Some articles use excerpts from codex entries or other sources as some kind of introductory text. They aren't exactly quotes, but I've been wondering if they should be. The reason is that we do not allow head quotes or any sort of quotes everywhere excepts in main quests and character pages (see DA:QUOTE). For examples, see the language section for dwarves or the excerpt used as a lead for desire demon. --D. (talk · contr) 18:26, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
Personally I don't think there is a need for discussion, because if I remember correctly we had a lengthy discussion regarding this. Main issue is people are lazy to read guidelines but eager to contribute to the Wiki (which is a good thing). So we can safely remove this kind of things and make a note in the talk page to discuss the issue in forum, if they don't agree with the current guideline. -- Snfonseka (Talk) 05:46, January 27, 2012 (UTC)
- This, however, is different from the quotes we had: we never said anything regarding quotes taken from codex used as introductory text. Sometimes, they are used to replace content instead of being a quote to make the page a bit more "interesting". --D. (talk · contr) 05:50, January 27, 2012 (UTC)
- I'd just like to add that I don't think anyone should be expected to read the policies and guidelines on the wiki anyway. If a contributors keep doing something they shouldn't, they just need to told about it and there's usually no problem.
- If codex excerpts were supposed to be part of the quotes policies, I was not aware of it. I do feel they should have been included from the start, but they are different, which is why I'm asking. --D. (talk · contr) 16:04, January 27, 2012 (UTC)
Since there isn't any more feedback regarding this, I suppose this means that codex excerpts should generally be removed (unless it is appropriate to do so—this is rather case-by-case), and that it was always the intention when we talked about quotes. I'll add this on the MoS to clarify just in case. --D. (talk · contr) 19:53, February 2, 2012 (UTC)