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Aemony

Proposal: Remove "settings" from Video/Input/Audio headers

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As part of the overhaul of the editing guide, and the first attempt of drafting unified terminology to refer to "feature rows" in tables, it's made more and more clear that calling the sections for "Video settings", "Input settings", as well as "Audio settings" can be a bit limiting, and misinform new editors as well as readers that the rows covered in such a section only relates to the presence of settings, and not support or otherwise (which we try to incorporate more and more with the recent additions such as the limited and always on states).

Compare the two alternatives to one another as an example, in relation to the subsections they include as well:

Current:

  • Essential improvements
    • Skip intro videos
  • Game data
    • Configuration file(s) location
    • Save game data location
    • Save game cloud syncing
  • Video settings
    • Borderless fullscreen windowed
    • Ultra-widescreen
    • Anti-aliasing (AA)
    • High frame rate
    • Refresh rate (Hz)
    • Ambient occlusion (AO)
    • Bloom
    • Global illumination
  • Input settings
    • DualShock button prompts
  • Audio settings
    • Localizations
  • VR support
  • Issues unresolved

 

Proposed:

  • Essential improvements
    • Skip intro videos
  • Game data
    • Configuration file(s) location
    • Save game data location
    • Save game cloud syncing
  • Video
    • Borderless fullscreen windowed
    • Ultra-widescreen
    • Anti-aliasing (AA)
    • High frame rate
    • Refresh rate (Hz)
    • Ambient occlusion (AO)
    • Bloom
    • Global illumination
  • Input
    • DualShock button prompts
  • Audio
    • Localizations
  • VR support
  • Issues unresolved

 

I don't think anything of importance is lost by removing "settings" from the section headers.

 

Side question: should "support" be removed from the "VR support" header as well?

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Oh, this would also mean we can actually label our templates and cargo tables for "Audio", "Video", "Input" as well.

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I'd be in favour of this for the reasons you've outlined.

@Andytizer If this change happens it would probably make sense to add "settings" to the site tagline in some way to aid incoming searches using that specific keyword.

On 6/9/2019 at 8:32 PM, Aemony said:

Side question: should "support" be removed from the "VR support" header as well?

Yes this would make sense as well for the same reasons (it would also be a good idea to revisit other aspects of the VR template, but that's a subject for a separate topic).

On 6/9/2019 at 8:36 PM, Aemony said:

Oh, this would also mean we can actually label our templates and cargo tables for "Audio", "Video", "Input" as well.

Cargo table names do not have to match the associated templates (see Special:CargoTables for several examples).

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This looks great - in the beginning I intentionally labelled them 'Settings' but this was shortsighted. I think the change looks good and happy for it to be implemented.

I'll open a new thread about Site title and Tagline.

 

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