Talk:GameMaster

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I would like to start a discussion here about the term "GameMaster".

It has been discussed among LAs, and th eopinion was that the corretc Englush spelling would be "Game Master". Therefore, my opinion would be to respect the "Game Master" spelling - and incidentally to correct all occurrence of the term according to this also on the Hattrick website.

I will not edit the current page until we are sure there is a consensus about this opinion. Please feel free to express your opinion here.

I think we should adapt the use of all language in the wiki to the HT site itself (e.g. using county names as they are used in the countries themselves). In this way we prevent different versions of the same word in the HT community. Because GameMaster as well as Gamemaster are used in HT, there still will be a choice. I think GameMaster is the most logic one, since it makes clear that is it a special word, it is more clear for users that speak languages that aren't used to merge words and it fits the abbreviation GM. --Susande 15:21, 4 December 2005 (HT-time)


Did you check out the discussion in the wiki-sticky on the global conference? --GM-Lau 10:33, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes :-) And I felt it is better to discuss here.

I'll copy/paste here all the sticky thread discussion, to gather all opinions.

Discussion from HT sticky thread[edit]


  • GM-Burner


01-12-2005 at 19.18
I just want to say that GameMaster is in one word. Everywhere in Hattrick, this word is written without a space, but everywhere in Hattrick Wiki it's written "Game Master". So please, could someone do the modification ? (I don't know Wiki so I'm afraid I will make a mistake, especially for the main title.)

Edited 2005-12-01 19:20:59 by GM-Burner


  • HT-Johan


01-12-2005 at 19.27
And it should be Gamemaster, not GameMaster :)


  • Teg_Navanis


01-12-2005 at 19.30
The rules say GameMaster - if you don't like it, punch some LAs :p


  • GM-Burner


01-12-2005 at 19.35
Not that I dare to bring in question Your words, but I think last time we discussed about that, the final statement was "GameMaster" with a capital M. :)


  • Susande


01-12-2005 at 19.40
Truth is that both GameMaster and Gamemaster are used in HT...so it's time for the HT's to makeup their minds. :) In the mean time I'll just remove some spaces on the wiki...:D

P.S. GameMaster looks much uglier than Gamemaster. :)


  • -Mexicanu-


01-12-2005 at 19.42
in GameMaster are 2 words and that why it must be with capital letter both starting letters!


  • Calvert


01-12-2005 at 22.01


The rules say GameMaster - if you don't like it, punch some LAs :p



I refuse to punch the English language LAs. They're cuter than I am...



  • GM-Chrysaetos


01-12-2005 at 22.03


Not that I dare to bring in question Your words, but I think last time we discussed about that, the final statement was "GameMaster" with a capital M. :)


Yep, we did, Tjecko told us the official version is GameMaster :)


  • chukcha


01-12-2005 at 22.12
isn't tjecko from sweden? i think you should ask the people whose native language is english:)))


  • Calvert


01-12-2005 at 22.13


isn't tjecko from sweden? i think you should ask the people whose native language is english:)))



We would but the English language LAs are from Montréal... :}


  • chukcha


01-12-2005 at 22.15
all of them? actually, how many of them are out there;)


  • CHF-Jogvan


01-12-2005 at 22.18
Two out of three. I don't think the third is doing much work as LA since he's a GM too.


  • Shyrlden


01-12-2005 at 22.25
I trust HT-Johan. If he says your new name is DG-...... (Dirty Greboes) you can do nothing. ;P

Just redirect all forms of GM to one page. Thats enough.

BTW: IMO the most users would search for Game Master.


  • Tzatziki


01-12-2005 at 22.31
depends what country you are from and what language you are speaking. As you know, hattricks is swedish and in sweden its more "normal" to write gamemaster than game master.


  • Shyrlden


01-12-2005 at 22.38
it's time for a new HT-poll ;)


  • HT-Johan


01-12-2005 at 23.16
Yeah, that´s true. I think the thing is that Game Master would be the correct thing to say, but we have leaned towards Gamemaster for some reason and now we use both. GameMaster looks plain wrong though.


  • chukcha


01-12-2005 at 23.32
you should talk to tjecko and your gms in that case cause there seems to be a little misunderstanding:P


  • Fluster


02-12-2005 at 08.07


I think the thing is that Game Master would be the correct thing to say, but we have leaned towards Gamemaster for some reason and now we use both. GameMaster looks plain wrong though.


Computer programmers often tend to avoid spaces and I bet if you ask some other members of the team, they probably prefer Game_Master over Game Master :)

Also, as the abbreviation is GM, it is actually quite logical to write both G and M as capital letters. Of course GameMaster is not correct English, that is more than clear, but I don't regard it as an English wor but as a title. As a speacial word that can be written in the way that is most suitable for it. I dislike both, the dividing the word on two lines in text and not capitalising the M that is capitalized in the abbreviation.


  • Oxidus


03-12-2005 at 02.35


GameMaster looks plain wrong though



Programmers would tend to write gameMaster, as it adheres to standards and is easier to read (in 1000+ lines of code - don't ask me me why, it just is) than GameMaster. Spaces, ie Game Master are no go when programming, so g33ks will tend to stick with gameMaster.

I know I would.

GM is too short for any programming language. It's the way of the world.


  • Tzatziki


03-12-2005 at 02.51
Most imortant, if you ask me, is that swedes tends to write words in one word, gamemanager is correct in swedish (spelledare=gamemanager). In swedish game manager is two words and that would be wrong since its one word for "us".


  • labanana


03-12-2005 at 03.47
Not me. Being an old man, I would really go for "game_master". :)


  • streacer


03-12-2005 at 03.54
Let's all compromise and use GªmęM@šT3®


  • Fluster


03-12-2005 at 08.34


[Programmers would tend to write gameMaster, as it adheres to standards and is easier to read (in 1000+ lines of code - don't ask me me why, it just is) than GameMaster.


As a variable name yes, but try as a class name :)


  • Escogido


03-12-2005 at 13.09


Programmers would tend to write gameMaster, as it adheres to standards and is easier to read (in 1000+ lines of code - don't ask me me why, it just is) than GameMaster.


if gameMaster would be a variable name, then yes, but it looks more like a class name to me... :)