Let's continue the friendly discussion about the direction of the wiki which was started here, so as not to clutter up the page's comments section.
I believe the points I made still stand. Romanum has taken up too large a part of our time and energy, at the expense of all other universes. Let me put it this way - if GC was all about, say, the Vaikan, to the point of eclipsing all other planets and powers, would Omni 01 be half as interesting?
TROTK, I understand what you're saying, but it's not as if people are required to work on Romanum 01, they're free to work on something else, but they're choosing to write about Romanum 01. It's their choice, so if you don't want to work on Romanum 01, that's fine, but if people are going to write about Romanum 01, there's nothing wrong with it, and you can't tell them not to write about it.
The original point of this discussion, and the one that we should stick to discussing, is fantastical verses being allowed.
Well, I suppose I could've worded that a little differently, but you're right, fantastical verses are the subject at hand. I just kind of wish that the Interversal Revolution was getting a bit more attention/support/input, and doing so would be a lot easier if all roads didn't lead to Romanum 01 and family. Pun fully intended.
Anyway, if you want to hear my two cents on fantasy verses, the idea that the Nexus is the only thing that can create them is, if you'll forgive my bluntness, kind of stupid and a little terracentric, or maybe anthropocentric. Who says the laws of nature in another universe have to follow those in ours to the point where you need a complicated timey wimey extraversal object to explain the slightest variation? That's not only highly unlikely, it's also a poor plot device, in my opinion. I say we just make the laws of physics vary between universes, leave the Nexus in Romanum where it belongs and move on.
The advantages of doing so are myriad, but the main ones are that it's more realistic, non-Romanum centric, allows a lot more possibilities for various universes and storylines to be created and will attract fantasy-loving users. More fantasy would particularly draw users from ET. Last but certainly not least, it allows something to be possible that I've wanted to do for a long time - a GC/ET/IH cross-over!
If that was rude in any way, I apologize. I'm a little tired, and sometimes bad sleeps loosen my tongue, as it were.
"The original point of this discussion... is fantastical verses being allowed."
If I remember, Fantastical verses were already agreed upon (unless a "Fantastical verses are not allowed" rule was put into place while I was away). If you check, it was actually about Fantastical verses being related to the Nexus. In the comments page for the Géarchéime Draíochta World, Psi assumed that Fantastical verses had to have a relation to the Xenotech Nexus in Romanum, which would make the wiki Romanum-centric.
Users seem to be assuming rules in Infinite Histories that were never agreed upon (unless there've been big changes while I was away). I suggest a detailed list of rules needs to be made for the wiki to avoid this (infinite multiverse fiction can get pretty complicated!).
...I'm sorry, but I can't tell if you're trying to disagree with me because all your points correspond with mine. No offence. And I never actually stated it was an established rule, I know it isn't, I'm simply arguing against Psi's belief that it is.
Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.
Definitely agree with the rules, and sort of surprised there isn't already a list of rules! Who knew?
I wasn't giving an argument for or against. I was reminding everyone what the discussion was about, as I think Majoras was mistaken.
The last paragraph was just a separate suggestion.
Apologies, I misinterpreted it. But the list of rules was a very good suggestion!
Thanks. As for the subject of this thread, I think it would be wise, as you said, to keep things as were originally decided - Fantastical verses have no link to, or reliance on, the Nexus.
By the way, is there any way I can help with the Interversal Revolution?
Definitely! The more people, the better.
First of all, vote on Wiki's blog article about whether we should put Romanum to rest. Temporarily ceasing work on Romanum might be the only way the Revolution can go forward.
Secondly, head for the IR thread and start posting ideas, because we'll need them.
Thirdly, help me try to convince other people to get involved. Maybe stick some of their creations into the maelstrom.
That's all I can think of for now. If it's too much, do maybe one of the above points. But definitely vote, provided you haven't already.
What do you think?