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  • As far as I can tell, we do italicise the name of bone charms mentioned in text. The one exception that I know of is in the Related Bone Charms section, but they seem to be italicised everywhere else. Am I missing some other exception to this rule, or has that decision been changed, or...?

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    • None of them are italicized at all in the overly huge lists on the Bone Charms page.

      I double-checked the Manual of Style and nowhere in the formatting rules does it say that they have to be italicized or not.

      I noticed in my edit here that I did not correct the italicized Bone Charm titles. In my defense, the trivia was a mess and I probably would've removed the italics back then if I wasn't focused on the more important matter of making the trivia read better.

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    • Yeah, there's that list too. But if one scans the trivia section of that page, or any of the Usage Tips sections on the supernatural ability pages, they do all seem to be italicised. I don't recall the MoS saying anything on this matter (and you have just told me it doesn't), but almost every case in the text they are italicised, so would you say that we should keep them italicised or turn them into normally-formatted text?

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    • Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Bone Charms to begin with (I rarely use them, and have never even bothered to invest in or even read the Bone Crafting sections either here or within the D2 game).

      Admittedly, I have hardly ever checked the seemingly unnecessary plethora of additions of all the 'Related Bone Charm' sections that have popped up recently, so I cannot say that I ever gave it much thought.

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    • Hm, as I see it, most of those usage tips and bone charm related trivia and with them the mentions of the bone charm names were put there by you in the first place.

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    • I italicised them because that is how it was done before I appeared on the wiki. To be perfectly honest, I'm not a real fan of them being italicised, but I did it because that it how it is done.

      Also, it's largely irrelevant why it is that way. The point it, it is, are we going to keep doing it like that or not?

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    • "Why is this even a question?"
      —Duke Luca Abele

      We hardly mentioned bone charms by name on other pages before, and even if we did we never italicize them.

      @Metworst

      I honestly have no idea how you came to think we should italicize them in the first place.

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    • Granted, I don't remember if bone charm names were italicized before, nor did I pay attention to if they were. But most of the mentions we have now were in fact made by you, and when you state you are not a fan of those italizations, then why you not bring this up and ask before spreading dozens of mentions after making your own rules again? Especially as they are NOT italicized in the lists and on other occasions you've been readily jumping at inconsistencies like that.

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    • Metworst wrote:
      The point is, it is, are we going to keep doing it like that or not?

      Let's stop pointing fingers and answer the damn question. I don't give a shit why bonecharm names have been italicized, I just think they shouldn't be.

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    • Yeah, italics are a no go.....

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    • Blood Ox wrote:

      Metworst wrote:
      The point is, it is, are we going to keep doing it like that or not?

      Let's stop pointing fingers and answer the damn question. I don't give a shit why bonecharm names have been italicized, I just think they shouldn't be.

      1) “Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it” That actually applies here.

      2) I actually "give a shit" why they are and how it got started truth be told.

      3) I would ask that you don't come to a thread on my wall and start your reply off with a hostile attitude. I respect your point of view as much as anyone else's and am glad you expressed it, but there's no need to come here sounding like that.

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    • My first edit to the page Devouring Swarm was on the 31st of August, 2016. The names of bone charms on that page were first italicised by Imfego on the 11th of July, 2015. My last edit on the wiki before that was on the 7th of August, 2014, and my next edit on the wiki after that was on the 6th of January 2016. I didn't edit Devouring Swarm until the 31st of August 2016, where I added two non-bone charm usage tips and a non-bone charm trivia point.

      Looking through Imfego's contribution history, he made a further edit to the Devouring Swarm page that day, after which A drunken whaler fixed a number of things on the page (which did not include removing the italics), and then Imfego made a further two edits to Devouring Swarm. On that same day, @A drunken whaler left a message on his wall reminding him that American spelling is used on the wiki and pointing him towards a number of blogs about wiki formatting. Imfego acknowledged that, thanked the user for an edit he made and Imfego has not been on the wiki since.

      Back to Devouring Swarm, the page was left untouched after Imfego's italicisation until October 2015 when Epic added a picture, and Essie fixed the caption of another picture. Since that time, Geist has made four edits to the page and Piko seven. One of Geist's edits did involve rewording a trivia point that included an italicised bone charm. I know that missing italicisation is very easy, but for multiple admins and other veteran contributors to not change it a number of times, as well as in the manner that Geist did, implies that the issue at hand is not a very serious one, otherwise it would have been picked up earlier.

      Of course, one could at this point claim that I had begun this italicisation beforehand, in an earlier edit. I have just trawled through my entire contribution history before Imfego italicised the bone charms on the Devouring Swarm page, and the closest I came to edits related to bone charms was on the page Jerome's Black Market Shop, where I said that the bone charm was random, which did not involve mentioning any names.

      To summarise, I did not introduce this to the wiki, nor do I believe it's major enough to warrant any more than a casual discussion.

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