Unsourced source[edit source]

1) I was wondering about this section (in Unsourced material):

  1. If it is doubtful but not harmful to the whole article or to STEU, go back and remove the {{nosource}} tag if no source is produced within a reasonable time.

Should it be taken out, since we're pretty strict on sources here? Just wondering. --Hawku 17:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Timeline for deletion[edit source]

2) If we are getting strict on sources, should we come up with a timeline before an unsourced article is opted for deletion? Like maybe two or three months? What do you guys think? --Hawku 17:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Responding in order: 1a) The "doubtful but not harmful" line seemed warranted since some articles are sourced from forthcoming sources, such as Star Trek: Lexington. The intent was not to make contributors feel pressured to make legitimate sources right away at risk of facing their articles' deletion. I'm sure many of them have jobs in RL and the creative process can be time-consuming (especially with fan films); yet at the same time they may want to publicize their efforts through articles here (which is what STEU is for). Also, 1b) some articles may deal with defunct RPGs/sites/etc., which experienced Trek fans know come and go like flies, yet deserve inclusion in the STEU database just by virtue of the fact that they existed once (and it's part of the STEU project goal to cover those things). If they seem doubtful, i.e. don't have a verifiable source, but seem legitimate and merit inclusion here on STEU (perhaps more than one person can agree that the source existed once), then the only recourse may be to remove the {{nosource}} tag, to avert confusion. Take for example Andrew J. Hodges' "Star Trek Australia" site, which a lot of people know existed, and deserves coverage here, but is (last I checked) no longer available. Hope that made sense.
2) Yeah, a timeline's a good idea. Three months sounds good to me. Sasoriza AdmTlk 22:34, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
^^ Thanks Sasoriza, that cleared things up. --Hawku 03:30, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
On the timeline, I've been operating on a month for stand alone articles and three months for fan fiction series. – JayLR 12:14, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
^Sounds good to me. :-) --Hawku 21:15, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Another reason for including sources ...[edit source]

One way STEU differs from many encyclopaedia wikis is that different facts about a shared character or planet may come from different sources that conflict. This is OK if we assume they relate to different timelines or continuities. Some readers may prefer to ignore some sources or give source A priority over source B, and this is easier if we are careful to tag facts appropriately. --Leckford 16:26, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

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