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Hello! Just to let you know, the Loot page and loot tags for items (in general) will be getting overhauled next. No sense in fixing what is very broken and about to be replaced :)

If you haven't already seen, I've been using the game's non-specific "loot tag" values on item articles as I update them (e.g. Military East). Now that I'm nearly done with that, I'll be moving the Loot page over to explaining those tags, along with what buildings have each kind of tag(s) associated with them.

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Oh, that is awesome! I'm used to using the game's loot tags (civilian, hunting, military_west, etc.) and having to remember which wiki tag is associated with which loot tag is a pain.

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On a similar note, I think it would be best to leave out the "Locations" section from weapons articles at the moment. The section on the infobox for tags is good, but trying to point out specific buildings may be wasted effort with how much the loot economy can change from update to update. Tags like "Military East" are constant and easy to update, but something like "ATC Tower" can change its properties or meaning over time, so I'm inclined to favor the more simple approach to maintaining the usefulness of that information.

As an aside, I would also recommend against using lots of images for a section like that as well. I'm okay with it on list pages, or a small gallery for the topic of that article.

Sorry if it seems like I'm being overbearing, or that I'm complaining -- I'm just trying to provide guidance, and I wanted to make sure I pointed those things out before you went any further. It sounds much meaner when I write it out haha.

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No, don't apologize! I was actually about to ask you to take a look at AK74/Temporary to get your advice/guidance on how/what you think the updated weapon pages should look like. Please, please, if you think something should look different, not be there/be there, let me know!

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Also, I created a new weapon infobox template that differs from the existing one. you can also see it on that page. Tell me if you think there should be other categories, different information, etc..

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I'll have to dig in and look at the values you've created more closely, but so far it looks good. I assume you'll do a similar one for Melee version as well?

I finished doing a quick refresh of the remaining melee pages just now. That category still needs its own fully updated template, and then that template needs applied to all of the articles (all over again), so in a way it was kind of wasted work, but... The main purpose of my mini-refresh just now was so the articles weren't all being thrown into the "Outdated Articles" area. I wanted to have a better idea of what our high-level topics are that ACTUALLY still need revising, and the melee pages were all being thrown in simply due to a change in the template.