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We have this plethora of battles and duels on Wookieepedia. All have their own articles, which is good. But I can't believe they have all been canonically named. Is there a single source that says for example the Duel on Mustafar was officially named such? I can dig having conjectural names for all unnamed battles, but I have yet to see the Conjecture tag on any such article.DarthMRN 02:47, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

  • Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide names it such. .... 03:07, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Fine. Bad example. What about a more obscure one, like this [[1]]? Or this: [[2]] I've seen battles and duels that are on a small enough scale to not have been realistically named. If I was a SW character, and I got into a scuffle with my brother on our lawn, I doubt the my creator would bother naming it "The duel of DarthMRN's lawn".DarthMRN 04:24, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
      • First of all (and I think I've mentioned this before), you can place two brackets around each side of a word or phrase for an internal link- makes it much easier for us. For example: Skirmish on Eriadu. So much nicer looking. Second, I think the New Essential Chronology lists a lot of those. Obviously, some of them are speculation, so we could tag them, but really I don't think it's a huge deal. Skirmish on Eriadu is almost certainly speculation, but I think Battle of Acherin is reasonable. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Audience Chamber) 04:44, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
        • I agree with Atarumaster: the vast majority of battles which are named by official sources are named something like "(Nth) Battle of (Location)." Any article on a battle titled using that form should be exempt from the {{conjecture}} tag. —Silly Dan (talk) 12:17, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
          • Fine. I had a suspicion that there was some internal policy for this. Still, I'm surprised to learn that most of the names have actual canon sources. And even more suprised that there would be any exempt from our otherwise deadly strict canon adherence.DarthMRN 15:00, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
            • Same here. I mean, if stars named after numbered planets need the conjecture tag, so should battles. Especially since writers are prone to setting battles at battlegrounds that come chronologically later, making our conjectural numbering incorrect when they do so. jSarek 23:07, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
              • Maybe if the warning was more akin to a stub notice than a great big Jango Fett head yelling "OMG made up!" or whatever...but Second Battle of Bothawui is a lot less conjectural a title than "Wonder Woman" Jedi. 8) —Silly Dan (talk) 00:25, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
                • This is rather OT, but we may want to shrink the {{conjecture}} template down and stick it at the bottom of the page. That way it won't be quite so distracting. Example:
Dialog-warning The title of this article is conjectural. Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of the subject discussed is pure conjecture and hence fanon. Justifications for the current title may be found in the "Behind the scenes" section and/or on the talk page.
SentryTalk 00:42, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

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