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Topic   Microsoft Xbox Series X|S *xbsx* NEC PC Engine Duo-R NEC PC Engine Duo-R

Lunar
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* 26-Feb(#1)
Might not be worth it and also people might already be used to it but:

DOUR has been bothering me for a while now but I guess not many people use it.

Xbox code is weird, I think I know it's because we want to include both series's but sounds backwards when you want to do Xbox Series x and it comes up empty.

In summary:

Duo R should be NEC PC Engine Duo-R
Xbox Series X / Series S, my suggestion would be *xsx* and *xss* and both point to the same icon if possible.


bill
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27-Feb(#2)
Ugh, duor misspelled! And, it has been like that for years.

It's actually tricky to fix these because just changing it to be correct breaks all the old posts that used the misspelling. Maybe I can replace the old with the new/fixed code. There are only 56 cases of it being used.

I'm less on board with changing the xbox series x or s. I get ath the missing 's' for Series feels off. But, I think the b has to be in there, should start with xb. So, I like the current code for it better than your suggestions. And, changing those (way more popular, I assume) seems more problematic.

Also, I don't really want more than one code pointing to the same icon... It may not be easily doable given how the icons are done now.
bill
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* 28-Feb(#3)
OK, I did the swap for dour => duor. I only replaced the icon in forum posts (not subject, not bios, not private message, not trade/offer messages). I did check some of those, but it was very rare, so it seems safest to just leave it be. The replace can cause massive damage if I do it wrong.

I'm just going to leave the xbsx stuff alone since it's so much more used and less wrong.

Thanks for letting me know about this.
benstylus
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28-Feb(#4)
The nose of Hunt

Lunar
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28-Feb(#5)
Thanks bill yes

Frank
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* 7-Mar(#6)
Sorry to bring up an old topic, but I think the Xbox Series tag should be shortened from "xbxs" to Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

Microsoft Xbox Series X|S would be the shortening of "Xbox Series" which is still grouping the Series S and X. "XBXS" never really seemed right to me. "Xbox X and S"?

I also like the idea @Lunar had about both *xsx* and *xss* forwarding over to the same Microsoft Xbox Series X|S icon.

benstylus
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7-Mar(#7)
Frank wrote:
> Sorry to bring up an old topic, but I think the Xbox Series tag should be shortened
> from "xbxs" to Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
>
> Microsoft Xbox Series X|S would be the shortening of "Xbox Series" which is still grouping the Series
> S and X. "XBXS" never really seemed right to me. "Xbox X and S"?
>
> I also like the idea @Lunar had about both *xsx* and *xss* forwarding over to the
> same Microsoft Xbox Series X|S icon.
>
>

Xbxs is potentially more futureproof depending on what dumb and confusing name they come up with for the next generation of systems.

If the last three outings are any indication we're in for a doozy of a bad name, because they have only gotten worse.

bill
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* 7-Mar(#8)
It's just too hard to change a popular markup like these xbox ones. The duo-r wasn't used much, so it was easier/safer and I still skipped some cases of it.

I can just change it, but it would break all the old posts. Trying to fix those old posts (and basically any other text area on the site) is a lot of effort and dangerous (the way I do the replace is low-level without any safety.... I could screw it up and not be able to fix it). And, it just doesn't seem important enough. I do see how it's not great, but it's not so bad either.
Lunar
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7-Mar(#9)
Instead of fixing the old ones, is it possible to just add the new ones?

I know you also pointed out it's not straightforward to point multiple codes to the same icon so that may be out of the question.

Frank
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7-Mar(#10)
Lunar wrote:
> Instead of fixing the old ones, is it possible to just add the new ones?

I like that idea.

bill
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* 7-Mar(#11)
Yeah, I didn't think I could do that (easily) But, I looked at the code and there's actually an "alias" system in there that I had used for some other old icons. So, I was able to do what you're asking. The old xbxs Microsoft Xbox Series X|S markup up is now just an alias to the new/improved xbs Microsoft Xbox Series X|S markup. yes
Frank
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7-Mar(#12)
Thanks Bill. grin

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bill
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* 8-Mar(#13)
I added an alias for the old *duor* (misspelled) markup too.
John
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* 8-Mar(#14)
Reading this thread after the fact is funny because everywhere someone wrote "it should be *xbs*" just shows up as "it should be Microsoft Xbox Series X|S" already! smile
Frank
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8-Mar(#15)
John wrote:
> Reading this thread after the fact is funny because everywhere someone wrote "it
> should be *xbs*" just shows up as "it should be Microsoft Xbox Series X|S" already! smile
>

Oh yeah, I was thinking that last night. My post from the 7th looks like I lost my marbels image

Topic   Microsoft Xbox Series X|S *xbsx* NEC PC Engine Duo-R NEC PC Engine Duo-R