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[edit] Welcome!

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-- Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:45, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Redirect

Hi BartekChom - well done on creating lots of redirects. However, they are only useful if either a) someone would type them into search (so most of the ones you add with diacritics aren't likely to be used) b) they may be linked to elsewhere in the wiki and c) the other names are actually mentioned in the other names section. I wouldn't want you to put in work that wasn't going to be used by readers. Cheers. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:57, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

a) I am not sure what people type. I can use compose key and try to type names with diacritics during searches. Others may have even more comfortable ways. b) I prefer to create links without |, so I use many of my redirects. Is it acceptable? Maybe others will finally use other redirects. c) I have thought that I created only redirects to articles in which the redirected names appear (plus redirects from names without diacritics). Did I miss something? d) If my work really is your main concern, I do not worry. I prefer order even just for the sake of order. BartekChom 20:16, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
As an English wiki the vast majority of people visiting are English speakers with English keyboards which don't have diacritics. Creating links without | if they aren't deliberate isn't helpful: remember we should be editing and formatting articles for the convenience of the reader and not the editor. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:43, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
You prefer links with | - OK. You know your wiki. Probably you do not need preparation for changes in redirections and other hypothetical problems that links without | theoretically could solve. BartekChom 21:33, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

[edit] English

Hi BartekChom. I see you are adding a lot of extra information to the wiki, particularly on The Book of Lost Tales, which is great. However, I need to make you aware that your English language ability is not great, and I cannot act as a proofreading service for you. Could I suggest that, before you add more info to the wiki, you check with a friend or some other service just to make sure your English is up to scratch? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:57, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

I can write drafts on talk pages and when somebody has time to correct one, he will be able to move it to the article. BartekChom 02:08, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Templates for references

If you Look at the page Template:S you will See that the 4 after the | Symbol after the S stands for the chapter Of Thingol and Melian and that Thingol can be used as an alternative for 4 to produce a reference to the chapter Of Thingol and Melian from The Silmarillion. --Akhorahil 20:29, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

{{S|4}} is of course J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian". Thank you, I did not know that {{S|Thingol}} is J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian" too. But what is Sage's <ref name=s4/> in the article Melian? Do you have The Silmarillion? Maybe you can check whether the information that is sourced by it is in this chapter. BartekChom 20:57, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

[edit] Morgoth's Ring and refferences

Thanks for correcting the reference. I'm not that good with adding sources etc. as I am at writing text itself. --LordoftheEarth 12:35, 26 January 2021 (UTC)