User talk:Djbrosco

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Life[edit]

Please do not just replace this theme page with one for the film with the same title. If you want to create a page for the film, you'll need to create a new page, calling it Life (film). ~ UDScott 17:48, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

You wrote:
In regards to your note, I was not replacing the 'Life' theme page with one for the film with the same title. I was attempting to create an entry in the Wikiquote database for films and this movie was not included. I simply started by adding the title and it happened to bring up other information. I wasn't aware I needed to add the word film (similar to the Wikipedia entry) since I was already adding it to the Films link for Wikiquote. I am new to this process and am simply taking it step-by-step. Please advise if I truly am handling it the incorrect way. Thanks —This unsigned comment is by Djbrosco (talkcontribs) .
Ah, OK I understand what happened. Whenever there is a page with the same title already, you need to add something to distinguish it from the general page. In this case, title your page Life (film) to distinguish it from the theme page called Life. When you want to show this page in the list of films, you can do it this way: [[Life(film)|Life]] so that it just shows the word Life.

So the best way to proceed is actually to create a new page called Life (film) and then you can populate it with quotes and the usual material for film pages. The easiest way to do this is to always try to match the title of a page with its corresponding page on Wikipedia. I would also recommend the use of an input box, found here: Help:Starting a new page. On that page, you will see input boxes for the various types of pages. When you enter a title for the prospective new page and hit 'Add new xxx', it will automatically populate the data from the respective template, making it easier to know what needs to be included. Also, if you have for some reason chosen a title that already exists, it will just take you straight to editing that page. If that happens, go back and choose a more appropriate title. Hope this all helps. ~ UDScott 18:42, 15 October 2009 (UTC)