Talk:Energy cell (Strife)


Title has produced erroneous wikilinks[edit]

At the moment, the article about the plasma gun's and the BFG9000's small ammo item is called energy cell.
The ammunition type that powers the flamethrower and the mauler in Strife is called energy cells.

The latter article has been linked from these irrelevant articles:

  • BFG9000
  • Status bar
  • MAP14: Mountains and Mortar (Community Chest 3)
  • MAP07: Metal Mothers (BTSX-E1)
  • MAP13: I'll Replace You With Machines (BTSX-E1)

In my opinion, energy cells should be moved to energy cell (Strife), because the current naming seems to cause problems. After that, energy cells should be redirected to energy cell, because it's likely that when editors link [[energy cells]] they mean the item in Doom. I still want to ask for opinions before doing anything. --Jartapran (talk) 01:20, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

It's a complete mess, worse than what happened with Doom Classic vs Doom Classic (iOS). Articles link to both incorrectly (Mauler links to Energy cell, for example). I support your name idea for this article, but I think the Doom article should also be Energy cell (Doom). That way it's completely impossible to link to the wrong one. The generically named articles should be disambigs, not redirects, so that people become aware of the fact there are two different articles. If they stay redirects to Doom, then people linking cells and energy cells on Strife-related articles are still generating bad links. --Quasar (talk) 16:02, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
+1 to disambig. It's the best approach to the issue. --Gez (talk) 16:56, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
All mainspace links to "Energy cells" have been disambiguated. "Energy cell" is a MUCH larger problem. --Quasar (talk) 21:51, 31 December 2014 (UTC)