I'm definitely okay with a summary page, as it gives a general idea of what the areas were before they were removed. Of course, we'd have to update them if/when the areas come back, but that's no hassle.
Second, I don't think that changing the main pages to singular is really necessary, since we're usually dealing with something that has more than one of a category (such as NPCs, as compared to a class).
There are a good number of exceptions, but I think it can work as long as we don't do it for certain subcategories (such as NPCs from different towns, which I think makes more sense as NPCs/Henesys rather than NPC/Henesys) or types of equipment.
For these, I suggest leaving items as plural, specifically Equipment, because you're going to expect a list of the Equipment. Plus, there is more overlap with some of them having the same name as a specific weapon (for example, the weapon Two-Handed Sword and the list of Two-Handed Swords).
I renamed them so because as I've mentioned before, plural titles complicate things up, specifically when I was editing pages and realise having to put "One-Handed Swords|One-Handed Sword" as a link (then repeating this for different weapons over and over). Singular titles allow words to be pluralised without having redirects or entering the above phrase, this however does not apply conversely.
Mentioning Hidden Street does not mean that this Wiki has to follow it 100%, seeing how different the two are, but Hidden Street being a well-established MapleStory database can mean that there is some experience we can learn from.
It's fine, but we can make it even better. Nobody's complaining about how for example the grammar of many pages being horrible (correct me if I'm misinformed), but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be fixed/enhanced.
I do get your point on how plural forms of page titles are acceptable because they indeed are, but when it comes to linking them in other articles, it's cumbersome to type in "wands|wand". If you're really against having singular forms of names, do state your reasons (though not reasons like "it's troublesome to change them now" as we are making these changes now to prevent further inconvenience in the future).
Because I just don't think it really caused a lot of inconvenience in the past, especially for people who know how to use the Wiki, and we should have planned this a long time ago. But fine, you can do your own thing, and I'll do mine, since I already do enough on this Wiki as it is.
The least we can do is make sure the redirects are accurate.
So it seems that the quest pages that you redirected from Quests to Quest (such as the Tot's Know How and Silent Crusade quests) don't function properly, as they no longer link to the category properly. I hope you know how to fix it, because I don't.
As such, there are only two practical ways to deal with this:
1. Leave them as they are since those subpages will still link to "Quest" via redirect (not proper but still works?)
2. Rename "Quest" back to "Quests" because it's not worth the time and effort to touch quest pages in this way (but that is not to say changing articles to their singular form is wrong, just that there is technical problem of doing so)
If you choose the second way, reflect your choice by redirecting them.
PS: Pages like Elixir don't even have their 'parent' page included in their names, which is a potential flaw I saw while looking into the quest pages issue. It indeed was poor planning (or lack thereof) from the start that caused all these problems.
By category, I wasn't referring to the parent page, but rather categories such as Category:Silent Crusade Quests. I noticed that pages like [Silent Crusade] Chance? Or Fate? are left without a category due to this change (after I looked in the Uncategorized Pages log) since the QuestCat template automatically gives it a category based on the number you input in the page, but after I renamed it from "Quest" to "Quests", (like with [Silent Crusade] A Cry for Help) it was categorized again. I also tried to toy around with the QuestCat template to fix it, but it didn't change anything.
I might take the second option just for this reason.
I've been thinking about this for a while, and wanted your input on this: Do you think that we should keep the Admin/Manager skill pages, or do you think they can be deleted? Chances are, nobody who comes to this Wikia is interested in them, as they're only for GMs.
Hello, I'm FinalMix+ (obviously), a feel-like-it editor here on this wiki.
There's an article that's filled with complete junk and is in dire need of a cleanup. By complete junk, I mean it has much fan-made references to it. I'm a bit busy IRL, so if you have the time, could you please clean that thing up?
Why do you block people who create articles? Just because they don't put much information in there doesn't mean they want to do any harm. They create articles so that we are reminded that this information needs to be expanded. We only block people who wish bad for this wikia and vandalize.
No om saying you should focus on the real vandalisers and not the people who try to help by creating articles, it's not like they out any harmful in the articles, they just didn't know what to put in at that moment. Imagine yourself in their situation, would you like to get blocked in their situation? A database source cannot work without the community.