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 Move more detailed temp page to main article. —Silly Dan(talk) 05:14, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
I meant to do this before I left for the holidays and let everyone argue it out while I was away, but here goes anyway:
Both pages have problems: the first version is short, contains a good deal of conjecture, and is as far as I can tell incomplete.
The second version is impressively long and details, but some sections are still marked as "needing expansion", while others seem to be written in the style of a persuasive essay rather than a factual summary. There's also one fanonical assumption I don't like, namely the identification of the six films as a cache of video files R2-D2 gave the Whills, but that can be edited out fairly cleanly.
Why would we not use temp? Chack Jadson 01:12, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
I like the temp better, but there are still serious problems with it. It goes back and forth from reading like an encyclopedic entry to an essay. It also jumps in an out of universe. I'd almost suggest in addition to serious cleanup/rewrite the possibility of splitting this into two articles, one with the very little absolute undisputed canon and one with additonal information and Analysis/Conclusions/Conjecture/Questions etc. Just my opinion, which is why I'm not voting on this one. --Wildyoda-talk-contribs- 06:06, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
I like the new one, but I do not like the mixing of IU/OOU. If we need a different article for the OOU discrepencies (outlining specific sources that where they conflict), that's fine, but I don't like mentioning the Imperial Sourcebook in a subtitle. — SparqManTalk 17:55, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Agreed, that whole section seems a little iffy but otherwise it's better. Green Tentacle(Talk) 18:45, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
A VFD page was started which essentially duplicated this CT thread: it had four votes for merging the two versions, but it's unclear which version the voters wanted to be the basis of the final page. —Silly Dan(talk) 00:16, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
As the Ewok heavily responsible for the Temp version, I just want to confirm what jSarek said. Except for "Behind the scenes", the page is written in-universe; anything referred to directly, like The Imperial Sourcebook, exists as in-universe text. There is a difficulty where I had to discuss inconsistencies in the comics (Tavira's insignia in The Warrior Princess come to mind) but when I do that, I never refer directly to the "real-world" framing device. If this still bothers people, we can probably consensus-track or talk-page it? It's not too hard to change. --McEwok 13:43, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
I honestly think there may never BE an in-universe explanation. The simple truth is probably that the rank insignia were thrown together at random by the costumers. ZeldaTheSwordsman 19:09, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
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