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Hello all, I appreciate the time you are spending away from editing to read this. I will try to make my questions breif and as clear as possible, the main one being "Is there a page for a weapon on this wikia that can be used as a model* for others?" I am asking this because as I look at each different weapon's (specfically Modern Warfare 2s) page, I am noticing small but noticable differences between each page.

Examples:

1. Single player VS. Campaign and Special Ops. I have seen each on multiple pages. WA2000 and Intervention pages are examples of this. The Game spells it as Single Player.

2. Missions being named in an actual sentence "It is found in the museum" or just in parathesis "In Single Player (Wolverines, The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday and Just Like Old Times) "

3. Armour VS. Armor Unless stated in game, either works.

4. Penetration High and Low VS. Very High and Very Low in the sense of which is the highest/lowest.

5. Recoil High VS. Very High same as above.

6. Stopping Power's effect being explained specifically on the Intervention's page but not the Barrett's

7. Ext. mags VS. Extended Mags within a weapon's infobox

8. Torso and up VS. Head, Neck, and Chest

9. Stopping Power's effect IF it is abnormal I.E. A weapon (Such as the L86 and AK-47) that normally requires three shots to kill requiring two with stopping power.

10. 3 VS. Three Spelled out if less than 10.

11. The Intervention and Barrett comparison being only on the Intervention's page or not specifcally comparing them at all.

12. Akimbo USP.45 speeds up knife attack or not.

13. "It also has the highest hip-fire accuracy out of all the snipers, especially with Steady Aim." Taken from the Intervention weapon page. Can anyone verify if that is true or not.

14."Firing too quickly makes the Barrett .50cal difficult to use, due to the high recoil. However, the Barrett .50cal does have a recoil limit. This problem is easily mitigated by simply slowing the rate of fire and only firing when the recoil has settled. This requires great concentration, as inexperienced players tend to fire too fast." Firing most sniper rifles too fast make them difficult to use and how does waiting for the recoil to settle require "great concentration?"

I may add more to this list as I encounter them, others please feel free to post yours. Any clarifications, opinions and advice would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.


Carbonite 0 05:21, March 24, 2011 (UTC) Model: Meaning this page is widely accepted to be completed and accurate in every way (grammar, facts, trivia, formatting etc.)


Well I can tell you this, the Wiki uses American spelling (:3) so whenever you encounter 'Armour' just change it to 'Armor' Major Blackout 05:36, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, I thought as much but I figured it would be better to ask since I am aware of editors who are not from America editing on the wikia and would rather avoid edit wars. Carbonite 0 05:50, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
I belive level names should be in quotes. As fer "3 vs. Three," one should spell it out if it's less than 10. Shotrocket6 Talk 10:45, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

No page can be perfect, as everyone has different opinions on what is "perfect". Also, considering anyone may edit a pages, unless there are uncommon restrictions, there will always be errors. Also, this wiki does not necessarily use American spelling. British or American English is acceptable. --Callofduty4 18:35, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

Spelling is subjective to the user, Wikia does not have any official dialect. Call of Duty Wiki is an English speaking wiki, nowhere does it state that the wiki is American English only. Unless you can show me a page that is perfect, you have no proper argument. Smuff[citation provided] 19:02, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

I believe it was WHISKEY35 that said somewhere (a long time ago) that we used American-English dialect. Shotrocket6 Talk 19:47, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

It is not specifically stated in our Manual of Style, but American English has been predominately used for consistency reasons (given the fact that Call of Duty games use American English subtitles). Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 01:00, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

I was more aiming for a consistent formatting of the pages rather than each page being different from each other for no reason. "Perfect" may not have been the right word but I was trying to find a page that other editors on the wikia could say "This page is how the pages should look." (Hence the Single Player VS. Campaign and Spec Ops example). I have no intention of changing armour to armor or vice versa, I was just curious. Carbonite 0 14:01, March 25, 2011 (UTC)

If some people didn't notice, the wiki lists British spellings as incorrect. That's why the red-dashed lines appear under them. The wiki might not specifically state that it's American English, however its spell check does. I would also like to point out that Call of Duty is an American game, if that helps at all. Black Ops Official logoPoketape Talk 02:54, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

"If some people didn't notice, the wiki lists British spellings as incorrect." Show me where it says that in the Manual of Style. And the reason it does that is because the browser's autocorrect is set in American English because it's an American made browser. You can change it if you want. Smuff[citation provided] 19:47, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

So if I am understanding this correctly it is suppose to be "armor" especially if the game spells it that way like in Armor Piercing (The wikia does NOT redirect from Armour Piercing, it actually brings up the search page and the only page listed is the Task Force 141 page.). But on pages such as the British 7th Armoured Division it should remain as it is. Carbonite 0 03:45, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

If the wiki is in English, then it should accept all forms of English. I see no problem in allowing the 'u' in certain words. I know I am British and therefore will have a slight bias in this, but I think having a zero tolerance policy on what type of English will just create arguments and that's before we get onto brackets and punctuation.AdvancedRookie 20:01, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

I personally don't mind either way, I was curious if the wikia had preference. I am armerica and have seen both versions and dont go "Oh this page spelled armour with a u, let me change that." The only time I have changed it was when the armor in "Armor Piercing" had a u in it. The game spelled it without the letter u and that was my only reason to change it. Carbonite 0 03:04, March 27, 2011 (UTC)

In most cases of dispute, American English would be taken. Infinity Ward and Treyarch are both American based developers, and, as such, use American English subtitles in their games. For example, in-game subtitles show Imran Zakhaev saying "Destroyed our culture... our economies... our honor." - taking the American English spelling. It's not discriminatory, but rather for the sake of consistency. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 12:41, March 27, 2011 (UTC)
The example isn't one of consistency, however. It is a factual reference to specific spelling as seen in the game's transcript, not a matter of personal preference. --Scottie theNerd 07:09, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
But the game also spells things wrong in the subtitles, are we to include those too?AdvancedRookie 15:36, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
No, not unless we are directly quoting the subtitles for a reason. We cite the characters/voice actors, not the subtitles themselves. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 17:45, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
Therefore, the game uses American English in its subtitles. If there was a dispute over which spelling to take in an article (related to a factual reference or not), then I'm not sure if an editor's personal preference would hold up. We are not Wikipedia, where we have 3.5 million articles on international subjects, and the local dialect of English relative to the article can be taken. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 14:13, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
Well, I doubt there is any point enforcing a policy on this, as most people who spell with a 'u' will just do it out of natural habit. Also the original list contains a lot more things worth discussing.AdvancedRookie 17:56, March 28, 2011 (UTC)

I believe there is not such thing as a "perfect page", because there is mostly always something to improve, and if it is gramatically perfect it won't last long Doc. Richtoffee T E C H 23:00, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Closed -- azuris_ 00:26, April 23, 2011 (UTC)

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