Talk:The Initial State

From IFWiki

Revision as of 16:13, 29 December 2006 by Dswxyz (talk | contribs) (reply to Eriorg)

"The" or not?

What's the correct title? According to the filename and to the game itself, it's "Initial State", but the official IF Comp site and the Baf's Guide list it as "The Initial State"... --Eriorg 10:15, 29 December 2006 (EST)

  • Yes, I've been thinking I should write up a page, probably called IFWiki:Title so we can answer questions like this a bit easier. My feeling in this case is that the correct title is Initial State, based on the idea that the game itself overrules what guides or directories say about it. I suspect that the IF Comp site info is automatically generated with whatever the author registered the game title as, possibly months before the game files themselves were uploaded, and it's entirely possible that the author either changed tbe title in that time, or isn't fussy about the "The". Likewise, Baf's (and IFWiki), in our haste to provide information about IF Comp games, will initially use whatever titles the IF Comp site provides. But now that we're starting to document these games in more detail, we should fix our hasty little mistakes when we find them. -- David Welbourn 11:13, 29 December 2006 (EST)