Talk:Earth Tribe

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Why don't we just quote greg in full with his explanation for this page? not saying delete what we already have, but given that greg's little blurb is basically all we have on the earth tribe, shouldn't we have that on here? Intelligence4 (talk) 17:16, 11 January 2017 (CET)

For the Element Lord of Earth is a girl, but he used male pronouns by reflex, and he posted and confirmed a lot more things about that Tribe before it was removed from that wiki. And it was removed for originally the Earth Tribe was the placeholder name of the Iron Tribe. But Greg now confirmed the whole story of them, so they were re-added to the wiki along with the older info. -- Surel-Nuva (Talk) 17:31, 11 January 2017 (CET)
Wasn't it deleted because it contradicted some things? The placeholder thing had nothing to do with it, right?
--OnionShark 17:36, 11 January 2017 (CET)
No, the placeholder thing was the first reason for deleting the original Earth Tribe page. The contradictions were the seconds, and the Journey's End still use that only 6 ELs got powers and 6 Tribes were mentioned. Someone said that the Journey's End has a hint to the Earth Tribe, but I cannot find even a word, which could be a hint for that Tribe at all... Also, the EL of Jungle said in the RotGB that he and his five brothers were transformed into Elemental Beings, but there are only 5 male ELs and 2 female ones, so... -- Surel-Nuva (Talk) 17:41, 11 January 2017 (CET)
Oh, really? OnionShark 17:46, 11 January 2017 (CET)

i think we should still quote what greg said, even if there's a minor error in it. it's still the most direct and comprehensive source of information we have on the subject. Intelligence4 (talk) 18:06, 11 January 2017 (CET)

I don't understand if you mean to make a quote of the post, or to copy&paste it on the History section. The first option would be weird, as we usually only quote one tiny excerpt, and it would be kinda useless because quotes are for things that make a place or character unique, but I'm not too opposed to the idea (maybe we could take a little excerpt from the post?), and the second one wouldn't work because Greg's language is not really wiki-like, and trust me, when I first made the sandbox for the page, I tried to keep the text as similar to the post as possible.
--OnionShark 18:37, 11 January 2017 (CET)
Maybe the last bit? "[...] After the disaster, accepted wisdom became that the Earth EL and Agori were responsible for what had happened and so no one wanted anything to do with them anymore. They were effectively banished from society."
--OnionShark 18:44, 11 January 2017 (CET)
We were given a summary by Greg, so it needed to be rephrased by someone else. And I think Morris had done a good job. -- Surel-Nuva (Talk) 19:16, 11 January 2017 (CET)
The different sections of each page rely on different quotes, so I don't see how copying Greg wholesale is any better than writing our own article. Plus it's unprofessional. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 01:13, 12 January 2017 (CET)
onion, i meant that we should make a quote of the post - or at least make a note of it in a trivia section or something. morris, i don't think it's unprofessional to recognise that "quoted paragraph here" is the only piece of information we have on a subject. (in fact, imo, it'd be unprofessional to make it appear that we know more than we do about a particular subject.) Intelligence4 (talk) 01:52, 19 January 2017 (CET)
But it's not the only piece of information on the ET, look at all the references. And Greg's post is one of them, so I don't see what would be the point of quoting it.
--OnionShark 11:40, 19 January 2017 (CET)