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Please note that links to other Memory Alpha pages are typed simply by putting the page title in double brackets like this: [[Page Title]]. The entire web address is not necessary. Please see Help:Wiki markup and Help:Linking to episodes and films for more information on internal links.--31dot 12:26, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the heads up, 31dot. Unfortunately, enclosing an internal link to an image's information page just puts up the image. For example, . I am not sure of any other way to link to the image's information page. If there is a better way, please let me know. Thanks, again. –– Loracian7 12:32, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
Nevermind. I guess appending "|image page" to the markup fixes it. Thanks.–– Loracian7 12:37, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
Images can be linked to without displaying the image by putting a colon in front of the image link, like this: [[:File:Uchu cover.jpg]] which is displayed File:Uchu cover.jpg like that(or it can be piped like this: [[:File:Uchu cover.jpg|text here]].)--31dot 12:38, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks 31dot. I guess I just didn't know about that aspect of wiki markup.
- Also, I have a question that you can maybe answer. I've noticed that users tend to delete my indentations on topics that I've started. On every other wiki that I've encountered, indentations follow a thread structure (meaning that you add another indentation when replying to a post above it). For example, if I were to reply to a thread like this:
- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, there would be a lot of wood chucked. –– somerandomwikier 12:43, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
- I would use another indentation, even if I started the thread:
- Agreed. –– Loracian7 12:45, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
- Is there a reason Memory Alpha follows a different system? Thanks. –– Loracian7 12:45, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
Our convention is to keep our indentation consistent on the section of talk page being posted on; for example, the user who started the section would have no indentation in their first and subsequent posts; the second poster would have one indent in their first and subsequent posts, the third poster would have two indents, and so on. This helps to better keep track of who wrote what as readers can follow posts by a user more easily if they all have the same indentation. I can't speak to the reason that came about here(perhaps someone who has been here longer can) but that's how it's done here. :) --31dot 12:52, March 17, 2012 (UTC)
- Copy. Thank you. –– Loracian7 12:53, March 17, 2012 (UTC)