The wiki has changed a lot since the old Manual of Style was
Okay, this means either people have looked and had no input to offer, or not seen this. Either way, I'll give this until the end of the weak before I make this official.
"Alternate names refer to different translations of the same Japanese term" I'd just remove that completely. Firstly, they don't have to be for the same Japanese term-- if two abilities serve identical purposes in different games even if they have different names there is strong reason to make them share a page. Furthermore, some things have different names for other reasons, take Amarant Coral pr Golbez for example.
Also the stuff about linking Final Fantasy series, articles should say "the Final Fantasy series" so the italics don't need to go within the linktext. I wonder if that's how we should do it, but that is how we have been doing it ("the" should not be included regardless -- "the" should not be included in links unless it's actually in the thing's name, like gameplay stuffs or vehicles).
Omission of mentioning infoboxes as containers for Japanese, while saying "always be used at the start".
"The wiki asks that" need not be said.
"Capitalisation" is written repeatedly using UK English.
And I guess this is just a preference of mine, but I don't like using the word "hyperlink" on the wiki, just "link". And Wikipedia seems to agree.
For the Article Layout Guide I have numerous suggestions:
Split recurring-thing pages from single-appearance pages because these pages are handled very differently. Like under different subheaders. Most recurring-thing pages follow the same structure.
Also since you omitted Gallery et al sections from each section's content, which is understandable, you also have to indicate that Related Enemies sections go below Galleries. Related Enemies is a type of See Also section, which is also a legitimate, though rare, section not explained anywhere.
- To try and answer everything:
- Manual of Style:
- I'd just remove that completely. Firstly, they don't have to be for the same Japanese term[...]
- Fine by me, I only added this bit so people know when to add an alternate name.
- Also the stuff about linking Final Fantasy series, articles should say "the Final Fantasy series"
- In all honesty, I only use the Final Fantasy series because I'm used to doing it similarly on other wikis. "The Final Fantasy series" can be used instead, if that's what's considered policy.
- Omission of mentioning infoboxes as containers for Japanese, while saying "always be used at the start".
- tbh I only did that because I disagree with putting them in infoboxes. Why be inconsistent with the rest of the wiki like that when not that many pages have it? It's silly. But, /me sighs, I guess I'll have to add that in and change it another day.
- "The wiki asks that" need not be said[...] "Capitalisation" is written repeatedly using UK English.
- ..but I don't like using the word "hyperlink" on the wiki, just "link".
- Both mean more-or-less the same thing, I'll go with "link" if more people like it.
- Article Layout Guide:
- Split recurring-thing pages from single-appearance pages because these pages[...]
- My only problem with this is that this could end up repeating content. The "Appearances" section on a recurring-thing page is basically the same as an "Other Appearances" section on a single-appearance page (see below). I originally considered splitting them, then found it was just too similar.
- Also since you omitted Gallery et al sections [...] you also have to indicate that Related Enemies sections go below Galleries
- Ah. I should've put that in. I basically thought "well, Related Enemies only appears on enemy family pages or specific enemy pages, so no reason to include those under Note Sections". I'll fix that in post ie when the actual edit gets published.
- You put "Appearances" under "closing content", but that is the body of any recurring-thing page.
- I guess this is why it might be worth splitting recurring-thing pages from single-appearance pages. It won't make much sense putting Appearances above stuff like Creation and Development for single-appearance pages, but it definitely wouldn't make sense putting them below those sections for recurring subject pages. Mhm, tough one. It might be better to replace the header "General" with "Specific Subject", and then below that, have "Recurring Subject" where it explains how appearances work, and then later the "Appearances Sections" can just basically say "it works like [[#Recurring Subject|this]].
- I will just have to fix everything when I publish the page to projectspace.-- Technobliterator TC 21:05, August 20, 2015 (UTC)
Okay, done everything, per lack of objections. Corrected stuff as well. Fixing links at the top to the pages instead of my userspace drafts, and future discussions can go on their respective talk pages and/or other policy change discussions.-- Technobliterator TC 23:38, August 21, 2015 (UTC)