Hey Konnor1218. I'm the leader of the Zombie Killing Agency, an Australian based zombie defence organisation. We are going international and we would like members from around the world. I was wondering if you'd like to join the Zombie Killing Agency. Here's our official website:
Honest question, why have articles about individual firearms at all? I mean, most of the editors here have absolutely no idea what they're talking about in the first place, the tag system for weapons is an unforgivable mess, and to take the example of a recent addition by the Australia kid, ZKA, take the Saiga-12 article. If a Saiga-12 article, why not a Saiga-20 article? A Saiga-410 article? How about an article for the Saiga-12 Taktika Mod 040? Perhaps one for the import specific Saiga-12 "IZ109T"? The Saiga-410?
Since we're making an individual article for most of these others, do we do individual articles for each line of Glock pistols? For each generation in the line? Or each time a model change replaces an existing line for some other manufacturer?
Why not clean the hell out of the tag system, and then get rid of most of the individual articles about firearms, eliminate some of the uninformed gunwankery, since most of it has no real bearing on the content of the wiki in the first place, and stop giving a mouthpiece to horribly inaccurate information.
Having an article for every firearm and its usefulness in a zombie apocalypse does sound like a good idea to me, but going into specific details with models and all that is a little overboard. Slowly but surely, I'll start researching the advantages and disadvantages of each firearm as it relates to its ability to kill a zombie. and I will do my best to clean up the tags.
If you have a problem with ZKA, please talk to him directly. Let's reach an understanding by cutting out the middle man.
Nonono, you misunderstand. I'm saying that it's a *bad* idea, since the differences are so few in many cases as to be identical pieces being discussed. I was speaking in hyperbole. Listing every firearm, or just shotgunning out random listings (as is currently done) feels more than a little silly (and the former would be an exercise in futility; imagine trying to list every model of AR-15 available... by every manufacturer, in every product line, in every iteration). You could write encyclopedic volumes on that general design family alone, just by listing model names.
Saiga 12, Saiga 20, Saiga 410, and so on are interesting topics to discuss, but I admit they will be very similar in their page layouts. This is probably going to be the same for a lot of other variations of firearms. Maybe we could just put something like "Saiga" series firearms instead of going into more detail?
Exactly. That's what I was getting at. Then you have examples like the 1911 family of handguns, which like the AR-15 family, are made in hundreds of models and chamberings by dozens upon dozens of manufacturers, sometimes so heavily modified from the original they bare only a passing resemblance or construction. Or the dozen or so variants on a theme with, for example, the Beretta 92 handgun, which hosts an appreciable number of variants itself. The list goes on.
Then you've got historical articles on firearms that barely exist in a modern context outside of fairly limited reproductions.
This is why I suggested that it may be more sensible to talk more about the theory and general "classes" of firearms as opposed to specific examples, especially since most of the contributors have no idea what they're writing on them with except to copy text wholesale from Wikipedia, and since tackling individual weapon platforms in anything but a completely hit and miss manner is unavoidable; the wiki isn't exactly equipped or formatted to be a gun catalog.
Hello Konnor1218. I am the leader of the Zombie Killing Agency, which is an Australian based zombie defence organisation. I'm a big fan of this wiki and I make edits every day. I was wondering if I could possibly become an admin on this wiki. If I can become an admin it would be great. Thanks.