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This thread was archived on 9 May 2021 by Legaia2Pla.

Our articles on groups/classes of things currently use a mix of singular and plural forms in their titles. Here's a selection of inconsistencies (absolutely disgusting):

Singular Plural
unfinished potion
combination potions
soporith moths
slayer master
slayer monsters
fun weapon
crush weapons
thrown weapons
team cape
god capes
milestone capes
cape of accomplishment
capes of distinction
axe shop
archery shops
general store
farming shops
crafting shop
sword shops

We have three options:

  1. Change them to use all singular
  2. Change them to use all plural
  3. Do nothing

Wikipedia policy is to use plural form for classes, which is the option I prefer. Some benefits to using plural:

  • the title immediately tells you what kind of article it is — no need to guess "is [[Crossbow]] the page for the wooden item or the weapon type?"
  • separate spellings means fewer parentheticals like [[Dwarf (race)]] needed to disambiguate titles, and less time spent looking up the exact title when you need to link it

Just to be clear, this thread doesn't apply to articles that aren't groups of things; everything else (items, places, NPCs, etc.) should already be covered by our "use its in-game name" policy.


Support plural forms --Iiii I I I 19:48, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural - Plural all the things. Lava hawk.png BlackHawk (Talk)    19:51, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural - Robert571 (talk) 20:03, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Pluralses - Will make the hobbitses happies. Badassiel 02:19, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Plurals - I'll start with making all nouns in this sentences plurals to really bring homes the points and the importances of making all of the pages on the wikis plurals. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 09:30, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Pluralses - Yeeees. The groupses needs the pluralses. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 09:44, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Status quo - as a protest against the massive amounts of inconsistencyscape we should keep things as is until Jagex fixes their stuff ingame. But actually plurals cause they're groups. --LiquidTalk 09:45, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural - The fact it is in the Wikipedia policy is a really convincing argument for me. The added benefits mentioned are also a nice to have! Sir Veylantz (talk) 10:42, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

We're not Wikipedia though so our policies can be different. ;) Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 11:21, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Oh, definitely! I didn't mean to imply we are or should follow their policies blindly. I found merit in why Wikipedia made their decision as such. But, thank you for linking to that statement that we're not Wikipedia. It is very relevant to the topic, given it was brought up as a point for plural. Sir Veylantz (talk) 04:38, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural - It just makes sense; it's a collection of things, not just one thing. --Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 14:52, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Pluralses - as per Salix Zorak plorak - Talk Hiscores 22:31, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural - Feels more natural over the singular option. bad_fetustalk 00:37, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural - Anything to get rid of this type of inconsistency LeonAustin (talk) 01:46, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Plural Just makes it easier. Yurple (talk) 08:31, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Closed - Pages for groups/classes of things will be titled plurarly. --Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 03:35, 9 May 2021 (UTC)