Talk:DBC naming

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The current DBC documentation on the wiki is a mess and needs a lot of improvement.

We want to tackle it the right way in one go and have a few options to do so, we want feedback from y'all to figure out the best way.

Problem: Most DBCs are or have already been converted to DB2 (or higher) in recent WoW versions. We want to make a single page that documents all versions of said DBC, no matter if the actual filename ends in .dbc or .db2.

Solution 1: Rename all DBC pages to subpages of the DB page. For example, Map.dbc would be renamed to DB/Map.


  • Independent of filename, doesn't matter if it's a DBC/DB2


  • Would always display the "DB" in front of the page title on category pages and title

Solution 2: Rename all DBC pages to their filename without the extension. For example, Map.dbc would be renamed to Map, conflicts would have to be resolved like Map (definition).


  • Independent of filename, doesn't matter if it's a DBC/DB2
  • Clean


  • Could cause conflicts, would have to be resolved as mentioned

Solution 3? Have a better solution? Suggest it in the replies.

We'll be accepting comments on this until Friday the 12th of February, after which we'll implement the most popular solution.

Marlamin (talk) 23:03, 7 February 2016 (CET)

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Marlamin (talk)
Rename all pages to <filename>.DBFC ? Category would thus be DBFC and still be fine.
Warpten (talk)
Why DBFC though? Map.db or even Map.dbx looks fine to me, but that said I don't fiddle with DBCs very much.
Gamhea (talk)
Sorry, should have specified it's named after the directory in CASC/MPQ tree (DBFilesClient). .DB or whatever is fine by me
Warpten (talk)
+1 DB/ --Schlumpf (talk) 23:57, 7 February 2016 (CET)
-1 for .db or .dbfc: are not referenced like that at all but using an extension implies that. I would even prefer unmarked to imaginary extensions. --Schlumpf (talk) 00:47, 8 February 2016 (CET)
+1 DB/ --Hizuro (talk) 17:37, 8 February 2016 (CET)
+1 DB/ Miceiken (talk)
+1 DB/ Mjollna (talk) 13:54, 9 February 2016 (CET)
+1 DB/ Skarn (talk) 20:48, 12 February 2016 (CET)
DB/ it is! Thanks for voting, everyone. Marlamin (talk) 23:10, 12 February 2016 (CET)