Category talk:American crews

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i know to those in the United States, "American" means from The States. however, Canadians see themselves as American as well. then there's Mexico (which is indeed a part of North America), and then all of Central and South America. so does this category encompass them all, or should the category be renamed to "Crews from the United States"? FyreNWater - (TalkContributions ) 16:45, October 27, 2007 (EDT)

I don't know a single Canadian who considers themselves an American. The word "American" in the English language is rarely used to refer to anyone other than people from the United States. If you really feel up to the challenge of renaming it, bear in mind that it also requires the laborious task of editing every article contained in Category:American smashers as well for standardization. Haha, be my guest, but I ain't doin' it! :^) Even so, though, you'd be fighting quite a losing battle on American Civil War, American Football, American Indian and the fact that by law, products that are labelled as American-made all have to legally carry a "Made in USA" label. -- RJM Talk 16:59, October 27, 2007 (EDT)

I think that we shoul put it as Unites States Crews or U.S.A crews becuase I indeed Know some Canedians and Mexicans that call themself americans. Also North, South and Central have all America on it. (I fell like a politic can we talk about videogames again? XD) --Fandangox 17:48, October 27, 2007 (EDT)

i think to avoid any issues, we should move it to "Crews from the United States". FyreNWater - (TalkContributions ) 22:28, October 27, 2007 (EDT)

Will do, Can I move it to U.S.A crews? is more short. --Fandangox 22:30, October 27, 2007 (EDT)

You're crazy. Please don't do that. -- RJM Talk 01:41, October 28, 2007 (EDT)

[1] note that "American" as "from the USA" comes in at definition #3. FyreNWater - (TalkContributions ) 23:58, October 28, 2007 (EDT)

Note this:
These are all subcategories to Wikipedia's Category:American people. This debate was already settled over there and the word "American" chiefly is used to describe people from the United States (as noted here). Once again, I should stress that undertaking a project defying what a considerably more encyclopedic community has already deemed to be correct not only requires the renaming of Category:American crews, but also the renaming of every category in smasher articles featured under Category:American smashers. That's a crazy make-work project on a wiki project that doesn't need to make any more work than we've already got. --RJM Talk 05:58, October 29, 2007 (EDT)
heh. 'cause everything Wikipedia says is right. well, go ahead and stick with what we've got. just don't complain when Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and South American smashers try to join and get in fights over acceptance. FyreNWater - (TalkContributions ) 13:52, October 29, 2007 (EDT)
Not because everything Wikipedia says is right but because Wikipedia is the largest single global human effort at the distribution of knowledge by this kind of mass media there has ever been and if this issue was brought up over there before (which is most certainly was) then that means that the community consensus has been largely in favour of popular usage for the word "American" describing people from the United States. By modelling off of their example, I'm skipping the same human consensus that we would've come to here without having to go through the necessary debate. --RJM Talk 19:10, October 29, 2007 (EDT)

Still complaining about that? The link that linked to Amercian crews explaining that this was the U.S.A crews and with the other links to other Americans crews was perfect. is funny how this is one of the bigger complaints of this wiki and itsn't about the game... want some fries with that? --Fandangox 20:20, October 29, 2007 (EDT)