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 adopt the proposed Layout Guide. —MJ—Training Room 01:46, August 8, 2013 (UTC)
Weapons, Armor, Technology, and Equipment Articles
There are some guidelines for the organization of weapons, armor, equipment, technology, and similar articles within Wookieepedia. Though there is some flexibility, the following sections are typical:
Description will include any information on the characteristics of the item, such as design, utilization, and variants.
History covers the known use of the item, arranged in chronological order. Ideally, all appearances of the item in canon are described here. Also included are users of the item, detailing the specific instances of the item's use, and by whom.
Each of these sections may be further subdivided as appropriate. Note: if something else of significance concerning the item is relevant, a section of its own can be created.
If/when this passes, the current status articles that would fall under this LG will be altered to reflect it. I know that my Planet Prison and Spy ray articles use Characteristics instead of Description, but that's a simple change. CadeCalrayn 14:12, July 23, 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I'd like to propose that this be a Weapons, armor, and technology LG, as they're all really the same. Any objections? CadeCalrayn 02:22, July 24, 2013 (UTC)
Hrm. Both, actually. The Layout Guide wouldn't change between them. CadeCalrayn 02:28, July 24, 2013 (UTC)
Well, I looked at random pages in Technology and the style would seem to fit. What do we do if the description of the item is already sufficiently described in the introductory sentence? For example, does Frying pan need a "Description" section?--Richterbelmont10 (talk) 01:37, July 25, 2013 (UTC)