Just a quick note about sourcing. I don't think we need to be too strict about speculation or conjecture, especially considering there's a lot about this story that's left unsaid. We're going to have to infer some things or at least mention the possibilities if we're to grasp the full scope of the story. Take I'll Always Remember, for example. There's nothing explicit confirming that Lonnie originally wrote "Goodbye" and then erased it, but we can reasonably assume that that's what the partly visible "Go" and "e" originally spelt. If nothing else, we can justify it by including in the sentence, "It may be that" or "possibly" or words of that nature.
If this is our first official policy, then I think a References list is fine just as long as it leaves a little wiggle room for unconfirmed conclusions of sound basis. Again, there's a lot that a single document can infer (that it doesn't explicitly state). Take Janice, for example. A couple of things in the game hint that she may have been having an affair with this "Ranger Rick" character. It's never made clear (which is the game's intention) but the possibility is still worth noting. It's important to read between the lines in a game like this.
Okay, wow, that's a lot of words. :P Sorry to bombard you with this. I just wanted to stay on the same page. I'm all for everything on this wiki having a sound basis in the game, but if we want to cover the bigger picture, we should allow a few creative liberties. Let me know what you think.
Ahh okay. I got the email and got worried but the sorts of conjecture that you've added is stuff that I'm not going to fight you on xD If you had added that "sam drew the picture" my reaction would have been (ง'̀-'́)ง
Perhaps if we have a specific 'implications' section? Where we can add up the evidence and provide an argument for its outcome? because i do think you're right that on a wiki like this there needs to be some freedom because of the content of the game, but i still hesitate to say 'yes add it' without any kind of boundaries, yknow?
Yes, that's what I was thinking. The main body of articles should cover the narrative as it's told by Sam with anything beyond it collected below in another section for people who want to read into things further. Maybe something extra in the "Background" section or an "Indications" section like you mentioned. But indeed, the "What we know" and "What we assume" should be distinct from each other. I just don't want these little things to go to waste.