The Definite Article in Item Names

  • #1
    Hi Gang,

    Apologies if this topic has been addressed already, as the topic description says, searching for "the" is sort of challenging. Or rather, it's way too effective. You know what I mean.

    I've noticed that the wiki sorts items such as The Fist of Az'Turrasq under "T" for "The" instead of under "F" for Fist. I also didn't see anything in the Style Guide about proper use of the definite article in Item names, so I was wondering if this is on purpose, a side effect of wiki-tech, or something that hasn't been discussed and that should be addressed in order to maintain consistency?

    If there is a conscious decision here, we should at least update the style guide to reflect that information.

    Now that I think about it, the style guide has a lot to do with how to format the wiki and wiki articles themselves, but very little information about how to deal with the specific data of Diablo such as Item Templates, Monsters, etc etc.. Is there a more specific guide somewhere?
  • #2
    The wiki software automatically sorts by page title. and page titles are designated by in game names. We can override that, but since 99% of our categorization is done via the templates, it becomes problematic.

    You can always leave "The" out of your search and it should still return the appropriate result.
  • #3
    Quote from Wynthyst

    The wiki software automatically sorts by page title. and page titles are designated by in game names. We can override that, but since 99% of our categorization is done via the templates, it becomes problematic.

    You can always leave "The" out of your search and it should still return the appropriate result.


    Good to know, thanks!
  • #4
    Quote from kahdrick

    I also didn't see anything in the Style Guide about proper use of the definite article in Item names, so I was wondering if this is on purpose, a side effect of wiki-tech, or something that hasn't been discussed and that should be addressed in order to maintain consistency?

    If there is a conscious decision here, we should at least update the style guide to reflect that information.

    Pages such as items, monsters, npc's etc. are always named after their in-game names. So if an an item has a definite article in it (like The Fist of Az'Turrasq), that name is maintained in the wiki.

    It should be added to the style guide however and I will add it.
    DiabloWiki.com - PlugY PlugY for Diablo II allows you to reset skills and stats, transfer items between characters in singleplayer, obtain all ladder runewords and do all Uberquests while offline. It is the only way to do all of the above. Please use it.

    Supporting big shoulderpads and flashy armor since 2004.
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.
Posts Quoted:
Reply
Clear All Quotes