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A few pages that we have not yet covered are articles that help organize a series of other articles, that are not explicitly called anything, but I call them summaries or I suppose overviews would work in a pinch.

Gameplay summaries

These articles contain the links to a group of the same item that have multiple articles based on being in different games. We can use Jet as an example. Since it has been mentioned across a lot of games, it has a page that lists appearances in one centralized location. It makes it easier to link to in articles that are talking about Jet generally, instead of a game-specific type. Here is an example of what you will see at the top of these articles:


This is an overview article, focusing on background information and cross-game comparisons. See articles on the right game-specific information.
Gameplay articles
Fallout 2Jet
Jet Beta
Fallout 3Jet
Ultrajet
Fallout: New VegasJet
Rocket
Dixon's Jet
Turbo
Ultrajet
Fallout 4Buffjet
Jet
Psycho jet
Ultra jet
Jet Fuel
 
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Disambiguations

Another way to group items that are similar in name are called disambiguation pages. As opposed to gameplay overview pages, this page is used for articles that are named similarly but are not the same. This is used for a variety of things, frequently character names. For example, everyone named Kate is listed here. If a link points to that page, it can be changed to point to the correct Kate out of the group.

These pages are started by adding

{{disambig}}

to the top of a new page, followed by the list.

Not all pages need disambig pages, just ones that would help with the confusion of many similarly-named pages, especially when using a suffix such as a game name or location in parenthesis.

{{Disambig}}{{Games|FO1|FO2|FO3|FNV|FO4|FO4NW|FOT}}
* [[Character]]s:
** [[Kate (Fallout: New Vegas)]], [[Michael Angelo]]'s assistant in ''[[Fallout: New Vegas]]''.
** [[Kate (dog)]], one of [[Evan O'Dood]]'s dogs in ''[[Fallout 4]]''.
** [[Smiling Kate]], one of [[Sinjin]]'s underlings in ''Fallout 4''.

If you go to Category:Disambiguation, you can see all of the pages. The disambig pages follow a certain format, which is usually along these lines:

  • Characters:
    • Dialogue files of characters
    • Quests/weapons of that character if the name includes the character name (i.e. Lily's vertiblade)
  • Locations
  • Quests
  • Items
  • Other
  • Real life people

Then include a small blurb about what the item is and what game it is from. You don't have to add a category, it will be automatically added. Make sure all items are completely spelled out, with no vertical bar. For example, it should be:

[[Kate (dog)]]

instead of

[[Kate (dog)|Kate]]

That way, the different Kates can be differentiated without entering edit mode.

Quiz (Summaries)

Great! Now that we have covered some more article types, we can test your knowledge with some low-pressure quizzes. Here we go!

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