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Biome banners[edit]

Are biome banners a good idea? Here is an example: Forest, I'm considering making more, but I'm not too sure what the opinion on it is. --Dracyoshi 06:50, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

I have to say I like this idea. --0icke0 (talk) 13:51, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
Personally I think that looks really good, and would give a wiki user a quick and easy association with the in-game biome. Doing the underground biomes would be harder, I'd think, but I vote go for it! 13:52, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
All biomes linked to from the front page have their biome banners finished. Dracyoshi 03:28, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
All biomes finished. Dracyoshi 06:38, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

weapons on home page[edit]

Like melee,ranged,magic,etc but on the main page.

Stub definition[edit]

What determines if a page is a stub? There are many of pages listed a stub with plenty of information. --Preceding unsigned comment added by Aking78 (talkcontribs) 12:07, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

The "official" definition is that a stub is too short to provide a proper coverage of a subject. I'm guessing most editors refrain from removing the tag out or carefulness or inattention, even when the subject is thoroughly covered. Keep in mind however that a long text doesn't necessary cover a subject well - in many cases a brief overview is all that's needed. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 22:18, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Things to do[edit]

I have created a new category called: Things to do. This category contains all the other categories and special pages with articles that need some work to be done. If you are wanting to make Terraria Wiki a better place, drop on by the category and take a look around. There is a lot to be done. :) Zeta "Zark" Droid{{{2}}} (TalkTrouble?/SpecialWhat did Droid do?) 19:56, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Question about capitalization[edit]

Being a user that originates from over at the Minecraft Wiki, I was wondering why Links to Pretty Much All items in The game are capitalised. Whereas, over at the Minecraft Wiki, there is a rule that if an item also exists in real life (e.g. ores, acorns) or in popular culture (e.g. zombies) they do not have a capital letter, while in-game only items (e.g. Plantera, Pwnhammer) do have a capital letter. So do we switch over to this, or keep it as is? - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 09:04, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

As long as consistency is maintained, I'd be alright either way -- but, for one thing, it would be a bit of an undertaking to change everything now and I'm not sure there would be any real benefit to it. For another, I'd lean towards keeping all item names capitalized, as it provides a visual cue. The visual cue could be anything -- a color change, italics, bold, etc, but I think there should be some visual indication of when a word is describing a game item, and capitalization seems like a pretty decent and unobtrusive one.
I actually find the Minecraft wiki a little less readable than the Terraria wiki due to their rules, which I think are a little obscure and less intuitive. These wikis are basically documentation pages, and a consistent visual cue to spot item names aids when you're skimming for particular info. In general, good documentation pages generally tend to utilize this kind of mechanic. And technically speaking, whether or not item names describe real-world objects, they're essentially still "names". Just my take. Equazcion (talk) 09:27, 11 Oct 2014 (UTC)
I understand your opinion, but I still find It's a bit Annoying to Have random words starting With capital letters ln the middle Of Sentences. Also, there is a visual cue, this obviously being the links appearing blue, but I find it's a bit hard to see, so this could be changed, to a lighter blue for example. Or it could be that links are always undeclined like in the old internet days, which I find would be a lot better and easier to notice Than ranDom CapitAlS.
Also, what's with repetition of item names in a page being all bold and stuff? - MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 16:59, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
If all item names were blue then that could serve as a good cue, but generally just the first appearance of an item name is linked, while the rest on the page are not (though links are sometimes repeated when the term re-appears in another section further away). It would be possible to change the link styling, but that would only help with those first instances. It's been the general wiki/web way to avoid "overlinking", ie. to only link the first appearance of a term (for various reasons), at least when we're talking about terms within paragraphs; so the capitalization is, I think, an important signal that a word is a game item, and further, that it's probably a term that has a wiki page.
The capitalization isn't random, of course. It's just for game items. And caps are certainly not supposed to be appearing in the middle of words -- so you can probably assume those are errors and correct those, if you do come across them.
Bold is similarly reserved for only the first instance of the page title's appearance on a page, generally -- though there are probably some legit exceptions. Could you give an example page where you see multiple bolded terms? Equazcion (talk) 05:32, 14 Oct 2014 (UTC)p
Note the animated picture's caption: Blade of Grass
Really don't know what's up with putting more than one bold on a page. As for the links, I agree, but it is still kinda irritating. MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 09:03, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
I removed the bold there. That's actually what happens when someone tries to include a link to the current page -- it displays in bold, instead of as a link. It's a common error and you can feel free to remove them (remove the double brackets [[]] around the item name). As for the caps, I could understand it possibly not appearing ideal, although the only other option is to style the item names, which would require more coding, as in, a {{template call}} for each instance of an item name (of which there are many). At least this way it's just a capital letter. Equazcion (talk) 09:31, 14 Oct 2014 (UTC)