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Should we change the name of TLJ wiki?

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Should we change the name of TLJ wiki?

  1. It should remain TLJ wiki (2 votes [18.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. It should be 'The Longest Journey Wiki' (9 votes [81.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

  3. It should be another name (post below) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 wandrew


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 01:54

Lachnummer has suggested we change the name of TLJ wiki to 'The Longest Journey Wiki'.


What do people think?

#2 Ringtail


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Posted 09 December 2019 - 01:58

I'm guessing this arose in the context of potential confusion with The Last Jedi?

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#3 wandrew


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Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:12

Not that I know of, but now you mention it...

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 19:29

Hey, just happened to stumble over this thread and had a brief look over at Fandom. Since it would seem that

  • most other franchises would seem to have a wiki name with no abbreviations, but fully spelled out, which is much nicer to assess at a glance what a page is all about
  • the "The Longest Journey" would seem to fit all three games, e.g. by these words being included in all of the three logos shown in the wiki,

I'd tend to favor a name change for streamlining reasons.


On the other hand, this

  • might break quite a few bookmarks folks might have stored (?)
  • isn't necessary from a practical standpoint, since a search for "the longest journey" turns up the page anyway

Just my 2 cents, take it as someone just chiming in without being deeper in the know, not having been a contributor to the wiki up to now... -_-

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#5 Lachnummer


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:38

The origin of this discussion is here: https://tlj.fandom.c...613852156192768

I have added some clarifications there about what I am suggesting.

@Ringtail: Interesting. No, I was not aware of the name clash with
"The Last Jedi". Hey don't give me that Tommy Lee Jones look! ;)

As I wrote in the wiki, I just noticed that the Russian wiki's
heading is fully spelled out, and liked that.
Note that their address also uses "tlj".

@IorekB: I am not suggesting to change the wiki address, on the
contrary. I expect to be able to change the heading without
changing the wiki's address (DNS name). If this is not possible,
the name should stay.

PS: It seems a bit inappropriate to me to vote here on the header
text of the pages of a formally separate community. I go along
because my impression is that there is more activity here, which
may yield a more representative result.


#6 Guyra


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 22:50

I think it would look nicer, and it might give an ever so slight increase in search performance. :)

#7 Teller


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 04:12

Bit late to the party, but put in my vote for what it's worth.  I always thought it was a little weird that it was called TLJ wiki (even though I alway call it TLJ and not The Longest Journey).

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