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) 01:05, January 3, 2015 (UTC)
I wanted to get this out now because twice now I have seen articles related to LEGO Star Wars flipped from non-canon to canon, in one case actually by an admin. The articles in question are "Clash of the Skywalkers" and LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side. The former was flipped back again by me after being flipped by a relatively new member of the site, the latter, flipped by an admin, was also flipped back by me following a talk page discussion and based on the on-face evidence that lines like "At last we will reveal these awesome tattoos" are blatantly non-canon.
Would it be agreeable that LEGO Star Wars is by definition non-canon and that articles related to it should not be tagged as such? For one thing, the Star Wars characters are not made of LEGO bricks. And even if you overlook that, the situations and dialogue are of an obvious comic nature similar to something like Star Wars: Jedi Academy that even if nobody at Lucasfilm has specifically said, "Oh, hey, this is non-canon," the fundamental incompatibility of it with other existing material makes it obvious that it's non-canon. Just as it's obvious that there's no canon Darth Maul's Party Town. ProfessorTofty (talk) 11:21, December 3, 2014 (UTC)
I think there might be a difference in terminology here. The "canon" tab that was put on by the admin, was that not to indicate a tie-in to current "canon" material vs. "Legends" material? Even if it's non-canon, it should merit some distinction as being post-Legends, related to new content like TCW, Rebels, and the Sequel Trilogy, no? Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 15:10, December 3, 2014 (UTC)
No, it isn't. If something is non-canon, then it is labeled with the template "Noncanon" and if it originates within the new canon continuity, then the parameter "canon=1" is applied, which suppresses the banner at the top that reads "canon." In this case, the admin simply removed the "noncanon" template and then added "canon" to eras, which not only removes any reference to the subject being non-canon, but also sorts and displays the article as canon. ProfessorTofty (talk) 16:14, December 3, 2014 (UTC)