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Tolkien Gateway:Meetings/5 August 2012

Tolkien Gateway Meetings
Sunday 5 August 2012, 8pm UTC, #Wiki IRC Channel
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Item Responsible Member Discussion Point Outcome
#1 KingAragorn Meeting opening. Amroth, Ederchil, Gamling, Hyarion, KingAragorn, Mith, and Morgan were all in attendance.
#2 KingAragorn Should we get rid of these It was agreed that we they should be used or removed.
#3 KingAragorn How should we name our articles for the extended editions? Should these articles be about the DVD release (i.e. including information on the Appendices discs) or just how the films are extended? The Fellowship of the Ring extended edition, at least, was also released on VHS so is it wrong that our Extended Edition article should be called The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)? This brings up a broader question: should we have separate articles for different releases of the films (i.e. one for the VHS, one for the DVD, one for the Blu-ray)? Extended edition films should follow the convention used in this example: "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)". It was agreed that information on the different formats for each film and extended edition film should be put into an appropriate section and not a separate article.
#4 KingAragorn Was I wrong to rename Sage's Category:Greco-Romance names? I thought it was an error, but Morgan suggested that "Romance" could refer to the Romance languages. Even if "Greco-Romance" is correct I'm not sure that it's a term that most people will understand. After some discussion it was agreed that the category should be diffused into two categories, "Romanic names" and "Ancient Greek names".
#5 KingAragorn Should we capitalise the names of races? Should there be times when we do capitalise them and when we should not? It was agreed to use the rule as state in the Manual of Style: 'Use capital letters when writing about the races of Middle-earth, but lower-case when writing about individuals or groups of individuals i.e. Elves, Dwarves, Men, Hobbits, Orcs, Istari, Valar, etc. (e.g. "the hobbits walked down the road", "Hobbits have hairy feet", "the hobbit jumped over the fence", "the Elf lord bowed before them", "the orcs were running over the plain").'
#6 KingAragorn Adjournment discussions and meeting adjournment. Morgan raised the discussion started here. It was agreed that regions and realms with the same histories should have one page (i.e. the regions and realms of Gondor and Rohan). In some cases a seperate article is appropriate (i.e. the region of Rhovanion versus the kingdom of Rhovanion). The broader debate about what information should go where, and how to stop duplication of information, was not discussed - this should continue on the talk page.

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