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Wikis as Trivia Sources
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VGFacts has used Wikis as Trivia Sources for Trivia Submissions for years, as proven by those that already exist, notably from the Cutting Room Floor Wiki. Recently I had a piece of Trivia that used a Source from a Wiki rejected, that's never happened before of all the Submissions I've posted to VGFacts these past 3 years. It's not like IMDB where all sorts of info can be posted even if not left, the admins on those wikis work to keep the information accurate, and don't like inaccurate information.
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#2
Helps if you elaborate on what the trivia was and the source of it.
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(01-25-2017, 02:05 AM)G-Haven Wrote: Helps if you elaborate on what the trivia was and the source of it.

In response to your question G-Haven, it was trivia for the Smurfs 2 Video Game.

As I was saying, both submissions on the Mario Hoops 3-on-3 page by Myself and MeleeWaluigi were from Wikis (the same wiki page in fact), which didn't get rejected because of that:
*https://www.vgfacts.com/trivia/8361/
*https://www.vgfacts.com/trivia/10840/
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#4
This is a policy that we wanted to (and should have) implemented from the very beginning. We tried to at first but so many submissions started coming in from the trivia sections of various wikis the two eventually gave up enforcing the rule. We really shouldn't have done that and we're now going back to that policy again. TCRF is fine - they put enough detail and research into their work that we're confident that the material is genuine. Random facts thrown in at the bottom of a character's wiki page with no supporting documentation are not.
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(01-25-2017, 11:15 AM)Petie Wrote: Random facts thrown in at the bottom of a character's wiki page with no supporting documentation are not.

So, if the trivia at the character's wiki page is sourced does that mean it can be accepted? Or it will be rejected too?
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#6
If it's sourced, use the source instead of the wiki page.
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#7
What if there are multiple sources in the wiki page the trivia is referring to? Just make a thread with the exact same sources and information?
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#8
Chances are, you won't really run into that situation but if you do, either find a single applicable source or yes, make a thread with all of them.
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