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Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

Please post your requests for search engine alias changes here!  Aliases allow users to find games under different names or acronyms that they are commonly referred to as. 

For example, Star Wars: The Old Republic has the following aliases:

SWOR
SWTOR
KOTOR MMO
Star Wars MMO

You can see for yourself how an alias works by typing one of the above nicknames for The Old Republic in the search window in the upper right corner of your screen.  Try putting in Star Wars MMO...as you can see, it immediately finds the correct game. 

Since aliases affect Giant Bomb's search engine a great deal, please only request to add or remove an Alias if it is critical for the page you're suggesting it for.  Aliases need to be used sparingly so the search engine doesn't get completely filled with bad results - this is why Alias is and will remain a staff-only field.  I'll use The Old Republic again as a good example.  Since this title is new, many people may not know it's called The Old Republic, but they may know that there is a Star Wars MMO in the works and in this case, the alias is a success and guides them to the correct place.

When requesting a change to an Alias, please provide the name of the game, a link to the Wiki page, the alias change you wish to make, and a brief reason you think the change should be made.  Your request will be reviewed as soon as possible and if the changes seem justifiable, it'll be done.


Currently, Aliases can be added for Games, Characters, People, and Companies.

(thanks to user OneEyedNinja7 for the suggestion!)

(link to forum post for those viewing on my blog)
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#1 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

Please post your requests for search engine alias changes here!  Aliases allow users to find games under different names or acronyms that they are commonly referred to as. 

For example, Star Wars: The Old Republic has the following aliases:

SWOR
SWTOR
KOTOR MMO
Star Wars MMO

You can see for yourself how an alias works by typing one of the above nicknames for The Old Republic in the search window in the upper right corner of your screen.  Try putting in Star Wars MMO...as you can see, it immediately finds the correct game. 

Since aliases affect Giant Bomb's search engine a great deal, please only request to add or remove an Alias if it is critical for the page you're suggesting it for.  Aliases need to be used sparingly so the search engine doesn't get completely filled with bad results - this is why Alias is and will remain a staff-only field.  I'll use The Old Republic again as a good example.  Since this title is new, many people may not know it's called The Old Republic, but they may know that there is a Star Wars MMO in the works and in this case, the alias is a success and guides them to the correct place.

When requesting a change to an Alias, please provide the name of the game, a link to the Wiki page, the alias change you wish to make, and a brief reason you think the change should be made.  Your request will be reviewed as soon as possible and if the changes seem justifiable, it'll be done.


Currently, Aliases can be added for Games, Characters, People, and Companies.

(thanks to user OneEyedNinja7 for the suggestion!)

(link to forum post for those viewing on my blog)
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#2 Posted by Rowr (5479 posts) -

+1 for you!

#3 Posted by OneEyedNinja7 (797 posts) -

Add "Cel Damage Overdrive" as an alias to Cel Damage (same game, but Overdrive is what it is known as in Europe/PS2 release).

#4 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -
OneEyedNinja7 said:
"Add "Cel Damage Overdrive" as an alias to Cel Damage (same game, but Overdrive is what it is known as in Europe/PS2 release)."
I found Cell Damage Overdrive misspelled as a separate page...I went ahead and renamed it to "Cel Damage Overdrive" instead of adding an alias to the existing page.

SuperMooseman said:
"http://www.giantbomb.com/hotel-giant-2/61-24911/
Hotel Giant: DS
Was released on the PC under the name Hotel Giant 2, and the DS version was released at the same time, just given the different name. :)"
Ok, done.
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#5 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

Why should "Maximum Capacity" be added as an alias?

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#6 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
SuperMooseman said:
"MB said:
"Why should "Maximum Capacity" be added as an alias?"
it's known as Maximum Capacity: Hotel Giant in some parts of the world as its full title, although many just shorten it to Hotel Giant. alas, it still stands as the true title in some countries."
Added it as an alias.
#7 Edited by OneEyedNinja7 (797 posts) -

Add "Mr. Burke" as an alias to Mister Burke (I thought it was spelled Mr. in-game, and searching "Mr. Burke" doesn't show any results).

EDIT: Oh same reasoning and change for Mister Crowley as well (people may think it's Mr. but it's technically Mister in-game)

EDIT 2: Add "Metal Gear Acid" and "Metal Gear Acid 2" as aliases to Metal Gear Ac!d and Metal Gear Ac!d 2 respectively. ( Many might not know that  the title is spelled with a "!" instead of an "i")

#8 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
OneEyedNinja7 said:
"Add "Mr. Burke" as an alias to Mister Burke (I thought it was spelled Mr. in-game, and searching "Mr. Burke" doesn't show any results).

EDIT: Oh same reasoning and change for Mister Crowley as well (people may think it's Mr. but it's technically Mister in-game)

EDIT 2: Add "Metal Gear Acid" and "Metal Gear Acid 2" as aliases to Metal Gear Ac!d and Metal Gear Ac!d 2 respectively. ( Many might not know that  the title is spelled with a "!" instead of an "i")"
SuperMooseman said:
"http://www.giantbomb.com/wario-land-shake-it/61-20963/
Wario Land: Shake Dimension

European title."
Added them.
#9 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
SuperMooseman said:
"Don't know if you can add alias to concepts, but if you can -
http://www.giantbomb.com/cougar/92-2606/
Puma, mountain lion, panther
Known as different things. :)"
Can't do concepts no, pretty annoying hope they will make that one of the priorities to fix.
#10 Posted by KamasamaK (2408 posts) -
#11 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -
Kamasama said:
"Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble is known as Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival in Japan."
Got it, thanks!  Sorry it took so long...I've been on vacation but I should be checking this thread at least once a day from now on.
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#12 Posted by fireflys_locket (68 posts) -
Roger Bacon has the alias of Albert Simon. Now, there IS a character in Shadow Hearts by the name of Albert Simon who pretends to be Roger Bacon, but the character page in question is for the real Roger Bacon of the game. So to avoid confusion, please remove this alias. ^_^ Hopefully, then I'll be able to make a page for the real Albert Simon without being rejected. HeH. Thanks!
#13 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -
fireflys_locket said:
"Roger Bacon has the alias of Albert Simon. Now, there IS a character in Shadow Hearts by the name of Albert Simon who pretends to be Roger Bacon, but the character page in question is for the real Roger Bacon of the game. So to avoid confusion, please remove this alias. ^_^ Hopefully, then I'll be able to make a page for the real Albert Simon without being rejected. HeH. Thanks!"
Done
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#14 Posted by fireflys_locket (68 posts) -

Thanks again! ^_^

#15 Posted by Gump (565 posts) -

NEW ALIASES --->


Mega Man V - Rockman World 5
Mega Man X3 - Rockman X3
Mega Man 7 - Rockman 7: Destiny's Greatest Battle!!
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition - Rockman 8: Metal Heroes
Mega Man X4 - Rockman X4
Rockman Battle & Chase - Mega Man Battle & Chase
Mega Man Legends - Rockman Dash, MML, Mega Man 64
Mega Man & Bass - Rockman & Forte
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne - Tron's Followers
Mega Man XTreme - Rockman X: Cyber Mission
Mega Man X5 - Rockman X5
Mega Man Legends 2 - Rockman Dash 2
Mega Man Battle Network - MMBN, Battle Network RockmanEXE
Mega Man Battle Network 2 - MMBN2, Battle Network RockmanEXE 2
Mega Man X6 - Rockman X6
Mega Man Xtreme 2 - Rockman X2: Soul Eraser
Mega Man Zero - Rockman Zero
Mega Man Battle Network 3 - MMBN3 White, MMBN3 Blue, Battle Network Rockman EXE 3
Mega Man X7 - Rockman X7
Mega Man Zero 2 - Rockman Zero 2
Mega Man Network Transmission - RockmanEXE Transmission
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge - Rockman EXE Battle Chip GP
Mega Man X8 - Rockman X8
Mega Man Zero 3 - Rockman Zero 3
Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation Battle Chip Gate Pack - Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation Limited Edition
Mega Man Battle Network 4 - Rockman EXE 4, MMBN4 Red Sun, MMBN4 Blue Sun
Mega Man X: Command Mission - Rockman X: Command Mission
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X - Irregular Hunter X
Mega Man Battle Network 6 - Rockman EXE 6
Mega Man Battle Network 5 - MMBN5, Rockman EXE 5
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS - Rockman EXE 5 DS: Twin Leads
Mega Man Powered Up - Rockman Rockman
Virtua Tennis - Virtua Tennis: Sega Professional Tennis
ObsCure - Mortifilia
ObsCure: The Aftermath - Obscure II, Obscure 2
Dragon Ball: Daimaou Fukkatsu - Dragon Ball 2
Dragon Ball Z: Chou Saiya Densetsu - Dragon Ball RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu
Dragon Ball Z: L'Appel Du Destin - Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden
Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout - Dragon Ball Final Bout
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku - DBZ: LoG
Dragon Ball Z: Collectible Card Game - DBZ: CCG
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II - DBZ: LoG2
Donkey Kong - DK
Mario Bros. - Mario Brothers
Super Mario Bros. - Super Mario Brothers,  Mario 1
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Super Mario Brothers 2, SMB 2
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Super Mario Brothers 3
Super Mario World - SMW, Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 4
Super Mario All-Stars - Super Mario Collection
Mario no Super Picross - Mario's Super Picross
Super Mario 64 - SM64
Paper Mario - Mario Story
Mario Kart Super Circuit - Mario Kart Advance
Wario Land 4 - Wario Land Advance
Super Mario Sunshine - SMS
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour - Mario Golf: Family Tour
Mario Power Tennis - Mario Tennis GC
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - Paper Mario RPG
Mario Tennis: Power Tour - Mario Tennis Advance
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - Mario & Luigi RPG 2
New Super Mario Bros. - New Super Mario Brothers
Mario Kart Wii - MK:Wii
Donkey Kong Country - Donkey Kong Country 1, Super Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy
#16 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

I did a lot of those....some seemed unnecessary so I left them alone for now.

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#17 Posted by Damonation (556 posts) -
Endogene said:
"Can't do concepts no, pretty annoying hope they will make that one of the priorities to fix."
When you can add aliases to concepts, can you do this one:
Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance --> BSAA and/or B.S.A.A.
Because that is a long damn name.
#18 Posted by OneEyedNinja7 (797 posts) -
#19 Edited by MB (11975 posts) -
OneEyedNinja7 said:
"Add The Lone Wanderer (or Lone Wanderer) to Vault 101 Dweller."


Done
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#20 Posted by OneEyedNinja7 (797 posts) -

Add Smeagol as an alias to Gollum

#21 Posted by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -
Final Fantasy VI should have Final Fantasy III as an alius since it was originally released as that in america.
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#22 Posted by serbsta (1867 posts) -

lol... Why is this a blog post?

#23 Posted by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -
serbsta said:
"lol... Why is this a blog post?"
Because MB is a moderator and he can do whatever he wants. His Galery name change thread is a blog post too. I thought it was weird too, but I'm not going to argue with M-to-the-B of the moderator crew MASIV!!!!!!!!! (you can tell I'm sat at uni bored out of my head, can't you?)
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#24 Posted by OneEyedNinja7 (797 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"serbsta said:
"lol... Why is this a blog post?"
Because MB is a moderator and he can do whatever he wants. His Galery name change thread is a blog post too. I thought it was weird too, but I'm not going to argue with M-to-the-B of the moderator crew MASIV!!!!!!!!! (you can tell I'm sat at uni bored out of my head, can't you?)
"
Since MB is the main guy who updates this post, he probably has it as a blog so he can have notifications on his profile whenever somebody requests a change.


Anyway, add The Overseer to Alphonse Almodovar
#25 Edited by jj984jj (242 posts) -
Devil Kings - Sengoku Basara
Devil Kings 2 - Sengoku Basara 2
Devil Kings 2: Heroes - Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes

It's sort of weird how Devil Kings 2: Heroes has the right name in the releases section but you still can't find it unless you search for Devil Kings.
#26 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

'Cause releases don't show up in the search. They need aliases for that.

#27 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

Oh, if you type in "Moon" the DS game doesn't automatically show up. So, I think that a good idea would be to put the alias "Moon ds" or "Moon DS" for the game Moon.

#28 Edited by Endogene (4741 posts) -

Updated them all till this point.

RHCPfan24 said:

"Oh, if you type in "Moon" the DS game doesn't automatically show up. So, I think that a good idea would be to put the alias "Moon ds" or "Moon DS" for the game Moon."

gamepage: http://www.giantbomb.com/moon/61-21507/

God that page is annoying (well the search engine i mean by that) tried adding moon DS, does still not show up. Then i tried MoonDS, no luck either....
Perhaps you can figure something out MB.
#29 Edited by MB (11975 posts) -
Endogene said:
"Updated them all till this point.

RHCPfan24 said:
"Oh, if you type in "Moon" the DS game doesn't automatically show up. So, I think that a good idea would be to put the alias "Moon ds" or "Moon DS" for the game Moon."

gamepage: http://www.giantbomb.com/moon/61-21507/

God that page is annoying (well the search engine i mean by that) tried adding moon DS, does still not show up. Then i tried MoonDS, no luck either....
Perhaps you can figure something out BoG."

It's working fine, it just takes a few minutes to propagate to the search engine once you add something to the alias field.  I changed the alias back to Moon DS, "moonds" isn't going to help anything.  Give it a few minutes before changing it again.
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#30 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -

Technology...

#31 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -

Moon shows up as the third result when you type in Moon DS now.

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#32 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

I don't know if this counts towards this thread, but typing in "The Conduit" doesn't make the game appear.

#33 Edited by MB (11975 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"I don't know if this counts towards this thread, but typing in "The Conduit" doesn't make the game appear."

Looks like a bug.  It shows up if you seach in lowercase or if you just put in Conduit.
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#34 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
MB said:
"Arkthemaniac said:
"I don't know if this counts towards this thread, but typing in "The Conduit" doesn't make the game appear."

Looks like a bug.  It shows up if you seach in lowercase or if you just put in Conduit."
Yeah, I knew that. I just was wondering why the "The" was an impediment.
#35 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

The search hates the word "the".

#36 Posted by Mamba219 (154 posts) -

Hello,

Here are a couple of characters that need aliases. Harley is known in Japan as Harley Q. Mick the Slug is known in Japan as Mick the Nick.

Thanks!

#37 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
Mamba219 said:
"Hello,

Here are a couple of characters that need aliases. Harley is known in Japan as Harley Q. Mick the Slug is known in Japan as Mick the Nick.

Thanks!"
added the aliases.
#38 Posted by Mamba219 (154 posts) -

Thanks!

I was also wondering what the site stance is on database items that simply don't show up when searched for, for instance this one: Bat

Unless one somehow finds a link to it it's impossible to find.

#39 Posted by MB (11975 posts) -
Mamba219 said:
"Thanks!

I was also wondering what the site stance is on database items that simply don't show up when searched for, for instance this one: Bat

Unless one somehow finds a link to it it's impossible to find."

Click on the magnifying glass icon and you'll get more detailed search results.

http://www.giantbomb.com/search/?q=bat
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#40 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

The site stance is that Bat is nearly impossible to search for. ;)
Does Bat have any aliases? Those would definitely help.

#41 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
MB said:
"Mamba219 said:
"Thanks!

I was also wondering what the site stance is on database items that simply don't show up when searched for, for instance this one: Bat

Unless one somehow finds a link to it it's impossible to find."

Click on the magnifying glass icon and you'll get more detailed search results.

http://www.giantbomb.com/search/?q=bat"
That still leaves the problem that you will not be able to link images to that pages or anything else really. You can only add concepts items and characters from his page not to since it will not show up in the search.
#42 Edited by Mamba219 (154 posts) -

EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, adding the demon aliases to the DDS characters wouldn't be a bad idea.

They are as follows:

Mick the Slug = Rahu
Harley = Hayagriva
Bat (since I can't search for this, and the link is right above, I hope you'll forgive me if I don't link to this) = Camazotz
Jinana = Usas
Jenna Angel = Hari Hara
Varin Omega = Ravana
Lupa = Cerberus
Serph = Varna
Heat = Agni
Argilla = Prithivi
Gale = Vayu
Cielo = Dyaus
Sera = Varnani

Thanks!

#43 Posted by Mamba219 (154 posts) -

Sorry to double, but I edited my above post.

#44 Posted by fireflys_locket (68 posts) -

For Karin, please add the alias of "Anne Hyuga" and/or just "Anne". thank you! ^_^

#45 Posted by jj984jj (242 posts) -
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#48 Posted by OneEyedNinja7 (797 posts) -
#49 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
OneEyedNinja7 said:
"Add Myrrah as an alias to the Locust Queen.
"
Check.
#50 Posted by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -

Add "Ace Combat" as an alias for Air Combat, as this was it's Japanese name, and the name used in all the sequels of the game.

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