PCGamingWiki talk:Editing guide/The infobox

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Anadian (talkcontribs)

I think it would be very helpful to end-users of PCGamingWiki if we added more database identifiers to the infobox, mainly the game's GameFAQs page and its WikiData item ID. GameFAQs may be dated and privately owned but, for better or worse, it is the largest game database with the most active userbase and is still an insanely valuable resource. WikiData should be very uncontroversial as it's basically just the database end of Wikipedia, which we already link to, and it's an excellent free authority control. Game pages on WikiData already link to multiple other databases including PCGamingWiki. What I'm asking here is: is there any reason we don't currently include identifiers for these databases in the Infobox? I understand that there has to be a limit on the number of identifiers we include in every page's infobox which is why I singled out GameFAQs and WikiData as they're two I frequently reference and wish PCGamingWiki conveniently linked. I'm still pretty new here editing-wise, would anyone object to me adding these fields to The infobox? Edit: I've since proposed this change on the PCGamingWiki development forum: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/topic/4719-proposal-add-gamefaqs-and-wikidata-identifiers-to-infobox_game/

Faalagorn (talkcontribs)

I agree, especially with WikiData which should be really useful and it links back to PCGW as stated originally!

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Summary by Aemony

Fixed. Note though that the template supports all cases, so even e.g. “OPeNCRiTiC” in the template calls works. It’s all converted to lowercase and handled thereafter in the template itself.

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