User talk:Belcoboy

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You might not want to include the subtitles of a zine in the article title, not only are some of those insanely long :) but they might not come up as easily in a title search. dan10things 14:58, 15 August 2007 (EDT)

Dead End Pages

Hi Belcoboy, Your contributions are very interesting and it's great to have them all on Zine Wiki. Since it seems you are going to be around for awhile, unlike a lot of other editors, ; ) may I offer a hopefully helpful hint? If you look to your left you will see a heading entitled "toolbox"; at the bottom you'll see the category "Special Pages" ; click on this and look for "Dead End Pages"; these Dead End pages are created when an editor doesn't "wikify" or link anything in an article. The best way to avoid this is by creating a link to an article such as the one explaining zines. Most commonly in articles the word "zine", or fanzine, is linked to the article about zines, but terms such as activist, or movements such as punk also have articles, as do hardcore, anarchism, Mail Art. You can click on the category heading at the bottom of every article and then go to "Terms" to find many more. Then just use whatever is applicable! Have fun editing!InvisibleFriend 01:32, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Listing Zines

Hi again Belcoboy. Another helpful hint; are you aware that unless people go to the "Recent Changes" section of Zine Wiki, that they won't be able to read your articles because you haven't listed them? Unfortunately, Zine Wiki doesn't automatically list articles about zines; you must manually go to the "quick Links" section at the lest of your sceen and manually enter each zine under the appropriate letter. I have done this for a couple of the titles you've created articles for, such as Cane toad warrior; however, I have no idea how many titles you've written articles for, and so I can't go back and enter each one. If you want as many people as possible to be able to read your articles, it would be a good idea to do this! : ) InvisibleFriend 02:01, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Thank you for the all the advice

Your assistance aand helpful hints are very much appreciated. I was not aware of the issues you raised, however, I think that I have been able to rectify most of them (Wikifying and listing articles in quick links), and will over the next couple of weeks expand the existing entries as I receive more information. I also wikified/categorised some of the 'Dead end pags' that I didn't create, however, there are a number remaining which have limited or no information which didn't lend themselves to straightforward wikifying. Hopefully, after all the Aussie entries I've added there will be a bit more of a broader geographical spread of entries, that updates and expands on existing online listings/directories. Cheers. Belcoboy 09:23, 27 August 2007 (AEST)