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Monster Pages Edit

There are some general editing conventions that you should know:

  • As a general rule, you should not edit a page unless you have information to add or the page is in a state of disrepair. Please do not edit pages simply to match your own editing style (this doesn't seem to be the case for you most of the time, but your recent edit to Morille Mortelle falls into this category).
  • Do not remove information from a page unless it is incorrect or irrelevant to the page - you can never have too much information about a monster. The exception to this is very specific strategy information, which should go with the testimonials on the talk page.
  • We typically do not link to the monster on the monster's own page (resulting in bold text). This is a long-standing convention, so it looks out-of-place when it's only done on a few monster pages.
  • Try to distinguish between spells and status effects when possible. The more clear the page is, the less time dedicated editors have to spend cleaning up after people who don't understand and feel they need to edit the page to clarify (and do so poorly).
  • If something is worded a certain way, try to understand why it's written that way before changing it - many times it's written that way to prevent confusion (and thus unneccessary edits).
  • Use comments. This is especially important when you're removing something from the page, as it's not always obvious why you're removing it.

Thanks, and keep up the good work. ~ Karuberu 16:53, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, and the {{testimonials}} template goes at the end of the line, not on a new line. If you see it the other way, please change it - it's just a remnant from when the template was first introduced (there was a good bit of discussion about it back then). ~ Karuberu 21:02, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Ahh, understood. Thank you. ;3 --Eremes 22:04, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Reverting "Vandalism" Edit

I've noticed that you have been undoing several of my edits to streamline some of the newer NM pages. If you look at a page like Yilbegan you see a mess of drops each with 1/x number of times the NM has been fought. The reason would be because the synthesis materials and temporary items they drop are random. I have killed NMs like Nahn and Indrik more times than I can count, and each time, I have seen a different synthesis material or temp item. For the sake of organization and expediency, non-standard drops for NMs should not be listed separately. One shouldn't mislead players into thinking items like Coral Fragments are standard drops for the NM.

Additionally, on the Indrik page, you reverted my edit to 80/80 drop rate on Healing Mist, which is both not true (it does not drop Healing Mist 100%, you can check for yourself) and a previous edit that I had to undo for vandalism because the original poster was computing expected drop rates based on a much smaller number of kills (e.g. 4 kills x20 each to display a drop rate percentage on the page). --Eremes 00:35, February 26, 2011 (UTC)

  • In case you hadn't noticed it yet, admins have also begun to revert your 'stuffing'. You replaced drops with useless information. And on a wide scale too. That's vandalism. Noone is going to camp those NMs for specific drops, but that doesn't mean they don't drop. There might very well be a system to the crafting item drops, but you destroyed all the data. And in reverting your vandalism, some less accurate information might have been put back. That's all on your plate. --Seedling 11:24, February 26, 2011 (UTC)


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