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Alexrd

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    Alexrd got a reaction from ab5000 in Taxonomy is a waste of time   
    I just want to say that I completely agree with the OP. I wouldn't necessarily pick on perspectives, modes and controls (even though that's information that's usually alread covered in each page), but info like genre, art styles, themes and ratings are pretty useless. Most people come here to learn how to fix a problem they have with a game they already own. All of this is noise that makes what was meant to be simple only more convoluted.
    Same for the hundreds of wiki entries dumped at the top of each page. It's not technical info. It's usually story or lore info, something outside the scope of this wiki.

    Just my 2 cents...
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    Alexrd got a reaction from Blackbird in Taxonomy is a waste of time   
    I just want to say that I completely agree with the OP. I wouldn't necessarily pick on perspectives, modes and controls (even though that's information that's usually alread covered in each page), but info like genre, art styles, themes and ratings are pretty useless. Most people come here to learn how to fix a problem they have with a game they already own. All of this is noise that makes what was meant to be simple only more convoluted.
    Same for the hundreds of wiki entries dumped at the top of each page. It's not technical info. It's usually story or lore info, something outside the scope of this wiki.

    Just my 2 cents...
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    Alexrd reacted to Antrad in Taxonomy is a waste of time   
    It says on the home page "PCGamingWiki aims to list fixes and workarounds for every single PC game."
    How is writing that Escape From Monkey Island uses "cinematic camera perspective" help anyone ? In my opinion everything not related to getting the games fixed or improved is a waste of people's time and spreads the project and community thin. Even if it is done with a bot it just makes it harder to keep track of all the constant changes on your watchlist. This site is slowly creeping into Moby Games territory adding stuff like this, the ratings or whatever comes next.
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    Alexrd got a reaction from Expack3 in Analysis: Why Steam isn't DRM   
    Registry files are only created after installing the game on a certain machine.
     

    Why not get a direct link to download those files? You know, getting the game without any third party client being necessary (also valid as DRM)?
     

    You're required to install a client to get them.
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    Alexrd got a reaction from Marioysikax in Cropped images and general wiki guidlines   
    I believe the wiki should have some guidelines regarding images. For example, .PNG should be the standard format, not just for in-game screenshots but for game covers as well, since .JPG leave a lot of artifacts due to compression. Cropping images also doesn't benefit anyone. It's distracting and removes information which in the end doesn't benefit the reader.
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    Alexrd got a reaction from Expack3 in Cropped images and general wiki guidlines   
    I believe the wiki should have some guidelines regarding images. For example, .PNG should be the standard format, not just for in-game screenshots but for game covers as well, since .JPG leave a lot of artifacts due to compression. Cropping images also doesn't benefit anyone. It's distracting and removes information which in the end doesn't benefit the reader.
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