Snail's forum posts

#1 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

"Problematic".

#2 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

Agreed. Maybe add "Travel-Free Shooting" as an alias to Stationary Aiming? Not because it's a good name for a wiki page (it isn't), but editors who've used that page before may look for it in the future.

#3 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

@irvandus said:

@snail: Correction. Sonic heroes is the only good sonic game besides the first one.

What? How can you think the first Sonic game is good, but not the second one? Or 3 and & Knuckles, for that matter.

#4 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

@sterling said:

So this is what next gen has come to.

Yeah... the HD remakes are coming pretty early. I'm surprised by this announcement.

#5 Edited by Snail (8593 posts) -

Danlon & Dryckert.

#6 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

Sonic Heroes was a good game, actually.

#7 Edited by Snail (8593 posts) -

Haha, the quarters are a nice touch (if I understand the reference correctly).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFFREEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYY

#8 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

There's a lot of productive discussion going on in this page, but until Jeff authorizes an official style guide, the unruliness and oddball eclecticism of the wiki will prevail. No matter how much we argue about this, until there is an official stance on what wiki pages should be structured like, threads like these will just sink to the bottom of the forums and only a fraction of potential editors will read them.

Basically, it's very hard to stick to a standard when there really is none, and that causes the wiki to be all over the place. I really think Giant Bomb's wiki would improve by being as streamlined as something like Wikipedia. Sometimes I'm frustrated at a page for being overlong, or just endorsing a structure and style that I find inadequate to the wiki, and yet still conforms to the wiki guidelines (so I can't just righteously edit someone else's work to my own perceptions of what it should be).

This unruliness is part of the reason why I ceased to edit as hard as I used to. I just got to the point when I realized the fun I would be having adding information to this wiki would be exponentially larger if I felt I knew what to expect when I went to a wiki page, if the information tens of thousands of users submitted was a lot more streamlined and easily accessible. Going to a wiki page, currently, is a Russian roulette.

I have been pining for the staff/moderators to release an official style guide for years now. We need that.

#9 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

@andrewb said:

@snail: So all-terrain that it has thrusters to just fly over it. Just don't let the corner of a wheel touch anything that looks like lava, or it will instantly cease to function.

Yes yes (that's why I said fix it), but did you see the footage in the OP's video?

#10 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

I vote that we close this thread and open a new one.

It's also clearly either Leonardo or Donatello. I haven't seen the cartoons in ages, but those are the two I remember having more fondness for - though truth be told, I don't remember why I liked Donatello that much, just that I did.