Talk:Jan Mayen

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Although ‎Lockeslylcrit has a point, Jan Mayen is not a serious country, the page is not what the wiki should be like. It should be objective instead of some sort of sarcastic comment. Therefore the page should be rewriten serious or deleted. General WVPM (talk) 13:53, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't think the content of the page is salvageable. We might as well delete the whole thing until somebody comes around and does a proper guide. Kimberly (talk) 20:06, 22 April 2013 (CEST)
I don't think it should be deleted. Someone coming here to find out why they would want to play Jan Mayen are going to find exactly what they'd want to know. It's a joke country with a joke article. I don't see the need to go all style-police on it. Delete it entirely? I think efforts should be put into fleshing out this wiki as a whole before going all delete-happy. --Cymsdale (talk) 14:15, 23 April 2013 (CEST)
I think it might be an idea to keep the page, but it does need to be rewritten to conform to wiki standards. Wiki articles are meant to be informative, not jokes. I'll add a rewrite tag to it. ~ Meneth (talk) 14:25, 23 April 2013 (CEST)
rewrite is usually for pages with content that is salvageable, but which needs to be put into a better form. This page doesn't really have any useful information. While we should have an article on Jan Mayen, I feel it's better to have a redlink until somebody decides to write a proper article, than a really bad page that's semi-permanently tagged with rewrite.Kimberly (talk) 15:38, 23 April 2013 (CEST)
Deletion should be reserved for topics that should not exist at all. A rewrite is a more appropriate action, and I disagree that a red link is better than what's currently there. Red links are wiki-death.
And this page does have useful information on it. It tells the player how to create the country. It tells players the population of the country and that negative population growth is the likely outcome. It tells the player that a large nation will own cores on them. And while the "Why should you play" part rambles a bit, it points out how useful a small out of the way nation can be for a hands-off style game.
There are style things that can be fixed, but deletion is not the answer. Even with the sarcastic content, someone browsing the wiki will learn pretty much everything they should know about playing Jan Mayen, which is a lot more than a red link will provide.--Cymsdale (talk) 16:02, 23 April 2013 (CEST)
Deletion is for content that should not exist. It is not a ruling on whether a particular topic should be covered or not. If a spambot created an advertisement under the name "Jan Mayen", surely we'd delete that? I think a red link actually encourages contribution, compared to a poor-but-existing article. Though I suppose you're right that the page as-is does have some redeeming value. Kimberly (talk) 19:54, 23 April 2013 (CEST)
  • I just rewrote the article based on my reading of it. I'm going to load the game now, and try playing as Jan Mayen to see what I can verify.Ryan Vesey (talk) 22:11, 23 April 2013 (CEST)