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Why is this called "Technique (Final Fantasy XIII)", the command is called "Techniques". Fenrir9 (talk) 04:51, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

It should be moved if it is called "Techniques".Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 17:44, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
I'd argue that there is no command called Techniques (no matter what word the Datalog uses for the battle menu). There is a battle submenu called Techniques, which contains a number of commands, each of which is a technique, singular, just from common sense deduction. I don't know if the game ever explicitly uses the singular, but it certainly uses "techniques" (note non-capitalisation) in a context that strongly implies the normal plural noun.
But, that aside, the salient point is really this: is the article about the "command" (i.e. the submenu), or is it about the techniques themselves? Because if it's the latter, then the MoS dictates that it shouldn't be moved -- Sorceror Nobody Flan.PNG 21:32, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
Dyne (command).
Commands do one of two things, they perform abilities (or actions/scripts that lead to abilities) or they open up sub-menus to further commands. The name of this skillset is "Techniques", because that's the Command name.
You make this sound more complicated than it is. It makes perfect sense to name this after the thing on the battle menu. JBed (talk) 21:47, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
I did point out that the semantics of terminology weren't actually all that relevant. As to citing Dyne as a precedent, there are questions that I could ask in response but, eh, I'd just be playing devil's advocate if I did. I'm not for a second saying I'm against the rename, just raising a simple query about what exactly we consider the article's subject to be, since the MoS directly affects one of the possible answers to that query.
That's all -- Sorceror Nobody Flan.PNG 22:08, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

Maybe I'm having a stupid moment here, so is this a confirm move or not? Sorceror Nobody's comment is confusing me... Fenrir9 (talk) 23:19, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

It can be moved. :)Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 23:43, July 31, 2014 (UTC)
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