Please do not implement any style changes without consulting an admin. As well, the style change that you were suggesting could have EASILY been done with a bot instead of clogging up the Recent changes.
Hey, please do not mark redirects for deletion if they need to stay this way. The other day you marked a lot of redirects for deletion and they were valid and needed to stay. Often we have those redirects as previous names that episodes were called (like Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour One) or pages that are highly referenced here that went by alternate names (like Killer Frost (split personality) or Crisis of 2024 or Crisis of 2019) or pages that were how a particular character was credited (like Clifford DeVoe's assistant) or alteregos for people (like Echo for Cisco Ramon of Earth-19). So please only mark redirects for deletion if we truly need them deleted. Thanks.
Ok, I'm very sorry about that. I thought since there were no pages linking to those redirects currently they wouldn't be needed but I realize it was a bad decision. Thanks for explaining. Do you want me to go back and revert the pages back to redirects?
However, I am curious because it seems that the general consensus on the wiki is to link directly to pages rather than link to redirects, even if the exact text there is one of the redirects. For example, H.R.'s page is often linked to as [[Harrison Wells (Earth-19)|H.R. Wells]] even though just linking to H.R. Wells would work fine. Same with Savitar, Captain Singh, Cicada, and many others. I understand having those redirects is often for newcomers who don't know what the pages are called. But I don't understand why there are so many pages that do this sort of thing, link to a page while displaying text of one of the redirects when they could just as easily link to the redirect. I understand it in cases with "The Flash" and "Barry Allen" obviously, since those aren't redirects but disambiguation pages, but many of the cases I've seen aren't like that.
I mean in general, it is best to link to the actual page. You know, take out the middle man so to speak. Especially if the page ever gets moved (it would create double redirects if you didn't). But it doesn't really matter.
You can check on reverting, but I think I got most of them that mattered. (Some were okay to delete)
Hi Wikifan988. I see you're attempting to separate the Barry Allen page into Barry Allen and Savitar. While your attempts to contribute to the articles are appreciated, please refrain from an edit of this magnitude.
The splitting of this page are still under discussion and if they do pass, it is to be left to an admin to carry out.
But please don't be discouraged from editing. Thank you for keeping the wiki cool! :)
Ok thank you a lot for the response. I had thought that there was no discussion going on and I was led to make this change now because I feel like a lot of times the admins just have ideas about page names/divisions/etc that a lot of other people don't exactly agree with but the admins just get to keep it that way because they're admins. (For example the Savitar page split debate, and the name of Barry Allen's page being "Barry Allen (Earth-1)" instead of "Barry Allen", which is mentioned three separate times on Barry's talk page. Once I spent hours on creating a page for the 2024 Crisis article, as I thought it would be a useful page to have, only to have an admin delete it without any explanation.) However this may just be my perception of it and not how it actually is for the most part.
Edit: I am being overly negative here, see comments below
Understandable. But please be aware, even if there was no discussion at all, a change this big can't be done at the drop of the hat. In future, if you feel a large change is warranted take it up with an admin or bring it up on the forums.
Other than that, thank you for being cooperative. :)
Oh ok thanks for explaining. Sorry for assuming the worst. I think I have fallen victim to negativity bias, as I only really remember the times when people do take my edits away compared to when they don't.