User talk:Ckoerner

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  Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 21:45,1/2/2014 (UTC) 21:45, 2 January 2014 (UTC)  

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As a newbie to Bulbapedia, I shall explain this. Bulbapedia requires reliable sources. Looking at credits isn't seen as reliable. Voice actor or director is proof.--BigDocFan (talk) 18:29, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

User:BigDocFan, thanks for the hand. Could you point me to community policy when it comes to credits and reliable sources? In the context of this discussion what would suffice? I don’t see any references for other claims (voice acting or otherwise) witching articles here. So I’m rather confused on what would qualify. If it helps, you (or anyone else) can verify my claim by watching the show and viewing the credits. Ckoerner (talk) 19:45, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
(witching=within, got caught by an abuse filter trying to fix) Ckoerner (talk) 19:48, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Good question, I'm not entirely sure where we find the policy. I'm sure another member can point you in the right direction--BigDocFan (talk) 19:58, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks User:BigDocFan. I might suggest next time to have the policy in hand before claiming someone has run afoul of it. At this point I’ve been accused of breaking a rule (which I don’t want to do!) but no clear rule seems to exist (I looked as well). I’ll let this go and spend my time elsewhere. I have little interest or energy for wikilawyering. :) I appreciate you reaching out to me. Ckoerner (talk) 20:07, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Such a rule does exist... it's just not written anywhere within the policies and manual of style. Though I do have a suggested policy on my userpage. Basically, we can only confirm voice actors via direct contact with the voice actors themselves. Going by credits is not a reliable source since it does not say their role (like <voice actor> as <character>).
Going by process of elimination also does not count since you are playing by ear. Playing by ear is considered the worst way to indentify voice actors since other voice actors can produce similar voices.--ForceFire 05:18, 13 November 2018 (UTC)