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Minecraft Wiki talk:How to help

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Wanted Pages?[edit]

Is it wise to link to "Wanted pages"? Some of the pages listed as missing are actually previously deleted articles, a lot are outdated links from user pages and so on. Granted, some of them are genuinely needed pages, but if you're encouraging new users to come and contribute, and then pointing them in the direction of this list, then you could be letting yourself in for a whole lot more administration! --DannyF1966 22:58, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Well, quite honestly, nothing should be deleted if there are pages linked to it. If there are links like those you are talking about then it's indicative of a failure on the part of the sysops deleting pages. Anyone deleting pages should check "What links here" and resolve those links prior to deleting the page. This would eliminate those types of issues. There should also not be links from the mainspace to userspaces. If users have information that is pertinent to mainspace content, then articles should be written in the mainspace covering that informaion. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 03:22, 6 December 2010 (CST)
I mention it because there used to be a page called "underground" on the wiki, this was later deleted and merged with "caverns", however four other pages still linked to "underground". Therefore a new user might have recreated the "underground" page, thinking it was needed. The crafting recipes also created links to pages called "four torches", "four sticks" and so on, which the wiki doesn't need either. I set these pages up as redirects to get them off the "wanted pages" link. --DannyF1966 10:39, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Merged articles (which previously held valid content for more then, say, a week or two,) shouldn't be deleted in the first place - failing to leave a redirect not only messes with the "wanted pages" list, it outright breaks any off-site links which might've led to the removed article (something that can't be checked via "what links here"). - Bomb Bloke 04:51, 6 December 2010 (CST)
I should also mention that using the wanted pages as a source of "Where to start" for new users is a very common wiki practice. Experienced wiki users won't even have to look at this How to Help page to know it's a good place to start. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 19:41, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
As Danny- WantedPages is a tool more suited to those who know the wiki a bit more than the newbies. Potentially, it could cause just more hassle for the sysops if those who don't have a concept of the wiki history just let themselves loose on a lot of the special pages.  ACLECTASIS  08:34, 7 December 2010 (CST)
I think that they need to organize the wanted pages by language. I can't find anything to write in English. :( Gamegirlxl (talk) 20:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)