Concerning tenses - I just read the conventions page, and intend to follow the 'historical' style, using past tense, but in cases like this, it doesn't really make any sense to talk about Celestials as though they were all dead. Correct?
Железное крыло 15:40, 6 May 2007 (PDT)
Well... the conceit was that we're talking about a bygone era, so past tense would be appropriate, but it isn't critical here.
-whitearrow 14:40, 9 May 2007 (PDT)
i was just wondering why a few of the images for the breeds, including the celestial image (while none of them bear much aof a striking resemblance to the in-book descriptions, apart from basic color similarities) are marked at the bottom as being copyrighted to Xu?
the celestial image is taken from hereand is an image done by ruth thompson. othe rbreed images copyrighted to the name Xu come from various sources, including calendars and book covers. it would seem to me that if this person is claiming these as their own works, they should be penalized, and at the very least the copyright should be removed from the byline under the images, unless they can provide some proof that they have permission to submit these images under their own name...
just because the pictures came from a source website and do not have copyrights on them, does not give you the go ahead to copyrigth them under your own name. unless they were works created -by you- or the rights to the images sold to you, or you have obtained the express permission of the original artists to post those images under your own name, then you cannot copyright them, or have a copyright to your name in a byline. it's still theft.
I've updated the translation as the Chinese uses the rather sensible general -> specific naming convention. Andrew 02:56, 30 June 2008 (PDT)