Naming the levels
An issue has come up, regarding the names of these levels. While I agree that the unofficial names should not be used as the article names as the levels were never officially released in the West, I do, however, think that these names should be referred to in the levels' articles. Another user, User:Mariomario64, agrees with me. I am, of course, referring to the names such as "Castle a Go-Go", "The Gauntlet", "Clear Skies", "Frappe Snowland" etc.
I simply think that including these names, possibly with a note stating that although they are unofficial, they are very widely used, would really do a lot to minimise confusion. As an example, here are three reputable websites that use these very names to describe the levels in question:   
The reason why I am bringing this to the talk page is that after we made this decision, that it would be in the interests of minimising confusion to mention these names, another user disagreed with us and started removing them again from the articles. I have checked MarioWiki policy, and although there are rules regarding unofficial information, this is a special case due to the sheer amount of publicity these names have ended up getting; how widespread they are.
If people read about the "Castle a Go-Go" level, as an example, then come to MarioWiki for more information about the level, they should be able to find the information they are looking for. This is what I mean about minimising confusion; they might not know the name is unofficial, and won't know where to actually look. A simple way would be to put Castle a Go-Go in the text of the article like this:
Japanese name / With Boots On, GO! GO! (also widely unofficially known as Castle a Go-Go)
Or something like that. I believe it certainly wouldn't do any harm, and I would like others' opinions on the matter, and maybe an admin's decision on whether we should incorporate these names into the articles to minimise confusion? Thanks for your help! Avengah 15:58, 7 July 2011 (EDT)
- You can't use unofficial information especially since Nintendo themselves despises emulations and has tried unsuccessfully to stop them. these levels were never released in America so these names are unofficial Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
- I don't live in America. I live in England. That's irrelevant anyway. However, I was after an admin's input, and I want some other opinions. I already know what you think. Also, if an admin came here and said "Yeah, it is a good idea, we should do it", would you kick up a massive fuss?
- All I'm trying to do is help minimise confusion. YES I KNOW IT'S NOT OFFICIAL, and frankly I don't care, as I said before. Do you want to help people, or just be a total stickler for the rules? Rules are made to be bent or broken if it HELPS THE COMMUNITY. I think this matter needs to be resolved by consensus, which means input from SEVERAL USERS, not just you. Avengah 03:48, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
- Well, an admin's opinion does not outweigh a regular user's opinion, so that point is irrelevant. I am just a regular user when I answer questions and vote on proposals. Anyway, I disagree with referring the levels by their fan name. It breaks a pattern of consistency on the wiki. I also don't see the benefits of this. Why can't readers just go to this article and to find out about those levels? I realize there is no detailed level data on the article, but that is a fault with the content, not the name.--Knife (talk) 11:11, 8 July 2011 (EDT)
"List of the levels" section...
In every article about the Worlds there are always the section about the levels of the worlds. Except this 'World-e' article. Do we need to make the 'levels section' in this article? odo2718 (對話) 06:32, 9 February 2016 (EST)