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Re: Announcing the Star Control expanded lore Wiki
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2007, 05:12:11 pm »

It's harder to extract the few and far between pieces of lore in those stories than to make up something more dense and more interesting (hopefully) on the spot.
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2007, 05:19:02 pm »

So the purpose of this wiki is really to create a collaborative work of fan-fiction in the SC universe?
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2007, 06:00:54 pm »

You can take it like that, yes, if you wish.
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2007, 06:03:10 pm »

You can take it like that, yes, if you wish.

What other way is there to take it? You want to create a fleshed out fiction (although without the stories usually associated with fan-fiction). The only problem I foresee is getting everyone to agree on something, different people will think that *Nggn* are different things and edit the articles to reflect their own opinion.
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2007, 06:34:02 pm »

The only problem I foresee is getting everyone to agree on something, different people will think that *Nggn* are different things and edit the articles to reflect their own opinion.
The first one that comes with a good enough idea will be the one whose idea prevails. Also, it is not allowed to explain the major mysteries surrounding the Precursors, the Arilou and the Orz, though more info on them is allowed, including what the Precursors looked like (or *Nnngn*).

You can take it like that, yes, if you wish.

What other way is there to take it? You want to create a fleshed out fiction (although without the stories usually associated with fan-fiction).
In Valaggarese, "You can take it like that" means "Yes, it is that".
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2007, 06:54:31 pm »

The first one that comes with a good enough idea will be the one whose idea prevails. Also, it is not allowed to explain the major mysteries surrounding the Precursors, the Arilou and the Orz, though more info on them is allowed, including what the Precursors looked like (or *Nnngn*).

Who decides what a good enough idea is though? Are you going to make a poll every time there are two ideas?

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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2007, 07:03:50 pm »

The first one that comes with a good enough idea will be the one whose idea prevails. Also, it is not allowed to explain the major mysteries surrounding the Precursors  Shocked, the Arilou  Cool and the Orz  Roll Eyes, though more info on them is allowed, including what the Precursors looked like (or *Nnngn*).

Who decides what a good enough idea is though? Are you going to make a poll every time there are two ideas?
I guess it would generally rather come down to either which one was posted first or to My unbiased judgment.  Angry
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2007, 07:09:57 pm »

I guess it would generally rather come down to either which one was posted first or to My unbiased judgment.  Angry

No good. The people demand polls. That's what they've come to expect from you.

On a more serious note, good luck with the project. Who knows, one day your expanded universe might be used as background for something else.
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2007, 08:04:42 pm »

Why exclude "the major mysteries surrounding the Precursors, the Arilou and the Orz"?
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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2007, 08:11:31 pm »

1. Having them explained would equate to having them explained away.
2. Likely to generate massive amounts of heated debate.
3. Likely to soak up contributions that would otherwise end in other articles.
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2007, 08:53:05 pm »

1. Having them explained would equate to having them explained away.
And why is this bad?

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2. Likely to generate massive amounts of heated debate.
3. Likely to soak up contributions that would otherwise end in other articles.
These are really one objection; generating massive amounts of heated debate in itself isn't bad.
And in fact, I'd it is a good way to get people involved (resulting in more contributions).
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2007, 12:05:20 am »

Is there really a point to this? I mean, we already have an official wiki for Star Control canon, and a wiki for fan speculation just seems unnecessary.
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2007, 01:24:44 am »

Is there really a point to this? I mean, we already have an official wiki for Star Control canon, and a wiki for fan speculation just seems unnecessary.
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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2007, 09:07:01 am »

Is there really a point to this? I mean, we already have an official wiki for Star Control canon, and a wiki for fan speculation just seems unnecessary.

Personally, I think it's pointless but harmless. I foresee that Valaggar ight have some trouble actually filling up the new Wiki though.
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2007, 01:14:28 pm »

I also think it is pointless. It could cause some confusion though, so I wouldn't call it entirely harmless.
Apart from that that, I don't think it has been well thought through, with regard to what material would belong in there and how individual cases get decided.
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