#1 Posted by Hailinel (23846 posts) -
#2 Posted by Emoney244 (153 posts) -

Keep it.

#3 Edited by Hailinel (23846 posts) -
#4 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7047 posts) -

Rip that page right out of the abdomen of the site, I say. The summary on the Anthropomorphism page even specifies that it includes objects. Cars are objects people. No matter what your fantasy may be.

#5 Edited by Niblets (18 posts) -

#6 Posted by BeachThunder (11686 posts) -

I disagree; it's a specific subset of that concept, which there's definitely a precedent for. An obvious example is all of the Steam-related concepts - all games with Steam achievements by necessity have to also be on Steam. Other examples are crying/crying babies, hugging/first-person hugging, facial hair/beard. I suppose I'd be inclined to agree if it were something like anthropomorphic pretzels; however, there's a fair amount of games that include anthropomorphic vehicles.

#7 Posted by Emoney244 (153 posts) -

@hailinel: because it a sub set of anthropomorphic characters. Do you see how many games are on that list? Over 900.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

@hailinel: because it a sub set of anthropomorphic characters. Do you see how many games are on that list? Over 900.

And the number matters why?

I disagree; it's a specific subset of that concept, which there's definitely a precedent for. An obvious example is all of the Steam-related concepts - all games with Steam achievements by necessity have to also be on Steam. Other examples are crying/crying babies, hugging/first-person hugging, facial hair/beard. I suppose I'd be inclined to agree if it were something like anthropomorphic pretzels; however, there's a fair amount of games that include anthropomorphic vehicles.

Except the Anthropomorphism page includes all forms of anthropomorphism by itself.

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (35975 posts) -

@hailinel:

Just like the hugging page includes all instances of first person hugging? Or the facial hair page includes all those games that have beards in them?

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#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (35975 posts) -

@hailinel:

At least you are consistent. However, that very logic would eliminate quite a few valuable pages simply because all their examples can be listed on another page. For instance, the Tactical Turn-Based Combat page should go simply because we have turn-based combat to cover all those examples.

#12 Posted by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

@hailinel:

At least you are consistent. However, that very logic would eliminate quite a few valuable pages simply because all their examples can be listed on another page. For instance, the Tactical Turn-Based Combat page should go simply because we have turn-based combat to cover all those examples.

No, because Tactical Turn-Based Combat is a specific type of gameplay that differentiates itself through a number of specifics. Anthropomorphic vehicles on the other hand don't do anything special to distinguish themselves from other anthropomorphized objects or creatures.

#13 Posted by Slag (3989 posts) -

Yeah definitely with @hailinel on this one, Anthropomorphism covers this adequately.

Otherwise then we would have to add a ton of superfluous new ones to be consistent like Anthropomorphic trees, Anthropomorphic Rocks, Anthropomorphic Volcanoes, Anthropomorphic Stars, Anthropomorphic Household items, etc etc .

There is such a thing as being too specific.

#14 Edited by NuclearWinter (741 posts) -

More specific pages have always been allowed on the site, even if already covered by other broader ones. One of the joys of the Giant Bomb wiki is that someone can think of something that's perhaps kinda crazy or obscure in a game, like "Showing Half A Face On Box Art" or "Anthropomorphic Vehicles", and then they can look it up and see all other games that feature it.

There are enough examples of anthropomorphic vehicles that it seems a viable concept page to me.

Yes, it's possible to get too specific. We probably wouldn't want to further divide things into "Anthropomorphic Tractors" and "Anthropomorphic Bicycles" for example. But that's where common sense and the moderation team come in.

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#15 Posted by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

@nuclearwinter: So basically now relevant pages have two anthropomorphism concepts attached instead of one?

#16 Edited by Mento (2437 posts) -

What if you separate the Anthropomorphism pages into something like Anthropomorphic Animals, Anthropomorphic Vehicles (which expands it to include planes and boats as well as cars) and Anthropomorphic Objects? By which I mean, separate pages for every general type of anthropomorphism (without getting too specific of course).

The Anthropomorphism page as it is now just covers way too many games and characters and thus is one of those unwieldy concept pages like "Boss Fight" where there's simply too many items listed to make it of any use to anyone. I'd suggest making these child pages, attaching them to the core Anthropomorphism page (say, with a series of paragraphs in the main text that describes the various types of anthropomorphism and directs users to their respective concept pages) and then locking that core page down somehow.

(Man, I did not expect to type "anthropomorphism" so many times today.)

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#17 Posted by NuclearWinter (741 posts) -

@hailinel: Yep.

It's a little messy, but it's the only way to do things at the moment.

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