I'm not sure if you realize this, but the item:xxx, skills:xxx, etc. entries exist to service the limited wiki functionality of the Wurm client and should not be redirected to the more complex counterparts. See, for instance, item:foot board. Go into your client, hit F1 then type "wiki foot board" without the quotes. As you can see the ingame wiki client can only really display raw text and ends up showing the user all the formatting commands necessary to make the template. The item:xxx entries are meant to be more sparse just to give players a basic idea of what they're looking at when they use the wiki command in console or when then choose the "What's this?" option from the right click menu.
I would also say that it's generally not a good idea at all to make broad sweeping changes to any wiki without first discussing it with others. Take for example talk:Template Sandbox which I created because I wanted to implement templates but I first wanted to see what people thought and I wanted to give them a chance to add their own ideas on the subject before I went ahead and started changing a bunch of pages.
To be honest I'm not sure what the best course of action is from here and I'd like to see what others think. In the meantime, you may want to consider reverting all those redirects and perhaps talking out whatever idea you may have had. --Hephaestus 09:04, 3 September 2007 (CDT)
It's nice that you're eager to get started, but it would be much appreciated if you tried to cooperate with the rest of us. There's been some planning discussion for the template at WurmPedia_talk:Settlements, and there's always room for discussion on the template pages as well. It is desirable that we agree about the template design before it's deployed all over the wiki. And while I agree with the naming in this case, template names are also something that shouldn't be decided unilaterally. So, will you consider joining us on the talk pages? - Dashiva 14:07, 8 November 2007 (CST)
Well, technically it is ingame "help" as its linkable to the game via clicking "whats this?" on a player. We tested it, and it works. This is not allowed or inappropriate? --- Einnel, 070107.
Excellent work on categorising uncategorised articles! SchmendictV2 17:16, 7 January 2008 (CST)