User talk:Pilot2Cool

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Hello! It's great to see someone take an interest in improving our wiki, there's so much to do that we always need assistance. However, I've noticed that a number of articles you've recently created are somewhat lacking in formatting and content. When creating new articles, it's important to make the effort to include all necessary formatting (infoboxes depending on the type of article, appropriate categories, a "references" section and any references if available, a "list of appearances" section, tags that note the article is a stub, new content, or has a conjectural title, etc), as well as any useful and relevant information you know about the subject, otherwise there's not much point in having the article around. Another editor may get around to expanding empty articles eventually, but I'm afraid it's not very considerate to expect others to finish that work when they may have projects of their own. Our wiki has many redlinks and we have a long way to go before we make articles for them all, but it's better to leave the redlinks alone and not create the article if you don't intend to flesh it out soon after or at least provide a sufficient framework for later editors to build upon.

To figure out what type of formatting an article requires, it's best to find a similar article and use it as a model. For example, when creating an article about an enemy unit like the Acolyte's Eye, you can look up another enemy unit, such as the Cyclops, and follow its formatting. I do this myself all the time. If the subject of your article has no similar example you can use, feel free to ask me or another admin how to proceed, we're here to help.

Also, since I'm here, I've seen that you tend to make multiple edits to a single page within a short span of time. Note that you can use the "Show Preview" button (found to the right of the "Save page" button) while editing to generate a preview of what the article will look like so you can check your work before you save it. I'm definitely no stranger to making and saving an edit, thinking it's okay, and then immediately noticing an error or an additional small fix I could have made; in those circumstances, multiple small edits to a page are unavoidable. The preview button is an important tool that exists specifically to reduce those occurrences and improve everyone's editing habits.

Anyway, this is all just some friendly advice from a long-time editor of many wikis. If you have any questions or comments, let me know and I'll do my best to answer or assist you. MorningWalker (talk) 16:25, 19 October 2015 (EDT)