Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by AYC, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    I was going to put this in non-political chat, but it's AH related, so I put it here.

    Every Wikipedia on a war or battle has the belligerents, date, outcome, etc. in an info box on the top-right corner of the page, and most people pages have biography sections. The idea behind this thread is simple: edit the infoboxes so that the outcome of a major conflict is different, as if the infobox is from an alternate world.

    To do this, simply click the edit option for the article (or, if it's locked, hit "view source"), change the infobox, hit preview*, and take a screenshot.

    *Make sure you don't save your changes to the article.

    In some cases, the infobox will be separate from the article (I.E. You will see {{WW2Infobox}}). To access this info box, simply type "Template:kissingheart:Whichever one you're looking for*" into the Wikipedia search bar.

    Here's an example. This is the OTL WW2 infobox, and this is my alternate one:

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  2. A.M. Turtle ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    My first try at this and I think it looks pretty good:

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  3. A.M. Turtle ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I think that this should be put in Alternate Books and Media but that's just me.
     
  4. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    Hmm...not that you mention it, it probably should be. Whoops. :eek:
     
  5. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    Bump. (filler)
     
  6. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    Hmm...nobody seems to be interested in this...perhaps I should ask a mod to move it to the book & media board.
     
  7. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Here's one I did for the American Commonwealth thread.

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  8. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    Good job, my only complaint is that a POD that establishes an American commonwealth would almost certainly butterfly those people away.
     
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  9. Tim Thomason Well-Known Member

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    Not unless some type of government-destroying event happened around 1975.
     
  10. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    Umm, I'm assuming the POD occurred during or prior to the Revolutionary War, and since most Americans have parents from Europe, most of those politicians' families probably never met. It's like saying William Shakespeare would be around in a surviving Roman Empire.
     
  11. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Yeah, in a realistic game, but it just uses OTL people in different roles.
     
  12. Tim Thomason Well-Known Member

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    This guy was seriously messed-up. The worst serial killer of our generation.

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    If you count all those copycat killers, his death toll numbers in the 100s. Plus, there's still questions on why Voorhees was reported killed in 1984, only to show up out of the blue in the mid-'90s. Some say the person who rampaged through New York and then was blown up by the FBI is another copycat. I guess we'll never know, since the files have been sealed airtight.

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  13. AYC Gone to Sufficient Velocity

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    Nice one, Tim. Though under 'died', you should add 'Resurrected 2455.' :p
     
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  14. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    The most evil man in Congress' history to have served in its halls. Killed by police while attempting to claim another victim.

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  15. wolf_brother Banned

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    I made one of these for my TL way back when I was first starting; I guess that makes me some kinda of alt-hist hipster :rolleyes: :p

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  16. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Seal Team 6 goes unneeded:

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  17. Jay Roosevelt Quasi-Cardassian Totalitarian

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    This is based on my fictional timeline/race in the writer's forum. It's linked in my sig if anyone wants to check it out...

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  18. RogueBeaver Well-Known Member

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    Iran goes a bit differently.

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  19. Jay Roosevelt Quasi-Cardassian Totalitarian

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    Another one based on my timeline in the writer's forum:

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  20. Cathcon1 Feudalist Party Founder

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    I tried "Wkifying" stuff once. I suppose I'll try again just for the heck of it and hope it comes out successfully.
     
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