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Forum: The Situation Room > Research Files

I'm trying to overhaul the Research Files section of the wiki. I've already posted about updating that page, but there are several other things to sort out.

  1. Articles that have been created using information solely from the Research Files. The files are unquestionably out-of-universe, referring to "fictional" elements of the show etc., so none of their information is canonical, and we cannot make articles for things mentioned in them as per our policy. So, I believe the following articles should be deleted as they were never mentioned in any in-universe source: Handheld flamethrower, Hantavirus, Homing device, Russian roulette, Scopolamine. Some of these articles are stubs or full of out-of-universe information anyway, but if there's no iu source for the article title they don't fall within policy so should be deleted.
  2. After that, I'd also like to delete Category:Research Files itself. Some of the research files deserve iu articles and some do not; but grouping together the iu articles that do seems pointless especially when the research files are all oou. Additionally, all of the files are listed on the research files article, rendering the category useless. There is also a grey area of when there is an in-universe article for a concept similar to a research file, such as stealth bomber/stealth fighter, mobile scanner/optical scanner, CTU/purview of CTU, where to draw the line? It's all quite arbitrary and a dodgy category.--Acer4666 (talk) 15:32, August 12, 2015 (UTC)
Now all done!--Acer4666 (talk) 19:32, October 28, 2015 (UTC)
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