User talk:Pegasus1

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Welcome to the Wiki, Pegasus1. Feel free to tell us about yourself on your user page. Before you get started on other edits, please read the Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions, which details the policies we use in editing pages (this differs from many other wikis in consistent use of phrasing, abbreviations, format, and the like).

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About Using Present Tense

Hi, Pegasus1. A contributor reverted your edit to Atlantia not because you suddenly lost the ability to speak English, but because, on almost all articles that discuss the "present day" fictional events of the show (old or new), we use an active voice when writing. This is discussed more in the Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions article, but to put it simply, "Cally shoots Boomer" or "Lee Adama ejects from the Blackbird" is preferred over "Cally shot.." or "Lee Adama ejected...". Since fictitious events are always happening within the body of a book or TV show (when have you ever tuned in "Star Trek" to see the Enterprise already finished with a mission you expected to see?), we keep things always happening here. We do use past tense when the characters themselves are presented in events that occurred prior to the Miniseries or in events that occur before or between an aired episode. Anytime we see Zak Adama, it must be a flashback since he's dead by the time we start the miniseries. Same for Richard Adar, so the episode "Epiphanies" differs in how it's written than, say, "Sacrifice." Don't let the edit put you off from editing! Thanks! --Spencerian 12:18, 3 July 2006 (CDT)