Since "Alien space bats" is not an actual timeline, I suggest renaming it to: "Altenate History:Alien Space Bats"
Currently, the Map Game Imperialism II is marked as ASB. I marked it as thus because it ignores a major historical event: the Manchu conquest of the Qing Empire. However, I am unsure it is really ASB, because there isn't some really implausible way of doing this, it simply begins in 1650 with the Ming still in power. I assume that it is possible for other timelines to fall under this category, if they did not research properly and have the world at the POD be different from the real world. Should this still be classified as ASB, or should a new category (or subcategory of ASB) be made? LurkerLordB (Talk) 23:01, August 23, 2012 (UTC)
I Hate ASB
All Alien Space Bats really is is just a way of pubicly shaming and humiliating Alternate History editors who show the slightest bit of unorthodox in their work.TheMan456 12:21, March 8, 2015 (UTC)
Alternate Evolution subcategory?
I think that alternate evolution should be a subcategory here. There are some alternate evolution timelines that are classified as "implausible" and yet they are plausible. I'm basically saying some "ASB - Environment" articles aren't supposed to be ASB. Candiesrgood (talk) 14:00, September 4, 2015 (UTC)
Except you just incorrectly made the assumption that ASB = implausible. Any timeline that changes the environment in a drastic way is classified ASB - Environmental, but considering some of these timelines are highly respected and well liked, it's wrong to think that the tag is a bad thing. What you did was simply remove the tag, which isn't productive at all. Harvenard2 (talk) 14:02, September 4, 2015 (UTC)
Mandatory ASB for all new timelines?
Maybe all new timelines should receive one or more ASB tags. The tags are only removed once the timeline is well underway and staff are unanimously agree that said timeline isn't ASB. That way no actual ASB timelines go without a tag for even a second.