Use First Official English Title for Articles

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
This is of course from the current proposal at the wiki by Son of Suns. The one that looks like an epic American Revolutionary War incarnation. But the idea of it was very interesting to me, and I wondered what forum-but-non-wiki users think about this in a more casual environment (to define "forum"). I'd like the thread to stay even after the proposal expires, because this concept may come back later some day.

I'm personally for it, what do you guys think?
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Retired Wiki Staff
As I stated on the proposals page, I'm all for internationality. I just can't help but feel there will be inconsistencies.
 

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
Stooben Rooben said:
As I stated on the proposals page, I'm all for internationality. I just can't help but feel there will be inconsistencies.
But (of course I'm quoting Son of Suns and Shiancoe, but) it seems like naming the first source the article title would always be consistent in the sense that "The title shall always be the first" rather than the more American-favoring "The title shall always be American" idea.
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Retired Wiki Staff
Jackie Chan said:
Stooben Rooben said:
As I stated on the proposals page, I'm all for internationality. I just can't help but feel there will be inconsistencies.
But (of course I'm quoting Son of Suns and Shiancoe, but) it seems like naming the first source the article title would always be consistent in the sense that "The title shall always be the first" rather than the more American-favoring "The title shall always be American" idea.
But, as I said, by doing that, it's inconsistent (and somewhat discriminative) to keep things all English, even if titles are from foreign nations. (The UK, Australia, etc.) By doing that, we should move all games to their respective first title, be it Japanese or whatnot.
 

MeritC

Lakitu
Retired Wiki Staff
It's sad. Really sad. :( I have to admit I'm one of the folks that "opposed" the proposal (no offense, Son of Suns). Now that the proposal has "passed" (thanks to someone who voted for it at the last moment), it's going to take me a long time to get used to the title changes, even though the Wiki itself is HQ'd in the U.S.
 

Paper Jorge

who? am? I?
At first I disliked this idea, but it's fine. I can live with it. It's not like we're deleting anything or stuff like that. We're just changing the names of some articles to their original names.
 

SiFi

Just a flight attendant guy.
Why aren't we using the Japanese titles?
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Free Loader said:
I personally dislike this change. I believe we had such a proposal before and it was shot down when someone pointed out porplemontage saying that 99% of our traffic comes from the US(or something along those lines). And what the hell is wrong with the people who think there's an "American Bias" on the MarioWiki because we use the "American" game titles(or used)? Do you think some Australian guy is gonna be looking for Mario Strikers Charged Football information, and be offended when he gets redirected to Mario Strikers Charged?

*sigh*

No one has a GOOD argument AGAINST this because it doesn't really CHANGE anything. Your just moving pages around for no reason.
This is basically everything I've wanted to say.
 
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