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Sysop and bureaucrat of the LEXICANUM.

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Differences between the Lexicanum and the Warhammer 40,000 Wikia

In a nutshell: we, the Lexicanum, allow only officially published material. The Wikia allows also fan-made information and artwork. These are different approaches, the reader/ user has to choose what he wants to have before joining either project. Below the official statement of Montonius from the Wikia, talking about the Wikia:

I am aware of the fan-made art on this wiki; I authorised it. This wiki has always made use of and patronised fan art and will continue to do so. I am aware some dislike fan-made art and I understand your point of view on the matter; however, I do not share it, nor do most of our editors or administrators. Most of the pictures you highlighted I and many others like, including of the Imperial Guardswoman which I specifically allowed to remain in place to showcase a completely different style of art work for the universe, in this case anime. I have now removed that picture and replaced it with one of the ones you offered, as it has proven more controversial than I had hoped. However, we long ago made the decision to use fan-made art as we believe that "canon" does not include only official art. If you find this too deviant from what you define as canon, I perfectly understand that view, but again do not share it. Multiple artistic interpretations of the Warhammer 40,000 universe have always been a lively part of the hobby and we have chosen to showcase some of this artistic expression here. We can agree to disagree on whether the use of only official art is canon, but we have chosen to use fan-made art as well as fan-made models and miniatures to display certain aspects of the world and that will not be changing. In the case of certain alien species or other artefacts of the universe, when there is no official art for them, I am happy to make use of the artistic license and creations of others if such exist to serve as place holders or to display certain concepts with the fresh eyes of a different style than the standard Gothic works of official art; if those creations are later superseded by an official rendering or determined to not be within the realm of possibility even within the bounds of artistic license, they will be replaced.

As to the wiki "being made better through concerted effort" frankly, this wiki was resurrected from the dead by the already quite concerted efforts of people who have dedicated hundreds of hours of their time free of charge to bring it to its current state. While certainly I agree there is always room for improvement, and we are always engaged in such an effort as is the nature of all wikis, I do not agree with your suggestion as being an improvement and find this wiki, in my admittedly biased opinion, to be already simply the best repository for Warhammer 40k information on the Internet and one that will only grow better with time using our current policies.

My suggestion would be if if you find this unpalatable, then you should patronise the Lexicanum, as they are a wonderful wiki that is more well-established and has many more pages than this effort and whose guidelines may be more in line with your own vision for a Warhammer 40k wiki. Thanks for taking the time to raise your concerns. Montonius 10:07, November 7, 2011 (UTC)



Wiki codes (WIP)

  • Display code as text:
     <nowiki>text</nowiki>
  • Signature with date:
    --~~~~
    • Signature without date:
      --~~~
  • Internal link:
    [[article]]
    or with a different title displayed instead of the actual article name:
    [[article|New title]]
  • External link:
    [http://www.example.com Name of website]
  • Redirects:
    #REDIRECT[[article]]
  • Interlexicanum links:
    • To the English 40K Lexicanum:
      [[lex_en_wh40k:Ezekyle Abaddon|Ezekyle Abaddon]]
    • To the German 40K Lexicanum:
      [[lex_de_wh40k:Ezekyle Abaddon|Ezekyle Abaddon]]
    • To the French 40K Lexicanum:
      [[lex_fr_wh40k:Ezekyle Abaddon|Ezekyle Abaddon]]


    • To the English WFB Lexicanum:
      [[lex_de_whfb:Sigmar Heldenhammer|Sigmar Heldenhammer]]
    • To the German WFB Lexicanum:
      [[lex_en_whfb:Sigmar Heldenhammer|Sigmar Heldenhammer]]
    • To the French WFB Lexicanum:
      [[lex_fr_whfb:Sigmar Heldenhammer|Sigmar Heldenhammer]]
  • Insert empty lines:
    <br>
  • Citation template:
    {{cite}}

    Image categories (WIP)

    Non-exhaustive and incomplete list of categories for uploaded images. Each subcategory can be categorized in multiple higher categories, e.g. the subcategory containing the images pertaining to the history of Chaos is a subcategory of both "Images (History)" and "Images (Chaos)". Looks more complicated than it actually is, really ;) Basically the images go into three main categories:

    1.) Background: in here goes everything which is not a physical GW product (miniature, book, magazine...), not a Lexicanum system image (=image used for Lexicanum templates...). This category is subdivided into a myriad subcategories, most of them them with multiple subcategories.

    2.) Lexicanum: in here go all system images (like images used for Lexicanum templates, tutorials, images used on user pages, images that have to be replaced...)

    3.) Other: in here goes everything else (mainly images of actual GW products but also of events, stores, in short photos as opposed to artwork)

    Why on Terra would someone try to do this, you will ask. Well, in order to find specific images and in order to eliminate multiple uploads of the same image, mainly. And because of some inherent bureaucratical madness I guess.


    Example:

    • Background
      • Wargear/ tech items
        • Wargear/ tech items Chaos
          • Wargear/ tech items Chaos Space Marines
            • Wargear/ tech items Death Guard
            • Wargear/ tech items Iron Warriors
            • Wargear/ tech items World Eaters
            • ...
          • Wargear/ tech items Demons
            • Wargear/ tech items Khorne
            • Wargear/ tech items Nurgle
            • Wargear/ tech items Slaanesh
            • Wargear/ tech itemsTzeentch
          • Wargear/ tech items Chaos cults
          • ...
        • Wargear/ tech items Imperium
          • Wargear/ tech items Adeptus Arbites
          • Wargear/ tech items Adeptus Mechanicus
          • Wargear/ tech items Imperial Guard and PDF
          • Wargear/ tech items Inquisition
          • Wargear/ tech items Officio Assassinorum
          • Wargear/ tech items Space Marines
            • Wargear/ tech items Grey Knights
            • Wargear/ tech items Ultramarines
            • ...
          • ...
        • Orks
        • Tau
        • ...
      • Galaxy
        • Flora and fauna (plants and animals)
        • Maps
        • Places (~pictures of landscapes, cities, buildings...)
        • Planets (~seen from space)
      • History (~pictures of battles, events...)
        • History Chaos
          • History Great Crusade and Horus Heresy
          • ...
        • History Imperium
          • History Third War for Armaggedon
          • History Great Crusade and Horus Heresy
          • ...
        • History Orks
          • History Third War for Armaggedon
          • ...
      • Races and factions
        • Chaos
          • Aeronautica Imperialis miniatures - Chaos
          • Wargear/ tech items Chaos
            • with all subcategories, see above
          • Chaos Space Marines
          • Chaos Squats
          • Chaos fleet
          • Chaos cults and mutants
          • Chaos titans
          • Dark Millennium - Chaos
          • History - Chaos
          • Khorne
          • Nurgle
          • Slaanesh
          • Tzeentch
          • Warhammer 40.000 miniatures - Chaos
        • Eldar
        • Imperium
        • Abhumans and mutants
        • Necrons and C'tan
        • Orks
        • Squats
        • Tau
        • Tyranids
        • Other aliens
    • Lexicanum
    • Other