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Note: this was a conversation originally held at Talk:Canon. There is now community consensus to link to Wikipedia each time Canon is used.

09:01, February 16, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

I really don't think this is necessary.


I agree, If mario is in it, it should be considered "Canon" but that word is ridiculous. I want to shoot that word out of a cannon.--User_My_Name_Is_Tom_YingYangsm.pngMy Name Is Tom (Talk / Edits) 00:05, February 17, 2010 (UTC)
I generally don't like having 'definition pages', like this one (which is why I can't stand Star Trek Wiki). But, I think this is necessary, as not a lot of people know what it means. Perhaps, as an alternate solution we could just wiki link to Wikipedia's article on Canon every time we use the word.--Count Caterpie
00:23, February 17, 2010 (UTC)
10:34, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

I'm going to make some suggestion's:
  • If, when we use it in an article, we could put a smaller definition in external text. Like this: Canon
  • After each use, add a link to a note-list.


Hmm.. I like the use of external text. But I don't know if people really know that the dashed underline means external text. I didn't until a couple years ago. Its worth a shot though. Anyone else? - Count Caterpie 21:09, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

21:26, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

Of course, there is of course the option of adding the formatting into a template, and adding a flashy background to make the word stand out. Or just having it in a different font (like the one I'm using right now)


Perhaps external text and italics? - Count Caterpie 21:40, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

21:44, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

Not a bad idea.


Anybody else have any objections to implementing italics and external text each time 'canon' is used? - Count Caterpie 00:58, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

Like so? - Canon It looks better then the mouseover questionmark.--User_My_Name_Is_Tom_YingYangsm.pngMy Name Is Tom (Talk / Edits) 04:32, February 18, 2010 (UTC)
10:30, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

Yeah, that's great.


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Time for me to step in: FROM THIS DAY FORTH: EVERY TIME THE WORLD "Canon" IS USED, IT SHOULD BE ITALICIZED AND LINKED TO THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE OF THE SAME NAME!. My job is done.
09:28, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

Okay.
21:49, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

THE TROLL Thomas Michael William Patrick Sales Thetalktemplate TTT

Just a note. I've put the conversation in a black box to make it clear when it was moved.
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