Talk:Timeline

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Many of the sources on here simply say "main story." Thing is though, there wasn't really a "main" story. everything was told in comics, books, etc. So how do we know what media source these facts came from? Intelligence4 (talk) 20:35, 3 July 2015 (CEST)

I think a lot of the time "main story" means the same events happened in multiple sources. For example, a lot of events in 2005 took place in both the Web of Shadows movie and the novelization. Other times, the groundwork is laid out in published media but the details are expounded upon by Greg. For example, Lhikan's transformation into a Toa is listed as 2006 main story in Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe even though he only appeared as a novice Toa in Legacy of Evil--presumably Greg confirmed when Lhikan became a Toa so that got bunched in with the main story. Another similar case is how History of the Matoran Universe lists Takua's creation as 2008 main story, but if I'm not mistaken that was only touched on out-of-story. But you're right, other times the sources for the so-called "main story" are pretty unambiguous and they could be easily cited. I'd welcome a more thorough system if anyone has any ideas for one, but changing what we already have would be quite the undertaking, plus a lot of the old Greg quotes are gone. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 20:53, 3 July 2015 (CEST)
I've honestly never liked this system which is why I do my best to pretend it doesn't exist. Also I don't have any real ideas for alternatives. Plain citations? -- Dorek Talk External Image 20:56, 3 July 2015 (CEST)
it would indeed be a huge pain in the rear to change the system we have in place now, but i do think plain citations would be good... like the ref system we have with some of the more recent greg quotes from the LMBs. imho, it would be much better than the timeline's "main story" thing, or most facts on other articles just not being cited at all. Intelligence4 (talk) 09:17, 4 July 2015 (CEST)