User talk:SaaHc2B

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Does this count too?

Wow, that really seems like cheating.

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Outline of Northern Cyprus redlinks[edit]

HI, I tried to fix the redlinks in the Outline of Northern Cyprus and couldn't tell why there were so many that didn't make sense, until I (belatedly) thought of reading the talk page, where I saw your post about outlines and redlinks, and immediately blushed and made this face. I undid my edit to the military section, but I don't know what I can write or do to make the links that are there make sense. For example, I had already made redirects for all of the non-existent military branches, but they all link to Military of Northern Cyprus, and this doesn't seem like much help to the reader. The same goes for the redlinks for the ecoregions list and article; I wanted to make those into hidden text until the articles are created, but I guess the time for that change wouldn't be readily apparent or in line with the outline policy. I also added data from the country's infobox to the geography section, and later found out that Template: Outline country doesn't have any spaces for that data, so I left it. Before I butcher the article or my edits anymore, I hope you can give me some help. SaaHc2B (talk) 05:02, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm happy to help. Northern Cyprus is so small that many standard subjects will probably never be written for it. For those topics, it makes no sense in letting redlinks sit in there, because they may be red for decades. Also, "{{Main}}" links in hatnotes should not be red, and those that are should be blue-linked or removed.
Template:Outline country was meant as a starting point only. It was incomplete on purpose - we included as much data as we thought we could handle. The selection of standard data did not fit every country, and the team spent about a year adjusting the outlines to tailor fit them to their respective countries. It was a huge undertaking, and it looked like there was no end in sight. So when the outlines were extensive enough to be useful we moved them all into article space even though they weren't done yet. That way, other editors could find them and join in and help. And you did! Thank you.
Please, by all means, develop the article. Whatever makes the most sense to you.
For future reference, you may find searching titles via toolserver very helpful for gathering links on a subject (the first one matches either of 2 terms, while the second one includes redirects):
You also might find outlines on other small countries or autonomous territories useful as examples. See:
I hope you find this advice useful. I've cleaned up the outline a little, and look forward to seeing the article once you have finished working on it. Good luck, and if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. The Transhumanist 10:01, 15 April 2012 (UTC)