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I'm about to make a maintenance run on all our weapon pages using AWB. This will do any last minute cleanup. The changes that will happen are:

  • "[[talk:{{PAGENAME}}]]" => "[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}]]"
  • Hardcoded rarity links => "{{rarity link|unique}}/{{rarity link|legendary}}, ..."
  • Flavor text => use template:Flavor
  • Remove or properly encode erroneous unicode characters (usually from copy pasting gearcalc).
  • Anything else I find along the way.

Before I do this, is there any thing else you'd want me to look at while I'm at it?

My two questions are:

  • "Weapon name": 50% of the articles are "The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a weapon...". Should I replace "{{PAGENAME}}", or should I just leave it "as is"?
  • "Rarity": Can we decide, once and for all if "Unique", "Legendary" and "Pearlescent" should be capitalized? IMO: They are game terms, so yes, but I wouldn't make the change without consensus.

If you don't care, I'll just leave it as, for historical reasons. happypal (talk • contribs) 07:55, September 3, 2012 (UTC)

I say to keep uniformity on (any of the )pages, the weapon name should be left as {{PAGENAME}}. IMO it helps avoid conflict as to what is being referred to in articles out front.
As for the rarities, i do think they looks better capitalized. But it is also fine by me if they are left as is. Razldazlchick 21:33, September 3, 2012 (UTC)

staffbot replaces PAGENAME w/ "(name of page here)" periodically. i am, as yet, unconvinced this is not just to piss me off. if asking me template is fine as it is. i see no reason rarity levels need be lower case. rarity is a primary classification. i am open to arguments for lower case but i have not heard any. link please? as for edit spam, you may fire when ready. we will try to track vandals if any sneak in.   Dr. F    Chemicalweapon   Wordpress shovel   Boston globe bullhorn  21:49, September 3, 2012 (UTC)

Done: I did each page with AWB, and then manually re-read everything (Flavor text punctuation, extra line feeds, typos, bad links). I did not do (most) of the common pages, as they did not justify the spam. I saw a few other pages that needed similar clean up, but enough for today. happypal (talk • contribs) 13:26, September 4, 2012 (UTC)

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