Forum:Weapons category is in desperate need of a cleanup

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The Weapons Category [1] is in dire need of a cleanup. For example, there are two pages for the pistol, one detailing the Half-Life 1 pistol, titled Pistol (HL1), and another with information on the pistols from both games, titled Pistol (HL2). Also, the Weapons of the Half-Life Series [2] template doesn't make much sense because it only includes the conventional weapons used in one or both of the games, and makes no mention of the experimental or alien weapons. Not to mention it categorizes weapons by "faction", which is unnecessary and doesn't make much sense.

For example, the shotgun is listed twice as a Combine weapon and a United States weapon. --MattyDienhoff 15:52, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Everything is in dire need of a cleanup, frankly. I think the really pressing issue of the now are:
- the updating of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which I think people are standing off because of the size of the task.
- Portal is still a complete mess, and last time I checked there was no article to speak of on the Portal Gun.
- A lot of important articles are lacking up-to-date, decent pictures. We need a dedicated picture taker, really.
I'll try and help you with the weapons thing, however. Coming Second 16:54, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I did some work on the weapons template. Sorted the weapons by game rather than by faction, which makes more sense in my opinion. It's still not perfect, it'd probably be better to have a seperate template for each game, but that'll have to do for now. I also created a couple of the pages that were missing. Satchel Charge and Bugbait.
I know what you mean about the pictures. Many are missing, and I've seen this picture before, I'm pretty sure it's from HLFallout. I might make a list of the gaps that need filling and go on a screenshot taking spree sometime soon. --MattyDienhoff 03:44, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


Ill start word padding Half-life 2 Episode, chapter by chapter as I play through again. But I don't know Wiki, so if someone will take it and Wikitize it, much appreciated, just hit me up on my talk page.

The Czech Duck

I just joined the Overwiki, and I'm going to try my best to improve the wiki. I'll start by working on the pistol page (to the best of my ability).

Welcome. :) --MattyDienhoff 01:52, 13 March 2008 (UTC)