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Game character naming policy
::::Thanks, that's exactly the sort of thing i was looking for, will check up as soon a i find where i put ruby :S --[[User:Zeal|<span title="Zeal" style="color:#90C">'''Zeal'''</span>]]&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Zeal|<span title="Talk" style="color:#999">T</span>]]&nbsp;/&nbsp;[[Special:Contributions/Zeal|<span title="Contributions" style="color:#999">C</span>]]</sup> 15:46, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
:::::Exactly. Most are obvious. You could similarly say that the name [[Brock]] is pulled outta nowhere for our buddy with the Croagunk, but it's in the games. His name's Brock. People address him as that. The anime, people address him as that. That's where Brendan, May, Lucas, and Dawn come from. That's their official game names. '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#DAA520">''TTE''</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#C0C0C0">chidna</span>]]''' 19:06, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
::::::Not "exactly". He's not a character with a customisable name. The "official" game names are nothing more than fans using various methods to determine what they think their intended names are until an official one is given elsewhere (and for my purposes, i need to seperate incarnation where they are different). The fact that a set name actually being given is a rarity for these characters is why when names are actually given, it should be noted as such. The anime characters are not even the same, so no point trying to use that as a source even if the given names do end up matching.
 
::::::It would seem you're still not getting the fact that "because we say so" is not good enough. It's expected of an encyclopedic wiki to provide references and explanation for others to refer to and research themselves. When something is arbitrary but needs to be set for the purpose of the wiki (fan info due to lack of official), that usually falls into the realm of policy to set the precedent for people to follow and/or make note of the variation. It's something i've delt with extensively on WoWWiki, yet Bulbapedia does nethier right now. If you feel that's not the job of the wiki, then nevermind, as i must be banging my head against the wall.
 
::::::Thanks again for the help Ultimate Sephiroth. Confirmed for Brendan and May (i wish the latest gen didn't have the new game protection :/) and has set me on the path to try and decipher bulbapedia's methods so i can better choose my own. --[[User:Zeal|<span title="Zeal" style="color:#90C">'''Zeal'''</span>]]&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Zeal|<span title="Talk" style="color:#999">T</span>]]&nbsp;/&nbsp;[[Special:Contributions/Zeal|<span title="Contributions" style="color:#999">C</span>]]</sup> 19:37, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
 
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