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Please update[new][edit source][reply]

Hi User:Kmdenmark! Me yet again. Can you update the contents of this page to the following: (without the <pre> tags)

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Thanks again! Pyrrhus (talk) 15:48, 17 May 2019 (EDT)

Hi User:Kmdenmark! After carefully reviewing the results, I see that we really need a clearer, more sustainable, link for people to follow. Sorry to ask again, but can you update the contents of this page to the following: (without the <pre> tags)
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Thanks again! Pyrrhus (talk) 13:45, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

Suggestion: Link to article outlines[new][edit source][reply]

What about changing the message to remind people to use MEpedia:Article outlines. Perhaps with the wording before (without the "pre" tag). notjusttired (talk) 06:04, July 31, 2019 (EDT)

The instructions on how to use the article outlines are very carefully explained at Help:Starting a new page. The suggested changes would only confuse more people.
Pyrrhus (talk) 22:44, July 31, 2019 (EDT)
I fixed my typo above. What I was thinking is that an Article outlines link below would allow experienced editors just to click through to that, then do copy, and click back to start the new page. At the moment we have to bookmark / visit Article outlines manually each time. Also existing editors often forget article outlines exists, and don't need to read the instructions since they've created pages before. I thought a prompt would be helpful and a time saver notjusttired (talk) 06:01, August 3, 2019 (EDT)
I made some minor changes to the text below. How does it look?
Pyrrhus (talk) 01:16, August 9, 2019 (EDT)
This page does not exist yet. If you want to create a new page, read the instructions at [[Help:Starting a new page]].<br>If you are here by mistake, click your browser's back button.
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Remember that you should start any new pages by copying and pasting one of the [[MEpedia:Article outlines|MEpedia article outlines]], which helps keep the layout and style consistent with the [[MEpedia:Manual of style]].
User:Pyrrhus that looks great to me notjusttired (talk) 15:06, September 2, 2019 (EDT)