User talk:Lowstandrd

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Note on redirects

Ahoy! It's nice to see you working on articles for your crew and flag. However, not every link you create is deserving of a redirect. The redirect you just created, Banks, is the perfect example. In this instance, "Banks" is the name of a pirate, and so should not be a redirect at all. Secondly, Mediawiki automatially recognises plurals - that is, the link [[Bank]]s will show as Banks, but still link to Bank.

For much of your other redirects, the link could be done better with a pipe instead of a redirect. For example, instead of creating a page named dNav that redirects to Navigation, just type it as [[Navigation|dNav]]. This will appear as dNav. Fair winds! --Belthazar451 04:09, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Pets in a box

Hi, are you still working on your pirate page? It's a bit broken atm, so here is how you could fix it. The White Tiger you added there for example should look like

{{My pets
|pet=Big cat

When you edit, hit the preview button it will show the templates you use on the bottom of the page. If a template is red you most likely used the wrong pet name, just look at the pet page for the correct name, fix your pet= attribute and preview again. If the image doesnt fit correctly you have a mistake with the colors. To fix the colors click on the link of the template on the bottom of the page and pick the right colors and make sure they are in the right attribute like primary= secondary=. Hope that helps, happy editing Kamuflaro 23:09, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Your problem was you had it as "Big Cat" - note that all template parameter values are case-sensitive, meaning that "Big Cat" is not the same as "Big cat", and it's the latter the template was expecting. On a side note, the white tiger is designated by setting the primary colour to "white tiger".
To expand a bit on what Kamuflaro was saying, there are ways to tell what you've done wrong when entering a pet or trinket template. If red text appears in place of the image, it means you've messed up on the pet (or trinket) type parameter, so check the spelling or capitalisation of that. If an image appears in the box, but it's the wrong colour or not centered, it means you've gotten at least one of the colour parameters wrong, and it's automatically returning the default, so check the spelling for capitalisation of those. Pet and trinket types always have a single initial capital and the remainder lower-case (unless one of the words is a proper noun) while colours are always lower-case.
Hoping I haven't overwhelmed you with text. =) --Belthazar451 23:58, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Got your table centered too. Had to resort to the wikipedia help for that one, though. =) --Belthazar451 00:12, 12 February 2009 (UTC)