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Console Commands

There are several pages under the Morrowind gamespace (and I guess also under Oblivion) with console commands. These commands can be input in different ways, i.e. abbreviated, with or without commas, etc, which causes confusion to readers and editors. As an example, I am in some kind of edit war with an anonymous user on Morrowind:ToddTest, Morrowind:Character Stuff Wonderland, Morrowind:Mark's Vampire Test Cell, and Morrowind:Clutter Warehouse.

I propose to standardise the way these commands are written in the Wiki to avoid any more disputes. Should we write them in full or abbreviated? With or without commas? The Tes3Mod namespace contains pages with the full commands and using commas, e.g. Tes3Mod:CenterOnCell. --DrPhoton 03:45, 2 February 2007 (EST)

I suppose the most informative way would be something like "CenterOnCell (Abr. coc) cellname" Jadrax 05:37, 2 February 2007 (EST)
My suggestion would be to show the command as, for example:
coc toddtest
And then make sure that the CenterOnCell page provides details on the various different ways that the command can be entered. This would allow the various commands to be consistently shown on Morrowind pages in their most simple, easy-to-type form, but would make the full info easily available for anyone who has questions. The only downside is that there's a bit of extra typing for editors. --Nephele 11:48, 2 February 2007 (EST)
Why not just give the different options on the page? Page would say:
Either of the following lines will work:
CenterOnCell toddtest
coc toddtest
CenterOnCell, toddtest
coc, toddtest
Not too much work with cut & paste...
-- Felic 12:52, 2 February 2007 (EST)
I think that Nephele's solution is best. It's short and easy to follow. But (DrPhoton), why is there no discussion on any of those pages? Or anything on the other editors talk page? If you have a dispute with another editor, the first thing to try to do is resolve it on the discussion page -- you might have been able to work it out with them. (Of course, at this point, there should be a link to this discussion.) --Wrye 14:00, 2 February 2007 (EST)
I also like Nephele's solution (Felic's doesn't look very practical). Sorry for not starting this discussion on those pages, but since there is no policy on how to enter console commands in the Wiki, I thought it would be best placed here. I have now left a message to Mr666 inviting him to join this discussion. --DrPhoton 12:37, 4 February 2007 (EST)
Hey guys, I'm sorry for having that edit war with DrPhoton. I agree that the solution that nephele came up with is good. I'll just leave you guys to sort it out. --Mr666 1:12, 4 february 2007
Thanks for the input, Mr666. I've gone ahead and changed the pages to hopefully close out this issue. --Nephele 02:11, 8 February 2007 (EST)