I just came to edit the timeline for GPO and I noticed that @Shovelkills removed all the theories from the page under the reasoning that theories shouldn't be on the wiki. I say that on the contrary they should be as they are where we can store information useful to new potential timeline links and also explain to users why things aren't canon to the timeline. Before we had theories many people added things to the timeline that were only theories, because they didn't understand why they didn't fit. Before I revert it back to the way it was does anyone have any thoughts to add?
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The wiki is used to record factual information about the show. The forums are now a good place to theories now.
You haven't really put forth any reasoning, I believe they are valuable to the wiki and the users of the wiki. All you've said is that the wiki is for factual information. The theories are facts, facts that have been put together as premises to form a conclusion. That conclusion might not be factual, but it is valuable for wiki users to know that and it is interesting to read and consider when thinking further about the timeline.
Theories aren't actual facts as it is a possibility that things could happen and isn't officially canon. If they were facts they wouldn't be theories. The wiki is to record official lore and as the theories can't be confirmed cannon they aren't canon. The wiki mods and I agreed on removing the theories.
Sorry for not replying earlier, but could you provide evidence to the mods agreeing with you? This is because I still think it's dumb to not include theories on the page. There is no need to be so hard line only facts on the wiki when I have outlined how these theories help both those looking at and those editing the wiki, especially when they are explicitly labelled as theories, so no one is going to think they are facts.
I don't know why Shovel didn't outright say this, but I told all the wiki editors not to post theories as they are better suited for our URealms Forums, not the wiki. When they are on the wiki, they can lead to misinformation very quickly.
Alright, thanks, I'll make a thread for it on the forums then