Talk:Slaughter house

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Does this game really exist? I've never heard of it or the rules. Elf | Talk 20:04, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Students (mostly boys) have played at the school where I teach for at least 10 years, although they call it "wall ball." Joyous 20:14, Sep 11, 2004 (UTC)
When I was in elementary and middle school, it was a popular game but we called it "spread eagle". Livajo 20:49, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I've played the game many times myself, under the name of "wall ball." The article should stay, it just needs more info. [[User:Lachatdelarue|Lachatdelarue (talk)]] 22:02, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)

OK, I withdraw the nomination if that's acceptable. This many people in this short a time makes it sound very legit. Elf | Talk 23:27, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)

  • Keep. I vaguely remember playing this, although they called it "dodge ball" (probably a misnomer—dodge ball is something else). Gwalla | Talk 23:53, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Find a more generic name. In Philadelphia, this game and variations of it go by the names homicide and suicide, and they've been around forever. I use to play this game, and I still wince in pain at the memory. Let's redirect to an article called something like Stupid Games that Boys Play (involving walls and balls). func(talk) 00:00, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • "Wall Ball" was the name I knew it by. I'd prefer all the possible names to redirect to a single entry or section within Playground games or something similar. Most playground games (including Red Arse from earlier on VfD) will by necessity have multiple names. It would be good encyclopedic habit to describe them all in a master view and then have names redirect there. Geogre 13:59, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • Hmm...I thought this WAS Red Ass. If not, it seems very similar. Adam Bishop 18:52, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I think you're right. It was Red Ass.

Hi, Geogre. I started a Wall Ball article last night. I am willing to move it or incorporate it into something else. Any thoughts? (I don't personally feel up to the task of creating an entire article on playground grames). func(talk) 17:11, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I added the name Red Ass and included Canada in the article at Wall Ball. Joyous pointed out to me that there is an article called Playground game. Should I move the wall ball content there, and redirect Wall Ball to that article? func(talk) 20:12, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I think that each game with its own set of rules and alternative names probably rates an article. Given the length of the new Wall Ball article and add to it the sample set of rules from Slaughter House and I think that's plenty for one article. I like Wall Ball as the clearest and most generic name for the game. Elf | Talk 01:12, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Ok, Here's the game plan, (unless someone disagrees): I'm going to copy the content from Slaughter house into its own section in Wall Ball, then I will redirect Slaughter house to that article. I am a little hesitent about trying to make the rules for that game a little clearer, as they are just a little confusing. func(talk) 01:48, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

  • That satisfies me. I still think that either the Playground game article should link out to the individual games or, ideally, include them as sections. I say that because of the variability of names and because a number of the game names are going to end up confusing other entities. I.e. a Slaughterhouse article and Slaughter house article ought to be about an abitoir, IMO, and it's possible that there is going to be some infamous red donkey that should go at Red ass (like the famous red heiffer from the Bible), so disambiguations that point to a section in a master topic would be ideal. I do understand the difficulty of trying to take on something like that in the process of writing about a particular game, though. Geogre 02:47, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

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