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The weapon recategorization project is a project which aims to clear up the categorization of weapon articles in the wiki.


The current weapon categorization scheme is a mess. We should categorize all of them by relevant skills per-game, e.g. "Fallout 3 Small Guns skill weapons" or "Fallout: New Vegas Unarmed skill weapons" - the names might not sound very elegant, but at least they are unambiguous, unlike the current ones, when it's not clear whether they mean the skill used or an in-universe category (especially in case of e.g. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, which has no skills in the SPECIAL sense.

We might introduce a parallel categorization scheme for in-universe categories later, but for now let's focus on skill-based ones.


Every weapon now in "Fallout 2 weapons" and "Small Guns" should be moved to "Category:Fallout 2 Small Guns skill weapons". Every weapon in "Fallout: New Vegas weapons" and "Energy Weapons" should be moved to "Category:Fallout: New Vegas Energy Weapons skill weapons" etc.

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel weapons should be included only in the main Category:Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel weapons category, as the game does not use weapon skills.

Weapon overview pages should only be in the main Category:Weapons.


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  • I've made all the categories for Van Buren weapons and categorized all of them that were in the old categories. I've also looked over the old Unarmed category and take care of all the Van Buren and Fallout 1, 2, 3, and New Vegas weapons in that category. Dunno how to make the nifty table that the other projects have in this section. --Kris User Hola.jpg 14:42, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
  • I went through the Van Buren weapons category and categorized everything except Explosives and non-inventory weapons into their proper categories. --Kris User Hola.jpg 15:05, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
  • Small Guns and Big Guns categories have been cleaned out.
  • All Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel weapons have been removed from skill categories. --Anon talk 15:45, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
  • All New Vegas weapons have now been properly categorized. --Kingclyde 01:35, December 27, 2010 (UTC)
  • All Fallout 3 and its DLC's have been verified and updated if needed. Someone already did a majority of them.--Kingclyde 04:24, January 3, 2011 (UTC)