Talk:Strip Poker

From questden


Explaining my reverts so I'm not just abusing admin status:

30df25's motivation seemed to be consistency- giving each poker project it's own page, and linking them separately through through the disambiguation.

However, this seems to have come at the cost of removing actual information and links to resources for the win32 and python game (focusing the old strip poker page just on the win16 game), and replacing them with simple links to threads in the disambiguation. This is not an improvement (the whole point of a project page would be to save people the trouble of digging through threads). I considered correcting this by moving the missing material to new articles, but there's really not enough information to merit it, and I don't really see how placing a bunch of information that could easily be collected on one page to a bunch of tiny pages is an improvement.

Hence I've reverted to the original arrangement. The information is all pertinent to strip poker, it all belongs on one page. The only reason to break it up would be if the write ups on individual projects grew large enough, or if the author of a specific project wanted to develop their own page (as LionsPhil has). Clarity comes before consistency.

Feel free to discus here or seek me out on irc if you have a good argument as to why things should be set up differently, but for now I'm ruling this isn't broke, and doesn't need fixing.

-Dakdo 20:47, 28 November 2013 (CET)

Miiight have been better to discuss first, but I probably can't throw stones too hard there. I would say it's probably worth Squeegy's poker game having its own article, since it has its own character list, instructions to make them, and such, but ultimately that probably comes down to him.--LionsPhil 20:57, 28 November 2013 (CET)

Whups. I'm going mad with power already. And I promised Dylan I wouldn't do that!

One way to clean it up might be to do away with the disambiguation, actually. Merge it right into the main strip poker page. So the main page has a write up for the smaller or older projects, and links to projects that (for whatever reason) merit their own pages (JS for now, and Squeegy's, if and when that happens). Then we get consistency back. -Dakdo 21:39, 28 November 2013 (CET)

Nah, 'mad with power' is if you locked people out. Wikis are for making changes and hitting undo buttons. I did the rearranging because I felt strongly that the Win16 project was (stunted? unable to grow?) and didn't deserve primacy as "the" strip poker game... but I didn't see consensus for the other projects to be the new "the" strip poker game. I used links to the threads because there were no articles here to link to, or the projects were not in a complete enough state to require an article of their own. Maybe that's incorrect style. I feel people who come here looking for strip poker should be shepherded to the newer projects; the old character data can be (or already is) ported to the new projects, so it's not like we're losing valuable resources. --30df25 00:07, 17 January 2014 (CET)