Help:Referencing and Canon

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Our intention is to provide reliable information about the world of Song of Ice and fire. To this end, the information in articles should provide as accurate a description of the background, events, characters etc. The information should also be objective, using facts that can be Verified independently by other readers. For that effect we have References allow editors to provide sources for statements in articles based on a reliable source.

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Canon

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I believe this is only the first draft, see discussion, --Mor 04:11, 26 October 2011 (UTC).

Canon is a term used to denote officially accepted material within fictional work, for the purpose of creating an authentic and consistent corpus, i.e. characters, locations, events and settings details that are considered to be genuine (or "official"). The following policy outlines what is considered part of the canon and what is not on this wiki.

The canon is broken down into three levels: P, S, and T. Together, these three levels form the overall A Song of Ice and Fire continuity. Each ascending level overrides the lower ones; for example, in the television series Mago is killed, but he still lives in the novels. Therefore, he is considered officially alive in the overall story.

The key point in determining canon is that it must be from George R.R. Martin. Any content that cannot be determined as having been from Martin cannot be considered canon.

References

Being able to provide verifiable source references increase the reliability of your wiki and allow others to check and extend your work. To add a reference in the simplest way, place your source/explanation between the <ref>...</ref> tags, at the appropriate place in the article text, for example:

<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Month/2008/07/ Spanish Q&A] - July 2008</ref>
<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 9|Chapter 9]], Tyrion</ref>

This would appear on the page as follows: [1] and [2]. The references appears as links that links to a detailed explanation further down the page.


For sources from the novels, you can use the Ref Template, for example:

{{Ref|aGoT|9}}[3]

Which results in the same reference, see the Template:Ref page for further details.


To make the list of references appear on the page, as you can see below, add the {{References}} tag to the page, for example:

==References and Notes==
{{References}}

This only needed to be done once, by the first editor to add references. For further infomariton on this template see its documentation page


References and Notes

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