Battlestar Wiki:Separate continuity

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BSG WIKI Proposed Policy.png This is a proposed policy for Battlestar Wiki.
This non-policy is considered by the community and its leadership is to be considered for the status quo of Battlestar Wiki, though changes to it can be discussed on the appropriate talk page.

Separate continuity articles discuss the content of official products whose characters, events and situations differ in significant context from aired episodes and their characters, situations and events. Separate continuity products have the official endorsement of the license holder for Battlestar Galactica, but the content of the product is (by design or contract) not created or controlled by the license holder.

The {{separate continuity}} tag should be placed at the top of such articles to indicate that the content of this article may be based on an aired series, but has content that has significant differences from the aired series that it must be treated as a separate continuity to avoid contraditions with canonical episodes.

Do not use the {{separate continuity}} tag for fan fiction; Battlestar Wiki is not a repository for such information. This tag is for use only on officially published or manufactured items such as comics or books that have significant variations from the aired series' content.

Articles tagged as separate continuity will show a banner that notes the article's closest relation to a canonical continuity.

The icon in the banner shows Commander William Adama with a goatee as an in-joke to the original Star Trek episode, "Mirror, Mirror," where the evil version of Mr. Spock sports a goatee. This reference has been a popular and humorous way of late to describe alternate-universe stories and events in popular literary and media circles.