Talk:Capellan Confederation

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Cleanup Complaint[edit]

Sigh. Nearly entire article is a mess. Needs to be reorganized and made complete. Same thing with the CCAF section. Can I use articles from other websites if I acknowledge them? There are a few pretty good data there. ---Aldous (April 20, 2009)

Are you referring to taking content from other sites and pasting that here? If so, then no. You must own the text you post on a wiki, and the only way to do that is to write it yourself. Simply referencing them is not restricted, but dubious. It's best to use official sources. --Scaletail 17:49, 19 April 2009 (PDT)

Founding Dates[edit]

As part of the Planet Overhaul, I've discovered the infoxbox and text founding dates don't match up. As I'm not in research 'mode' at this time, I'll change the infobox to support the text and put a {{cn}} after the text date.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 14:37, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, the Capellan Confederation is pretty much a garbled mess. Handbook: House Liao appears to be internally consistent, and it places the founding of the Confederation at July 2367, according to page 16. I've been meaning to ask in Ask The Writers when I can work up the nerve about House Liao (The Capellan Confederation) which is probably the source of the confusion - it gives the founding date on p. 60 as 2468 (talking about Franco Liao again, who was the first Chancellor, in 2367) but on p. 26, it's 2366-2368. The latter book also talks about the Chisholm Protectorate, the Chisholm Province (of the Tikonov Grand Union or Tikonov Union) and also a Chisholm Commonality of the Capellan Confederation, none of which are mentioned anywhere in Handbook: House Liao and which may have been retconned or studiously ignored as being too difficult to sort out. The Chisholm Protectorate is linked to the Nanking Collective, and the Tikonov Grand Union fought a war with the Terran Hegemony around the time the Confederation was forming up over Hegemony expansion into the Protectorate, but that entire conflict and all mention of Chisholm and Nanking are missing from Handbook: House Liao completely. Handbook: House Liao also skips nimbly past as much as possible to do with the Chesterton Trade League/Chesterton Trade Federation/Chesterton Trade Worlds, and the detail it does give doesn't make it any easier to work out what those entities and their relationship to each other and the Tikonov Union/Tikonov Grand Union were. BrokenMnemonic 15:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. The later book (Handbook: House Liao) takes precedence, so I'll change the article accordingly. I appreciate the citation notes.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:36, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Number of Controlled Systems[edit]

First of all, I think it should be clearly mentioned which time period each given number references; currently there are two conflicting numbers: 166 on the Fact Sheet and 217 on the infobox - I think the former is for the year 3130(?) and the latter is for around 3025. Furthermore, I actually went and counted the CC systems on a 3025 map and got only 207 (plus two contested worlds, Menkalinan and Spica). I know House Liao (The Capellan Confederation) gives the number 217 on page 133, but that seems to be an error. Should this be clarified somehow? Villain 01:30, 6 February 2012 (PST)

The number is in constant fluctuation and prone to be in error, to be corrected or outright retconned in later publications. My suggestion would be to leave it out of the infobox altogether. Frabby 01:51, 6 February 2012 (PST)