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Tree page titles[edit]

There's now an inconsistency in the page titles – oak vs jungle tree. I think all should be moved to "X tree". Nixinova T C 20:27, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

@Nixinova: There is no inconsistency. The common English usage when referring to any non-fruiting tree is simply to call it by its name without adding the redundant "tree" to it: "That's an oak, that's a pine, over there is an elm, and this is a birch" and so on.
Fruiting trees would have the word "tree" appended, as in apple tree, peach tree, almond tree, etc. While Minecraft has fruiting trees, they are not named for their fruit, so this doesn't apply.
One also adds "tree" if referring to the tree by its environment; for example, "that's a desert tree, this is a northern-latitude tree, and over there is a jungle tree."
The only tree in the game named after its environment is the jungle tree, so that's the name it should have. As for the rest, I didn't create those titles, they all already redirected to Tree. I don't see any inconsistency. Amatulic (talk) 21:59, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
Nomenclature in real life and extremely specific use cases isn't relevant to MCW; pages should have the most obvious titles unless it's literally caller that in-game, especially when there's one inconsistent page title among these six. And a page titled "birch" sounds like it should be a disambig about all birch related blocks and items.  Nixinova T  C   02:39, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
As I stated before, all those pages already redirected to Tree, not any disambiguation. I simply re-used the titles that were consistent with tree names as commonly used in English. It's Minecraft that is inconsistent by having one tree in its collection named after its environment. Amatulic (talk) 18:34, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
It doesn't matter that Minecraft is inconsistent, but this is the MC wiki and we don't need to follow IRL naming criteria, especially when those names can be very easily confused for other features in-game.  Nixinova T  C   18:44, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
 Support moving all Tree articles to (Tree name) tree. The Great Spring (talk | contribs) 23:24, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
 Support per my argument on Talk:Dark oakHumiebeetalk contribs 18:14, 29 November 2020 (UTC)