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Good day,

I would just like to make the suggestion that Template:Quest be changed so that if pointing to a faction disambiguation page (such as [[Spreading the Word]]) then the tooltip from both factions be displayed, side by side, as opposed to the current message "this quest has no tooltip". To accomplish this with economy of effort, I would propose that disambiguation pages which serve only to separate Horde and Ally versions of the quest have written into them a line of code to include (for transcriptions only) the content from the two pages they point to, and the quest template would be modified as necessary to detect and accomodate the display of two info-boxes from the same article (as both would now be included).

--Ddcorkum (talk) 18:54, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

The thing is, people really shouldn't be linking to Spreading The Word in the first place. They should be linking to the individual faction's version. Disambig pages are mostly for when you do a search. Ressy (talk) 19:11, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Thinking about it again, I have to agree with you. It is better to do it like "...Cultists are spreading the word (Alliance/Horde)". I only thought of this after seeing a clever use of linking to the disambiguation page in Elemental Unrest#Phase 2, but I'm thinking now that having ally/horde links in brackets would be a better solution. Ddcorkum (talk) 19:56, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
The problem is that sprinkling "(Alliance/Horde)" disambiguation inside sentences doesn't scan particularly well. We've been through this before - things would be a lot better for article style if we could assume a default faction, but people are concerned about appearing biased if we make that choice. — foxlit (talk) 21:51, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
We could let people set a preference option one way or another then just default them to that. --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 22:17, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good to me, if it's easy to add a preference. Maybe we could have a note in the tooltip, if it shows up differently based on a preference setting. --Gengar orange 22x22.png Fandyllic (talk · contribs) 7:52 PM PST 9 Nov 2010


Pcj, I really like what you are implementing right now. It is much better than the disambig pages we used to have. D.D. Corkum (T / C) 01:12, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:08, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 01:09, 16 November 2010 (UTC)