Should we follow Wikipedia naming conventions (plurals) for page names?
Wikipedia naming conventions (plurals) states that "in general only create page titles that are in the singular, unless that term is always in a plural form in English (such as scissors)..." There are several pages in this wiki that do not follow this convention and have resulted in inconsistent use of plural and singular page titles as well as broken links. A few examples are Resources and Biomes, which have broken links on Techtrees.
I believe that we should adopt and follow the Wikipedia naming conventions (plurals) for this wiki and rename Resources and Biomes to the singular forms. In the interim, I have added redirects for Resource and Biome.
- I agree that page titles should be singular wherever it makes sense, but honestly, I'd say we should follow any convention that makes sense so long as we attempt to enforce it. Also, I've made redirects for some words like "forests", "oceans", "deserts" etc. to assist in this problem; do you see any reason we shouldn't continue enforcing both practices (singular-form page titles but also a plethora of redirects so we don't have to constantly hard-code links)? Pranic Lift (talk) 23:33, 19 May 2013 (CEST)
- As long as we are consistent with whatever convention we choose, it doesn't matter too much. However, it is generally easier to use the singular. Take, for example, the creation of links to pages (from Wikipedia naming conventions):
- "One can still write [[crayon]]s (which the software is smart enough to render as crayons), but if the page is called [[crayons]], then whenever one wants to use the term in the singular, one is forced into creating a piped link—the ungainly [[crayons|crayon]], or creating a redirect."
- --Thefrow (talk) 03:40, 20 May 2013 (CEST)