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The reference formatting guidelines are missing instructions for citations concerning dev quotes from online platforms, such as Discord and Twitter. The following is a proposed guideline to add to the existing reference guideline policy. Please comment below.

Proposal

Create source page titled Fallout 76 developer statements (or applicable game name) for the purpose of referencing in the behind the scenes sections of articles.

Format guidelines

Screenshots

Screenshots of developer quotes must include the following:

  • Both prompt and answer.
  • Question asker's user name marked out, if not the individual adding.
  • Include server information, developer information, and date in table below.
  • Those from private messages and channels are not allowed, must be independently verifiable.

Entries

  • Add new entries to the bottom of the developer statements article list
  • Use the following format for adding screenshots
References
==Server name: Brief subject, Date==
{|class="va-table va-table-full"

! 
! Information
! Image

|-
! Date
| 
| rowspan="3" |[[File:Screenshot.jpg|100px]]

|-
! Dev user name
| 

|-
! Source
| 

|-
! Prompt
| colspan="2" |

|-
! Answer
| colspan="2" |

|-
! Ext link
| colspan="2" |
|}

Referencing

  • Screenshot images categorized with [[Category:Fallout 76 source text images]]
  • References placed in behind the scenes section of intended article only
  • Utilize following format
Example
[[Fallout 76 developer statements#Server, brief subject, date|Discord server: Brief subject, date]]

Examples

Information Image
Date July 24, 2021 FO76WA BigBadWolf VA Confirmation.jpg
Dev user name Carl (Quest Design - BGS)
Source Bethesda Game Studio Official Discord, #fallout-76-chat
Prompt I don't know if anyone else is into pinning down the voice actors, but has anyone else every suspected that Big Bad Wolf and Officer Sydney both had the same voice actor? It sounds the same to me, but I can't find it in the credits anywhere.
Answer I can answer this one since he's already credited to the game: Yes, Officer Sidney and Wolf are both voiced by Bumper Robinson
External link https://discord.com/channels/35683460352/59455150848/903132723

References

References
[[Fallout 76 developer statements#BGS Official: Officer Sidney VA, 24 July 2021|BGS Official: Officer Sidney VA, 24 July 2021]]

Comments

Looks good, I like to have all dev commentary in one central place. That should minimize the amount of imgur links flying around. –FindabairMini-JSPnP Logo.pngThe benefit of the doubt is often doubtful. 07:10, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Agreed. I don’t see any disadvantage to this. Katy Webb Icon vaulttec.png A better future, underground! 12:54, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

It will be good to have uniform guidelines for referencing dev commentary. The proposed format looks clean and comprehensible. The Appalachian Mandalorian insignia.png 19:06, 28 October 2021 (UTC)


This one nearly slipped under my radar, but I would support this being adopted. The Dyre Wolf (talk) 12:09, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Results

Seeing support without issue, I will move to a vote. --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 22:07, 4 November 2021 (UTC)



Policy vote forum overview
GuidelineReference formatting guideline
Proposal discussionDraft: Reference guidelines
Proposal voteVote: Basic reference formatting guidelines
Date and result8 December 2020 · 14-1-1
Amendment 1Developer statements · Discussion · Vote · 10 November 2021 · 12-0-0
Amendment 2Publications and dialogue · Discussion · Vote · 10 February 2022 · 11-1-0
Amendment 3External links · Discussion · Vote · 22 March 2022 · 10-0-0
Related topicsDeveloper statements · Dialogue · Holotapes and notes · Publications · Terminals and images
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