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We should remove the "example" under links, it had red links, to pages which have no reason to be made which is bad :S. IceKeyMaster 03:59, 4 April 2008 (BST)

I disagree. It's important to point out that we link dates because the Wiki software is supposed to change their formatting based on user preference. But in order to demonstrate this in a neutral way, I had to create an example link to a page that wouldn't reflect a bias, so I decided to go with the software's date variables. Come to think of it, I probably could've used BK's North American and U.K. release dates for each example... - Icy Guy 22:04, 4 April 2008 (BST)

Is it possible that you could write someting about articles being written in a passive way (eg instead of "You have to do this", "This must be done")? I don't know if it's a rule, or whether you wish it otherwise, so I wouldn't add it myself anyway, but I can't regardless. I was just thinking that, especially for the Banjo articles, I see a lot of "You have to go here to do this" which I like either to be replaced with "Banjo has to go here to do this" which is fine, or "It is necessary to go here to do this", which is also fine. I just don't like "You" being used in that sense, BUT if you would prefer it by all means disregard my concerns (after all, I'm not that important in the wiki anyway). It's just a preference of article writing and if you share it, go ahead. --Laurence 18:27, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I actually wholeheartedly agree; the use of "you" should definitely be written around (I've actually done that to a few articles). Although since that's more of a style thing I think it would go on a different page, since this page is pretty much just about how Wiki formatting works. I'll get around to writing a policy about it.--Bottles98 11:16, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
By all means I wasn't expecting such a positive answer, as it is indeed just a preference rather than a rule. Thanks for considering it, I understand after reflection it doesn't actually belong here as it is more a guideline than an obligation so to speak, but it's nice to hear somebody shares my views anyway. I've never really considered wiki articles to be suitable like that, depending obviously on the content of the wiki and in the specific case itself. --Laurence 18:53, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Well the thing is, preference aside, it's something that a lot of other Wikis do. I know Wikipedia does (though obv. we're a bit different from Wikipedia in the first place :p), and for an example closer to our own situation, MarioWiki does as well. Obviously it wouldn't be the kind of thing that I'd be banning people for or anything -- just something for people to keep in mind--Bottles98 00:00, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
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