User talk:Dark Artist

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edit Welcome!

Hello, Dark Artist, and welcome to Uncyclopedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If not, the door's right over there... no, a little more to your left... yeah. Anyway, here are a few good links for nooblets:

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If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or ask at the Dump. Again, welcome!  -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

edit Redirect hell!

Hi, Dark Artist. You might not be aware of this, but when you move a page, the original title becomes a "redirect" to the new title. And when you then move that page again, it creates another redirect, making what's called a "double redirect". These are Really Bad Things; they foul up the database and search page, skew the statistics and create a major pain in the arse for people trying to view the actual article. There's actually a warning about them on the "move page" dialogue:

Note: Before moving pages, check the Whatlinkshere of the page. If any redirect pages link to it, the page move will cause them to become double redirects! This is very annoying to clean up later. It is your responsibility as the page mover to fix these. Failure to do so could result in some plague or famine or such.

Also note: If Uncyclopedia does not need the redirect that will be automatically created when moving this page, please place it on the QVFD so it can be deleted. Also note that if you move a talk page, you should list the talk page redirect on QVFD in most cases (there is little reason to have one talk page redirecting to another).

Please, when moving pages, ALWAYS list the unnecessary redirects on QVFD. Especially double redirects. Some admins will ban on sight for creating double rd's, so be careful out there! I'll take care of the ones you made now, but do be aware of this in future. Cheers. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 10:52, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

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