This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was: No change (Established unwritten rules).Grunny(Talk) 09:23, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
So, as far as I can tell, there's no official decision on the inclusion of the brand "Star Wars" in the names of articles about specific works. For example, we have things like Star Wars: Empire but also things like The Essential Atlas. I made a draft addition to Wookieepedia:Naming Policy to try and make an actual system for this sort of thing, rather than the arbitrary names we have now.
Pros of using "Star Wars" in titles:
More accurate, since nearly all works are marketed as something like Star Wars: The Title of the Book.
Update: As suggested by Mauser, I made a second draft proposal outlining the opposite of the plan above. The pros and cons would of course be reversed. —Milo Fett[Comlink] 19:39, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
So then if there actually is a system, shouldn't it be mentioned in WP:NP? —Milo Fett[Comlink] 22:08, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
If someone wants to write up a set of rules, we could discuss them. —Silly Dan(talk) 22:43, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
All right. What differentiates comics, books, and video games? I mean, it seems like every work except books (including novels, reference books, and some TPBs) uses it right now. Is there some kind of difference in the medium itself that doesn't lend itself to being called "Star Wars" as easily, despite being listed as such just as frequently in official material? Granted, some articles don't need every single applicable prefix (causing so-called colon cancer) but shouldn't those be the exception, rather than the arbitrary rule? —Milo Fett[Comlink] 01:10, November 2, 2009 (UTC)
An added note: it seems Lucasfilm isn't even consistent with itself. While discussing this with Milo on this TOS thread, I found that The New Essential Guide to Alien Species had just "Dark Empire," while the original Star Wars Encyclopedia has "Star Wars: Dark Empire" (I don't have the new Encyc, and I don't think it has a bibliography anyway). Meanwhile, the video game "Dark Forces" doesn't have the "Star Wars" on it in the Encyclopedia, while one of its sequels, "Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy," does have it in the NEGAS. Take from that what you will. jSarek 15:24, November 3, 2009 (UTC)
So then the current system is something like this, correct?
Use "Star Wars" in article titles except where the article is about a book (including reference books, novels, and making-of books) that isn't a novelization of another work (for example: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (novel) rather than Episode II: Attack of the Clones) or where the work officially doesn't have "Star Wars" in the title (for example: Dark Empire rather than Star Wars: Dark Empire).