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Dear Wookieepedians, as Administrator of the Dutch Yodapedia, I have another question regarding a lot of fanon material on Wookieepedia regarding the age of many, many characters. A lot of characters don't have an official age and I understand that often, the birthday of the actor is being used on Wookieepedia. But that does not mean that his or her character has the same age. Mark Hamill was older when he first played Luke Skywalker. I always believe it's better to leave info blank when it's not official. Unless Leland has declared that all the actors have the same age as their character. --Sompeetalay 08:27, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I don't know where you got your information from, but if a character doesn't have a canon date of birth, then we do not put anything in at all. We do not use the actors date of birth. —Jaymach Ral'Tir (talk) 08:45, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
    • And if you find a case to the contrary, fix it (and optionally move the actor's age to the Behind the scenes section so the information isn't lost). jSarek 11:52, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
      • Some of the few may be Rieekan and Breha Organa. The problem is that sometimes you are not sure anymore whether their birthdate has been mentioned or not. But there aren't many sources that list birthdays of secondary characters. I know the Insider's Guide has given some TPM characters a birthday. Maybe the New Essential Guide to Characters has done this too? I don't have that book, so if it did, please let me know. --Sompeetalay 12:30, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  • I think I remember this being an issue shortly after the wiki was first created, there were a couple of people using the age of the actors. At least now with our new sourcing system, we can start sourcing the ages for each character article. New Essential Guide to Characters doesn't contain birthdates, at least not in the "infobox" sections. --Azizlight 12:49, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Another excellent example: Ellberger. About two lines are known of this character. So where did that birthdate come from? --Sompeetalay 16:50, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

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