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I think we should make any "Help:" links soft redirects to the equivalent help pages on the Vault - seems more practical than copying The Vault's help pages and subsequently having to maintain two sets of help pages. What do you think? -- Porter21 (talk) 22:15, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Would it not be possible to transclude the help pages from The Vault? GhostAvatar 23:10, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Interesting idea, but I can't see the harm in just redirecting people. I think that'd be best unless it was possible to transclude them, as people would want to feel like they are on the same site still. I'm put off if I click a seemingly internal link and am redirected off a site. Φύλαξ [~μίλησε μου~] 23:46, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
From what I have read, as long as $wgEnableScaryTransclusion is set to true in the LocalSettings.php and you have set the interwiki table entry for the Fallout wiki to transclude, then you should be able to transclude any page from the Fallout wiki. $wgEnableScaryTransclusion would need to be set by Curse, but the interwiki table can be done by yourself. So I would change the interwiki table entry first and try it out. If that works then you can transclude the help pages here, only thing I would add is a box at the top of each help page stating that the info is transcluded from the Fallout wiki, so if anyone here wants to edit it, they at least know where to go to correct anything. GhostAvatar 11:58, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
I was pondering the same idea, but with all the warnings about how inefficient cross-wiki transclusion is I wasn't sure whether Curse would agree with that being enabled. I guess that's something you'd need to ask Ausir about. -- Porter21 (talk) 08:06, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Could always try it and see how it works out. If it doesn't work, it wont take much to slap up a intrawiki redirect again. GhostAvatar 18:33, 20 April 2012 (UTC)