Talk:Battle land

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Wiki pages are not owned by individual editors[edit source]

Anonymous page creator, I've cleaned up the article somewhat, particularly by adding a citation. I wish I had a better citation, but I doubt there's much outside of forum discussion at the moment. I also removed your note about not editing the page name, for two reasons:

  • Page names are unalterable, the most anyone could do is delete this page and copy its content to another page
  • Neither you nor any other editor owns this or any other page

You are welcome to edit any page to improve it, and revert edits you feel harm the page, so long as you do not engage in edit wars. If you feel strongly about the accuracy of a particular page, please feel free to watch and/or patrol it. You have no authority to forbid other editors from freely editing, outside of your own user pages, though you may suggest guidelines outside of the primary article namespace (via talk pages, or in non-included sections of template pages). Finally, it's worth noting that, as this page is about a very new piece of Magic slang, its accuracy may change over time. At the moment, I would suggest we create redirects to this page from the pages for other proposed names, and be ready to shift this content to any of them should that name being more prevalent. --Corveroth (talk) 02:11, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Explanation of the name[edit source]

I get that Battle lands is the term used by WotC. Most of the fan names I could understand, but this was one not. What would be the explanation? --Hunter (talk) 06:50, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

I've been reverting most of the naming changes on this article ever since it was created as Tangoland, since they were all performed without further citations that would indicate a need to change the page (and none went so far as moving the page, either). Since this edit at least justified it on the grounds of standardizing to WotC's nomeclature, I've left it alone to see what the community reaction would be. Still, I can't speak further for User:Minomelo. --Corveroth (talk) 06:58, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm fine with your approach, I just don't grok the name that is officialy used. --Hunter (talk) 08:09, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, sorry - I thought you were looking for an explanation of the edits that led here, not the name itself. I think it's simply a matter of them being printed in Battle for Zendikar. --Corveroth (talk) 08:11, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
Duh, that was too obvious for me :-) --Hunter (talk) 09:07, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Cucklands[edit source]

Meaning? --Hunter (talk) 18:30, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

I can't imagine this one has ever actually gained traction. GRAPPLE X 22:55, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm striking it immediately. No citation, and the base word is both sexual and far from neutral. This one needs strong evidence if it's going to exist. Heykidsdoyoulikememes, I'm willing to let it stand at reverting the edit this time, but please follow wiki standards more closely in the future. --Corveroth (talk) 00:56, 13 September 2017 (UTC) I'm super down with not having a name that is practically a reddit/4chan meme on the page. Heykidsdoyoulikememes (talk) 13:10, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
I think we agree, than. Two archived *chan threads, one post from a deleted reddit account with no notable replies, and I'm not familiar with Veeky. I don't think that matches your initial description of it as "one of the most prolific names". =)
Honestly, even "tango" there needs a decent citation. Usage in a CFB/Goldfish article, a high-traffic Reddit thread or two, something like that. Not that you're on the hook for it, simply noting that it should be done. And before I forget, welcome to the wiki! --Corveroth (talk) 15:46, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
It's hard to source besides anecdotally every card shop I went to still uses the term Cuckland. I just did a google search and pulled most of the results, Battle lands weren't that popular in general so it's hard to find conversation about them, in fact, the most notable thing about them is the fact that people argued over the nickname. Most articles about it I've looked at have been editted to use the term Battle Land instead of a nickname. Heykidsdoyoulikememes (talk) 16:16, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
When Wizards announced them as "battle lands", I think that ended the debate over what they "should" be called. I have to say that, until you edited it in, I had never heard the term "cuckland", which makes me wonder if there's some underlying demographic split there. Either way, this is why wikis have to rely on citations to sort it out. That section of the article could try going into further detail on the "debate", such as it still exists. The citations available should provide the necessary evidence for editors to apportion fair levels of focus to each of the suggested names, and whether each is currently in a significant degree of circulation (e.g. only one of the four "cuckland" links comes from the last year, and only a single person in each discussion is using it, so based on the evidence, it appears that it's rarely used at present). I'll leave it up to you or another editor to determine whether that kind of discussion would improve the article. I'm not wholly opposed to seeing the term here, so long as its presence is proportional to its relevance (I don't think we need a redirect from Cuckland=>Battle land, for example). --Corveroth (talk) 18:00, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
I think the page as it stands is the best way to keep it. I need to go find a nice source for Tango Land to use as a citation, and I think we should keep out the spring of names that cropped up when they were announced. Heykidsdoyoulikememes (talk) 18:10, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

(reset indent) Finding that citation is not specifically your obligation, but I think everyone would agree that it improves the article. Thank you. --Corveroth (talk) 18:24, 13 September 2017 (UTC)