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Hello. I'm not sure if this question's been asked before, but I've been wondering.

I've seen an edit or two where people have deleted quotes received from novels, and I know that Wookiepedia considers Bantam Spectra, Del Rey and DK Publishing all valid publishers, but what about other publishers?

I ask this because the edit I am referring to is in a page that was written in response to the novel Allegience by Timothy Zahn, published by Random House.

A quote was removed there a few months ago with a note saying that quoting prose was against Wookiepedia's regulations.

I find that statement odd, because the same book is cited as the source of the information pertaining to the character's existence.

Could someone please clarify?.


  • The book was a valid source, but I suspect you directly lifted from the text, which is a big no-no. QuentinGeorge 08:03, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
    • Actually, given the "quoting prose" phrasing, it probably means the quote was drawn from the narrative prose of the book, rather than quotes from characters or in-universe written works. G&W, when adding a quote to an article, it should be something said by a character or written somewhere that a character could read it - that is, it should be "in-universe." Quotes from the narrative prose of a book don't go in our articles, except in "Behind the scenes" sections. For more, you can review the decision here. jSarek 11:28, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
      • Oh, all right, then. Thanks!
      • BTW, Allegiance was published by Del Rey, which is an imprint of Random House. —Xwing328(Talk) 22:10, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

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