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Compass rose 150.png This page is a guideline on the PathfinderWiki.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow but is not policy.


The Meta namespace on PathfinderWiki (pages beginning with Meta:) is designed for providing notes, context, and tasks related to the editing process of a given page, such as noting unincorporated sources or tracking the status of a product's inclusion in the wiki.

Consider Meta pages to be a collaborative, factual reference for resources to improve an article, in contrast to Talk pages as the venue for discussing opinions about the editing or authoring process of an article itself.

Basic guidelines for all meta pages

  • Sign your comments - You can use four tildes (like this ~~~~), which are automatically converted to your signature.
  • Use consistent and documented utility templates, such as {{U}}, {{U/next}}, and {{Product status}}.
    • Copy formatting from others if necessary.
    • Indent with colons (:), not with tabs.
    • Break up very large paragraphs.
  • Provide facts and resources only—share opinions on Talk pages or the forum.

Unincorporated sources

The {{U}} template, and its alternative {{U/next}}, provide a consistent header and categorization for lists of sources that have yet to be incorporated into an article. The chosen template should be followed by a simple wiki list of:

  • sources with page numbers
  • short factual notes about what information is contained in that source
  • a signature with timestamp of the chronicler who noted the source

Some items might be struck through with <s> or <strike> tags to indicate that a once unincorporated source has been fully incorporated in the article.

{{U}}
* [[Pathfinder Origins 6]]: 'Slavery in Absalom' Appendix --[[User:Fleanetha|Fleanetha]] ([[User talk:Fleanetha|talk]]) 13:57, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
* ''[[Heroes of the Streets]]'' 6 --[[User:Fleanetha|Fleanetha]] ([[User talk:Fleanetha|talk]]) 12:31, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
* ''[[A Song of Silver]]'': Aroden article --[[User:Fleanetha|Fleanetha]] ([[User talk:Fleanetha|talk]]) 18:36, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
* <strike>''[[Merchant's Manifest]]'' --[[User:Fleanetha|Fleanetha]] ([[User talk:Fleanetha|talk]]) 16:52, 30 November 2018 (UTC)</strike> -- [[User:Cpt kirstov|Cpt kirstov]] ([[User talk:Cpt kirstov|talk]]) 04:57, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

For more information, see the templates' documentation: Template:U/doc and Template:U/next/doc. Also see the Articles with unincorporated sources category for articles that include this template.

Inclusion tasks

Each canon work on the Pathfinder campaign setting contains information about many topics. For especially complex or involved subjects, you can use Meta pages to catalog related subjects.

== Older information ==

I have looked through the material below and it seems to have been all dealt with or superseded. --[[User:Fleanetha|Fleanetha]] ([[User talk:Fleanetha|talk]]) 18:37, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

=== CSII ===

The following topics are covered in the ''[[Campaign Setting]]'' and should have fleshed-out articles before this section of the project is considered complete: <s>[[Absalom#Government]]</s>, 
<s>[[Ascendant Court]]</s>, 
<s>[[Starstone Cathedral]]</s>, 
<s>[[Azlanti Keep]]</s>, 
<s>[[The Coins]]</s>, 
...

Product inclusion status tracking

To help divide the work of including a specific text's information in the wiki, you can place a {{Product status}} or {{Fiction status}} template on the Meta page of a real-world book or product. These templates include fields where chroniclers can own and report on the status of certain related tasks. Also see the Tasks category for articles that include these templates.

{{Product status
| cite = [[User:FoiledAgain|FoiledAgain]] ([[User talk:FoiledAgain|talk]]) 01:50, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
| toc = [[User:FoiledAgain|FoiledAgain]] ([[User talk:FoiledAgain|talk]]) 01:11, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
| authorpage = [[User:FoiledAgain|FoiledAgain]] ([[User talk:FoiledAgain|talk]]) 03:01, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
| authorlist = complete
| date = [[User:FoiledAgain|FoiledAgain]] ([[User talk:FoiledAgain|talk]]) 01:11, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
| covertext = complete
| authorcat = complete
| complete = yes
}}