There is a huge list of commands available in both minecraft-bedrock-edition and minecraft-java-edition that have the ability to be translated between the two versions. Recently, I had the pleasure of answering a poorly received question related to the translation of an
execute command, where the translation wasn't exactly direct, but available documentation defined how to do it rather easily.
I believe it would be beneficial to explain basic translations in detail for all commands that are available in both versions. Not just translations from BE to JE though, the reverse should also be explained because BE commands are less powerful than JE commands and this can lead to some serious confusion for users.
I would like to explain some of these translations (at least the BE to JE side of things), in a way that the most common users can understand. Doing so will help prevent (not eradicate) potentially duplicate questions about basic translations in the future.
However, I have a few mental dilemmas, the biggest of which is simply:
- Should I do this in the first place?
If the answer to that is yes, then:
- Should it be one or many Q&As?
Mentally, my first thought is that it should be one large Q&A because it really is just one question. However, this results in information overload, and can get hard to search. Even in alphabetical order, the answer to the post would be incredibly long and specific commands would be harder to find for common users.
My ultimate mindset on it is that it should be multiple Q&As where each one is focused on a specific command. The advantage here is each Q&A can contain the translation from BE to JE and JE to BE in the same answer, searchability is improved, risk of duplicates is lowered, and there's less information to absorb making it more useful overall.
Should we have well explained Q&A for basic translations? If so, should it be one post or many?