User talk:Stratelier

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  JediKnightDTV 23:06, 26 November 2010 (UTC)  

Link templates

First off, I'd like to say, that was a good piece of trivia you added to the Shield Dust page. On that topic, however, I noticed that when you linked to the Synchronize and Baton Pass articles, you put them as [[Synchronize (ability)|Synchronize]] and [[Baton Pass (move)|Baton Pass]]. See, at Bulbapedia, you're encouraged to use link templates for that sort of thing. {{a|Synchronize}} and {{m|Baton Pass}} are shorter and easier to put in than what you had in, and they have the same end result. There's also one for Pokémon; {{p|Weezing}} would take you directly to the Weezing article, and would work exactly the same as if you had put [[Weezing (Pokémon)|Weezing]]. Just remember that when making edits in the future, OK? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 23:35, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

I had actually submitted them as [[Synchronize (ability)|]] etc., but apparently that esoteric shorthand is converted behind-the-scenes after submit (as opposed to on display). You can probably guess that my standard Wikimedia markup was mostly for lack of familiarity with what particular remplates are available on this wiki. --Stratelier 00:25, 27 November 2010 (UTC)