Talk:Mario Teaches Typing 2

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MiSMaTCH DeTeCTeD! The screensot is from MTT1 (DOS), not MTT2!Wario W. 97 (talk) 10:20, 26 May 2014 (EDT)

Remove "Compatibility" section[edit]

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I don't see a reason to have a section dedicated to mentioning what version of Windows or Mac OS Mario Teaches Typing 2. My primary reason as to remove it is because it is irrelevant to the description of the game. We are not selling this game to anyone and telling what operating system to play this game on, we are only describing the gameplay (which the article lacks) and the story. The compatibility section is also extremely technical, because it goes over too much about what version of Windows/Mac OS is compatible with Mario Teaches Typing 2. Alex95 on Discord also brought up a good point that you play the game itself on any OS given you got the proper tools needed for that game.

Given these reasons, and the fact that we haven't applied this to other computer games (including Mario Teaches Typing), I say to remove this section.

EDIT: There's a new section that calls for the rewriting of the section to salvage what might have crucial information.

Proposer: PanchamBro (talk)
Deadline: March 24, 2021, 23:59 GMT Extended to March 31, 2021, 23:59 GMT Extended to April 7, 2021, 23:59 GMT

Remove section[edit]

  1. PanchamBro (talk) Per my statement for removal.

Rewrite section[edit]

  1. PanchamBro (talk) My second option, which while less ideal, salvaging could be necessary.
  2. Keyblade Master (talk) If it's valid information, may as well improve it if possible.

Keep section[edit]

  1. Waluigi Time (talk) I don't see why valid information should be removed and I disagree with pretty much every statement made here. 1. How is describing what the game is able to be played on irrelevant to the game? 2. If you have the right tools, you can play it on a different OS - but how is that different from say, emulating a console game? 3. Other articles being lacking is a terrible reason to remove valid information. We should be improving articles, not watering them down.
  2. Hewer (talk) There's no benefit to removing valid information. Per Waluigi Time.
  3. Niiue (talk) Per Waluigi Time.


I'd support a redo of that section. Currently, it's written in weirdly obsessive detail that does seem irrelevant to the wiki and not appropriate for the target audience. I'd remove the section but I acknowledge there's probably some information to salvage. Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 17:12, March 13, 2021 (EST)

I think rewriting could benefit considerably if there were any information that is appropriate for the article. I've added it to the list of options. -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 19:41, March 13, 2021 (EST)
Well I feel you should first show us ideas of what a rewritten section will look like. I think discussion is in order for that before we put it in proposal format. Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 20:49, March 13, 2021 (EST)
Ah, so that's something that should be looked into! I'm sorry.
So before I change anything else, here's what I could see with the section being rewritten: perhaps changing the section into a table will work, which is relatively simple to look at and works better than an explanation for the readers that could be overwhelmed by specifications. -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 20:56, March 13, 2021 (EST)
I had the same idea too, a compatibility table. I like to see how that'll look. Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 20:58, March 13, 2021 (EST)
There are various ideas that I could look into. The Minecraft Wiki, for instance, has a table detailing device specifications for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 on Bedrock Edition. Though unlike Bedrock Edition there isn't a lot of information currently present for compatibility for Mario Teaches Typing 2, which could be easy for a table implementation. I'm still towards removal, but having a table isn't a bad idea either. -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 21:04, March 13, 2021 (EST)

I'm not sure how I feel about the addition of the rewrite option since that falls under rule 15: "Unless there is major disagreement about whether certain content should be included, there should not be proposals about creating, expanding, rewriting or otherwise fixing up pages." The way the proposal is set up now, technically the section can't ever be rewritten without another proposal if the "Keep section" option wins. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 21:06, March 13, 2021 (EST)

So can I suggest to change it to "Compress section into table"? -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 21:09, March 13, 2021 (EST)
I don't think there needs to be an option for making changes at all, if we opt to keep it then we can decide what to do with the section through a normal discussion after the proposal ends. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 21:18, March 13, 2021 (EST)
Yeah, I think we should cancel the proposal and turn this into a discussion. Mario Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 22:06, March 13, 2021 (EST)