Talk:Alternate history

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'Alternative', not 'alternate'.[edit]

'Alternative history' is an exclusively British English term according to this article, when in fact it is simply correct English, as any good dictionary will attest.

The title of the page should be 'Alternative history' and in the first sentence it should be noted 'often incorrectly referred to as Alternate history '. -- (talk) 13:39, 21 February 2017 (UTC)H. A. LynchReply[reply]

Doesn't matter. "Alternate history" is what it's called in American English, and that's what the article used when it was first started. See Talk:Alternate history/Archive 3#Alternative vs Alternate for a 2015 discussion, and links there to previous discussions on the subject. - BilCat (talk) 13:51, 21 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tumblr site[edit]

There's also the Tumblr site The Alt-Historian, "A Neo-Atomic Tango Thru a World of Dreams: We travel, record, observe, and document-- and are always home just in time for supper."

Thnidu (talk) 19:00, 25 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removal of almost purely speculative map[edit]

I have removed from the article this map which is inspired from The Man in the High Castle because it is almost entirely speculative and much more precise than what is actually contained in the book. There was already a discussion (in fact 3 discussions) concerning that map in Talk:Hypothetical Axis victory in World War II with two RfC. In both conclusions of the RfCs it was pointed that this map (and other similar maps as well) should not be included in the article due to WP:OR. Sapphorain (talk) 09:44, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How is the map based on the show WP:OR though? The content of that map is contained in the show. -- 2804:248:FB9F:C100:EC87:10EF:7444:BFC1 (talk) 01:12, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(I reproduce the map discussed here). Once again any such map, which is not reproduced or copied from a reliable source confirming its accurateness, is by definition WP:OR. A discussion between wikipedia users in order to decide whether or not some map is in accordance with the work it is supposed to describe is perfectly useless, because wikipedia users cannot replace a needed citation. A statement such as "The content of that map is contained in the show" must be confirmed by a reliable source before "that map" can be inserted in a wikipedia article. --Sapphorain (talk) 08:49, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, here is a picture taken from the show:
[1] -- 2804:248:FB9F:C100:BC3A:860A:304C:D25C (talk) 05:39, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that’s more convincing. The picture is a little fuzzy but the U.S. part is clear. The country eastwards is called « Greater Nazi Reich », though, not « Great Nazi Reich ». With this corrected and the Wikimedia Commons file sourced with this picture and an indication of where it comes from (in which part of which episode?), I guess I would have no more objection.--Sapphorain (talk) 13:53, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh I forgot, but the intro actually shows a map of the U.S. too:
As for the spelling, this version of the map has the correct spelling:
[3] -- 2804:248:FB02:7600:447D:5C93:8F8:5DD8 (talk) 21:43, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]