Forum:Articles about stuff that doesn't yet exist
I believe we have a number of articles about stuff that doesn't yet exist; I see FARM as a recent example. I think we need a definined policy for such material, especially since it oftens seems to be written about it long, detailed articles, often ones which require cleanup (sometimes only tweaking into house style, sometimes much more extensive).
I propose that future or in-progress projects be mentioned only in the article about the creator, or perhaps in the article about something they are a direct sequel to.
Once the project becomes real (the webcomic is started, the book is published, the story is put online, etc.) it can be described in more detail here on WikiFur, and split off into a separate article if need be.
-- Sine 20:09, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
- I've no problem with that. In fact, I've been advocating that from day one. I feel that letting people write articles about stuff which does not exist is a violation of our we are not a webspace provider policy.
- Perhaps we could make a template to address this situation. I'm at a loss for wording, however. --Douglas Muth 20:40, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
- I don't think we need a template, just something in the help (maybe some specifics under the policy you reference above) to point to. I imagine the process being: remove articles about stuff that doesn't (yet) exist, replace it with a line or two on an article about the creator, drop a note explaining this on the talk page of whoever created the article. -- Sine 21:02, 29 April 2007 (UTC)