how to make a template.--Behindcurtai 15:09, 1 March 2006 (PST)
The first thing to know about wiki formatting is that the toolbar near the top of the "Editing" pages is very helpful. It'll format text as bold (3 single-quotes on each end), italics (2 single-quotes on each end), a wiki link (2 square brackets on each end), etc. Second, don't try to do complex formatting; it's difficult to get right and hard to maintain. Simple is always preferred.
Templates are way of including text in another page. We have some pretty elaborate ones, but a nice simple one is Template:Proposed_deletion_because. See how it uses {{{1}}} to take a parameter? The parameters can also be named like {{{reason}}}. There are also a few pre-defined values like NAMESPACE and PAGENAME. --Barrister 16:33, 1 March 2006 (PST)
I don't think a template is what you're looking for. Just a bulleted list would work for dockside sold items for each shoppe type on their respective pages. --Guppymomma 19:56, 1 March 2006 (PST)
Ok, I tried to do it for IM's, but it isn't quite right. What am I doing wrong?
Take a look at the changes I made. To link to a category instead of placing that article in the category, precede the category link with a colon. Mediawiki isn't too too fussy about initial capitalizations, but it is aobut internal ones. This means that you can use a lowercase letter for the first letter and the link will go to the right article. However, if you capitalize a letter internally that isn't actually capitalized, it will just create a blind link. Finally, to create plurals and other forms of a link word where you just add letters to the end, just follow the link with those letters with no space in between.--Fiddler 20:34, 1 March 2006 (PST)

Title: "Docksideable", or "Consumables"?

Given that we have a section "Produces" for shops, should the dockside inputs be called "Consumes", or something else? (Inputs, consumes, purchases, etc.) --Behindcurtai 14:30, 2 March 2006 (PST)

Produces is easy to understand for everyone, the section you're adding isn't a general knowledge type stuff that a nonshopkeeping pirate would understand. Perhaps just keeping with your Docksideable idea and adding a line of text that gives a short explanation of what it means would be a good option. --Guppymomma 14:57, 2 March 2006 (PST)
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