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Incorrect edit about team names

Your edit on List of random team member names is incorrect. Team names are picked from the exact same pool of names as worm names, there is only one name resource list in the game executables. If you have some team names not listed on that page, please let me know the name and game version, and I will search where it comes from. Also I think that names like "Snidel Fighter" and "Weener" having been removed is a very clear indication of removal of touchy names. And the duplicate removal is also very clear. - Pac-Man (talk) 23:53, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know this! I didn't know the random team name button uses the same list. I tested your claim in all 3 games, and it's correct. I've edited the article to include that, and I plan to make redirects to make sure the page title is correct. About your other concern, I want us to always strive for a neutral point of view in every article, to the maximum available potential. I prefer readers to draw their own conclusions from the facts, and I prefer the facts to not be muddied by speculation, even if it seems obvious. If it's obvious to you, then it may also be obvious to the reader. I don't see the value in asserting an assumption without a source. Sure, if there's a Team17 post that explains why they removed particular names from the list, then that info can be included in the article. As players, we don't know the intentions without an official statement or an assumption. -Lex (talk) 00:14, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
I agree on that, I then may revisit several other articles on this wiki in the future on which I remember to have seen a lot of speculation, and remove it. I always lend my writing style from other articles since I'm not sure which one is preferred, and am sure seeing speculative phrases as allowed comes from somwhere... :P - Pac-Man (talk) 13:25, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Textual format of dates

Is there a preferred format for textual dates? You recently modified mine on Worms World Party Aqua, I barely copied the style used in one of the dates on Worms Armageddon being "15 March, 2013". I updated the article again to use the other format used in majority on the same article, being "September 26, 2018". At least it no longer introduces yet another format. It should probably be fixed on the W:A page, and the info box may use a different format too. - Pac-Man (talk) 00:06, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

If we're using the same style as WA itself it should nominally be British English, at which point it should be "20 January 2020". I'm not sure anyone has seriously thought about date formats on this Wiki before though. --Muzer (talk) 00:18, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
I admit, I made my edit in haste without considering the broader implication of changing the date formats, just because I personally never use and rarely see that weird date format in my life outside this wiki. Muzer has a great point here, and you do too! I agree that having a consistent date format among articles is best. I am not personally a fan of the "10 July 2020" date format that'll be used for this post, but since that's what this wiki has been using for all comment tags and as Muzer said, the game's from the UK, it's probably good to use it for now. If we want to change it later, we can change it all at once more easily if they're all in the same format anyway. -Lex (talk) 00:23, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
Makes me wonder if there is a Template around somewhere to auto-change all formats later on. I'll check my articles about date formats and ensure they use the (weird to me aswell) "13 February, 2013" format. - Pac-Man (talk) 13:25, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
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