I hear the term used quite often to refer to manufactured items using heavily borrowed design features of another. Most notably in automotive and firearms. In automotive circles, a clone isn't a re-badge, but rather using a more baseline version of one car modded to be identical to another lower production number car, like swapping parts to make a Superbird from a Plymouth Roadrunner, or can imply making a 'clone' of another company's car, like how China's Noble motors makes something very visually and structurally similar to a Smart Car.
So it's really surprising, given use in articles to see no link to a page of it's own, when the word used clearly isn't meant in a biological sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:36, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
Removed. I thought it was a little silly to link to an article that simply spoke about when clones have appeared in video games, especially when the article didn't exist. It would be much better to mention it in the relevant portion of the Cloning article.--Hausman 14:15, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
I removed the Clone link; disambig pages are for links to Wikipedia articles, not external "under construction" pages. If a relevant article exists then please replace the list item ben 16:26, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Smash Bros. reference
I'm sorry, but I can't understand how someone decided that the term 'clone' applies only to that series. Fighting games have been using the clone method for ages, just look at Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken and many more. It's essentially a basic feature of modern fighting games, the developers can easily fill out the character roster by creating variables of a certain personality. I'm changing this. --RoyalFool 18:43, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
- The concept might be common, but is the terminology? -- Ianiceboy 10:32, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
- I've never heard it before, and I'm a fairly prolific Nintendo gamer who plays the game. Regardless, even if it were a common term, it would still be absurdly non-notable. Removing it, consequently. --Yst 14:38, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
First entry needs help.
"Cloning" is not an organism.22.214.171.124 17:32, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
I agree. "Cloning" is a verb and a clone is a collective noun in horticulture and a singular noun in common use. I also feel that the term "mother organism" is potentially confusing here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:06, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Edits on April 5, 2008
The point of a disambiguation page is not to list every possible definition or use of a particular word in the English language; disambiguation pages are meant to assist a Wikipedia user in finding an existing page whose topic is (or could be) the actual word used in their search query.
Having said that, these are the edits I made to this page:
- Removed links to topics which simply included the word "clone", but where not links to articles specifically on the topic of "clone", (ex: Clone trooper, The Rolling Clones, Sephiroth, etc...) It is doubtful that a person would simply type "clone" in an attempt to find a page on one of these specific topics.
- Created new dab pages Clones (disambiguation) and Cloning (disambiguation) and moved any references re: "clones" or "cloning" to their respective dab pages.
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