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Please don't "standardize" the section header to Use Effects. The standard (Proposed_Standards#When_Used) is When Used. Thanks. --Gymnosophist 22:20, 28 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time)

  • Why is that, exactly? That wasn't in the Proposed Standards the last time I edited egg pages, so I based it on the ones for food and drinks, which respectively are "Eat Effects" and "Drink Effects". Wouldn't "Use Effects" be more consistent? -- Old Ned
  • Don't you mean "Why is that, eggxactly?"  :~) Actually, you're right, this is a fairly recent change. Basically, it's because not all usable items have a use effect (briefcase, for example), and we wanted to have a standard section title that would be applicable for all usable items. Jinya made the final choice on wording. Here's the archived discussion: Talk:Proposed_Standards-Archive#Standards_for_Usable_Items_.26_Combat_Items. --Gymnosophist 22:38, 28 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
  • Thanks for the discussion link; I'll read it as soon as I get a chance. -- Old Ned 15:12, 3 Aug 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
  • Hmm, I guess it should be "Use Effects", "Eat Effects", and "Drink Effects" or "When Used", "When Eaten", "When Drunk"... I think when drunk is the drink equiv. of eaten, past tenses are ate and drank.--JRSiebz 22:42, 28 Jul 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
  • Either of those systems would work for me; it was the inconsistency that irked me. I think it would be easier to change all occurrences of "When Used" than all occurrences of "Eat Effects" and "Drink Effects", just because there's only one thing to change instead of two, but I don't know how many pages would be involved. If there are a lot more usable items than edible/drinkable items, then changing Eat/Drink could be quicker. And yes, you got the tenses right. 8-) -- Old Ned 15:12, 3 Aug 2005 (Central Daylight Time)