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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff!11:35 24-Nov-13
Hello and welcome! You had a good addition here, though it needed one spelling correction.11:35 24-Nov-13
You created this redirect to Kindergarten, commenting that you saw good potential for wordplay. But an author who wanted this wordplay would code
[[Kindergarten|Reception]]. Rather than toy with the user by having a link that forces him somewhere he doesn't want to go, you can tell the same joke with the above "piped link" that (by hovering over it) will tell the user where it would take him if he clicked on it. The editor I collaborated with on Sheep prefers, in the case of puns that need a bit of calling out, to make the word in question be a piped link to Pun. 21:46 2-Dec-13
- Generally I agree, but Reception-Kindergarten is obscure enough that a non-Brit might not get it through a piped link alone. I'm trying to think of a less predictable addition to Kindergarten than 'we call it "reception" in the civilised world' to polish it off. KindaCertain (talk) 21:52, December 2, 2013 (UTC)
I did not know of that British usage at all! In that case, a redirect makes perfect sense.21:56 2-Dec-13
PS--However, its first use (at Final Fantasy VIII) will prove equally baffling to my countrymen. Clearly, a section Reception (meaning critics' reaction to the game) made you think about reaction to the game by 4-year-olds. Unfortunately, the text that resulted will mean very little to Americans. Without claiming we are the primary audience, this section does need a better hint for us. 22:04 2-Dec-13
- I agree: hence why I'm trying to find a way of slipping "reception" into the kindergarten lead.
On the general point, it all depends on what you're trying to do. If the aim is a simple pun that most people will get when they hover, piped links are the way to go. If on the other hand you are trying to engineer something that many others won't get straight away, a redirect is sometimes the best bet. But as you say, the redirect only works if there is an explanation on the other end. KindaCertain (talk) 22:07, December 2, 2013 (UTC)
Your edit to Kindergarten tries to bring along all readers, except for one thing: Oscar Wilde, just above, would not have referred to Kindergarten at all. I have an idea.... 22:42 2-Dec-13
- KC, thank you for creating a user page, regardless of what's in it. This will keep your name from showing up in red in activity logs, which makes us think "
vandal" "noobie." You are welcome to type as much of an introduction or other egotism as you feel comfortable with. 14:43 9-Dec-13