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  • From time to time, there's always going to be some person that wants to ruin certain things for everyone, especially whenever it comes to downgrading, which is obviously a bad thing. Some people nowadays unjustifiably does this kind of thing just because it doesn't work for them or certain other people. It's not about what works for you, and what doesn't work for you, it's about the fact that the things that are unjustifiably reversed (or so I'm told) despite having big advantages. The over specificness is a good example of this. In all honesty, it's good to use it because it adds more details to something, it adds in more honesty to things like information and the whole nine yards, and it gives you a more clear understanding of what the things are. These are the pros, and as far as my thoughts go, the advantages here outweigh the disadvantages.

    In the past, the Superpower Wiki was kind of against this kind of thing, and I hold strong resentment for this kind of practice. Both Kuopiofi and Imouto-tan are the worst-case scenario. Anytime there are overly specific details put into the wiki pages, he downgrades them into unclear details on how the abilities work. I don't necessarily hate/dislike those people for it, but because of the fact they do this kind of stuff, it frustrates me every time they engage in it. The thing is, it's always a certainty that the users adding articles with overly specific details, will be confused and rather frustrated that the articles they've published have been downgraded. I can include myself in this regard because I am biased against declining overly specific things. Because again, as I've said earlier, it's necessary to use because it adds more details to something, it adds in more honesty to things like information for instance, and it gives you more clarity of what the things are, and so forth.

    I looked everywhere online about why exactly overly specificness is a bad thing, and I didn't even see a SINGLE webpage that discusses this. After I've seen zero pages in relation to the matter, I got an overwhelming thought that people part taking in this kind of thing are unjustifiably biased against over specificness, and are just painfully arbitrary, blatant, and also capricious in whatever it takes to "keep something in better shape," but in reality, it does the complete opposite, it makes the quality of something worse, especially with the details. I couldn't even comprehend why most if not all people agree with the stance that over specificness is problematic, it just literally baffles and frustrates the heck out of me.

    Heck, recently, I was on the Derpibooru site adding additional tags in relation to the posted images, but out of nowhere, some select douchebags in terms of the people at the top, are removing the tags because they were "too specific," and that's yet another site that does it, and then they banned me for 7 f***ing days. This is pure bulls***.

    I have every right to add the tags to make the images more easier to find, and the higher staff are reversing them from the images. I'm extremely sick of this trend, and it must always be fought against.

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    • Well I think preventing overly-specific powers is fine to make sure that we have quality over quantitiy

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    • Imouto-tan wrote:
      Well I think preventing overly-specific powers is fine to make sure that we have quality over quantitiy

      Still not a bright idea. Why not just do it both ways and with carefulness to boot?

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    • Because that is asking a lot from the Staff

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    • Over-specificness makes things messy, cluttered, confused, difficult to read, difficult to understand, and/or makes the idea far too specific for the information, in regard to SPW, to be relevant to more than one character. If you start getting too specific, you’ll end up writing character power biographies rather than a page on a power encyclopedia.

      And yes, making tags that are too specific on an image board will cause clog and clutter, because they have to think about what tags are the most predominant. (If you're looking for a specific character, use their name/franchise).

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    • True, specific powers need to be sufficiently interesting in their own right to deserve their own page, otherwise the Wiki is better served by including them as applications of a larger one. It's particularly true for elemental sub-powers and such, that do mostly the same thing with just a cosmetic makeover.

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    • Holokami wrote:
      Over-specificness makes things messy, cluttered, confused, difficult to read, difficult to understand, and/or makes the idea far too specific for the information, in regard to SPW, to be relevant to more than one character. If you start getting too specific, you’ll end up writing character power biographies rather than a page on a power encyclopedia.

      And yes, making tags that are too specific on an image board will cause clog and clutter, because they have to think about what tags are the most predominant. (If you're looking for a specific character, use their name/franchise).

      I don't exactly buy it all exactly. Over-specificness does not guarantee such factors, there's a difference between it being used poorly, and to using it properly. The former contains those issues, while the latter case has no messy sentences, no clutter, confusing sentences, not unclear or even difficult to read descriptions. To reiterate, if you all disallow over-specificness, why not allow it if it was done well, and having a hands on deck relation to the subject?

      Over-specificness is a good thing because again, it adds more clarity, as well as honesty, to explain how something works, what the faults are, the origin of something, etc etc. If Derpibooru won't listen, then there must be a compromise. Either they make a side tags menu for the less relevant tags to be added into, or even make a sort by list to sort out the less relevant ones at the bottom of the menu or something.

      As for the Superpower Wiki, if that will still be an issue to the staff here, then my suggestion is to either A) make the allowance of adding both abridged and extended capability sections, or B) allow the capability of adding tabs into the capabilites, witching from abridged to more extended descriptions. The latter case can also apply to limitations, and possibly the whole nine yards. Trust me, this is as close to balancing it out as I get. Deal?

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    • Holokami wrote:
      Over-specificness makes things messy, cluttered, confused, difficult to read, difficult to understand, and/or makes the idea far too specific for the information, in regard to SPW, to be relevant to more than one character. If you start getting too specific, you’ll end up writing character power biographies rather than a page on a power encyclopedia.

      And yes, making tags that are too specific on an image board will cause clog and clutter, because they have to think about what tags are the most predominant. (If you're looking for a specific character, use their name/franchise).

      I hope either of those options on the Superpower Wik's end I've offered can be better options to choose from. Which is it going to be?

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