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Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel
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(06-22-2018, 01:08 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Every planet could, and probably should, have a local timeline. Events that are not significant enough to go on the main historical timeline should go on a local timeline. If we want to have a master timeline as well, which includes all dated events, that would be a good idea. However the scrolling timeline is too limited in function to act as a master timeline, since it can only display a limited number of simultaneous events.

As far as the Technology Timeline is concerned, I created that to help contributors work out when a particular technology becomes available. You can't have people using magmatter or wormholes in the First Federation era, for instance. Each technology article should also have a series of dates to indicate when the technology becomes available, to act as a terminus post quem.

I agree it is very important to make clear to potential contributors when certain technologies become available, as well as other major events. Compiling that really helped me with my early timeline articles.

My concerns are (1) when we retcon something, we shouldn't have to track down 4 different references to do that. Past retcons don't always get them all and we end up with contradictions. And (2) making it easier to see at a glance what information is helpful. So, probably categorizing and consolidating.

I think anything that does not impact the setting as a whole (i.e. some political event in a single star system) should be removed from the general timeline.
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Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by Drashner1 - 04-08-2018, 08:31 AM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by selden - 04-09-2018, 04:04 AM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by Rynn - 04-13-2018, 06:49 PM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by Rynn - 05-09-2018, 04:32 AM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by Vaktus - 05-10-2018, 03:07 AM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by selden - 05-10-2018, 06:38 AM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by Vaktus - 05-23-2018, 01:53 PM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by Crossroads - 06-22-2018, 02:52 PM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by selden - 06-24-2018, 04:46 AM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by selden - 07-01-2018, 10:55 PM
RE: Giving the EG a Bit of a Remodel - by selden - 07-22-2018, 03:30 AM

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