Category talk:Stages

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Category name[edit]

Should this category be called Category:Stages? Moydow 13:54, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Every other category name is in the plural (inlcuding this category's sub-category), so yeah, it probably should be. *changes :O*--Vellidragon 14:25, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
Ok, it's been moved :3 --Vellidragon 14:36, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
Move supported.

Axiomist (talk) 16:39, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

So the erroneous, and empty, Category:Stage, should now be deleted, right? Moydow 21:22, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Usage of This Category[edit]

I'm a bit confused about what exactly goes into this category. The way the description is worded, it appears to be reserved for the games making up Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra; on second though, it says "games such as Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra", so it might also include stages in other games - however, it also refers to them as "mini games", which would speak against stages in other games being included as they are not really games in their own respect, as opposed to the stages of KSS(U). Does anyone have any idea what exactly this is for?--Vellidragon 14:36, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Set-up was sorta flying blind, sorry for all of the mistakes, wonky wording and stuff. :p Basically when setting up, we just copied what we knew from ZW, despite the fact that adventure games and platformers aren't totally compatible. I figured a lot of things would need to be changed on-the-fly as content started coming in. But in the grander scheme of things, I was thinking to separate the encompassing areas from the individual playable ones. It's currently not worded nor implemented well-that's mostly my fault. But I have a plan:
Considering your adeptness at organization, content creation, your will to make needed changes, and the absence of Tucayo, Vellidragon; I want to give you access to all of the admin tools. If you have a NIWA pm box, email, or skype name-you're good to go! The only reason for that is because, naturally some inter-staff chat would be disruptive to the flow of the wiki. We'll soon have a forum for all staff discussions but I have no idea how long that will take to get running. I'm hoping you are interested in becoming an admin here and help to not only administrate WiKirby, but actually shape it's future, growth, and structure.

Axiomist (talk) 16:39, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Hm... Still not quite sure how that seperation would work. The fact that "Stages" has been used to refer to both the greater locations/KSS(U) games and the individual parts of them, notably in Kirby Super Star, doesn't help either. Some sort of terminology to keep things seperate should definitely be agreed on, though, so Spring Breeze and Green Greens, though both being referred to as Stages, don't end up in the same category. Not sure at the moment how that would look, however.
As for the admin thing, I would certainly be interested :O Not entirely sure if that's what you mean with NIWA PM box, but I have an account at the MarioWiki forum (with the same account name as here) and a PM box there; feel free to contact me there with further details or anything staff-related :3 In any case, I will keep doing my best to improve WiKirby.--Vellidragon 21:04, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Terminology[edit]

With more Kirby Super Star (Ultra) related articles popping up, it's probably time to finally clean up the terminology here. "Stage" is usually used for an area of the game that does not serve as a hub, and is even used that way in Kirby Super Star itself (notably in Spring Breeze), so using the term to refer to the games of Kirby Super Star is clearly conflicting with the established terminology and more than a bit confusing. I don't know about Kirby Super Star Ultra or where this usage of "stage" actually comes from, but the Kirby Super Star manual refers to those things as "games" or "main games", for instance on p. 14: "On the Cork Board Screen, four main games are displayed", "As you complete the four games, [...]" as well as using "Game title screen" to refer to the individual game pictures on the Cork Board Screen. The very box art of the game also clearly speaks of "games". Therefore, I'm proposing to adopt either "game" or, to avoid confusion with sub games, "main game" to describe these (and utilise this category for categories containing "stages" by the traditional definition).--Vellidragon 09:15, 9 July 2011 (CDT)

I am all for adopting the "main game" terminology, as that seems to create the least amount of confusion (from my perspective). Tacopill 19:20, 10 July 2011 (CDT).

Just bringing this up once more. I may make the change later today, turning this into a category for the traditional definition of stages and creating "Main games in Kirby Super Star" and "Main games in Kirby Super Star Ultra" as categories for these, if nobody opposes or has anything else to say on the matter.--Vellidragon 11:30, 6 September 2011 (CDT)

No objections here. Tacopill.
Well, finally made this change; main games are now at Category:Main Games in Kirby Super Star and Category:Main Games in Kirby Super Star Ultra. Not sure if they need a "Main Games" header category, as these only appear in two games and I actually wouldn't know how to categorise one as unlike stages and levels, these aren't places. (Also, sign your comments with four tildes, taco :p)--Vellidragon 16:19, 2 February 2012 (CST)
Considering they are an aspect unique to Kirby Super Star (Ultra), I think keeping them under, and only under, their respective game-titled categories would be fine. May I recommend also, putting said game-categories under a super category called "games". Tacopill 19:40, 2 February 2012 (CST).
You may not recommend that, as Category:Games is being used for whole Kirby games, not games within games :p --Vellidragon 19:42, 2 February 2012 (CST)
I am not sure we need a supercategory, but if we do have one, the name would be difficult... maybe something like Category:Meta-games, but that sounds weird and has a different definition :\T.c.w7468 19:46, 2 February 2012 (CST)
Um... I think you misinterpreted what I meant. By "said game-categories", I was referring to categories named after the games, and that do not have any "____ in" prefixes. Hope that clarifies it. Tacopill 19:49, 2 February 2012 (CST)
Ah. I was going to put them in there at first, but then realised it would be odd to have them there as they're not actually for grouping games together & pretty much every part of a game would ultimately be categorised as a "game" then, which doesn't make sense.--Vellidragon 19:53, 2 February 2012 (CST)