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  1. citizen_snips

    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    I've been meaning to overhaul that article entirely, it keeps getting away from me, Frankly, I think we need a conversation on the appropriate length of articles. There are way too many that are waaaaay too detailed. Some of the chapter synopses are getting out of hand too. They might as well just be a banner saying "Read the book".
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    I'm just concerned about whether or not preview chapters should be considered canon. I don't have my books right at hand at the moment, but as I recall the Cersei preview chapter included in SoS ended up being pretty different when it was actually released as part of aFfC. Since any chapters currently in circulation as previews are likely to undergo at least some change before being officially published I am unsure how 'canon' they should be considered.
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    OK, I've been working on making this wiki more useable. A couple problems stand out. 1. Mormont's Raven for example weighs it at over 50,000 bytes (for comparison sake, the real life Wiki article on the Great Pyramid of Giza is 45k). There's nothing but a bare bones stub to roll back to though, so a complete rewrite is pretty much needed. Realistically, is there need for more than a few sentences per book on an item like this? 2. I removed the lengthy entries from the Barristan Selmy article covering WoW preview chapters. However, it occurs to me that some other articles include info culled from other WoW preview chapters, they just tend to be much more succint. In general though, should we strike info derived from unpublished material like this?
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    I've started cleanup on some of the wildly bloated articles, though some of them will require complete rewrites. Also, what's the policy on including info from WoW preview chapters? In particular, the Barristan Selmy article includes detailed synopsis of his two preview chapters. Aside from the fact that second hand reports of unpublished material seem kind of un-encyclopedic to me, the extensive detailing give those two chapters grossly disproportionate weight relative to chapters from published books.