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Re: gaps Edit
This is a problem that is more difficult than you might think. One of the issues is the length of the infobox, which we try as much as we can to keep short, but really long ones can push text way down the page. Another issue is the templates that are located at the top of the page; sometimes there are quite a few, especially on story pages.
Some time back we were beta testing a completely new layout for wikia, and it kind of messed up our template system. Once the testing was done, I don't know what was done to fix the situation. What I need to find out is the correct order and location of templates on a page so that any mistakes can be corrected, but that's not always going to work on some pages.
Unfortunately, I've been pretty unhelpful. I've played with trying to fix the white space, but it's something that I just tolerate for now while fixing other issues. If you're really interested, you could ask User:CzechOut, as he's the one who plans out a lot of the templates and page design for this wiki. Shambala108 ☎ 23:22, September 30, 2015 (UTC)
Re: century pages Edit
Hi! Century pages are mostly meant for events that take place throughout much of a century, or events that don't have a more specific date. If we allowed dated events on century pages, then the pages at 20th century and 21st century would be so long as to be unreadable.
The reason some century pages have dated events on them is because no one has corrected them yet. Keep in mind that the violating of a policy on a page does not mean that the policy is now invalid, it just means that this is a big wiki and no one has corrected it yet. Thanks! Shambala108 ☎ 00:08, October 5, 2015 (UTC)