Forum:Skill guide name spaces

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This thread was archived on 1 June 2015 by Liquidhelium.

Ok so looking at the skill list, the training guides are either /[skill]_training, /Free_to_play_[skill]_training, /Pay_to_play_[skill]_training. Perhaps we could make things a little tidier across all skill-related guides?

Complaints

  1. Not user friendly
    You're almost restricted to searching for or finding the link directly in the associated article unless you frequent the wiki and pay attention to URL formats
  2. Organization
    It feels inconsistent since not all members-only skills are /Pay_to_play_[skill]_training, although I understand this is due to a lack of free-version of the guide.

Restructure proposal

I propose we follow a new standard of /[skill]/training/[members/free]. In this way, similar guides related to the skill can all be grouped within the skill. eg: /[skill]/mmg, /[skill]/calculators, etc.

Potential problems

As far as I can foresee the worst part will be changing links and potentially the problem of the page title unless there's a way to give that a different name than Members or Free as in the above suggestion.

Discussion

Thread Creator - LDemonl (talk) 09:36, May 17, 2015 (UTC)

Kinda oppose - I don't have a problem with how they're organized right now.

  • RE: Not accessible
    • Guides are linked to at the top of each skill's article, on Skill training guides (which is in [[MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation]]), and at the bottom of every other guide through Template:Training guides
    • Every guide has like 50 redirects of every possible spelling of the title
    • "[...] unless you pay attention to URL formats" applies to your proposed titles as well
    • Players that already know the current format will have to adjust to a new naming system
  • RE: Organization
    • Subpages are great, but three levels seems a bit excessive
    • Calculators should go in the Calculator: namespace, not as a subpage of a skill article
    • Money making guide contains more than just skilling-related methods; anything that would fit under [skill]/MMG would be split from the standard MMG/[method], which is inconsistent and forces players to look in two places

--Iiii I I I 02:21, May 18, 2015 (UTC)

Mm understandable. I was thinking more along the lines of disambiguation page with the /calculator, not really moving the calculators away from the Calculator: namespace. I think I mostly just don't like the 'pay_to_play' or 'free_to_play' namespaces. - LDemonl (talk) 11:19, May 19, 2015 (UTC)

Closed - It seems there is insufficient interest in this proposal to implement it. --LiquidTalk 07:38, June 1, 2015 (UTC)