Talk:Shard

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Retain links for all colors of shards

Until the Shard page is updated, it's best to keep links going in to Red Shard, Blue Shard, Yellow Shard, and Green Shard, despite them being just redirects to Shard. There are several reasons for this: one, hovering over the image icon on any pages using the shard icon simply says "Shard" rather than "Blue Shard," etc., which looks silly; two, there will be future links coming in from Marriland.com for all of the items, so it doesn't make sense to mess with anything; three, the Shard page currently lacks icons and thorough descriptions. I will work on this sometime soon and expect to set up a separate section for each Shard, what it can be exchanged for, and have all of the Redirects go to Shard#Red Shard, etc., as an anchor. —Personal Image - Marriland.pngMarriland 01:27, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Redirects are never to be linked to. Additionally, reverting is only to be used in cases of vandalism, not for a simple undo. And when a discussion arises, you leave the page alone for the discussion to happen. Redirects aren't to be linked to, I was actually trying to clean those up before the merge. Jazzi (talk) 02:10, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry about the reverting thing. I actually hadn't used the rollback feature and didn't realize there wasn't a confirmation for it. The issue I have with the redirects are the fact that they're item names straight from the game, which should be important enough to have their own page and be linked to appropriately. It isn't just an alias or a nickname as with some redirects. It looks better when you hover over the hyperlink since it shows the title of the item rather than the title of the group (if it just links to the subsection). Additionally, it makes it easier to expand items onto their own pages if a need for that arises.
There are a few pages on Wikipedia's Manual of Style that suggest redirects are just fine, if not encouraged, to link to, particularly if it solves ambiguity issues and contributes a better user experience. You can see it discussed here and here, as well as the "Piping and redirects" section here. I realize that we are not Wikipedia, but a lot of their rationale is sound and these are things we will want to consider when moving forward, particularly given there will be links to each and every item page (and Pokémon page, and ability page, etc.) from the main site. —Personal Image - Marriland.pngMarriland 15:23, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
While I've not much time to discuss this (I'm at school and in a completely stupid class), I know there's a way to have the text hover to something different, and if I can have the time to figure that out, I'll be able to show you. Jazzi (talk) 15:30, 25 September 2012 (UTC)