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) 12:00, September 28, 2016 (UTC)
i have part of an idea to improve Wookieepedia, but need help figuring out how to make the idea actually work. i think it would be useful if text could be marked somehow (color-coded, maybe?) to indicate whether information is:
1) true in both Canon and Legends (such as Han Solo's ship being called the Millennium Falcon),
1a) verbatim identical in the Canon article and Legends article (i don't have an example handy, but i imagine there could be times pieces of an existing Legends article were or will be copied and pasted in the creation of a Canon article),
1b) Canonized from material originating in Legends (such as the name of the Twi'lek species),
2) true only in Canon, explicitly contradicting Legends (Han and Leia have a son named Ben),
3) true only in Legends, explicitly contradicting Canon (example: Canon Training lightsabers were lightsabers of limited power—and thus limited danger, whereas Legends say training lightsabers, commonly thought to be low powered lightsabers, were actual lightsabers that possessed a highly intensified electromagnetic containment field which was far more difficult to penetrate),
4) not yet confirmed or contradicted by Canon,
4a) not yet confirmed or contradicted by Legends (what we used to call semi-canon, secondary canon, or S canon),
But we have a way of keeping Legends and Canon articles contrasted: the tab system. It can be infuriating at times, especially when we have very small articles that need separate Canon and Legends articles after being mentioned once and then likely never again, but while Lucasfilm maintains the clean-sweep policy towards Legends material, it's difficult to see if there's a less-worse option.--The All-knowing Sith'ari (talk) 08:18, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
I believe you misunderstand R2-IPaddress's point. He or she is suggesting a way to delineate information within each tab, to show whether that information is canon-only, Legends-only, or shared. This would not alter or replace the tab system, but augment it. Assuming I'm understanding correctly. :) Asithol (talk) 21:06, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
If there were a technically feasible way to make an option that was available, then it seems to me that it might an interesting tool to have. I would think ideally it should only be present on articles that are already well-detailed. After all, otherwise how would anyone know that something is missing in one or the other not because it simply isn't there in it, but rather because it hadn't been added? ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:55, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
I do not believe this is possible without wrapping all article content in appropriate templates/tags. Which we won't do. 1358(Talk) 23:56, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
What Xd1358 means, of course, is that whether we will or won't do such a thing is a matter of site consensus, which becomes relevant when there's a concrete proposal. But we're still in the brainstorming stage.
To that end, I think it's more useful to discuss pros and cons of the concept than implementation minutiae.
For instance, Wookieepedia, like most wikis, has a fairly streamlined style for running text, eschewing typeface and color changes. Is highlighting information as R2-IP suggests valuable enough to override this clean design of running text? How would we convey to a visitor who lands on an arbitrary Wookieepedia page (via a search engine, external link, etc.) what these colors mean—would every page have to carry a key? These and other graphic-design considerations should be hashed out before we address how we might go about making them happen. Asithol (talk) 08:46, August 29, 2016 (UTC)