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Killing the Digital Distribution pages?

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The Digital Distribution pages, e.g. Steam, GOG.com, the Humble Store, Desura, etc. are mostly unused and rarely updated. I think it's reasonable to remove them. They serve little purpose and are a complete mess. It doesn't seem that anyone is interested in fixing it, especially the smaller store fronts.

 

I'd prefer we delete the pages entirely rather than making a separate namespace for them, as I really don't think they have much use that Wikipedia isn't sufficiently filling. Any fixes available are made irrelevant fairly quickly, so I really don't think they're particularly useful for that reason either.

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Any fixes available are made irrelevant fairly quickly, so I really don't think they're particularly useful for that reason either.

 

But until these issues are fixed, would it not be handy just to keep them all in one place?

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I think it's probably a good idea to keep these as they can be quite useful, after all clients and websites often require 'fixes' e.g. this page was linked with a few thousand hits the other week: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Origin#Origin_stops_downloading_after_an_ungiven_threshold

 

Perhaps we should focus on improving the quality rather than scrapping it completely.

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Fair, in that case should we move them out of the main namespace? I'm hesitant to request too many new namespaces for different topics, but I can see why we'd want to support articles like this.

 

Unfortunately, I have no idea how we'd go about verifying whether or not different parts of an article have been fixed. Any ideas?

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