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 er... was there even a debate to begin with? - Sikon 07:42, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
So, I went and did it: I requested a SW Merchandise Wiki (with some proding on IRC). I'm assuming it won't be made a new wiki for another few weeks... there's 298 some wikis in Open Requests, but better to start now than wait even longer.
So, I come here for a few things: at the recommendation of User:GHe, I'm coming here first to ask for at least 20 people to pledge that they will work on this wiki, adding info on board games, Hasbro and Kenner action figures, LEGOs, trading cards, movies/DVDs (not an actual article about the plot, etc, but about the objects) those little miniatures, and maybe computer/video games, including game mechanics articles and whatnot.
But this is exclusively Star Wars Merchandise. JorrelFraajic 22:28, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
I really don't think Star Wars or any other toyline really deserves it's own wiki. If it does go through, I'll direct my efforts there but really...we can do as much on ToyWiki as we can on an exclusive one.--RedemptionTalk 22:30, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
This is partially a compromise because of the people who want to include toy/merchandise information on Wookieepedia. JorrelFraajic 22:36, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Alternative logo. Something a bit more familiar. --RedemptionTalk 18:03, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Gasps. Well, I think we have a new logo winner! The one on the right is most excellent. And, somehow you managed to put my exact idea together and make that. Thanks! JorrelFraajic 18:55, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Actually (sorry to be a bother), I just thought of something else. Maybe move the Wiki down one line, just to see more? Just a suggestion. JorrelFraajic 18:58, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Voting on the Idea (even though it's not the place to)
Place your support for or against the new Merchandise Wiki.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE
This vote was originally meant for staff at Wookieepedia to decide whether or not this SW Merchandising Wiki should be a "sister project" with Wookieepedia - not a place to vote yay or nay on the idea of a SW Merchandise Wiki. However, because this vote has taken this odd curve, I am going make another request for affiliation, FOR ADMINS AND STAFF ONLY.JorrelFraajic 18:59, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
I believe it should, especially if it's being worked on by a lot of the same mods/admins. Plus keeping up with the action figure news often gives little bits of info that can help this wiki (like what just happend with The Force Unleashed) GMo 19:07, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
The reasons listed in the Oppose are reasons enough to support the wikia. I do not want any of that crap on this wiki. It does not belong here. This is an encyclopedia not a toy guide. --RedemptionTalk 04:20, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
I think a wiki would be a great idea. Sarah22299 16:30, 19 February 2007 (UTC) Voted after closed. —Xwing328(Talk) 16:50, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Im feeling that it will just be like a battlefront wiki--completely unnecesary, very small, poorly designed, I just dont feel its worht the risk, besides, all that stuff could be found on this wiki or toywiki. Sorry, no. RC 2413 06:19, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
This will lead to the fragmentation of Star Wars wiki, frist Merchandise wiki, then Sith wiki, then Mandalorian wiki, and so on and so on. Joker1138(Mandalore)
I'm kinda with jSarek. I'm wondering why this could not be included here? Seriously seeking feedback here. Pro's and con's of including it here. (So maybe this is more of a neutral, but...) WhiteBoy 18:13, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
Wait, the SW fanon wiki is an affiliate? I thought aside from sharing a few users and hosting, we were considering ourselves officially unaffiliated. —Silly Dan(talk) 23:34, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Hmm... I thought that, since we usually point users towards it with fanon, we were affiliated. Well, that's what I mean with the SW Merchandise wiki - all merchandise-related articles be pointed, at least in External Links, towards the SW Merchandise wiki. JorrelFraajic 23:54, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
SWFanon is not really an affiliate right now, it's where Wookieepedia dumps its problem users. BubTalk 06:04, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Hmm. Well, actually, by "affiliated" I meant more like an entry on the "Official Friends of Wookieepedia" that's on the bottom of the Main Page. JorrelFraajic 17:24, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
I see little reason for a merchandise wiki for SW, since most of the saga consists of merchandise. Why not just keep it here? VT-16 16:20, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
I think we should only put the figure info on EU characters on wookieepedia. We don't need a whole other wiki for that. Grand Admiral Nick Vos[Holonet]
Like Jorrel said...and anyways, the nearly unanimous result of this Consensus Track said "Non-redundant canon information in 'Merchandising' section under 'Behind the scenes' and link to separate wiki". —Xwing328(Talk) 19:14, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Also, it's not just a Wiki to put redundant Wookieepedia articles, but instead information about the merchandise in question in full detail. We don't have articles for every LEGO set here, nor every Action Figure, but there we could. JorrelFraajic 21:36, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
That is a great idea! I was gonna suggest it myself, but you beat me to it! If possible, how about adding a price guide. I've got a price guide book I got last year, but it may not be up to date, it was made on '05. I hope it works out good! Supergeeky1 23:36, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
If this is the case, maybe all real-world SW things should go into it's own wiki and Wookieepedia has everything in-universe... DAWUSS 02:29, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm going neutral on this one, since I'm fine with large topics relating to Star Wars being split up (such as with the KOTOR Wiki I founded, and the non-canon Sith Lords Wiki, the Jedi Wiki, and so on), though I don't think a Wiki should be used for merchandising. Brain40 23:00, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
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To the administration of Wookieepedia (or whom it may concern)Edit
Re-posing the question of affiliation: Should the SW Merchandise Wiki be an "official friend" of Wookieepedia?