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Disambiguation Pages

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Introducing the newest addition to our wiki: Disambiguation pages!

Disambiguation is the process of resolving ambiguity — the conflict that occurs when a term is closely associated with two or more different topics. In many cases, this word or phrase is the "natural" title of more than one article. In other words, disambiguations are paths leading to different topics that share the same term or a similar term. (from Help Wikia)

In the past, we just lumped all content under the same name into one page. While this was a very simple way to go about it, these pages became real messy, real quick. Using disambiguation pages with a helpful list of relevant links is the better way to go about it. :)

But don't take my word for it! See for yourself!

For Cards (works for Storylets too): A serious offer.

For Actions: A direct approach

Creating a new disambiguation page can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Create a list of links for your page. Put a disambig Template at the top. For A serious offer, I changed the titles of the pages a bit to emphasize what was different about them. Now you see A serious offer - Deviless and A serious offer - Devil. For A direct approach, I added a number suffix instead (it's cleverly hidden; mouse over the links!). I also added links to which Cards/Storylet pages these Actions had come from.
  2. Now move the content to your new pages. I prefer to do it in source mode, where it's easier to fix copy-pasting mistakes, but do it in whichever way you prefer. :)
  3. Back up, and revisit the Cards and Storylets your Actions point to. Update the Action page names to the new ones.

That's it, and you're done!

But wait Neonix, how should I name the new pages -- by number or by a new name entirely???

Well. Numbers are best since they keep the page names (relatively) short, but if you feel as if making new names are more helpful, then go on ahead. :) Just remember to keep the original name as part of the new name, so that finding these pages will still be easy.

Happy editing!

Neonix 10:05, March 27, 2011 (UTC) Special thanks to Prequevu for pointing this out. :)