Wikipedia: Skribbane

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i wonder who wrote that
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Mongolian Barbeque
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quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

[QUOTE]A specific entry for something like skribbane would not be allowed because such things are considered fancruft, meaning that they do not arouse interest to anyone other than fans of Spiderweb and has no place in a general encyclopedia.
If the Starcrafte folks can have an entry on the Xel'Naga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xel'Naga), why can't we have one on skribbane?

I suppose it has something to do with the fact that Starcraft is the national sport of an entire country (South Korea). Maybe once Spiderweb games have become the national pasttime in, say, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, that'll be excuse enough for us to get away with the same thing.

EDIT: Well, well, well, lookie here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vahnatai

So why not skribbane?

[ Thursday, January 05, 2006 12:46: Message edited by: Icshi ]
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The Xel'Naga are a major part of the plot of Starcraft. Skribbane is a sideshow.

Are you being intentionally dense here?
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Vahnatai wasn't exactly a well-received article, either.

—Alorael, who can live without spreading the skribbane gospel. The fewer who know, the fewer who cut into his supply.
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The answer is simple: make sure Skribbane is on Encyclopedia Etharian, and to make thoose people calling Vanthai fancruft shut up, take EE's Vanthai entry, with proper permission of cource, and repost it on Wikipedia, as most say there is way to little info

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quote:
Originally written by Belisarius:

The Xel'Naga are a major part of the plot of Starcraft. Skribbane is a sideshow.

Are you being intentionally dense here?

I was presenting my argument in light of the phrase "fancruft, meaning that they do not arouse interest to anyone other than fans of Spiderweb and has no place in a general encyclopedia."

The Xel'Naga would not arouse interest to anyone other than fans of Starcraft, and that entry has no place in a general encyclopedia.

Whether the game element is major or minor is irrelevant if "fancruft" is used to refer to any entry that fits the criteria mentioned above.

I don't think skirbbane warrants a seperate entry; I was merely presenting an argument.
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ironycentral.com is Jeff's own site?

Man, I need to start Wikisurfing. :P

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Irony Central is as good as Spiderweb itself. I wonder if he'll write a second Story About the Baby?

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I love Irony Central. Many's the hapy hour I've spent reading his hilarious rantings.
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quote:
From the latest entry:
One Thing I Know For Sure About the Next Child

I’m not going to write about it.

You know how people take tons of pictures of their first kid but hardly record anything about the second? This will be like that, writ large. The first child gets a whole book about her, published and everything. The second child gets, well, a copy of the book but with Cordelia’s name crossed out and hers written in with ballpoint pen.

And someday, when the next child comes to me and says, “Father, why didn’t you write a book about me too?” I will simply lift her on my knee, smile in my wise old way, sigh, and say, “Well, if you wanted me to write about you, you just should have been more interesting.”

So there you go.

—Alorael, who still has his SEP membership card and commemorative lead pipe around somewhere. He knows he should really use it instead of the rifle, but bad habits are so hard to break.
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