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Pages regarding the main characters (eg, Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura) take way too long to submit, due to the amount of text in the pages, which means that your edit won't be entered if someone else already has edited the page in the time it takes for the page to submit your edit. Is there anyway the articles can be split into two separate parts, while still being part of their page (eg, Naruto_Uzumaki?part=1, Naruto_Uzumaki?part=2 etc)? --speysider (talk) 20:04, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
That would be dumm in my opinion, every wikia has a very long main character page. Where would you have split the article, how would you have written: redirect to Naruto page part 2? I (for example) and perhaps many people want to have a whole retrospective on the characters development through the story in every possible way. --Vecanoi (talk) 20:37, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
Even if they have a long page, it makes people annoyed if they have to leave their computer for several minutes just to load the page. By that time, the server will have timed out the connection for taking too long. I don't see how trying to make user experience better is "dumm". I would've made the character info be on page 1 and then page 2 would be about what arc's they appeared in. Ofc, it wouldn't be two separate articles, just one article with two bits, just like how the huge talk pages have archives created every so often. --speysider (talk) 20:51, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
- The retrospective, that's what I value the most, the users that have loading problems should: change the browser, clean the cache, browsing history use an utility program, etc. tons of possibilities. --Vecanoi (talk) 21:09, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
- Your average user isn't going to waste their time changing browsers or clearing anything. If they can't get a page to load within 30-60 seconds, they'll just leave and not bother coming back. --speysider (talk) 21:17, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
- You constantly ignore the retrospective. Second, for those users who are experiencing the technical problems this page won't be the only one they won't be able to load. And o believe me they will try to think about the cache if they are persistent to read the article, if they aren't they will leave the page. --Vecanoi (talk) 21:44, January 21, 2012 (UTC)
While I do find it a bit annoying when that happens, it's kind of necessary to have longer articles in an ongoing series, especially on the main character articles. You also have to remember that the articles are periodically slashed to ease this a bit. Skitts (talk) 01:06, January 22, 2012 (UTC)