Talk:Surfboard vehicle

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Is this a conjectural name? Because if it is, I find it a bit cumbersome. Why not "Surboard Vehicle", since it's the only vehicle that dons a surfboard? BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:50, 5 December 2017 (EST)

I also think that, "Surfboard Vehicle" is a lot better than the actual name (in case it's a conjectural one). Ice Snifit.png LED42™ (talkedits) 16:54, 5 December 2017 (EST)

No, it is official. I don't have the source personally, but Mister Wu (talk) has found the name in the Mario Kart 8 PRIMA guide, and he said he would be able to add the citation when the article was created, I was going to drop him a quick note when I'd made all three. It's not the best name, and a shorter official one would be appreciated, but the in-game one is CarSurf (Not exactly useful for an article title), and I personally wouldn't be able to find another, so if you know any better official names, they'd be very welcome! Anyway, long story short, it's not conjectural but is official, and citation is coming. BBQ Turtle (talk) 16:58, 5 December 2017 (EST)
Could we create a redirect for this, then? BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 17:00, 5 December 2017 (EST)
For which redirect? BBQ Turtle (talk) 17:01, 5 December 2017 (EST)
"Surfboard Vehicle" redirecting to this article. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 17:02, 5 December 2017 (EST)
Yeah, feel free, go ahead with it. BBQ Turtle (talk) 17:03, 5 December 2017 (EST)

I don't know about the name; it just seems like a generic descriptor for the vehicle (especially since it's in all lowercase), and not actually meant as its official name. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 00:43, 6 December 2017 (EST)

As I said back during the proposal, from what I've seen the PRIMA guide doesn't list and name all the objects which are specific of a course, but rather refers to them in the description of the course. In the case of this vehicle, we have two sentences that mention it: Some cars have surfboards you can Jump Boost from and Occasionally, you’ll encounter smaller vehicles with surfboards you can Jump Boost off of.. Neither of them are a proper name, of course, and the only name I found internally is CarSurf. Unless the Japanese Nintendo Official Guidebook gives these vehicles a proper name, we'll have to rely on one of these, I fear.--Mister Wu (talk) 21:23, 6 December 2017 (EST)
I feel like we should have a general rule against using obvious descriptions in lowercase as article names. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:42, 6 December 2017 (EST)