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Episode pages and real world POV
Hi, just want to point you to the forum discussion on using the Real World POV template in episode pages (Forum:Episode pages are production POV). Happy 40th Anniversary! --OuroborosCobra talk 17:53, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
- Interesting reading, though I'm not sure anyone came to an agreement. I removed the POV template because none of the other episodes before or after that particular episode had a POV template, so it seemed weird that episode should be singled out. Plus MA's POV Guideline gave "articles on books, comics, actors, staff, etc." as examples of articles written in POV, but I suppose "etc." could mean "episodes" too. Seems to me that an episode takes place in the ST universe, so it should be written as if we observed it, whereas Patrick Stewart doesn't exist in the ST universe, so shouldn't be written from that POV. I don't recall coming across episode articles with RWPOV tags on them before. But if that's policy, that's policy. My bad. Thanks for the link and the head's up. cap97 18:01, 8 September 2006 (UTC)