This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 06:00, May 14, 2015 (UTC)
In going through the list of pages at the thread for creating canon articles, there is one thing that has become painfully clear to me. There are certain articles that under the notability guidelines are permissible, such as Ryoo Naberrie. The article is permissible because under the policy, if the character from Legends has a name in canon, then we can have the article. However, what we have here is a name, about half a face, and a few seconds of footage. How is this any more notable than another character that appears in several episodes or movies, has many lines of dialogue, participates in action sequences and cannot be listed for the sole reason that the character was never given a name outside of material presented in Legends?
I ask this, and the only answer I can come up with is that it isn't. It makes no sense to me. While the standard may have been created to prevent a proliferation of articles about unidentified characters, what we end up with this - the strange standard that allows articles about stuff like Ryoo Naberrie but doesn't allow for ones like what I just described. Maybe I'm overthinking this, maybe this is futile, but the standard seems arbitrary to me. I'm not sure what the solution is - maybe just allowing an article if there is a certain threshold of appearances. Or maybe something like what the Harry Potter Wiki did when they cleaned up their notability standards - the allowance of the creation of such articles on a case-by-case basis by community consent. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:45, April 14, 2015 (UTC)
In my opinion, if a character gets a real name, they get an article. The name alone is enough for them to be notable.--Exiled Jedi(Greetings) 01:52, April 14, 2015 (UTC)
I agree with EJ. Plus, I tend to think that we need canonical articles about subjects like this (including the ones with no name). Not because of the inherent value of the information they provide, but because they exist in both Canon and Legends (many of which is just according to our guidelines, i.e. numerous characters in The Clone Wars are not Legends but we weirdly treat them as such anyway). IMO, if we're going to have these canonical characters marked somewhere as Legends, then we also need to have their Canon equivalents. Not having a Canon page for canonical characters who are considered or who we consider to also be in Legends is very confusing from a reader perspective. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:54, April 14, 2015 (UTC)
I can see that - helping to make things easier from a reader perspective. Makes sense. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:55, April 14, 2015 (UTC)