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. —Silly Dan(talk) 14:12, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
It has been enough time from the previous discussion, I have expanded my draft of naming policy with new rules and better examples, and soon I'm going to put it to the CT, so we could finally get a decent policy instead of conventions copied from Wikipedia long ago. However, before that, I'd ask that you'd have another look at it and see if there's anything vital I'm missing. Is there a rule I left out? Is there a grammar error somewhere? Please let me know, so that we could improve the policy before the final vote. Thank you. MauserComlink 04:25, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for catching those two for me, both added. However, I decided not to include the colon part specifically, since it is already covered by the "Use the title of the work as the article's title" rule. MauserComlink 05:44, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
Forum:CT Archive/Article naming conventions and its predecessor Forum:CT Archive/Article Names: Real vs. Adopted had the result "most commonly known name in universe, sans titles, with later names preferred to earlier names, and full names preferred to partial names or nicknames", which doesn't appear in those exact words but is implied throughout your draft. Two things which did come up in the discussion and seem to have been accepted but not specifically voted on in those discussions are:
Chiss core names like "Thrawn" are treated as nicknames or short versions of full names, in contrast to joined Twi'lek names which are treated as foreign-language versions of Basic/English-language names.
That's exactly right, I kept the idea, but changed the wording. Thrawn example added.
Full name doesn't necessarily mean the entire full name of the character: for example, "Winter Celchu", "Winter Retrac Celchu", or "W. R. Celchu" could all be considered full names, and we'd use the version the character used most often or most recently. (There doesn't seem to be evidence of her ever using the last two versions, or her presumed birthname Winter Retrac, but that's the best example I could find.)
It says "full and accurate version of the character's name". Otherwise we would have "Leia Amidala Naberrie Skywalker Organa Solo"
Which people with a tendency for hypercorrection might insist is the most accurate, despite having no canonical basis. 8) —Silly Dan(talk) 20:07, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
True. Added an important "provided in canon" bit. MauserComlink 20:24, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
I think that's it for CT archives: there may also be some ancient discussions predating the CT or hidden on talk pages. —Silly Dan(talk) 13:32, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for catching it up for me. MauserComlink 17:04, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
I like the policy, however I would recommend you to remove the see also links to wikipedia. Otherwise, the people will read that policy and will then refer to it as if it would be a Wookieepedia policy, which probably isn't always the case. Pranay Sobusk ~ Talk 14:35, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
Agreed. Links to Wikipedia removed. MauserComlink 17:04, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
One more thing: Clone troopers, Titles and Twi'leks should be subsections of Characters, because they are related to this, and that's easier for people who read the page. Pranay Sobusk ~ Talk 20:38, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
I decided to move the characters to another section instead, because it is a general rule, not specific. MauserComlink 10:16, October 4, 2009 (UTC)