Removal of exact numbers
Hello, I am the vice chair of ConFurgence. Due to controversy regarding the figures of our latest convention, we request we be allowed to remove these numbers from the Wikifur page, as we feel this will reduce tension and reduce the likelihood of edit wars. - —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) .
- I guess we're talking about this? What we'd normally do is document the official statements of the convention, and any conflicting statements; if we have nothing else, we should have that - and I notice that this tweet mentions 544 attendees. However, it's common practice (at least in the USA) to record staff, volunteers, guests, etc. as "registered", even if they have not paid to attend, or paid but did not attend. The edits suggest that ConFurgence 2014's attendance was not fully represented by the tweet. Our goal is to fully and accurately describe the makeup of the convention; we don't want to mislead people into thinking there were more or fewer people there than was the case. An ideal solution (from our perspective) would be a brief statement in an official medium which clarified this. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:22, 3 April 2014 (EDT)
Is there any official source which we could reference for themes, associated with dates? We've previously recorded future the dates and themes of upcoming conventions for larger events, but only when such announcements were made (such that we have a reasonable confidence that the events will occur). Usually this follows the signing of a contract guaranteeing availability of a venue during those dates. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:22, 3 April 2014 (EDT)