Talk:Beer Golem

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Wikicoding cleanup

I took a stab at formatting the transcript, as requested, mostly taking inspiration from the IMDb Quotes feature. (This required assigning names to the participants in the conversation, which I did but am in no way attached to, so those can be changed as needs be.

I also adjusted all of the <ref>...</ref> tags to remove any space characters preceding them, so that they're flush against the text the follow. This is for technical reasons (and is part of the reason that Wikipedia style — not that it's in any way in force here — dictates that citations should be placed at the end of a sentence, immediately following any punctuation: As long as the tag is flush against the preceding text, it will be kept with that text when formatted. If there's a space before a <ref>...</ref> block and that text happens to render at the end of a line, the inline reference marker (the little superscripted number linking to the refblock) can end up wrapped onto the next line, separating it from the text it's supposed to be marking. As long as there's no space, wrapping will always keep the marker and the preceding text together. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 05:55, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Additionally, I removed the [[category:monsters]] from the end of the article, not hat it was hurting anything but it's simply unnecessary. (When the {{monster}} infobox template is used, anyway, since all of the infoboxes handle article categorization automatically.) And I made the references section explicit. That warrants further explanation...
When MediaWiki reaches the end of an article, it will dump any undisplayed references onto the bottom of the page, but that's an exception condition that preferably should be avoided. Better, by far, is to explicitly insert the references into the article body at the point they're intended (usually, immediately following the appropriate section header) by use of the <references /> tag. IOW, this wikicode:
Will display the references made in the preceding text up to that point.
Done this way, the references section/block can, and should, be placed above page-ending elements like navboxes and manual categorization. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 06:24, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! Thank you for fixing all of that and for the notes on how to fix it in the future. I'll remember and apply it carrying forward. -- SourceRunner (talk) 18:42, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


A1 piece of work GodSourcerunner , ++ for this. -- S624 (talk) 19:02, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

It was a pleasure to edit this hilarious, complex, beautifully researched article. GodSourcerunner 's work is amazing. -- Cham Almighty (talk) 21:55, 4 January 2019 (UTC)