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=== [[Cunnan]] isn't an encyclopeadia ===
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=== [[Cunnan]] isn't an encyclopaedia ===
We are not trying to build an encyclopedia of the [[Middle Ages]] but rather a practical guide for re-enacters. Wordy historical research should be left to the Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org) but historical research on a very practical level (eg "how-to"s of period weapon making) can be added to [[Cunnan]].
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We are not trying to build an encyclopedia of the [[Middle Ages]], but rather a practical guide for re-enactors. Wordy historical research should be left to the Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org). Historical research on a very practical level (eg "how-to"s of period weapon making) can be added to [[Cunnan]].
  
 
=== [[Cunnan]] isn't a replacement for [[other re-enactment sites]] ===
 
=== [[Cunnan]] isn't a replacement for [[other re-enactment sites]] ===
Cunnan shouldn't be thought of as a replacement for other sites and this means that [[Cunnan]] shouldn't be used to duplicate the functions of other existing sites (newsgroup archiving for example). Some things can be repeated on [[Cunnan]] such as event information but things such as local meeting times is best left to the home pages of various [[re-enactment]] groups.
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Cunnan shouldn't be thought of as a replacement for other sites. This means that [[Cunnan]] shouldn't be used to duplicate the functions of other existing sites (newsgroup archiving for example). Some things can be repeated on [[Cunnan]], such as event information, but things such as local meeting times are best left to the home pages of various [[re-enactment]] groups.
  
 
=== [[Cunnan]] isn't a perfect reference ===
 
=== [[Cunnan]] isn't a perfect reference ===
[[Cunnan]] can be edited by anyone and this means that false information can slip in from time to time. Everything you see here should be taken with a grain of salt and checked against another source. When reading [[Cunnan]] you should correct those errors you find and add links to other sites as reference.
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[[Cunnan]] can be edited by anyone - this means that false information can slip in from time to time. Everything you see here should be taken with a grain of salt and checked against another source. When reading [[Cunnan]] you should correct those errors you find and add links to other sites as reference.
  
 
=== [[Cunnan]] isn't a link farm ===
 
=== [[Cunnan]] isn't a link farm ===
Its tempting to just add links to other sites and not add "real" content to [[Cunnan]] but adding content to [[Cunnan]] is even better. Even if you only add a few lines to an article it still provides a starting point for other users later on.
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It's tempting to just add links to other sites and not add "real" content to [[Cunnan]], but adding content to [[Cunnan]] is even better. Even if you only add a few lines to an article it still provides a starting point for other users later on.
  
 
=== See also ===
 
=== See also ===
 
* [[Cunnan:What is Cunnan]]
 
* [[Cunnan:What is Cunnan]]

Revision as of 22:16, 28 April 2004

Cunnan isn't an encyclopaedia

We are not trying to build an encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, but rather a practical guide for re-enactors. Wordy historical research should be left to the Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org). Historical research on a very practical level (eg "how-to"s of period weapon making) can be added to Cunnan.

Cunnan isn't a replacement for other re-enactment sites

Cunnan shouldn't be thought of as a replacement for other sites. This means that Cunnan shouldn't be used to duplicate the functions of other existing sites (newsgroup archiving for example). Some things can be repeated on Cunnan, such as event information, but things such as local meeting times are best left to the home pages of various re-enactment groups.

Cunnan isn't a perfect reference

Cunnan can be edited by anyone - this means that false information can slip in from time to time. Everything you see here should be taken with a grain of salt and checked against another source. When reading Cunnan you should correct those errors you find and add links to other sites as reference.

Cunnan isn't a link farm

It's tempting to just add links to other sites and not add "real" content to Cunnan, but adding content to Cunnan is even better. Even if you only add a few lines to an article it still provides a starting point for other users later on.

See also