Bribridude, I have asked you multiple times regarding real-world information, and the main purpose for this is to not have edit wars over location pages. With that said, Teenbat and I have been reverting your edits based on what we've said here. After seeing you reverting Teenbat's reversion on the Haiti page, I have no choice but to give you this last warning. If you decide to keep up with this behavior and refuse to compromise with the solutions given to you, I don't have any choice but to give you a block. Thank you.
Bribridude, I would appreciate it if you read my edit summary regarding why I reverted your edits on the Haiti page, before you revert my edits (that too, without providing a reason). My reason for reverting your edits is as follows:
the real-world info has nothing to do with the game. Go on other wikis, such as Uncharted or inFamous, other game wikis that have real-world locations - they have only what pertains to that game and nothing else
There is honestly no need for real-world information if none of it pertains to the Sly Cooper series. If you wanted to talk about real-world history, you could talk about not only slavery, but about the hurricanes and earthquakes that ravage the place. The problem is none of these items have any presence in the Sly Cooper series, let alone that particular episode.
I would not like to have an edit war about this page and other locations that are present in the SC series, and I would like to hear your side of the coin before anything else happens to the locations pages. Thank you.
Shrev, I have been playing Sly ever since I was little, but I do not have a ps3 and/or sly 4. In my opion, this wiki needs cleanup and should be more advanced. The reason why I put real-world information on pages about countries (such as Haiti or China ) is because I want to show how proud and advance this wikia can be, especially for Sly fans! Having real-world information on articles show gamers not only game-relavent stuff, but also baackground information. Check out the GTA wiki, countries on that wiki have real-world information. We need to talk to @teenbat about this.
I think that the inFamous wiki has a nice policy that clears this up rather quickly (a policy that should be added, I think, to the Sly Cooper Wiki):
Relevant information, not common facts, like the middle-name of a character, age and abilities, etc.
Cole used to be a bike courier.
Zeke is Cole's best friend.
inFamous was released in 2009.
Irrelevant information is often obvious information, or very common facts. Something not only a fan would know, but also those who's never played the game.
Cole has super-powers.
Zeke is a human.
inFamous can be played.
The Sly Cooper Wiki is not the Grand Theft Auto Wiki, so things that are done there, will not always be done here, and vice versa. Every Wiki has its own policies; there is not one policy set "to rule them all".
Teenbat, just, remember, my dream is that the Sly Cooper wiki will be one of the most advance and best gaming wikias ever seen. One way i'm doing that is by adding real-world information to articles about contries and real locations. The policy on this wikia need to CHANGE!
Also check out this page on the Phineas and Ferb wiki:
Again, I personally feel that a lot of real world information does not make a page look more advanced, just more cluttered. Someone reading a page on the Sly Cooper wiki does not want to learn the history or etymology of a country, they want to learn how the page ties in to the Sly Cooper universe. On the page for Calcutta, you put a link to the Wikipedia article. We can put a reference after the sentence "Rajan grew up poor on the streets of Calcutta" that leads to the Wikipedia page, and if people wish to learn more about the country, they can follow this link.
Bribridude, we aren't the Phineas and Ferb Wiki, nor are we the GTA Wiki. We are the Sly Cooper wiki, a wiki about the Sly Cooper series, which is filled with anthropomorphic animals and family-friendly humor, which is primarily a video game series for the PlayStation systems. Some real-world information is ok IF it actually shows up in the game; an example would be the Eiffel Tower. While it certainly doesn't deserve its own page, it could be mentioned in Paris as "appearing in the background" or as a similar statement. However, that would be the only reason why we would mention the Eiffel Tower. Throughout the Sly Cooper series, we are given very specific information, such as "China", not "The People's Republic of China", or simply "Haiti", not another name - to strive to be the "one of the most advance and best gaming wikias ever seen" that you are hoping for, we have to avoid deviating too far from the Sly Cooper series to begin with! The China or the Haiti we see in the Sly Cooper world isn't necessarily what we see in real life, and that's ok! It goes to show that Sly Cooper is distinct and rich with its own creative environments that are inspired by the real-world names they take from.
Regarding our policies, I don't see the need to change them because of the reasons I've already mentioned. We provide information that pertains to and is relevant to the Sly Cooper series, and the "real-world information" that is being added deviates from that purpose.
No real-world information, period. Assassin's Creed and GTA have their own deals, but here, in the fictional world of Sly Cooper, we reference only what's shown to us in the game, not irrelevant background details, regardless whether they're real-world or not, because they don't pertain to the series in any way. This debate ends here.