Category talk:Sound tests

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Rename to "Sound tests"[edit]

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passed 7-1
This proposal is a supplement to my proposal to reorganize Category:Music, since this really has no reason to be bundled in with that.

I don't really think the name "in-game music" is very indicative of what this category is about. It makes it sound like this is the category for game music, and Category:Music is for... I dunno, music from the DiC cartoons.

In actuality, this movie is about menus in games where you can listen to that game's music. The most common term for these is "sound tests", so I think that's what the category should be called.

Proposer: Ahemtoday (talk)
Deadline: August 10, 2023, 23:59 GMT


  1. Ahemtoday (talk) Per proposal.
  2. Pseudo (talk) Per proposal.
  3. ToxicOJ (talk) Per proposal.
  4. Hewer (talk) Per proposal, the current name is very misleading.
  5. Camwoodstock (talk) This category at the moment sounds like it'd be a media category, not a category for sound tests. This is definitely a much-needed clarification.
  6. TheFlameChomp (talk) Per proposal.
  7. ThePowerPlayer (talk) Per proposal.


  1. PaperSplash (talk) "Sound test" isn't the most common term for these menus in Mario games, and the term is somewhat of a misnomer nowadays; the "test" part originally referred to literally testing whether a game's sound worked correctly, which is rarely the actual purpose of the "sound tests" listed in the "in-game music" category.


@PaperSplash: I get the concern, but Wikipedia does call this kind of function "Sound test" still, regardless of the title being a bit obsolete nowadays, so I get where Ahemtoday is coming from.
That said, though, I think Category:In-game jukeboxes could work as an alternate title. It's clearer than both the current title and the proposed rename, given that most sound tests nowadays work similar to jukeboxes anyway (in both cases, someone selects a song number from a menu, and the device will play that song for them), while also making clear that this isn't about separate songs found in video games.
This idea also comes with the fact that the similarly titled Juke Box and Jukebox should have an identifier if we settle with the "In-game jukeboxes" name. I'm kind of surprised that they still don't have one. ArendLogoTransparent.pngrend (talk) (edits) 15:53, August 2, 2023 (EDT)

I also think "In-game jukeboxes" is a more clear name than "Sound tests", but it's a bit too late to change the name for this proposal. "Sound tests" is definitely more clear than "In-game music", though. ThePowerPlayer Slug.png ThePowerPlayer 16:19, August 3, 2023 (EDT)
I'm indifferent as to whether the page name ends up as "Sound tests" or "In-game jukeboxes" (both are much better than "In-game music"), but uh, why would those Jukebox articles need an identifier to distinguish from a category that doesn't even share its name with either of them? Hewer (talk · contributions · edit count) 18:32, August 3, 2023 (EDT)