User talk:Pelagos

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Dear Pelagos

It is very good that you started adding information to our wiki. As it appears that Spetses is your first attempt here are some guidelines:

  1. There is no reason to add extra blanks in the headers, ==Spetses== is fine and you should NOT change it to "== Spetses ==". This is a waste of effort and in variance to our Templates.
  2. Blank lines under a heder, which you have added, are not necessary. On the other hand blank lines before a header, which you have deleted, make the code more readable to other editors.
  3. There is no reason to change the order in the info box parameters. Another waste of your time, a variance to our Templates, and makes the code harder to read. i.e. | class="infobox bordered" style="width: 28em; text-align: left; font-size: 90%;" should not be changed.
  4. [[Image:Spetses.jpeg|thumb|right|350px|Spetses harbour<br />''Click for larger view'']] should have been left alone. You removed the caption of the picture. This applies to all the images that you have done so.
  5. In various bullet items space between the bullet symbol and the text while not needed make the code more readable to other editors. So, you should have left alone : ": BA" , ": 1031 Yerakas to Kea" and others.
  6. Do not change ampersands "&" to "& amp;". The wiki handles them and you are wasting your time.
  7. Do not change <br /> to <br> the former is an HTML standard.
  8. Do not edit the contributors section. If you have made substantial contributions just add [[User:Pelagos|Pelagos]].
  9. In general do not edit the navigation bar unless you are creating a new page. "|" are fine and need not be replaced by &"#124;".
  10. Underscores such as "Category:Islands_-_Greece" are not needed, "Category:Islands - Greece" is fine, leave it alone.
  11. Finally do add the date of your visit and your name [[User:Pelagos|Pelagos]] to places that you have visited.

In this particular page you have added very little new material but have created a lot of work for the administrators to undo your spurious edits. I do not want to discourage you but if you follow these tips you can become a valuable member of our group. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or for additional help. --Istioploos 16:22, 10 November 2013 (GMT)

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