Item Talk:Barbed Spear

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Disambiguation Page Layout

Was looking to add missing categories on some of these pages and noticed there seem to be several different formats in use. Some like Light Nadhin Gauntlets have a list with a plain link. Others like Barbed Spear have a list using {{Reward}}. I think the second version looks better, but what are other people's thoughts? Amphoras (talkTalk to me!) 00:50, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

{{Reward}} looks way better than just plain text, that is why I'm adding it to crafting Recipe Index... Problem is, it can only contain 500 {{Reward}}s per page...
Steppenwolf (talk) 13:21, 11 September 2016 (UTC)Steppenwolf
Yes, that is an issue for big pages -- you cannot use the "shortcut" Reward template.
However, you can go back to doing it the way we used to do it -- with an Item entry and "|mode=imlink" or "|mode=imlink_plain" etc.
See: Template:Tooltip for details on the "mode" options.
It is more cumbersome to create large tables that way, but if I remember correctly, you don't get caught with the parser overhead problem that way.
As I recall, the way it was explained to me, using Reward counts double.
Wm Magill - Valamar - OTG/OTC - talk 02:00, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
Aha yes. just realized what was wrong with the Light Nadhin Gauntlets page. It is an Item page, which does not conform to the Item format, so it generates an error pop-up when you mouse over it.
There was some reason that was done insted of making it a disambiguation page, but I don't recall where it was discussed.
There are A LOT of that type of broken pages now.
Wm Magill - Valamar - OTG/OTC - talk 02:02, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
Found it User_talk:Castorix#Nadhin_items
Wm Magill - Valamar - OTG/OTC - talk 02:07, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
It doesn't work... I tried to combine Reward with imlink and it seems that we are not allowed to input more than 500 of any shortcuts... My suggestion is to split those big pages with 500+ shortcuts into 2 pages, with links to "Page 2" at the top and at the bottom of the Page 1...
Steppenwolf (talk) 13:33, 13 September 2016 (UTC)Steppenwolf
Using the different imlink modes is basically what {{Reward}} does. The parser limit issues come from the ifexists in {{Icon}} which is used for all of these. You can avoid the limit by directly linking the image, but then you have the problem of it not updating automatically. Either way, it shouldn't be an issue for these pages. They are only to differentiate between the different levels of items with the same names and (for the moment at least) there shouldn't be more than 500 of these per page. Amphoras (talkTalk to me!) 21:49, 13 September 2016 (UTC)