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While looking over the weapons in preparation to split them, a problem occurred to me.
The issue is with the multipurpose weapons like One/Two-handed weapons. An article cannot have a "/" in the title, as this results in a sub-page. For example, "One/Two-handed weapons" will become "Two-handed weapons" as a sub-page of "One".
Now the obvious solution is to simply give them a different title, but this really only pushes the problem further down the line. Instead of having an undesired sub-page, there is a page with an unintuitive title. In addition, raising the question of what should the new title be?
I think the weapon name is somewhat unintuitive anyway, so perhaps that isn't a huge issue. Links from parent articles, redirects, temp…Read more >
Throughout my time here, I've seen a few transitions on general articles for weapons and armor where we have consolidated all items onto one page (see Melee Weapons) or split them into different articles (see Body armor, Helmets, Gloves, Boots).
Currently, as indicated by the examples above, there is not an agreement between pages as to how items should be listed. The point of this blog is to find a consensus on which standard to go by.
- One page
- With collapsible tables, excessive length is not that big of a problem anymore
- It is easier to compare different types of equipment if it is all on one page
- Multiple pages
- Even with collapsible tables, articles can look messy and crowded with everything crammed together
- Additional information and images r…
- This blog is no longer relevant, though the poll will remain open.
The list of armor on the Body Armor article has been problematic for awhile now. Issues arise due to the length of the table while other armor types do not suffer from this quite so much. The length can be reduced by dividing the list into smaller pieces, but how to divide it causes new problems.
The purpose of the table is to present all the pieces of body armor available in the most useful way. Looking pretty is not as important as being readable.
I wish to see how people would like to view this list and will offer a few different variations, each of which come with their own benefits and shortcomings.
- One table of all Body Armors (1 table)
Good: This makes sorting armor by st…