Forums: War Room Parentheses in commentary transcript article titles
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The parentheses will remain in the title of the commentary transcript articles.
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I propose removing the parentheses from the title of the commentary transcript articles. Currently, these pages are named in the following manner:

"Transcript:[Episode title] (commentary)" or

"Transcript:[Trilogy title] Part [Part #] (commentary)" (examples can be seen here)

I simply do not see a reason to include unnecessary punctuation, especially in the title of an article. I believe it is clear that the word 'commentary' alone distinguishes these pages from the corresponding main transcript page, so there really is no need to include the parentheses.Bolin spriteZiryerxPainted Lady (wallcontribsfanon) 15:10, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps there is no real need, but they are in line with other distinctions that we've made when we have two pages with the same name, like "Lake Laogai" and "Lake Laogai (episode)", or "Iroh" and "Iroh (United Forces general)". As such, I don't see any reason to remove them other than "we could", but "we could" isn't worth the (admittedly limited) work (with a bot) to make the change. There's no benefit to be gained here. Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 16:25, June 2, 2016 (UTC)
First off, thanks LL for reminding me why the parentheses were included in the first place, because I couldn't for the life of me remember the reason. Anyway, I proposed this change also for the reason of linking to sketchbook commentary pages in navboxes at the bottom of other commentary transcript pages; although, I may have found a fix to this by adapting the commentary navbox template, so this discussion is potentially rendered moot.Bolin spriteZiryerxPainted Lady (wallcontribsfanon) 16:52, June 2, 2016 (UTC)
Could've/would've done is before when you initially asked, but I only now thought of that ^^". Lady Lostris vstf (talkHotN) 17:04, June 2, 2016 (UTC)
After a few failed attempts, I was, in fact, able to adapt the template to accommodate the sketchbook article (I'm getting the hang of this wiki coding now at least). As such, I withdraw my previously stated proposal, and this discussion can most likely be closed unless someone would like to still debate my earlier point for other reasons.Bolin spriteZiryerxPainted Lady (wallcontribsfanon) 05:46, June 5, 2016 (UTC)