Forum:Rename New Traveller?

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This topic has been brought up several times but to no resolution. The Mongoose Traveller 2nd edition rules are and were never referred to in those terms by Mongoose publishing. The term "New Traveller" was adopted when Mongoose first started publishing the new edition and was adopted by the Wiki. But Mongoose no longer refers to this edition as "New Traveller". So the term now becomes confusing.

First problem, naming things is hard. The wiki needs to distinguish between the "Mongoose Traveller" book and the "New Traveller" books. So if we're not going to call the edition "New Traveller" anymore, what do we call it?

If we decide to make this change there are three things that need to be updated:

  1. The article names for the books have "New Traveller" in the title. These would need to be changes (page moved) to the new version name (50 articles based upon a quick search).
  2. The InfoboxBook2 has a version parameter which needs to be updated (88 articles based on the category).
  3. All of the Ludography cite and Page cite templates (823 based upon a quick search) would need to be updated.

The good news is most of this can be automated. Just simply a matter of running an update script based upon old and new names.

My preference would be "Mongoose 2nd", which flows along with "Traveller 5th". Are there other / better / preferred suggestions? Tjoneslo (talk) 07:59, 31 August 2021 (EDT)

I echo the preference for "Mongoose 2nd", for the stated reason. The prior version should be renamed "Mongoose 1st". Atymes (talk) 23:34, 7 September 2021 (EDT)

Well, Curses and Drat. I just tried moving the "New Traveller" page and the process segfaulted again. I have a few more things to try, but this is not making me happy. Tjoneslo (talk) 10:08, 13 November 2021 (EST)
After a spate of much more manual work than I was hoping for, this is now completed. All* of the references to "New Traveller" in names and book versions have been updated to "Mongoose 2nd".
* There may be a few holdouts drifting in the darkness somewhere, some caught in the page cache, others passed over in the mad rush of changes. If you find any please post them here and we'll get them fixed right up. Tjoneslo (talk) 08:53, 21 November 2021 (EST)