Help talk:Editing

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Hmm, so I'm confused. We have help on wiki editing on Help:Contents... and Help:Editing links to Wikipedia's editing help. Duurrr, whuh? --Iritscen 22:37, 11 October 2008 (CEST)

History is your friend, my friend. :Editing was one of the first pages on the wiki. I'm not sure why it's named the way it's named, but it could be because at that time it seemed like the main help page could be more general. That was before we started to document Troubleshooting and such elsewhere. In the present state of things, of course, it is redundant, and I realized this myself shortly after posting the note about good taste. However, if we delete Help:Editing altogether, there's a fair chance it'll come up as a redlink on your side of the planet (I'm not so sure I made up the Help:Editing name myself), at which point you'll have to fill it in with some tasteful crap. Maybe the wisest thing to do at this point in time is to remove the link from :Contents to :Editing and replace the meta-link on :Editing with a picture of a woolly mammoth. If we are certain that :Editing is not a Mediawiki standard page and/or if you vow not to be a dick about redlinks, then we can go ahead and delete :Editing completely. --geyser 23:38, 11 October 2008 (CEST)
I did look into :Editing's history, but it did not answer my question. :Editing is indeed a standard wiki page (see it linked to at the bottom of the screen every time you make an edit? Yeah, I thought so :-) ), and as such, it should have content on it. My feeling is that the entire contents of Help:Contents should be moved to Help:Editing, and Help:Content should be... well, maybe a stub of some sort. Look at Wikipedia's version to see what it's supposed to be used for. I doubt we need to instruct our readers as to the non-editing related stuff explained on that WP page, as it's pretty basic, but we could write a few words, at least, explaining the use of the prefixes and how the wiki is organized (ha!). --Iritscen 23:53, 11 October 2008 (CEST)
Do what you think needs to be done. That part of the wiki is a no-priority to me ATM (mainly because of the "ha!"). --geyser 00:15, 12 October 2008 (CEST)
Oh, now I've gone and hurt your feelings. *rolls eyes* Fine, I'll take care of it. --Iritscen 02:29, 12 October 2008 (CEST)
No feelings were hurt. I took the "ha!" for what it was, and acknowledged that "explaining the use of the prefixes and how the wiki is organized" is premature. --geyser 03:14, 12 October 2008 (CEST)
Ah, 'kay. Sorry, I read something vindictive in that sentence that wasn't there. --Iritscen 04:05, 12 October 2008 (CEST)