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1st Mar, 2021 12:25:08 AM

I think it's there to ensure people maintain consistency. I don't see it as that much of a big deal, but what do I know here.

1st Mar, 2021 03:49:57 AM

It's a big note, yes, but if it can prevent tropers edit warring over these things it serves a good purpose. I'm not sure if it has happened with this page, but people easily get into edit wars about such things.

Also, it's a comment (it's been reformatted in the OP so that's not immediately obvious), so you only see it if you're editing the page or viewing the source code. So it doesn't interfere with how ordinary readers experience things.

EDITED: To answer the question in the thread title: to some people it's a deal big enough to edit war about.

Edited by GnomeTitan
1st Mar, 2021 08:02:16 AM

There was a recent report about an edit war involving use of periods in initials. Though in that case it was primarily about how it was presented in-series vs what should be done here.

Edit: Corrected link

Edited by sgamer82
1st Mar, 2021 08:16:33 AM

In that case, it was made more complicated by the series’ not following the usual rules for how to write an acronym: IIRC, it used periods after the first two letters but not after the third letter. People who hadn’t noticed this ”corrected” the spelling to three periods, others changed it back, and an edit war ensued.

1st Mar, 2021 08:22:18 AM

This seems like a big note for such a small thing.
However, this note is only visible to editors of the page. And consistency is important, so there's nothing wrong with leaving a note for a page with many acronyms.

1st Mar, 2021 01:55:34 PM

As the person who wrote that notice, sorry if the notice came off as bloated. I just intended the notice to be a mini-style guide to keep the use of acronyms consistent with how the games actually used them (which is, usually without the periods).

Edited by Albert3105
1st Mar, 2021 01:58:33 PM

I see nothing wrong with a style guide. A bit longer than usual, sure, but not exactly War and Peace.

1st Mar, 2021 02:02:43 PM

@sgamer82: you have the wrong link.

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