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Hello. I am new to Wookiepedia, and I don't know if this subject has been brought up before, or if it's currently being discussed. Anyway, I think the writing of main articles should be rationalized. I'm mostly thinking of the spacecraft/vehicles pages.
For example, right now, there are pages where the spacecraft/vehicle details come first, the history second (example : the X-Wing), others where it's the history first, details second (A-Wing). Shouldn't a uniform procedure be figured out ?
And, in more detail : in ship/vehicle description sections, the description is most often done randomly. Some ship descriptions will first talk about the ship/starfighter/vehicle's weapons, then its shape, then its engine, then its function... other pages will first discuss the shape, then the weapons, then the crew, etc. Check out different starfighter pages, for examples of what I'm saying (it's while cruising through those entries that I realized this).
Shouldn't a rational, uniform layout be adopted ? For example, first talk about the ship/vehicle's function (assault, support, escort, whatever), then it's shape (the dagger shape of the ISD, for example), then it's engine/propulsion system (Twin Ion Engines, four engines,etc.), then its weapons, then its crew, cargo, passengers... and only in the end discuss peripheral information.
This isn't the case right now. For example, on the T-65 X-Wing page, the first information given after the intro is the laser cannons and proton torpedoes, before discussing the fundamental info that should be treated first : the starfighter's shape, the S-foils... The first sentence of the article says the "X-Wing was reasonably maneuverable", but then the "fusial thrust engines", which allows the fighter to achieve "fast speeds" is discussed near the end of the section. Before that, you have detailed information about the laser settings, which IMHO should come afterwards.
These are just ideas ; I'd like to know if some people have been thinking on the same lines. 14:50, 10 April 2006 (UTC)Cizungu
First and foremost, you shouldn't use the <br> tag because it's not XHTML-compliant, use <br />. And there's no need to start every comment with a colon. You can consider raising your question on Wookieepedia talk:Layout Guide. - Sikon [Talk] 15:11, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
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