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I can't recall why I removed the references stuff. I think it was because there were fewer than ten references (of the thousands of items currently on the wiki), and I thought that it was inconsistent to display so few references.

I probably removed the references around the time I reformatted the item card. IIRC, I knew about the large number of pop-culture reference in LotS, and so I chose not to remove the "reference" field from the item card, but did remove the field from the item pages.

Here's where I stand on references: if you can promise me that you'll add every reference you know, or that you can dig up on the forums, I'll support it, and I'll fix up the item card template as necessary.

If you are not committed to being the "reference person", and are unwilling to take ownership of the project, then lets leave the references off the wiki, or put references on a single page. I don't want to do 1% of a huge job and have the wiki look less polished as a result. The references stuff is too complex and time-consuming and hardcore to expect that your average wiki denizen is going to pick up the slack and add references. It has to be done by one or two dedicated editors. It'll take weeks or months to finish, and someone will have to add new references as new content comes in.

As for myself, I've probably done more than 5,000 edits on the LotS wiki (don't know the exact number). At the moment, I am unwilling to take on this project.

Klaxxin (talk)01:18, 27 January 2013

Here is one idea... since a lot of games contain references to things why dont we just add a template similar to Template:SubA that make a references display. Example of SubA on Template:LoH/Card. That way we have somethign we can easily tack onto the bottom of pages

Zoycite (talk)10:04, 27 January 2013

That's a bit of a problem atm, given the way I set up the item template to include the ad at the bottom of the page. Maybe you could integreate the bottom-of-the-page ad into the wiki core and then I can remove it from the templates...

Klaxxin (talk)19:40, 27 January 2013

Undoubtedly you'll be skeptical at this point, but I'd like to try my hand at being the "reference person". I'll start when I have an afternoon free.

TomTheHand (talk)03:40, 1 February 2013

Not that anyone at all asked my opinion, but the typical "wiki" thing to do when starting a new project like this is to have the person or persons involved store up a decent portion of the work on either their personal pages or just on their local hard drive, and then apply all those changes in a single sitting. That way when users see it, there's already a decent amount of content, and it never has to look unpolished.

This is somewhat speaking from experience as well. I've made some changes in the past that I unintentionally left in an unpolished state on the public pages, and a wiki is only as nice as its crappiest pages.

All that being said, I'm looking forward to the seeing the references stuff. I think it'll be cool, though I'm not a good enough reference guy to actually help a whole lot.

Doomcat (talk)04:58, 1 February 2013

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sounds awesome. I hope it become great

Zoycite (talk)09:58, 1 February 2013