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Optional: Wikipedia[edit]

Can we make the Wikipedia parameter/display optional? Defunct companies like Hip Interactive/Hip Games don't have their own page. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:35, 12 August 2008 (CDT)

Then maybe they'll create them on that side :D. Company pages are only here so you can find other games by a good company, anything else is on the fringe of being in scope and should mostly go on wikipedia anywayz. -- Prod (Talk) 20:44, 12 August 2008 (CDT)
Ha! Just came to request WP be optional as well, but I see this has been entertained already. My problem with it is I don't think it's very helpful to link to search results, especially when the box says "WikiPedia has more on this subject," when it really doesn't. - najzere 23:25, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Maybe we can help wikipedia gain some editors then :). Or it can be fixed to a redirect to where it should go. Company pages are essentially 3rd class citizens and we don't really care about them as much :P. -- Prod (Talk) 08:19, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
the hours ... wasted ... - najzere 08:34, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
)": They're still citizens! If we host them, they should be good. But if the page links nowhere on wikipedia, that's their problem, not ours. -- Prod (Talk) 03:24, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Naj just linked me here thanks to a question on Category Talk:Hit Maker, where the damned wikipedia link goes to the wrong company. Thanks Sega for naming your development studio Hitmaker 2 years after Hit Maker got started. That'll never confuse anyone ;p--Vizeroth 00:39, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Is this hitmaker mentioned anywhere else on WP? -- Prod (Talk) 06:26, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Hitmaker (the Sega one) is the more well-known of the two companies. Hit Maker is the older of the two and is currently active as a developer (the Sega one was folded into another Sega development division under a new name). As far as this site is concerned, they're both company categories that a number of games could end up in, but unless Hit Maker releases something that really takes off, it's likely that the Hitmaker category will be the bigger of the two (eventually), unless someone goes on a binge adding detailed developer information regarding who made the engines and middleware for every Japanese title in existence. --~Vizeroth (contribs)~-- 02:02, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Gah, I didn't answer your question at all. No, as far as I know, Hit Maker is not mentioned on WP (I'm familiar with using the |wikipedia= argument to set the link straight. It's really just an issue when they don't have the content and they redirect to content that isn't valid for the link being followed. If it's a dead end link coming from us, it looks bad (on which end depends on point of view), but if we send someone off on a link to the wrong content, I tend to think that always looks bad for us, not as much for them (no matter how much we might want to explain the reason the link is incorrect). --~Vizeroth~-- 05:51, 8 February 2009 (UTC)