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) 00:34, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
I was thinking we should add a new rule/policy for this wiki (assuming, of course, my proposal hadn't even been implemented already):
I noticed that the Death Star Designer article is extremely lacking in regards to articles and photos, and there is no way that I know of to get more thanks to LucasArts decision to not make an alternate area to open up the place to let players play the game. Therefore, I request we make a new rule/policy that states this:
When there is an online supplement to an upcoming game, film, or anything else that's interactive and will very likely disappear forever when it is done, any Wookieepedian users MUST A. create a full list of the items on the site in question (especially something like Death Star Designer), B. save any photos of these items that can be saved as possible, as long as they are showing the full inventory of items, and C. we must upload any and all information from said sites to the wiki. No exceptions. Also it must be noted that this is a mandatory one, not an optional provision.
Ignore this idea if there already is a provision in place for this, but I just want to make sure there isn't anything like our failure at the Death Star Designer article again. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 16:01, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
This is Wookieepedia, not North Korea. You can't force users to list, save, or upload a damn thing they don't feel like. -- Darth Culator(Talk) 17:18, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
I completely agree with every word of Culator's comment. —MJ—Comlink 17:43, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
Good luck enforcing such a rule. OLIOSTER(talk) 17:22, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
Hey, I only want to make sure that the site has 100% of everything from a source. And BTW, if such a rule was made, I'm perfectly willing to go through with trying to get 100% of everything (heck, I actually attempted to do just that with the equipment in Metal Gear Online when the site was closing, and I would have succeeded in uploading every single one of the images of the equipment I located had college and a virus not gotten in the way). But if its rejected, then I guess it's rejected. I just didn't want the articles to be incomplete, especially when there's no other way to access the information once the source is closed, that's all. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 17:26, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
I think it is a good idea to save certain pieces of information from specific sites that are closing, but I don't think enforcing a rule is the best way to go. Additionaly, I don't think we should just flood the Wook with random photos that are not used. Instead, we should have separate place to store them. 501stdogma(talk) 17:37, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
Very much per Culator. Any positive thoughts I might have had towards this was lost when I seen the term "...any Wookieepedian users MUST..." Nope. We are volunteers on Wookieepedia. The great work that is done here is not done by constraint, but by the willingness of people who love Star Wars.—Cal Jedi(Personal Comm Channel) 03:24, April 26, 2013 (UTC)
Some users also simply do not have the time to catalogue every single tiny bit of information for a game that they might not even play. And there are reasons for not playing the games, and those include finances, hardware limitations, and simply just not having the spare time to devote to that. I stick to tangible, printed material, because it's cheaper, I have places to keep it, and it won't up and vanish when my back is turned. I can work on it on my own time, as well. Forcing users to devote every waking hour to a project is counter-productive, as many users have a life beyond Wookieepedia. Shocking, but true.
However, if you want to make the Death Star Designer your personal pet project, there's no harm in that and no harm in asking around to see if anyone could help with things. :) Trak NarRamble on 03:30, April 26, 2013 (UTC)
Also a new rule is not just a proposal to admins. It is a proposal to the whole community. Fe Nite (talk) 15:08, April 26, 2013 (UTC)