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Title: Dexes and designations
Post by: Abwayax on June 16, 2009, 03:55:13 am
As you might know, ever since 2.0 the GlitchDex has used a "designation" (i.e. RB:000) to identify glitch Pokemon. Short story: I was tired of names like "Chisai-u [9]" being thrown around (and then we have the ones that don't have a pronounceable or type-able name). It gets even worse with later generations, when all of them have the same name and we have to use the identifier/hex to distinguish them anyway.

So the question is, should the other two dexes follow suit? Most of the Gen I glitch attacks have the name TMxx or HMxx, but there are some that don't have a name at all (Super Glitch, Cooltrainer etc). I think the situation with the itemdex is the same as the glitchdex, but some (Rival's and Trade completed in Gen I, Teru-sama in Gen II) have "real" names.
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: Sherkel on June 16, 2009, 05:53:13 am
Like I said before, it's best to be consistent even if only a few do not have real names.
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: Lauryn the Arisen on June 16, 2009, 07:00:21 am
Yeah, since some glitches don't have names at all. Some items/glitches tend to have "glitched" names, as I know Superglitch is only in the first Gen, but what if the glitched named glitches, have some effect with Superglitch in the remakes?
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: Sherkel on June 17, 2009, 12:50:33 pm
Just wanted to add I think the other names besides designations should be redirects.
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: Abwayax on June 17, 2009, 03:19:23 pm
Yeah, I'm thinking that too. "MissingNo." will be a general page describing all forms of MissingNo. and linking to the GlitchDex entries for specific MissingNo. forms. Same with ????? and ??????????.
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: atoms2ashes on June 20, 2009, 02:38:16 am
Why not using Aliases for those Glitches who either have no names or have similar names?
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: echinodermata on June 23, 2009, 10:41:13 pm
Yes, official "designations" with redirects for common names sounds like a good system.
Title: Re: Dexes and designations
Post by: Abwayax on June 29, 2009, 09:08:31 am
Okay, 92% in favor of designations for the other dexes and redirects from common names. I believe I can close this thread and begin working on that aspect of the wiki now.

Thanks! :)