Talk:Tetris

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Tetris

Tetris is arguably more "important" and/or influential than other computer games - I could wing either way about keeping or deleting it. What do the others say? --Keene 00:48, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

weak keep. I think it is worth keeping; it is the basis for a widely copied song on the Internet and is useful for understanding tetrominoes. I've seen it in a variety of contexts, though perhaps not as often as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. --EncycloPetey 00:59, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Notability has nothing to do with it. Keep on other grounds. DAVilla 01:00, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Keep. I added an example of attributive use to the article. — Beobach972 03:11, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Keep - is it even a trademark? I've seen so many versions of tetris, I thought it was just the name of the game, like checkers or chess. bd2412 T 19:53, 10 September 2007 (UTC)


Russian[edit]

Can someone provide some of the original Russian language info for the term? CyberSkull 23:59, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

RFV discussion[edit]

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Proper noun: “A puzzle video game in which falling tetrominoes must be manipulated to form complete lines, which are then cleared from the grid.” The sole citation is not an attributive use: “a Tetris-like arrangement.”

Noun: “(by extension) The act of clearing four lines at once (the maximum possible) in Tetris.” No citations.

Tetris is a trademark of the Tetris Company LLC. WT:BRAND should apply. Michael Z. 2010-04-09 04:37 z

Instead of continually asking everyone else to cite these proper noun entries, why not start doing it yourself? You obviously have a strong interest in them. I do want to commend you, though, for the hard work you've put in to make sure we have really great entries on all these proper nouns. They will likely end up being the best-cited and best-written entries on Wiktionary because of your tireless efforts. Your many nominations have pulled much of the community together to work on these entries above all others. Kudos! --EncycloPetey 04:41, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Proper noun now cited. --EncycloPetey 04:54, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
“Tetris-like arrangement” is not an attributive use (unless you want to add Tetris-like to the dictionary). Michael Z. 2010-04-10 04:04 z
Since it implies a very specific sort of arrangement, it confers attributes of Tetris onto the arrangement. It is also part of the noun phrase for arrangement, as required by the grammatical definition of attributive. This is therefore attributive use, by the very definition of attributive. The suffix -like conveys no additional meaning; one could get the same meaning from Tetris arrangement. How much effort have you put into citing? --EncycloPetey 04:10, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
None, because I didn't think this belongs in the dictionary. Do you have a citation for “Tetris arrangement?” Because CFI calls for attributive citations, not attributive-like. Michael Z. 2010-04-10 06:33 z
Sigh, so you didn't do any research yourself, and misread CFI as well. The attributive use criterion only applies to names of specific entities, like persons and places. It does not apply to brands and isn't mentioned until after the section for brands. --EncycloPetey 06:43, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
I've had a go at doing the common noun, but they might not meet WT:BRAND. There are plenty more out there on Usenet though. Equinox 12:56, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Looks like this one is only used in the plural. Michael Z. 2010-04-10 04:03 z
What makes you think that? It's more likely an artifact of Equinox's search methods. I've added a citation for the singular. Did you even try to look for cites yourself? --EncycloPetey 04:31, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
I thought you guys were done. Should I always check your work? Michael Z. 2010-04-10 06:27 z
Why, exactly did you think we were "done", since no one claimed we were? Why did you assume that the three citations provided for the common noun were 100% representative of the entire population of cites? Why are you surprised to find that a sample of three citations chosen to meet arbitrary selection criteria aren't randomly selected? Seems like you're making a lot of unwarranted assumptions without any basis. And what work needs to be "checked"? For what? You haven't done any work on this entry before, so why start now? --EncycloPetey 06:43, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I was subtly urging you guys on to victory. Sorry to annoy you. Regards and good night. Michael Z. 2010-04-10 06:52 z

RFV passed. Thanks for the citations, Equinox and EncycloPetey! —RuakhTALK 13:49, 28 August 2010 (UTC)


figurative definition[edit]

I've added a new definition "# (figuratively) An endeavor involving rearranging things of different shape into a physical space." as I've heard this being used in my day-to-day life: people playing Tetris with sofas going up stairs, packing a bag being a game of Tetris. How's the definiton? --Dilated pupils 08:59, 17 July 2011 (UTC)