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Removing Video Game/Deleted Material Articles

Hello fellow Wikians. After the proccess of the debate in which if the LEGO articles and pages should stay, I came upon the idea and notion that we should remove all non-canon character pages, but actually allow the game pages to remain.

For example, we would exclude Madame Hydra, but not the Captain America: Super Soldier page, or Ymir and Thor: God of Thunder (same with mobile games too). The idea of allowing these non-canon characters to remain with their own pages in the Wiki honestly makes no sense. While, yes, the games are based on the MCU timeline as tie-ins, which is why they deserve their own pages, their characters do not. Adding them is not only a waste of time as it is also a waste making categories for video games-only characters and adding non-canon characters along canon characters.

Also, I suddenly stumbled upon the Most Wanted page and saw that pages for characters like Dominic Fortune exist, despite, as the show never aired, this character basically does not even exist in the MCU. I know it is categorized under Cancelled media, but I don't see the point of having a character that virtually does not exist in the universe, so he, and other cancelled characters, should not have their own pages.

I wanted to see the other users' opinions about this, as well as the admins (although I know some want the game articles to stay).- User:Draft227 August 09th, 2016 19:39 

I knew that the Lego situation would open a dangerous gate... Regarding Most Wanted. It's an entirely new situation, as it is the first cancelled media of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, I shall remind you the purpose of a Wiki (not only of this wiki): To collect any and all information about a specific topic in the most comprehensive way. Marvel even released a character description for him, so I see no reason to delete that information from this wiki. Our goal is to collect and share information, not to restrain it. You said that it has a template to signal that it is cancelled media, so that's more than enough to clarify its status.--Shabook (talk) 22:57, August 9, 2016 (UTC)
I have never been a fan of pages for non-canon characters. I prefer having their biography in the game pages, so that it is still shown for those who play the game, but not for people who search for a character hoping it is there.
About the most wanted situation: No reason to remove any of it.TomasDerksen (talk) 13:46, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
I agree that character pages for non-canon people are redundant. As said above, those characters technically do not even exist within MCU, although the products that featured them are tie-in materials. My opinion is the same method I suggested in the last weeks: The character pages should be removed and the character bios should be covered either in the main article of the non-canon product (video game, cancelled media, etc.) or in a sub-page like "Thor: God of Thunder/Characters". Shabook is right about the fact that wikis must collect any relevant information on their topics; however, I believe in the case of non-canon (or cancelled) products, only the product itself deserves its own page; its characters do not. Silacko (talk) 17:03, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
I apologize if this may sound rude or blunt, not my intention, but the removal of pages about the characters, actors or any other concept that may have appeared in Most Wanted or any other project similarly cancelled before release is, simply put, not up for discussion.
As for videogames, well, they are not my cup of tea, so I don't mind a rework of the pages.--Shabook (talk) 17:44, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
No apologies needed. I'm not very insistent on removing the character pages of the cancelled media. I just wanted to state my opinion on this. Silacko (talk) 17:57, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
I agree with Silacko's idea, and you do not sound rude. I just found it strange why MW actors still have their pages while people like Patrick Wilson who would play someone in Ant-Man had his page removed. Isn't the case similar here?
Also, sorry for thinking the deletion of the articles was up for discussion, but since you brought the games, should we talk more about it? So far, from the four people involved in this discussion, all dislike the idea of keeping non-canon characters, and I know many more do from other pages. Draft227
Patrick Wilson was hired to play a role that, ultimately, he didn't film anything at all, and he doesn't appear in Ant-Man. Oded Fehr actually portrayed a role. Totally different cases.--Shabook (talk) 21:12, August 11, 2016 (UTC)
This place is uncharacteristically non-hyperverbal. Last time we were discussing the Lego pages, a notification was sent by one of the admins. Maybe that would help.
Anyways, I dropped by to propose also the removal of the "Video games only" sub-sections in the relationship sections of the characters. Silacko (talk) 05:50, August 15, 2016 (UTC)

Staff Members

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On the other hand, during the staff survey there were also comments, some in first person, about the possibility of demotions of some of the current staff members. In the proper section below, you will also be able to comment about this possibility.

Don't forget to sign your comments, and thank you to everyone for your participation!--Shabook (talk) 11:30, August 20, 2016 (UTC)

Content Moderators Nominations

Staff Demotions

Pages renames

Articles for Movies with Uncomfirmed Titles

Alright, so I've only been contributing to the wiki for a few months but I'm just wondering why there is no article for Avengers 4, but there is an article for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2.

I'm guessing the reason is because the name isn't final and just a placeholder, but the same goes for Spider-Man 2. Plus, I double-checked the naming policy and didn't find anything that is against articles like this (but if I missed something then please let me know).

And if the reason is because of a lack of information, well I personally disagree over it's lack of existence. The wiki is meant to give information on stuff like this and I feel it's our responsibility to give that information, even if it's small. So please, if you're an admin, see if there's anything we can do about this.SwagMasterDbl (talk) 09:01, December 20, 2016 (UTC)

Citizenship Template

Based on this conversation I had with Uskok, I'm here to show you guys the Citizenship Template I build (based on the Nationality Template from DCEU Wikia). It is very simple to use. For example:

  • Just add {{Citizenship|USA}} on the Character's Template to have the country's flag and the country's demonym automatically: Flag of United States of America American

Since we don't have any Citizenship categories because we don't want to be so "Earth-centric" I have also added Asgardian, Nova, and Kree "flags" because those are the alien citizenships he have for now (if there is another one I forgot to add, please tell me).

Here on the template is the list with all the codes of the countries and here is an example of how this new template should look. Please feel free to add your opinions about the Template and its changes below. --Blaublau94 (talk) 15:12, January 3, 2017 (UTC)

I absolutely love this idea (and I always though that indeed, we should have a category for nationalities - it wouldn't be Earth-centric, it would be factual. Aliens having no citizenship it's not a reason for humans not to have one). You put a lot of effort into creating it, great job man! We should definitely use it! - Draft227

Thanks man! --Blaublau94 (talk) 17:59, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
I love his idea too and I applaud you for the work you have put into it. I think it would be a great addition.--Greater Good (talk) 17:25, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I really appreciate it --Blaublau94 (talk) 17:59, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
I really love the idea! It's a good way to add detail. A shame there's no flag for Jotun, Svartalf, Vanir, or Sakaaran. SonOfAres1 (talk) 18:21, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I just added the Dark Elfves. --Blaublau94 (talk) 20:14, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
I also like the idea and I'm all for it. Dr.Who1997To The Playground 19:54, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! --Blaublau94 (talk) 20:14, January 3, 2017 (UTC)
Excellent idea and flawless job. Well done, it really give the Template a nice touch. -- Elledy92 (talk) 22:49, January 3, 2017 (CET)
Thank you man! --Blaublau94 (talk) 23:46, January 3, 2017 (UTC)

Categorisation

I believe Patriot's case urge to create a macro-category such as Enhanced humans, where we could sub-categorise Category:Super Soldier Serum Users and similar characters. --HarveyWallbanger (talk) 09:55, January 20, 2017 (UTC)

I agree with the idea but I think the category should be named "Enhanced Individuals". That way we can also put the Cyborgs category in that category because the Cyborgs category also includes non-humans.--UskokS.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters - Playground 11:39, January 20, 2017 (UTC)
I agree with you!--HarveyWallbanger (talk) 11:43, January 20, 2017 (UTC)
I also agree on that. However, the category should be named "Enhanced Humans" rather than "individuals", because enhanced individuals would suggest both humans with powers as well as all inhumans, and maybe even alien species. By naming it "Enhanced Humans", we can constrain the category to humans (or human mutates) only, which is not a "species" taken into account in this wiki. Silacko (talk) 18:30, January 29, 2017 (UTC)
The Inhumans were biologically empowered, but the Enhanced individuals were artificially enhanced. The Inhumans don't belong to that category. And why should we exclude alien species? I'm not saying we should put the entire species in that category, only the enhanced aliens.--UskokS.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters - Playground 13:50, January 30, 2017 (UTC)
Well, you're actually right about including enhanced aliens (like Nebula, I presume.) They match the definition after all. I should revise my statement. I think we could have a category also for Enhanced Humans, including human beings that were not born with supernatural abilities but acquired them later on; something like "Human Mutates", because we didn't ever split powered humans (Blizzard, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Absorbing Man, etc) from regular human beings, so far in this wiki. Just a suggestion, not that it's a vital one. I support your idea as well. Silacko (talk) 14:16, January 30, 2017 (UTC)
We don't separate humans from "aliens". From the Kree point of view, humans are aliens. Having one category for "Enhanced Individuals" is simpler than having multiple categories for Enhanced Humans, Enhanced Kree, Enhanced Luphomoids, etc.--UskokS.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters - Playground 15:29, January 30, 2017 (UTC)
Anyone else?--UskokS.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters - Playground 14:20, January 31, 2017 (UTC)
I like the idea of an "Enhanced Individuals" Category, i have no problem with that. --Elledy92 (talk 19:11, January 31, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I think "Enhanced Individuals" is the best choice.--Greater Good (talk) 12:29, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
I agree, a category for "Enhanced Individuals" should be made.AKA S.I.H (talk) 21:09, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
I agree too. --HarveyWallbanger (talk) 08:52, February 10, 2017 (UTC)
I do not see the need for it, but it is not somthing I am againstTomasDerksen (talk) 12:14, February 10, 2017 (UTC)

Affiliation Template

Guys, I did another Template, now for the Affiliations, based on the Citizenship Template. Please take a look and tell me what do you think: Affiliation Template. And here is an example of how it shoul look.--Blaublau94 (talk) 07:28, February 8, 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I'm in favor of this idea. You really go the extra mile with these templates.--Greater Good (talk) 12:31, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!--Blaublau94 (talk) 18:48, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
I like it. This is really an admirable job you are doing.--Elledy92 (talk) 14:13, February 9, 2017 (UTC+1)
Thanks man!--Blaublau94 (talk) 18:48, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
I like and support the idea. That's a great effort, especially the different variants of SHIELD and HYDRA icons. Silacko (talk) 13:16, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I really appreciate you guys.--Blaublau94 (talk) 18:48, February 9, 2017 (UTC)

Well, since I no opposite opinions, I will start applying the Template, and I really gonna need your help. Feel free to make the edits.--Blaublau94 (talk) 19:24, February 9, 2017 (UTC)

I've got a question, though. Which HYDRA variant should be used for which cell? I know Ward's icon, and the antique society icons, but I can't differentiate the other variants. Thanks. Silacko (talk) 20:07, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
The information here should serve as a guide. Do you have any specific doubt?--Blaublau94 (talk) 22:40, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
I was just trying to make an explicit match between icons and cells, but I wasn't sure about Malick's, Strucker's, Whitehall's cells and the round table. I've inferred the following matching; is this correct?
  • HYD1 <-- 19th century, HYDRA Society
  • HYD2 <-- WW2, Red Skull's HYDRA
  • HYD3 <-- Malick's cell
  • HYD4 <-- Centipede Project
  • HYD5 <-- no idea honestly
  • HYD6 <-- Ward's cell
  • HYD7 <-- HYDRA Uprising, SHIELD cell
  • HYD? <-- Round table, Strucker, Winter Soldier program, Whitehall?
I made the list based on the "Members" section of the HYDRA page, but couldn't match most of the cells. Silacko (talk) 05:47, February 10, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, niceTomasDerksen (talk) 12:17, February 10, 2017 (UTC)

States

Hello people, I stumbled upon the fact that we have states of the US on the Wiki but not those of other countries. I propose we add the states of other countries we've seen through the MCU. Since we aren't alien-centric in the Wiki, I don't think we should be US-centric when it comes to the states; we go to the states category and only see states of the USA. We should others like the state of Rio de Janeiro (Rio's state) or New South Wales (Sydney's state). - Draft227 (talk) 16:06, February 9, 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, but I see no point in this. Articles will be virtually identical to the ones of the main city, We already have some of them for countries like Canada or Italy because of their importance, and it is something that has to be decided on a case by case basis.--Shabook (talk) 18:23, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
Nah, as long as a regio (out side of the US ofcourse) is not mentioned by name (Like Tuscany was), they should only be made if a lot has happened there. By example, if not just Rio de Janeiro has been featured, but also a few other cities in the state.TomasDerksen (talk) 12:19, February 10, 2017 (UTC)

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