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Re: VideoGame proposal

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 16:26:44 +0200
To: "Yuliya Tikhokhod" <tilid@yandex-team.ru>, "Owen Stephens" <owen@ostephens.com>
Cc: "Simon Spero" <sesuncedu@gmail.com>, "Aaron Bradley" <aaranged@gmail.com>, "martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, "Jeff Mixter" <jeffmixter@gmail.com>, "W3C Web Schemas Task Force" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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On Fri, 23 May 2014 10:56:37 +0200, Owen Stephens <owen@ostephens.com>  
wrote:

> On 23 May 2014, at 09:43, Yuliya Tikhokhod <tilid@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for your feedback and discussion. It's very helpful for us
>>
>> I've made some changes into original proposal. Take a look at new  
>> version, please. Here are links for test build and attachment
>> http://sdo-yavg.appspot.com/VideoGame
>> http://sdo-yavg.appspot.com/Game
>> http://sdo-yavg.appspot.com/SoftwareApplication
>> http://sdo-yavg.appspot.com/CreativeWork
>>
>> I'm doubting about Game type. Isn't it too generic? Would it be clear  
>> enough for webmaster, that one should not use it for, e.g., soccer or  
>> children's game?
>>
>
> My view is that there is no reason why the Game type shouldn't be used  
> for other game types

Agreed. Is there a reason not to want this?

Note that games and sports overlap, which will make our data a bit  
messier. But I don't think we will solve any problems by trying to tell  
people what is a game and what is a sport. Chess, cricket, geocaching,  
scrabble, …

> Have just scanned Game very quickly - The only aspect I have a question  
> about is 'statistic':
>
> Could this be broadened out? Is it just fictional characters in games  
> that have statistics? Can non-character things (animate or inanimate)  
> have statistics?
> Is 'statistic' the right term? It seems very general and the description  
> (e.g. level of skill) isn't what people might understand commonly by the  
> term?
>
> I think if this property is to be reserved for the types of character  
> traits typical in RPG games then it would be worth naming the property  
> to that effect saving confusing with real world statistics

concretely, characterAttribute (which should have a broad range, of which  
name would be a subProperty), or gameStatistic which I would *expect* to  
use for a sporting context too...

But otherwise, I also like the proposal :)

cheers

Chaals

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