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I was thinking that we should use After Geonosis for events during the Clone Wars instead of BBY. Or use both maybe.

what do you all think about that? --GMo 00:10, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Maybe we could categorize them in BBY years and then months after Geonosis within each year, instead of the 20.7 BBY things we have now. I really dislike years with decimals anyway, as it's confusing when they're split up into tenths and the rest of the world used twelfths. --Thetoastman 01:16, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I just think it's weird to see the years counting down when your thinking about what battle comes before or after another --GMo 03:14, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I suggest using both. Something like "In 21 BBY or 2 years after Geonosis..". -Finlayson 16:51, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
    • Just a note about decimals, all of them (at least the ones from the NEC and the official Lucasfilm Clone Wars timeline) use decimals under the assumption that it's a 12-month and not a 10-month calendar. For example, 22.5 BBY would be six months (and not five) prior to Geonosis, 21.25 BBY would be nine months (and not seven) after Geonosis, etc. Kuralyov 16:54, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
      • Exactly my point. When you have dates like 22.5 being 6 months after, it's not that confusing, when you get down into more miniscule decimals it gets very confusing. Where does .4 begin, for example? June-ish? --Thetoastman 05:48, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
        • Wouldn't using days and months be easier though, I mean we have people of all ages on this site. RC-1187 07:58, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
      • The dates are used that way because that's how they're presented in the official Clone Wars timeline and the NEC. Kuralyov 06:12, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Use both. Its the only way. -- Riffsyphon1024 08:02, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

  • I agree to use both. I think, regarding the decimal system, we have to bare in mind the complexity of the time scales. We, here on earth, have a 12 month year because its takes us 12 months to revolve around the sun. We have a 24 hour day because it takes us that long to rotate 360 degrees. No biggie for us, but when you look at a galaxy with thousands of star systems and planets, each one will have their own time system. One planet might revolve around their sun or suns, in only 10 months, or perhaps longer, say 14 months. And would it be months to them? Perhaps they only have two months, like two seasons. Anyhow, I'm rambling on, but you get the idea?
    So each planet would be aware of at least two time systems, their own personal planet's time system, and a Galactic Standard Time. For ease of use, and for fictional writing, authors have used the Galactic Standard. So, using a decimal system makes most sense, as it not based on any time frame that the galaxy is revolving around or rotating. Its simply a number. Its simple and it works.
    Fanfiction writers are very hesitant to explain the time system as its very complicated considering all the different planets and possibilities and translations. Can't blame them. --Fauz
  • Yea, but thats why Galactic Standard Time is based on Coruscant's rotation and revolution, which interestingly enough isn't too different from Earth's. -- Riffsyphon1024 11:22, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  • This timing system have added is a 12 month system used by authors as well as HNN. It is the timing used after the great resynchronization. It is easier to understand and links to the years before the battle of yavin. --Jenthsenth

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