Help talk:Style guide/Maps

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Wordy map articles

I feel the 'Locations' info on map articles are unnecessarily wordy and not helpful to anyone in the slightest. For example, Dustbowl. As a user I'd have a hard time visualising the map from that all of text. I propose cutting them all out and leaving a gallery of pictures of the map instead. Moussekateer 23:20, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

I think they're fine. They have approximately the same height as the thumbnail they describe, so it looks fine to me. In Dustbowl's case, however, the Strategy section should be moved to its own page, probably — Wind 01:33, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't think stuff like 'The rocks: This is the rock pile that is on the left side of the map with a large Health pack.' and 'Control point A: Located at the back of the area on a slightly raised platform.' is helpful in anyway. A picture says a thousand words. Moussekateer 01:52, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Developers in the infobox

Since there is no section for the developers in the infobox, some maps don't include the developers in the submission of the Workshop but only in the loading screen (such as Bonesaw). They appear to have a Valve submission, but that's inaccessible. In the future, if map makers continue to do this, there may be people that have no traceable Steam profile but are mentioned on the loading screen. I think there are 3 options here:

  1. Only include those mentioned in the visible Workshop submission.
  2. Only include those mentioned in the Workshop submission with a Steam profile link.
  3. There is some kind of way to figure out the Steam profile of those listed on the loading screen (that's a reliable way of figuring it out and that doesn't require asking the listed person(s) on the Workshop submission). If so, the method should be written here.

Obviously, 1 is an extreme measure that's not preferable, but it is an option after all.
GrampaSwood (talk) 17:24, 28 October 2022 (UTC)