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== Comments ==
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==Classification method==
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Currently, games are first divided in Free/Reimplemented/Commercial/Emulators/MMO and only then they are grouped by genre. I'd like to see the opposite, i.e. first group by genre (also in [[Template:Games navigation]]) and only inside each genre make the distinction between native/emulators, free/commercial and whatever distinction better suits that particular genre.
  
== Suggestions ==
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Note that this topic has already been briefly touched on in [[Talk:Common_Applications/Games/MMO#MMOG]] by me and AlexanderR, but more opinions are needed.
  
Svenstaro, this page is about game listings.  If you think it belongs here, could you add it to the end of the page? --[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 19:59, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 08:45, 5 February 2012 (EST)
  
I do believe that this info should be in front since the page is simply called "Games". A general info on games and playing games on Arch with possible issues would seem more appropriate to me than simply a list of games. Perhaps we can agree that an article with a general name as this one would contain some general info too. The article is not called "Game Listing" and thus some info apart from just a list of games should be here. The length of the list alone draws visual attention to it so what would be wrong with having general info for the user first? --[[User:Svenstaro|Svenstaro]] 20:08, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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:+1 -- when browsing games, one would logically search by genre first. The genre classification scheme is more consistent with the other Common Applications pages, too, where applications are organized by type first, then by UI/platform (graphical or console). -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 12:25, 4 March 2012 (EST)
 
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Well, we do have a [[Common Applications]], [[Lightweight Applications]], possibly a [[Gaming Applications]]??  And then create a [[Gaming]] page with general overall information.  Thing is, I couldn't really see enough information to really make an article of it.  Any ideas?
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--[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 20:48, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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I say we link to Wikipedia, an outgoing redirection for Lightweight and Games and keep Common. Three articles basically doing the same thing is ridiculous. Either that or we rename Common Applications to something more appropriate and stick everything in there. --[[User:Keiichi|Keiichi]] 20:56, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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I have now added my stuff to the [[Gaming]] page. It will be improved and iterated on by me and other persons. It is obviously a stub for now. Keiichi, we weren't really discussing about the stuff you now hint at. Perhaps you should bring up this issue on the mailing list? I prefer the Arch application lists to wikipedia, for one.
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--[[User:Svenstaro|Svenstaro]] 21:08, 2 December 2009 (EST)
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Should game links be to existing ArchWiki pages (if they exist) instead of the actual homepage of the game?
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--[[User:Splex|Splex]] 15:27, 27 December 2009 (HKT)
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I don't think so. It really shouldn't be necessary for a game to have its own wiki page and if it does it probably is an exception. Best we can do is link to both, homepage and wiki entry. I'd still go with homepage only, though. Which games have their own wiki pages on here?
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--[[User:Svenstaro|Svenstaro]] 03:00, 27 December 2009 (EST)
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Revision as of 00:13, 24 May 2013

Classification method

Currently, games are first divided in Free/Reimplemented/Commercial/Emulators/MMO and only then they are grouped by genre. I'd like to see the opposite, i.e. first group by genre (also in Template:Games navigation) and only inside each genre make the distinction between native/emulators, free/commercial and whatever distinction better suits that particular genre.

Note that this topic has already been briefly touched on in Talk:Common_Applications/Games/MMO#MMOG by me and AlexanderR, but more opinions are needed.

-- Kynikos 08:45, 5 February 2012 (EST)

+1 -- when browsing games, one would logically search by genre first. The genre classification scheme is more consistent with the other Common Applications pages, too, where applications are organized by type first, then by UI/platform (graphical or console). -- pointone 12:25, 4 March 2012 (EST)