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Author Topic: On the definition of "glitch"  (Read 1278 times)

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Re: On the definition of "glitch"
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2019, 02:36:07 pm »
Use of terms was pretty confusing there. Don't think I'd go as far as saying it encourages viewers not to think, but I changed that part of the page.
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Re: On the definition of "glitch"
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2020, 08:13:40 am »
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Re: On the definition of "glitch"
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2020, 08:51:56 am »
I don't do much here anymore, but I personally consider bug and glitch to be the same, and will probably not remember all of these obscure rules. The longer winded these guidelines are, the more new members will just be tempted to not bother remembering anything and consider them all the same.
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Re: On the definition of "glitch"
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2020, 05:40:15 pm »
I don't really have any stake in this, but a "bug" is effectively the programmatic error that results in unintended behavior, whereas a "glitch" is the direct æffect of a bug being triggered. Just use terms that fit the situation or subject.

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Re: On the definition of "glitch"
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2020, 02:46:10 am »
I think it was pretty clear "bug" and "glitch" would be treated the same regarding page names, with a preference for "glitch" for fairly obvious reasons. Clarifying whether or not a given observation is a direct effect was the main question if I recall correctly.

Also, everyone has a stake in site-related matters unless it's said otherwise, regardless of their permissions.
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Re: On the definition of "glitch"
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2020, 07:20:36 am »
Ohh gotcha, definitely treat them the same in regards to page names, otherwise that'd probably cause confusion -- I was mostly referring to their usages in technical descriptions and wiki article text.

For example, I personally love seeing why a certain glitch occurs (the "bug") as well as how to make that glitch occur in a controllable manner (the "trick" or "exploit"), but those can easily be added in the wiki article itself without needing to be part of the title, especially since the most important part of the glitch is...well, the glitch. =P

One excellent example of this is the ZZAZZ glitch article (https://glitchcity.info/wiki/ZZAZZ_glitch), which not only explains the method of obtaining the glitch, but also the details on what's going on behind the scenes and how the game mechanics work to produce that effect, which is heckin' awesome to me. <3

And ye I totally agree, I deffo misspoke on the whole stake thing, sorry about that! I mostly meant my post as a "keep this in mind when writing an article" rather than a "these are the rules that should be followed when writing an article", which wasn't really apparent from the way I worded it. ^^;;