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Rewrite[edit source]

Although technically not covered by the Rewrite for Style project, I think this page would be better if it were more like the Blocks page with a list of all items (yes there are many items that are missing) and with images of the items and no description (apart from the general category descriptors). The page could be organised according to the Items template. Thoughts, comments? GoandgooTalk
10:55, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

 Agree. –LauraFi - talk 12:54, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

thoughts on what should be considered a block or an item[edit source]

with the added features to resource packs in 1.8 it could be debated that 'block items' are no longer a thing. any inventory icon can look different than the block itself - one could change the cake's icon to show the actual block and one could also change oak wood's icon into a custom made 16x16 graphic. i feel that considering the sugar cane, for example, as an item would be odd, as the only difference compared to something like tall grass is that it uses a different 16x16 image for the item icon instead of showing the actual block graphic. a sugar cane can still be placed in the world just like the tallgrass.

however, this can open up some issues. what about wheat seeds? are those considered blocks? they can be placed into the world like a block. how about carrots? potatoes? are those blocks too? what about stuff that spawns an entity, like paintings, armor stands, banners, etc? can those be considered blocks or items? what about string and redstone?

i would like to see some thoughts on this. i feel we need to establish what to document as an item or block. should we consider any block that has a unique 16x16 graphic as an icon to be an item? should we consider any item that places a block in the world a block? should we consider items that place any physical object, be it an entity made to look like a block or an actual block, as a block?

personally i feel any item that places a block in the world should be documented as a block. use your agree/disagree stuff for this part. --Piber20 (talk) 06:58, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

It's not based on appearance as much as on internal ID values. Sugar cane uses a different ID number when held in inventory than when placed in the world; this makes the inventory form an item. -- Orthotopetalk 07:51, 15 May 2016 (UTC)