Category talk:2010 demo screenshots

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a thought[edit]

what happens to these when the game goes live? Are we going to keep them labeled as is (2010 *other filenaming things*) or are we going to change it to 2010 demo *other filenaming things*? Are we even going to keep the image at that point? Just my two pence. — Scythe 15:58, 26 Sep 2010 (UTC)

I say; we move all the screenshots to '2010 demo'. Definitely not delete them, though. Historical value ftw =3. --Naoroji User Naoroji Golem - Green.jpg 16:31, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Well, there could be changes to the demo between showings, so I would say to keep them separated for clarity's sake, at least until the game comes out. --Kyoshi User Kyoshi sig.png (Talk) 16:52, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
so use 2010 demo? Or would we use 2010-2011 demo (pretty sure it'll keep going after end of the year) — Scythe 18:04, 26 Sep 2010 (UTC)
I propose crossing that bridge when we get there. Venom20 User Venom20-icon-0602-sm-black.png 18:05, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
if we dont get a bot run, it'd be a massive PITA doing it all at once, vs. as we go. — Scythe 20:18, 26 Sep 2010 (UTC)
Demos could change between now and December 31st 2011; there could be more content, less content, modified content. pling User Pling sig.png 21:24, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
ok... but i guess we have consensus with changing files to 2010 demo prefix, then? — Scythe 21:50, 26 Sep 2010 (UTC)
The naming convention seems to be "xxx screenshots" (see Category:Screenshots). Renaming this subcategory would be inconsistent, so I disagree with doing so. pling User Pling sig.png 22:13, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
I meant the files not the category, no one has contested changing them to "2010 Demo xxxxxxxxxx" vs the current "2010 xxxxxxxxxxx" — Scythe 22:21, 26 Sep 2010 (UTC)
I do. The idea behind the current naming scheme for screenshots is to document the state in which the game was at any given moment in time. Considering how the demo may change between now and the end of the year, having just a "2010 Demo xxx" name as opposed to a "2010 month xxx" name would be less specific - people wouldn't be able to know with a sigle glance from which point in the GW2 development that screenshot was from.
We could have a "2010 Demo month xxx" naming scheme, but IMO that wouldn't work. The filename would be too big (the capitalization is also wrong, it should be "demo" instead of "Demo"), and it's redundant - those images are already within a 2010 demo screenshots category. Whenever someone sees those files, they will be already maked as being from the demo, so adding a new tag within filename is not really necessary. Erasculio 22:27, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
mmkay, was just a thought, cuz the 2010 month xxx filenames were confusing me. — Scythe 22:38, 26 Sep 2010 (UTC)
It should be noted that all screenshots taken between then and when the game is released are assumed to be from demos, (demoes?) so the dating of these images should suffice.(Xu Davella 02:32, 27 September 2010 (UTC))