Factorio talk:Wiki rules

From Official Factorio Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Translation of Templates

Ssilk added informations for translation pages and naming these pages.

How should we handle template pages? The same way like any other page or should we name them in the native language?

For example: There is a template page called Template:Machinery and today, someone created a copy of this page but translated to french. See here: Template:Machinerie -- TheGreenkey (talk) 23:07, 3 June 2014 (CEST)

Of course the same way: Template:Machinery/de for example. :) 00:27, 9 June 2014 (CEST)�

Language, Page name capitalization

"Page names should only be capitalized at the first word, with some exceptions. Essentially, Petroleum gas, and not Petroleum Gas. This is both for readability and for the internal code of the wiki to work correctly."

I would like to question this policy. I spent several months over on the FTB Wiki (and previously admin'd the now dead GregTech Community Wiki), and on them we had the opposite policy: capitalize all words in page names, on the grounds that each page name is a full proper noun. We had this policy because it would actually improve readability, in that it makes it very clear that the term being discussed is the object that is defined on that other page, rather than the term being a more general word. (For example: "Steam engine" makes Steam significant but the word "engine" could be just an engine powered by steam; whereas "Steam Engine" makes it more clear that the full term is a proper noun that refers to the actual Steam Engine.) PaladinOne (talk) 07:37, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

The wiki will continue to use "Upper lower lower" for the following reasons:
  1. It's consistent with the game which also uses Upper lower lower
  2. There should be no "Uppercase Links" or "Uppercase item names" in text (as a style guideline)
I also have to disagree with your example, since the wiki is only about the game there should be no confusion there, and even if there is, there is a link to the right item pages to clear it up. -- Bilka (talk) - Admin 14:23, 30 July 2017 (UTC)