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Current Issues[edit source]

Resources vs. Materials vs. Vine Goo[edit source]

tl;dr version: I suggest: (1) Either merging the Resources and Materials categories, or else clearly defining their differences. (2) Adding a Vine Goo icon to the main page as a Resource/Material.

CSB version: I'm new to the game, and came here to browse things I hadn't learned how to make yet. I wound up reading about Empty Bottles. It says you need Vine Goo, but there's no link to it on that page, and I hadn't heard of that before. I went back to the main page, and didn't see it under Resources either. I searched for the page, and when I found it, I was going to add an icon for it to the main page, but (understandably) I can't edit the main page. It seems like it belongs there, either as a "Resource" or (as I later learned) maybe there should be a "Materials" section added to the main page. Would an admin consider one of these?

Even though I couldn't add Vine Goo to the main page, I saw that there were category pages, so I figured I should at least add it to the Resources page. I did, but when I clicked on it to test my link, I saw that the Vine Goo page calls it a "Material", not a Resource. So I followed the link to the Materials page, and discovered that some objects are listed as Resources, others as Materials, and still others as both. And if you follow the links from the category pages, sometimes the category mentioned on the object page doesn't match the category it's listed under.

So what's the real difference between a Resource and a Material, anyway? And why do Resources get an icon section on the main page, whereas Materials don't? I'm thinking the two categories could just be converted to one. But if not, then I think the wiki needs a clear distinction between the two, a main page section for each category, and objects should be definitely defined as one or the other, but not both.

Thanks in advance!