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#1 Edited by Marino (6739 posts) -

Name Changes

Pokémon not Pokemon.
Pokémon not Pokemon.

Sometimes pages get added to the site with misspellings or improper capitalization (i.e. PlayStation, not Playstation). And then there are times when pages get added to the site with names that aren't the most well-known names for that particular game/thing. And there are een other times when new concept pages have really dumb names. All of these are good reasons to ask for a name change.

Aliases

Aliases allow us to make it easier for everyone to find what they're looking for in the search bar. Whether it's just a popular abbreviation for a game (i.e. EverQuest = EQ) or an alternate name for a game (i.e. Rad Racer to Highway Star), aliases are important to how the site functions. If you have a suggestion for an alias that should be added to a particular page, this is the thread to request it.

How to Properly Make a Request

GSS0079RFTA is not a useful alias.
GSS0079RFTA is not a useful alias.

Only staff and moderators can change the title of pages on Giant Bomb. And, aside from concept pages, only staff and moderators can change aliases as well.

  • Be Specific - Why exactly should we change a page's name? What good reason do you have for adding an alias? It may be obvious to you, but we may not be as familiar with the game/thing as you are.
  • Links - Please, please provide links to the pages in question. Not only does it save us time, but it makes sure we're looking at the page that you're referring to in your post.
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#2 Posted by Marino (6739 posts) -

For those who are regular visitors of the D&C forum, we're rebooting some of these request threads and redoing the guides for them to coincide with the new site. Some of the stuff here was over 4 years old and entirely outdated. If you have any questions/suggestions for any of the information above, let us know.

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#3 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
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#5 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done up to here.

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#6 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -
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#7 Edited by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Can people please be specific about whether they're asking for a rename or an alias. Thanks!

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#8 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

@NuclearWinter: My bad. Rename for both of them please.

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#9 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done!

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#10 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

@NuclearWinter: thanks

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#11 Posted by DeF (5402 posts) -

@NuclearWinter said:

Can people please be specific about whether they're asking for a rename or an alias. Thanks!

I think this shows that separate threads for rename & alias like before may be better? (fewer headaches since people WILL forget to say it)

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#12 Posted by AjayRaz (12862 posts) -

aliases please:

Ninja Gaiden Sigma --> NGS

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 --> NGS2

Dead or Alive Ultimate --> DOA2U, DOA Ultimate, DOA2 Ultimate, Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate

the editor isn't letting me hyperlink the game titles. sorry

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#14 Edited by Gunstar_Ikari (56 posts) -

(Rename) Virtual-On to Cyber Troopers Virtual-On

(Rename/Alias) Change Virtual On: Cyber Troopers to Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers and add Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Operation Moongate as an alias

(Rename) Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram to Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram

(Rename) Virtual-On Marz to Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz

(Alias) Change Mega Man Network Transmission's current alias to Rockman EXE Transmission

(Rename) SEGA AGES 2500 Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Perfect Set to SEGA AGES 2500 Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set

(Rename) SEGA AGES 2500 Vol. 31: Dennou Senki Virtual OntoSEGA AGES 2500 Vol. 31: Dennou Senki Virtual-On

(Alias) Remove SD Gundam's current alias. (I'll make a separate page for the G Generation series.)

(Rename/Alias) Change Powerstrike II to Power Strike II (and change the current alias to match) and add GG Aleste II: Lance Bird as a second alias.

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#15 Posted by Marino (6739 posts) -

@DeF said:

@NuclearWinter said:

Can people please be specific about whether they're asking for a rename or an alias. Thanks!

I think this shows that separate threads for rename & alias like before may be better? (fewer headaches since people WILL forget to say it)

We'll see how it goes. The reason I combined them is that people were often not paying attention to which thread they were posting in before (i.e. putting alias requests int he renaming thread). Not sure which is better yet.

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#16 Edited by Snail (8900 posts) -

Hey,

As per the guidelines outlined in this page, will one of you fine duders please add "(cancelled)" to the titles of the following games?

Thanks!

EDIT: Incidentally, the title of the concept page I linked to above titled "Cancelled Games" should probably be changed to "Canceled Games" with one "l". According to this that's the American way of spelling it, and I think - though I might be wrong - that the Giant Bomb wiki database is meant to be written entirely in American English. Nitpicky I know, but might as well point that out.

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#17 Posted by Marino (6739 posts) -

@Snail: I plan on going through the list and updating the titles on my next day off unless someone else gets to it first.

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#18 Edited by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done up to here.

Incidentally, if you look at a more recent version of the ngram graph, the "canceled" spelling has been decreasing in popularity since 2000. I found that interesting. Both spellings are common in American English and preference probably depends largely on when you were born.

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#19 Posted by BlackLagoon (2019 posts) -
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#20 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done.

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#21 Edited by Eirikr (1083 posts) -
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#22 Posted by DeF (5402 posts) -

aliases:

Horberg Productions -> Hörberg Productions, Hoerberg Productions

(Hörberg would be the correct spelling but we don't want foreign umlauts and stuff like that in page titles, correct?)

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#23 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done up to here.

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#24 Posted by DeF (5402 posts) -

Search really can't deal with umlauts. Bertil Hörberg only shows up if you type in Bertil or the full thing (nothing comes up when entering just Hörberg) so please add aliases for Bertil Horberg, Bertil Hoerberg.

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#25 Posted by BlackLagoon (2019 posts) -

@DeF said:

Search really can't deal with umlauts. Bertil Hörberg only shows up if you type in Bertil or the full thing (nothing comes up when entering just Hörberg) so please add aliases for Bertil Horberg, Bertil Hoerberg.

Works on the beta site though, so those aliases shouldn't really be necessary.

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#26 Posted by DeF (5402 posts) -

@BlackLagoon said:

@DeF said:

Search really can't deal with umlauts. Bertil Hörberg only shows up if you type in Bertil or the full thing (nothing comes up when entering just Hörberg) so please add aliases for Bertil Horberg, Bertil Hoerberg.

Works on the beta site though, so those aliases shouldn't really be necessary.

They are. You need to be able to find the name even if you don't have an ö on your keyboard.

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#27 Posted by BlackLagoon (2019 posts) -

@DeF: Sorry, I wasn't clear, the beta search finds him with both Horberg and Hörberg, so the aliases aren't necessary.

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#28 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Aliases for accents are necessary now, but they can be removed when the new site actually goes live.

Fortunately, it will be super easy to remove aliases on the new site, as long as we're putting each alias on a new line (which we have been doing usually).

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#29 Posted by DeF (5402 posts) -

@BlackLagoon: makes sense that way :)

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#30 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done.

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#31 Edited by SerHulse (710 posts) -

Can you add an alias to Rockman ×over? Something like "Rockman xover" or "Rockman Crossover"?

Currently the only way to search for it is to search for "Rockman over" as the "x" in the title is not a real x.

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#32 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done.

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#33 Edited by cwf123 (25 posts) -

Organization XIII alias: 13 Seekers of Darkness

because the original goal is to divide Xehanort's heart into thirteen.

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#34 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done.

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#35 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2549 posts) -

Rename:

SR-2M -> SR-2 Veresk

The SR-2M is just a version of the SR-2.

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#36 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done.

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#37 Posted by bobafettjm (2258 posts) -
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#38 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done.

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#39 Posted by Turambar (8123 posts) -
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#41 Posted by NuclearWinter (975 posts) -

Done up to here.

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#42 Posted by SerHulse (710 posts) -
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#45 Posted by Marino (6739 posts) -

Done up to here.

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#46 Edited by reverendhunt (904 posts) -
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#47 Posted by Marino (6739 posts) -

@ReverendHunt: Done.

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#48 Edited by Wiseblood (800 posts) -

Lilly Caul should be renamed just "Lilly". While Telltale may have originally intended to have the Lilly in the game be the same Lilly from the graphic novels, those plans changed with the release of "The Road to Woodbury" that gives Lilly Caul a completely different backstory than the Lilly in the game. Telltale removed all official references tying their Lilly to the comic series and they are now considered different people who happen to be named Lilly.

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#49 Posted by jjnen (680 posts) -

Cave Story -> "Cave Story+" should be added as alias since that's the name of the enhanced PC/Steam version.

Also "Cave Story 3D" should be deleted from Cave Story's aliases ORCave Story 3D page should be combined with the Cave Story page. I'm in favor of the latter.

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#50 Posted by SerHulse (710 posts) -