Talk:Settings

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Revision as of 17:07, 20 December 2008 by Quetzilla (Talk | contribs) (lets avoid individual setting pages)

Consolidation

I've consolidated some settings into setting group pages, redirecting when their were already individual pages. I highly recommend that we avoid individual pages for settings wherever possible, as it creates clutter and makes information hard to correlate.
For example, there were previously 3 pages for some movement settings, but that information is next to useless if one doesn't understand how the movement settings interrelate. I've consolidated them on Movement Settings, and I think we can all agree that this is a much better situation.
Obviously there will be a few settings just won't relate to others, but other than those I think it's in the best interests of users and editors to group related settings.
If people want to set up individual redirects for such pages, I have no objection to that, but I don't think it's worth the effort. Consider setting up a Firefox Quick Search for the geck, it will save you a lot of time (and if you don't have Firefox... ???)
--Quetzilla 21:07, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

magic settings

I'm guessing that the "Magic" game settings here were carried forward from Oblivion but are not actually used? Should they even be listed here? --SnakeChomp 03:40, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm assuming that modders (scripters in particular) are going to be using the magic effects all the time. I say keep, for now. Hpfreak26 04:04, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

redirects necessary?

I'm wondering what the point of setting up redirects for grouped settings is. Won't the search engine just point them to the group page since the name of the setting is in the text of the page? Seems like extra work.
--Quetzilla 01:59, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

For links and for anyone who types the URL directly into the address bar (personally I do that fairly often...), I think it's worth while.
If Bethesda OKs my Wiki bot, I could automate it, too.
DragoonWraith · talk · 18:35, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Section Organization

I think we should promote the combat section to the same level as the actor section instead of having it as a subsection, since they aren't strictly related to actor settings in such a fashion. Especially the mine settings and VATS, those don't really change actors in any way. --SnakeChomp 04:23, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to reorganize it as you like; I'm willing to defer to you on this, since you're definitely putting more work into this. I only added the new headings because I felt there did need to be more; I'm not particularly attached to any particular organization, I just think there should be organization.
Also, you should put related settings in one page and use {{Template:SettingGroup}} for all of them.
DragoonWraith · talk · 05:51, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
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