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Am I the only who's under the impression that lately tons of articles are cluttered with absolutely mediocre games just for the sake of looking voluminous? I think it's time for the entire collective of writers to revise the lists and do a spring cleaning. Possibly through the use of a flagging system for quality content, and every game that doesn't receive a certain amount of flags gets thrown out. But that's just a quick idea. You're welcome to brainstorm with me. - Turbobutts 20:21, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Like what? If you have a problem with a game or a handful, go ahead and argue them, just don't delete them at whim without doing so ahead of time. The editors here are willing to defend either side, and if need be, make a thread on /v/ and post the general consensus for (or against) your stand, possibly with some text quotes, and I think people may be more willing to properly argue, as opposed to just "this game sucks, no it doesn't, it's okay, etc." like some us might happen to lean toward. --Dejiko 14:29, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

The difficulty with a popularity system is that the wiki shouldn't be about popularity. It's meant to be a place where you'd find games you might not have heard of. For things like, say, the PSP game list, it could possibly use a bit of a look-through but I wouldn't want people taking down games unless they've played them and can discuss why they didn't think it was worth the time they put into it. Maybe someone could take it onto themselves to give each of the unembellished games on the PSP list a try and see if there are any that don't quite live up to their inclusion. Another important thing is to not neglect the description. It's basically a mini-review, and if the game has bad points, they should probably be enumerated. Check out the ME1/ME2 descriptions on the PC/Recent Games page for an idea on how to work that, if it seems like some people might like it but other people don't. The descriptions are meant to be like recommendations, and a recommendation ideally includes who might not like it and/or why it might not be for you. You don't need to bash the game just for the sake of being neutral, since a recommendation shouldn't be neutral, but it should be well-rounded.Kotep 19:01, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

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