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This thread was archived on 1 December 2014 by Liquidhelium.

So, I took a look at some pages... for example this one. Note that the introductory sentence has a link in the mention of the page's name. Is this consistent throughout the wiki, or do we not have a concrete rule on this? Assuming the answer is no, then I would oppose the idea of putting links whenever the page name itself is mentioned. It just doesn't look aesthetically pleasing to me. Ozank Cx 17:09, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

Remove them - Reword it to something like "The Qbd damage enhancer is a damage enhancer ... " MolMan 17:11, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

Alright, so we don't do that on pages? Thanks for the clarification. Ozank Cx 17:11, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
I concur with Mol's suggestion. Also, links in section headers should be avoided. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 17:12, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
+1 on IP's comment; I still see this too much Beach ball ThePsionic Ice cream 17:39, November 22, 2014 (UTC)
I agree with not putting links in page name mentions, section headers, and anything else of that kind. Ozank Cx 17:43, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

They're allowed, but it does look unusual, and so we tend to not use it. If there's a way to re-word the sentence like Mol has shown, then do that. Haidro (talk) 09:30, November 23, 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, all those links in the bolded name, that's my work >.< I should've reworded it into a sentence like Mol's example... the elven musicians, heralds and enhancers, it's all me... Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 19:01, November 25, 2014 (UTC)
It's just fine to have done this - nobody ever said not to until now. It would make sense to mention something in the style guide based on the consensus of this discussion. Riblet15 08:41, November 27, 2014 (UTC)

Closed - The general consensus is that if possible, the opening sentences of articles should be worded in a way such that the page name does not have a link. --LiquidTalk 08:25, December 1, 2014 (UTC)

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