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The behind the scenes speculation removal project is a project that aims to eliminate speculation in "behind the scenes" (BTS) sections.


This project consists of three phases:

  1. Template phase. All pages that use the {{BTS}} template are at risk, and should therefore be checked for speculation.
  2. History phase. There may also be pages that contain BTS speculation without using the BTS template. Therefore, all these pages should be checked as well.
  3. Prevention phase. Finally, after all pages have been checked, there should be a continuous effort to prevent speculation from being added.

This project is currently in the template phase.



Communication will mostly be done on the #bts-speculation-removal channel on the Nukapedia Discord server. If you are not certain whether something should be removed, that is the best place to ask a question.

However, regardless of whether you use Discord, it is still important that you justify your decisions in edit summaries, both for future editors and for editors who do not use Discord.

What is speculation?Edit

There is no clear-cut definition of what constitutes speculation. Instead, participants of this project are expected to use common sense and to discuss with others if they aren't certain. However, there is a number of guidelines to help in deciding whether something is speculation. The following guidelines describe entries that are not speculation:

  1. The entry has been confirmed by a developer. A source should be added if there isn't one.
  2. The entry deduces information from cut content or game files.
  3. The entry is a simple state of fact to explain background knowledge that the reader may be missing.
    • Correct: Mariposa is Latin for "butterfly."
    • Correct: The Institute's reactor is a tokamak reactor.
    • Incorrect: Sentinel site shares its architecture with the real-world Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex. – While this is a good BTS entry, it is not background knowledge.
    • Incorrect: Marvin shares his name with Marvin the Paranoid Android from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. – True, but only having the same name is not enough. It could be supported by identifying common personality traits or quotes.
  4. The entry links an in-game location to its real-world equivalent, because the two have the same name or a similar architecture.
    • Correct: Faneuil Hall is based on the real-world Faneuil Hall.
    • Correct: Sentinel site shares its architecture with the real-world Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex.
    • Incorrect: Drumlin Diner is located in the same location as the real-world Drumlin Farm. – True, but only the physical location is not enough. It could be supported by identifying nearby real-world landmarks that are also found in-game.
  5. The entry links an in-game quote to a well-known or unique real-world quote.
  6. The entry establishes a cultural reference to another medium, and the reference is obvious to those who are familiar with the other medium.


To participate, simply add your name below using {{userlink|your username}}. Place every participant on a new line.


This project is currently in the template phase.

Template phaseEdit

What follows is a list of all pages that use the {{BTS}} template, based on a database dump from 2018-09-24 08:48:26. Once a page has been checked, add your signature without timestamp in the "Checked by" column by writing ~~~.

For an up-to-date list of pages using the BTS template, check here.

History phaseEdit


Prevention phaseEdit