Italicized game titles[edit]

While there is some basis for this in formal "Manual of Style" texts, this site's style guidelines are currently not as specific.  Therefore, changing it would be a huge amount of work for no gain in utility or readability.  If you disagree, fine: I suggest posting to Central Processing to see what the community consensus is.    Ryan W 19:28, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I thought that titles of fictional works were suposed to be in italics - at least that's how it works on Wikipedia. --Ixfd64 09:45, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
There are many differences between this site and Wikipedia.  That is a good thing, because it allows each wiki to adapt to its specialized topic.  It's true that our policy page takes a few things directly from Wikipedia, but I believe those are "grandfathered" from a time when we only had 3 editors.  Hopefully, we are large enough now to make our own decisions.
Anyway.  Conventionally, titles of long-form fictional works are indeed italicized, while titles of short-form or unpublished works are usually in quotation marks instead (Chicago Manual of Style 14th ed., §§ 7.133, 7.139, 7.145, 7.147, 7.148).  On the other hand, even newspapers, which usually pride themselves on old-school copyediting, have been known to break such rules.  (I seem to recall being told in AP English that a title intermediate in notability could be left with neither quotation marks nor italics, but maybe that was a regional thing.)  Regardless of all that, perhaps the assembled editors will someday discuss this and decide that you are correct.  It is still the case that, right now, no game titles are capitalized italicized (nor web site titles for that matter).  If some are changed and not others, the encyclopedia looks worse than it did before, which is not good.  Are you volunteering to check all 1600+ pages?    Ryan W 03:16, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, you make a good point. I'll hold off on italicizing the titles for now. --Ixfd64 09:22, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

New template[edit]

Template:Idgames2 appears to be identical to Template:Ig2, aside from formatting.  What am I missing?    Ryan W 06:48, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Yep, the templates are indeed identical except for the formatting. I wasn't aware that Template:Ig2 existed. I'll redirect Template:Idgames2 to Template:Ig2 right now. --Ixfd64 21:06, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
No worries.  Glad I wasn't hallucinating there.  :>     Ryan W 15:01, 20 December 2008 (UTC)