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. Graestan(Talk) 19:55, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
In the Skywalker family chart, it shows Ben Skywalker and an unknown female, and then it shows both Nat Skywalker and Kol Skywalker. I suggest that we put something like "unknown generations" between Ben and Kol and Nat Skywalker, because the format it is in currently can be misleading so that people think Ben is their father. —Unsigned comment byDarth Nex (talk • contribs).
I agree, but wouldn't the spacing get a bit messed up? -Milo Fett[Comlink] 04:19, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
but then, isn't it a bit misleading the way it is? Is there any way to change it that doesn't go against the manual of style?--Darth Nex 15:40, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
The Qel-Droma family tree has a thing saying (many generations) between Ulic and his decendant Sedriss... Maybe someone could do something similar on the Skywalker family tree. 126.96.36.199 19:45, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
It would be nice if we could change the existing family trees to appear similar to that on the bottom of Roan Fel's article. While that one doesn't belong on his article, the tree itself looks far more professional than our standard trees. Dark Lord Trayus 00:20, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
That thing is called a "ahnentafel", and is used for displaying what they call someone's "pedigree", i.e, ancestry. Our family trees are the opposite - they show descent. QuentinGeorge 11:02, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Well the proper way to show a unclear descent is to draw a dotted line with an arrow, as shown in the key of this picture: [Tree]. Since we already use dotted lines (we should really switch to box drawing characters, you can at the downward arrowhead or simply put "(unclear descent)" in between the dotted vertical lines (just like "many generations" was used in the Qel-Droma tree.
As far as Toprawa and Ralltiir's claim goes, the nature of family pedigrees requires the inclusion of "unknown" factors. Every single family tree on here has at least one "unknown female" listed, including the ben skywalker one. The MOS section in question was pertaining to Tense. It mentions not saying phrases like "his fate remains unknown." Since all articles are in past tense, any article could have that added to it and that would be annoying. You should not use those phrases in the prose section, but in genealogical charts, they are necessary and unavoidable. "Unknown" itself is not a dirty word...how you use it is what counts.
And if your interested in different ways to display family trees on wikia check out this article: Wikipedia:Family Trees. But keep 'em vertical. IthinkIwannaLeiaWaddaUthink? 00:13, 29 April 2009 (UTC)