FamiWiki talk:Policies and guidelines

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While some stuff like gameplay descriptions don't need sourcing, a lot of stuff does. Trust Me Bro doesn't cut it. I'm particularly thinking about history and reception sections. History is usually not self-evident and needs decent sources. Reception needs some example of itself. There needs to be a pointer to something that provides a general litmus test of a games reception. I've made this mistake myself on Atlantis no Nazo. Longplay comment sections are useful for this kind of thing, but they skew heavily positive on more obscure releases. Not entirely sure what the best way of doing this for reception is in the absence of aggregate sites like metacritic. I know of a japanese game wiki that has a "judgement" on each game, but idk how this is decided or if random people just add it to games. The specific page I linked includes a section discussing the games quality. --Randomcat2000 (talk) 01:53, 31 August 2023 (UTC)

Yeah I'm not entirely sure what the solution for reception is going to be. At the moment I'm just going by what I can find online or through reviews either from back then via magazines or today through the internet, but the latter solution really will not cut it long-term when unsourced. And believe me I am also annoyed with the lack of sources on a lot of these pages, I've been trying to work on that very slowly when polishing up pages but considering the workload within the scope of FamiWiki, I think its fine to start out with unsourced stuff for certain things and rework said pages with the sources in mind. --Bro3256 (talk) 02:37, 31 August 2023 (UTC)

Capitalization norms

I think it would be appropriate to address how stylistic capitalization should be handled.

  • Pac-Man (the character) is currently referred to by Bandai Namco as PAC-MAN
  • SEGA mostly refers to itself in all caps, but not always!
  • Both Tose and SHARP are both very on and off in terms of full capitalization

Wikipedia tends to handle this with general sentence casing but I would like to know what the general consensus is on this. —aux (talk) 16:44, 31 August 2023 (UTC)

Generally I just use sentence casing. Especially for pac man, seeing PAC-MAN every few words feels like I'm reading marketing material. Same with sega, segaretro doesn't use SEGA either. I don't think all caps brand names have a place in this type of writing. --Randomcat2000 (talk) 02:34, 1 September 2023 (UTC)