This Concept Should be Deleted

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#1 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

It actually says in the wiki faq
 

- Game related or gaming related - E3 2008 is a good example as it can be used to list all games which appeared at E3 2008. On the other hand, just E3 would be a bad example as it would have no particular relevance.
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#2 Posted by Drebin_893 (2891 posts) -

I agree, how does this even begin to qualify for a concept?

#3 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

Yeah, I don't get how this got past moderation (unless someone had enough points). I think I'll make an E3 2009 page so that we can include all the games that will be shown as I can't see one which is already made.

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#4 Posted by DrRandle (1202 posts) -

...Well E3 isn't a place, person, or game... I disagree with the wiki faq, personally, and think E3 has perfect relevance. If somebody came to giant bomb and wanted to know what E3 was, there should be a page that tells them, and likely one that leads to info pages about each year's E3.

#5 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

We did have an E3 2008 page for last year and it has since been removed / deleted without a reason. This particular page was created by a user (we know who) who perhaps jumped the gun a little on this one without consulting a Wiki Moderator first. Something I wish they had done.

Personally I'm of the opinion the page is pushing the boundries a little. And considering the E3 2008 page was removed my guess would be that is a sign such pages are not wanted or considered valid enough to be in our database. However this is just my personal opinion, the real answer may infact be entirely opposite to how I feel.

We have been trying to find an answer as to why the previous E3 2008 page was removed and what the general stance is on such E3 pages. But obviously things are hectic at the moment as the crew have been preparing for E3 and obviously now they are on their way there too.

#6 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -

I made a page for E3 2009. Feel free to add all the games that are known to be at E3 this year.

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#7 Posted by TheBeast (1931 posts) -
mracoon said:
I made a page for E3 2009. Feel free to add all the games that are known to be at ... [more]
I understand why you created this but please read Hamz' response above - I've removed the 'Real-world Events' line from the Wiki FAQ to avoid confusion until we get this cleared up.
#8 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -
TheBeast said:
mracoon said: I made a page for E3 2009. Feel free to add all the games that are known to ... [more]
We need more clarification on this issue I think. You can delete the page if you want but I think people should know which games appeared at E3 2009. Next time I'll contact a mod before making a page like that.
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#9 Posted by TheBeast (1931 posts) -
mracoon said:
TheBeast said: mracoon said: I made a page for E3 2009. Feel free to add all the games that are ... [more]
We are looking to get a response from the staff on this but obviously they're very busy at the moment. There's both good points and bad points to having the page but seeing as the last E3 2008 page was deleted, we'd rather err on the side of caution here.
#10 Posted by mracoon (4946 posts) -
@TheBeast said:
" We are looking to get a response from the staff on this but obviously they're very busy at the moment. There's both good points and bad points to having the page but seeing as the last E3 2008 page was deleted, we'd rather err on the side of caution here. "
Well Jeff and Ryan posted news stories to the E3 2009 page, so I think it's ok.
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#11 Edited by MattyFTM (14327 posts) -

I don't see why we shouldn't have an E3 concept page. It could be a great place for a really in depth article about the history of E3, how it is organized and all sorts of other cool stuff about E3. Sure, attaching games to is could be problematic, because so many games are shown off at E3, but pages exist mainly for a great article, attaching pages to it is just a side thing. I was planning on writing an article for this page, but I guess I'll wait until this gets cleared up.

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