By EganTheVile1 3 Comments
OK starting to get VERY sick of this and I am going to use one character (though there are far too many falling victem now that more people have live edits then in the Vine's early days)
Now let us use Punisher as the example for this...
Comicvine is all about giving knowledge on every aspect of a character so fans of that character can be informed of anything that has happened to them, but a certain Punisher fanboy, or fanboys, have decided only modern Punisher history counts, to this end most alternate reality Punisher info has been deleted by someone with live edits, which is such BS considering how much time/effort/research the various contributors who put it up in the first place put in. Next his relationships... Spider-Man, Captain America, and Microchip... MICROCHIP keeps getting deleted from his Friends... WTF? and in enemies apparently Jigsaw, Kingpin and Saracen are often viewed as not worth mentioning by these live-edit nazis as I have had to personally re-add those villains several times. Aside that sorry people, read Secret Defenders #4 & 5 before removing Punisher from that teams roster.
Now how can this problem be solved? Well, either by people who have live edit privlages actually spending time researching whether or not there was a point in a characters history where this relationship/event happened rather then deleting things outright (one can dream)
Or certain pages should require staff approval for any edit that involves removing information/relationships of a character. After all what staff member would allow someone to cut Microchip from Punisher's friends, or Jigsaw from his enemies?