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Wait, so are you wanting to expand them? Or create more short articles like that? I don't know if that's necessary. --[[User:Rainbowroad6w|Rainbowroad6w]], the researcher. <sup>([[User talk:Rainbowroad6w|<font color="red">Talk</font>]])([[User blog:Rainbowroad6w|<font color="orange">Recent finds and updates.</font>]])</sup> 15:27, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
 
Wait, so are you wanting to expand them? Or create more short articles like that? I don't know if that's necessary. --[[User:Rainbowroad6w|Rainbowroad6w]], the researcher. <sup>([[User talk:Rainbowroad6w|<font color="red">Talk</font>]])([[User blog:Rainbowroad6w|<font color="orange">Recent finds and updates.</font>]])</sup> 15:27, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
 
::Can I please expand existing articles a lot and create articles until we reach 3,000 articles (Three more as of now) together is my question. [[User:Conker's Bad Fur Day|Conker's Bad Fur Day]] (<small>[[User talk:Conker's Bad Fur Day|Talk]]</small>|<small>[[Special:Contributions/Conker's Bad Fur Day|Contribs]]</small>|<small>[[Special:Editcount/Conker's Bad Fur Day|Edits]]</small>) 15:43, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
 
::Can I please expand existing articles a lot and create articles until we reach 3,000 articles (Three more as of now) together is my question. [[User:Conker's Bad Fur Day|Conker's Bad Fur Day]] (<small>[[User talk:Conker's Bad Fur Day|Talk]]</small>|<small>[[Special:Contributions/Conker's Bad Fur Day|Contribs]]</small>|<small>[[Special:Editcount/Conker's Bad Fur Day|Edits]]</small>) 15:43, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
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:::I'm pretty sure you can do whatever. The beauty of a wiki is that you assign your own work. The [[User:MarioGalaxy2433g5|<span style="color:silver">MarioGalaxy2433g5</span>]] {[[User talk:MarioGalaxy2433g5|<span style="color:silver">talk</span>]]/[[Special:Contributions/MarioGalaxy2433g5|contribs]]} 15:45, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

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Forums: Index > Watercooler > Red links



I've decided to devote myself to this thing. I'm sick of all the red links I'm seeing. It's time to do something.

MarioWiki is moving at a really slow pace when it comes to new articles, and I'm sick of it. Super Mario Wiki has over 12,000 articles; we have nearly 3,000. They're information is 4 times the amount we have, which is really hard to have to admit.

I believe it's time I say something and this could be a completely useless article if you don't get this one thing clear: If you see a red link, click on it (if you know about the subject). Seriously. That will lead you to the creation of a page. Good. That's what I want to see.

Here's my goal. I want to see at least 3,000 pages in within 2 weeks. Is that hard? No. Why? That's only around 15 pages from now. Is that where I want the goal to stop? No. Once we've gotten to 3,000 pages, I want to see something like 3,020 articles in another 2 weeks. Honestly, guys, it's not that hard.

One more thing. If you're going to create a page, it can't be a stub. You can't just give two sentences of information and then mark it as a stub. We already have way too many stubs, and I'm not very happy with that. If we can create more articles that are not stubs and then lower the percentage of stubs on this wiki, then you will see me very happy. Also, please look at other well-put-together articles and take notice of things. For example, I don't like it when people don't do italics on titles. Most of you have figured that one out by now. I don't like the "y" ("you") word. We're not doing second-person, we're doing third. I don't like it when I have to add punctuation, and I don't like it when I have to capitalize stuff. Sometimes it gets so bad I just delete the article and say "try again." And make sure you've got categories (especially), templates (if needed), and links (especially). All are very important.

What is the reward for this? I don't know. Maybe a miniature promotion if you can add the most articles in 2 weeks. Maybe a pretty little reward picture or something that can shine beautifully on your front page so people will know you are a very trusted and helpful user to this community.

So yeah. Not trying to be a butthole and sound all mean. DiscoDuck has re-clarified to me that this place is no competition for Super Mario Wiki... yet. I knew it from the moment I set foot in this place, but now it's time I speak up and try and help this wiki better than any head admin has before. I want to be known for doing something helpful for this wiki, rather than just sit around telling people what to do and what is ok and what's not. That was never my goal as head admin.

EDIT: Ok, so I have a plan. I've decided what I'll do (for now) is create (and expand) Mario Kart articles. Mario Kart is where most of my knowledge lies, though I'm pretty good with the Super Mario (basically Main) series. Then others can join me if they know a good amount of stuff about Mario Kart. Conker can do DK articles or whatever (whatever most of your knowledge stands in, Conker), and if Wattz can help at any time, Paper Mario (I'm pretty sure that's where most of his knowledge is, though he may be good in other areas). Other editors can join in on the help.

--Rainbowroad6w, the researcher. (Talk)(Recent finds and updates.) 02:40, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

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Correction, if you see a red link and know something about the subject. Otherwise you might look at the other wiki for info and what is the point in writing an article then? The MarioGalaxy2433g5 {talk/contribs} 03:19, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

I'm on it. DK articles need help. I'll do those. Conker's Bad Fur Day (Talk|Contribs|Edits) 12:00, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
@Galaxy: Yes that's right. Thank you for taking notice. Lol. --Rainbowroad6w, the researcher. (Talk)(Recent finds and updates.) 13:51, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
The only exception COULD be for stats. Like HP and stuff for Mario & Luigi series enemies (Paper Mario has tattle and SMRPG has Psychopath or whatever it is called, there is no real excuse there). But even then, it isn't preferable. The MarioGalaxy2433g5 {talk/contribs} 17:28, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
I can do Super Mario (particularly if it involves SMW or SMG), Mario & Luigi, and Mario vs Donkey Kong. Though I never ever got around to doing that story section for Mario & Luigi SS. I really should... The MarioGalaxy2433g5 {talk/contribs} 03:21, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Great. --Rainbowroad6w, the researcher. (Talk)(Recent finds and updates.) 14:59, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Can we also please work on existing short articles like the Gaddgets from Mario Party Advance? Those ones are a simple useless sentence (a lot are). Conker's Bad Fur Day (Talk|Contribs|Edits) 15:09, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

Wait, so are you wanting to expand them? Or create more short articles like that? I don't know if that's necessary. --Rainbowroad6w, the researcher. (Talk)(Recent finds and updates.) 15:27, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

Can I please expand existing articles a lot and create articles until we reach 3,000 articles (Three more as of now) together is my question. Conker's Bad Fur Day (Talk|Contribs|Edits) 15:43, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you can do whatever. The beauty of a wiki is that you assign your own work. The MarioGalaxy2433g5 {talk/contribs} 15:45, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
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