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Template talk:Navbox-KSqS

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"KSqeSqd" seems like a very strange way to name this template. Kirby: Squeak Squad tends to be abbreviated as "KSqS" elsewhere on the site; following the tradition of spelling out "Kirby" in most navbox names, this would probably be "KirbySqS" then, which is not perfect, but makes sense by being consistent with more or less established things. Ultimately, the name doesn't matter that much as it's not going to show up in the article anyway, but it'd be nice to have something more easy to figure out than "KSqeSqd", which doesn't seem to have much of a basis in anything currently used on the site.--Vellidragon 17:24, 27 June 2012 (CDT)

I don't know how to abbreviate it, and since KSS is already taken, I decided to take the first two letters of each word after "Kirby", and then, I added the next letters that come to mind. I wasn't sure which way to abbreviate, so I decided to make one up. AphelocomaMario.pngAphelocomaマリオ KSSU Birdon Animated Sprite.gif 23:22, 27 June 2012 (CDT)
Yeah, it's not always obvious how stuff should best be abbreviated. I like to just take as much letters after the first one as needed to disambiguate the abbreviation (for the first letter where it's actually possible to disambiguate; if a "K" stands for "Kirby" in both names, it of course makes no sense to add any letters to that). Kirby: Squeak Squad would thus become KSqS, which is already used in a couple file names (as far as I can tell, it had already been in use for those before I used it). Kirby Star Stacker I made KStS, Kirby's Avalanche KAv, and Kirby's Dream Collection KDCol. Maybe we should eventually "standardise" which abbreviations to use in templates and the like and put up a list of them so these things are a bit easier to figure out. (As for the template name, I'll probably wait what t.c.w has to say on it before anything is done, though he'll be without internet for two weeks... Meh, doesn't matter much anyway. This can still be moved at any later time & will still work the way it is now thanks to template redirects.)--Vellidragon 11:23, 28 June 2012 (CDT)
EDIT: I just noticed, the template for generating a fully spelt out and italicised game name for Kirby: Squeak Squad also uses "KSqS", though nobody is using those templates at present time.--Vellidragon 11:48, 28 June 2012 (CDT)
Ugh, two weeks. I can live with an abbreviations page, but again, there are many different ways to abbreviate a name. It doesn't really matter to me what abbreviation I have to use.
I have a question, though. Do you think "KSS" should go to a disambiguation page because Squeak Squad and Star Stacker share the same abbreviations? Aphelocomaマリオ 14:25, 29 June 2012 (CDT)
I know there are multiple ways to abbreviate names, that's why I'm hoping to standardise the abbreviations on WiKirby eventually. Should make things a bit more intuitive to work with for new editors if they are able to "guess" the abbreviations used by templates and the like rather than having to look up individual cases because everyone uses different ones.
As for KSS, yeah, it should probably be a disambiguation page, as well as KA (Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Avalanche) and now KDC (Kirby's Dream Course and Kirby's Dream Collection); nice catch :3 --Vellidragon 14:48, 29 June 2012 (CDT)
I am of the opinion that this Kirby: Squeak Squad should have a standardised as KSqS, as it is more concise than KSqeSqd. As for the KSS page, I believe it should be a disambiguation. T.c.w7468 10:50, 18 July 2012 (CDT)