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Editorial Guidelines (The British Ain't Coming)

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The are Editorial Guidelines for the The British Ain't Coming timeline, a timeline exploring a world with the absence of the British Isles, and therefore British influence. Before contributing to the timeline, please read and understand there guidelines.


General links such as [[France]] could link to our timeline (OTL) or any alternate timeline on the wiki. When linking to articles in this timeline, you may use the following template:

{{TBAC|(article name)}}

For example, the following would link to the New Orange article:

{{TBAC|New Orange}}


As an open project with unlimited contributors, The British Ain't Coming requires set rules to ensure order and cohesiveness in the overall timeline. As such, some material is deemed to be canon, or fact. Once this information is determined to be canon, it can only be changed by review and all other information must agree with the canon information. Information and articles are not automatically deemed canon. This is to ensure plausibility and remove any contradictions within the timeline. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with existing canon works before contributing, so that contradictions are less likely.


When a new page for the timeline is created, it is a proposal. This means that it has not been accepted as canon, so it has not been integrated into the timeline. Two things need to be done in order for your article to be canonized.

1. Add {{TBACprop}} to the top of your page. This signifies that it is a proposal and categorizes it correctly.
Europe No Britain
This The British Ain't Coming page is a Proposal.

It has not been ratified and is therefore not yet a part of the The British Ain't Coming Timeline. You are welcome to correct errors and/or comment at the Talk Page. If you add this label to an article, please do not forget to make mention of it on the main Discussion page for the Timeline.

2. Comment under the section for Proposals on the Main Talk Page. You should outline the background for the page there. The review process will take into account discussion on this talk page, so be sure to update the community on your progress and more importantly the reasons for the conclusions you draw.

When the page is a proposal, it indicates that the community has not yet had a chance to discuss, debate, and possibly recommend changes to it. If you feel your article is ready to be recognized as canon, then say so on the talk page. The community will review your article, and either approve, lay out specific steps to improve the page, or relegate it as obsolete. After your article is approved, it will officially be considered "graduated" and a part of The British Ain't Coming canon.


Articles that are under review are currently part of The British Ain't Coming canon, but may conflict with other canon or is otherwise too implausible to remain canon. If you think a canon article should be put under review, put the template {{TBACreview}} and make note of it on the talk page. Discussions about the article's status should be held on the talk page of the article under review. If editors reach the consensus that the article shall no longer be canon, the article will become obsolete.


An obsolete article is an article that is no longer part of The British Ain't Coming canon, and therefore no longer part of the timeline. If you feel that an obsolete article can be rectified and return to canon status, you may bring up the matter on the article's talk page and, once rectified, submit it as a proposal.


In timelines like The British Ain't Coming, plausibility is essential! The whole timeline is centered on plausibilty, so it should be taken into account when creating a proposal. We recommend doing research on events and your topic when creating a page.

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