Talk:Marion Course

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Names of this and the other GBC/GBA courses[edit]

Currently, our articles on the main tournament courses in these games (excluding the Mushroom Kingdom ones, which are different for each game) title them as simply "Marion", "Palms", "Dunes", and "Links". There's more to it than that though.

The Game Boy Color game is rather consistent about it. The courses are all called "[X] Club" - "Marion Club", "Palm Club" (note singular), "Dune Club" (again note singular), and "Links Club".

Advance Tour is way more flip-floppy about it. The in-game menus use "[X] Course" - "Marion Course", "Palms Course", "Dunes Course", and "Links Course". The "Course" part is capitalized in the menus, but not in dialogue, because screw consistency. The clubs that house the courses in story mode are still called "[X] Club", albeit with Palms and Dunes now pluralized. There is also at least one instance of an NPC calling the Marion Club the "Marion Golf Club", because again, screw consistency. The one-word variants are sometimes used by NPCs, but that seems more like shorthand than anything.

So which of these names do we use for the articles? My vote goes to the "Course" names, which would make them consistent with the Mushroom Course, which does not have a "Club" name associated with it (its "club" is Peach's Castle). I plan to expand these articles in the future, so I want to solve this conundrum beforehand. Dark BonesSig.png 15:41, July 28, 2022 (EDT)

I think the current name is a little awkward, like if you search "Marion" you'd expect it to be the name of a character. I do think we should use a noun to help immediately describe what the thing is. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 20:09, July 28, 2022 (EDT)
I think so too, but do we use the "Club" names or the "Course" names? That's mainly what we need to decide here. Dark BonesSig.png 20:23, July 28, 2022 (EDT)
I'm going to go for "course" because it's more illustrative than club (which suggests gathering of people, a small house for a gathering, etc) in this context. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 20:52, July 28, 2022 (EDT)

Anyone else? I'd like at least two more people to weigh in here, otherwise I'm just going to make a proposal. EDIT: I just went and made the proposal. Dark BonesSig.png 14:10, July 30, 2022 (EDT)