Good faith edits, but
Please, don't create any new game pages with just credits and nothing else. It lowers down the average VGMPF quality and makes a visual dissonance of how many pages about games on X platform we have.
Also I doubt that you should make births and death categories manually. Now it would be a pain in the ass to do something with them in case we decided to change their formatting. On Wikipedia it's done automatically via infobox templates, not the way you did it. --M1911 (talk) 12:26, 28 June 2022 (EDT)
- We should add that template, and, since I don’t know how to rip, I’ll just put game credits on a sandbox.
- Best regards,
Takamori.Shiho (talk) 17:03, 28 June 2022 (EDT)
- こんにちは Takamori.Shiho, and thank you for taking an interest in the Video Game Music Preservation Foundation. We are very pleased to have your help adding to our encyclopedia of video game music. I understand that it is often difficult to pick up the rules on a new site. The best place to start is to look over the Editing Rules for any page that you're interested in adding. We know there are a lot of them, but we don't expect you to have them memorized. We will do our best to gently guide you in the right direction.
- I will see if I can update the template to include additional categories like male/female, deceased, and the like. Also, we can further discuss which new categories we can add in the future, like players of instruments. Thank you again for helping us grow our web site! --TheAlmightyGuru (talk) 13:38, 29 June 2022 (EDT)
Hello. Regarding proper romanization, I'm not sure we allow diacritical marks on the wiki pages, see this edit which reverted one of yours: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=Manabu_Saito&diff=151298&oldid=151297. I don't remember though if we have strict rules on that, but please follow Editing Rules: People. This guide mentions that names should use Latin alphabet. --binarymaster (talk) 19:49, 4 July 2022 (EDT)
- Would it be OK if I placed the proper romanization on the article but not the page itself? For example, the page would be Koji Kondo, but the article would say Kōji Kondō.
- Takamori.Shiho (talk) 17:39, 5 July 2022 (EDT)
- An idea I'd like: Proper romanization, accents, umlauts, diacritics etc. in the Infobox on the right, and somewhere, the Latin spelling that everyone else can type on their keyboard. (The English Wikipedia doesn't seem to do that, which is going too far in my opinion.) Because many people just can't type these special letters and wonder what to type instead. This is especially bad with the letter "ö": In German, it translates to "oe", but in Finnish "ö", it translates to "o". But those who can type ö, will.
- I'm not sure though where the Latin should be. Probably Latin page title with redirects from non-Latin, it's easiest for everyone. About the first actual text paragraph, I don't know, both? What do the others say? --Professor Chaos (talk) 13:09, 6 July 2022 (EDT)
- As TheAlmightyGuru says, our wiki purpose is to preserve videogame music history, and this topic is more about linguistics, which looks really out of scope. This topic is very specific and I don't think it's worth spending time on doing it as I barely see any outcome from this. Our wiki doesn't pretend to be linguistically accurate.
- If somebody wants to figure out proper pronunciation/transcription of someone's name, it would be better to use some different website or service, and we already have "Local" field in the Infobox Composer template. --binarymaster (talk) 18:26, 10 July 2022 (EDT)