A merger

View Poll Results: Class merger: how do we carry it out?

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  • Merge Grunt, Executive, and Boss

    9 20.93%
  • Merge Grunt and Executive, not Boss

    7 16.28%
  • Merge Grunt, not Executive and Boss

    3 6.98%
  • Merge Grunt and Boss, not Executive

    0 0%
  • Merge Executive, not Grunt and Boss

    0 0%
  • Merge Executive and Boss, not Grunt

    2 4.65%
  • Merge Boss, not Grunt and Executive

    0 0%
  • Merge none of them

    9 20.93%
  • I am an idiot

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    Default A merger

    No, not of Bulbapedia into something. But I bet I got your attention.

    I'm talking a merger of the Grunt, Executive, and Boss Trainer class articles.

    As you may know, before BW, I intend to move all Trainer class articles to X (Trainer class), since we should really have them there anyway. Makes for consistency and not so many switch statements.

    The problem is... the evil teams' Trainer classes. Unlike the others, like Hikers and Lasses, who are programmed, for example, in with the class of Hiker and the name of Parry, we've got a class of Rocket and a name of Grunt. The same goes for Aqua, Magma, Galactic, and we can assume Plasma.

    Since Grunts have such little characterization in the games, anime, and more or less any other media, why should we have completely separate articles for four (soon five) classes which are exactly the same, and little more than the different games' versions? It'd be like separating Gambler and Gamer, or CoolTrainer and Ace Trainer.

    For the Executive class, known for Aqua/Magma as Aqua Admin and Magma Admin, and for Galactic as Commander... they have the same Japanese name, again with the exception of their team name. These characters get a little more characterization, but they each have their own articles for the individuals. So why not merge the classes?

    Finally, the bosses. Each boss class (Galactic Boss, Rocket Boss, Magma Leader, Aqua Leader) currently redirects to the person in charge (Cyrus, Giovanni, Maxie, Archie). That I say we do away with anyway, instead redirecting one-off classes to a list of Trainer classes with only one member, or some other multiple-class list, such as Hall Matron (Trainer class) redirecting to Frontier Brain (Trainer class). Combine the four (soon five) Boss classes into one page, and go from there.


    So yeah. Combine Grunt, Executive, and Boss pages, or no?

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    Default Re: A merger

    I was pretty close to choosing the idiot option for the lulz but would rather my voice be heard :P.

    I'm rather partial to redirecting the one-off classes but go right ahead for Grunt and Executive.

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    Default Re: A merger

    I mean that the Bosses would be grouped as one, but stuff like MysticalMan would be redirected to the one-off list.

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    Default Re: A merger

    I'm for combining all of them, since the characters themselves have pages anyways.

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    Default Re: A merger

    I even prefer linking to the page rather than a list :/

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    Default Re: A merger

    For the Boss page, it'd probably end up looking like the Commander pages currently does. For the others, it'd be divided into sections.

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    Default Re: A merger

    Come to think of it, if Plan B is a list of one-off classes, I'm up for merging as many as we can and keeping them off said list.

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    Default Re: A merger

    We'd still have the redirects, correct?

    (I misunderstood the poll, sosumi )

    For the Boss trainer class, I'd say merge the actual trainers into one page and provide links to all five bosses and their individual pages.

    So we'd have the page "Boss (trainer class)" and four infoboxes for the current trainers that fall into that class - Giovanni, Maxie, Archie, and Cyrus.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Default Re: A merger

    Redirects would exist, of course. Rocket Executive, Galactic Commander, etc.

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    Default Re: A merger

    Dont merge them. THEY ARE DISTINCT...

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    Default Re: A merger

    How?

    They have nearly the same name in Japanese, and exactly the same role.

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    Default Re: A merger

    Not really. I mean, Grunts are generic nobodys, Executives are ditinct, important members of the team, and the boss is the head honcho, the big man, the big cheese.....

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    Default Re: A merger

    Quote Originally Posted by minimag View Post
    Not really. I mean, Grunts are generic nobodys, Executives are ditinct, important members of the team, and the boss is the head honcho, the big man, the big cheese.....
    I misunderstood that too. We're not merging the classes by organization, we're merging them by hierarchical level.

    That means that we'd have one "Grunt" page for Rocket Grunts, Magma/Aqua Grunts, and Galactic Grunts all in one. Ditto for Executives and Bosses.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Default Re: A merger

    Well, it's not like they aren't merged by organization... the pages on the teams say basically the same stuff.

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    Default Re: A merger

    Oh, then I agree with this. However, I think we should keep the execcutive and boss pages...

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