Or at least I think so. Discuss.
A bit overkill...
Actually, any game or anyone with shoes is a valid entry, and that's the problem. I could go on forever putting in games and characters with shoes. The problem is it's too general. Guns and Swords are general too but not all games have one and not all characters can be linked to them. I think they should ban any objects that are too general in terms. If they allow shoes, then what's next, hair? pants? shirts?. For example, something specific should be, sneakers, sandals, golf shoes, you get my point.
BTW, I'm not a point junkie, I really usually come here because I have nothing better to do. In fact, I couldn't care less about being on top, I mean, what do I get for being number one? A million dollar prize?
"Guns and swords are actually relevant to games though. Shoes aren't."
The rules state any in-game object is valid, if shoes are in the game, then it's a valid entry whether it adds to the gameplay or not. A serious flaw in my opinion. Well, if the rules aren't changed, I'm going to add shoes to a few more characters that I like, I suggest everybody else to do the same.
"If hamburgers can be an object, why can't shoes? I think this was the idea to begin with."Hamburgers are not general terms, it's specific, shoes have large sub categories. Like for hair, it could be blonde, brunette, spiky hair, Mohawk, ect. instead of all on one page. At least, that's what I think the problem is.
When it comes to pages for extremely common topics like this one, we want extraordinary uses of the object. For grass, that could mean grass plays a major part in the story line, or has a gameplay element to it, or is noteworthy from a technological standpoint. So something like Tony Hawk 2X, with its individual blades of grass, which was fairly unique in its day, should qualify.
Giant Bomb is a wiki, the fact is that linking allows searches to be made, things like grass or shoes can be relevant in a Wiki environment, sure not as much so as when looking at a gun or sword, but the connection still technically exists.
Trying to up your point count by uploading thousands of pictures of shoes is another thing.
Wiki's with point counts on them are going to be abused, it's up to the moderation team to not allow these concepts, otherwise there is no one to blame.
EDIT: Though I think Sneakers and the others should be combined as under just Shoes.
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