Er, I don't think stealing the Wikipedia information for this page is a good idea. Perhaps we could write our own article instead? JetCell 03:37, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
I took it from Wikipedia, but removed the non important info. Feel free to change it if it seems too "obvious". I tried to make it look like it was written from this Wikis perspective. Cpt. RileyLet's Talk 04:01, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
the initial paragraph and the creation of the darts are practically directly copied over with no references to the source-wikipedia. should a source be referenced or should we rewrite the article? Nerfmaster8 (talk) 07:11, November 4, 2012 (UTC)
NERF meaning, go figure!Edit
188.8.131.52 21:28, January 18, 2013 (UTC)
- Almost all of this article was taken from another already existing article, so I am not jumping to conclusions that this is in fact true. Not to mention, he doesn't give any actual reference and just asks for the readers to take his word for it. It's really not hard to screencap the conversation and upload it... Jet [Talk • Contributions] 21:39, January 18, 2013 (UTC)
not sure how actually talking to Hasbro doesn't count as a source, what do you want the phone conversation? 184.108.40.206 23:24, January 18, 2013 (UTC)
- He talked to one official on the definition, that was it. Only one source doesn't really back up a claim. If I said that I talked to a Hasbro employee and they said they were working on a 150-foot ranged Titan replacement, would it be correct? It is only one source. This guy's blog doesn't really have anything new in the community either, from what I can tell. Gage 16:31, January 19, 2013 (UTC)
and your point being... so how many people would be needed to confirm this? he called or emailed hasbro in one form or another, are you trying to get the phone or actual email conversation out of this to confirm? we use the blogs for information, it may be a secondary source but its as direct as we can get at this point. Nerfmaster8 (talk) 18:55, January 19, 2013 (UTC)
"The catchy, instantly noticeable Hasbro trademark "NERF," this is actually an acronym. And tempting though it is to think up creative guesses for what the letters actually stand for, the truth is a little less exciting. It actually stands for "Non-Expanding Recreational Foam," after the soft, air-bubble-filled plastic foam that gives Nerf its squidgy-cushy feel. I spoke to Hasbro UK to confirm what it exactly is, they told me that the engineers say its technical name is "Non-Expanding Recreational Foam" however the inventor prefers to keep it simple as NERF. He just prefers to call things what they are - like a Lambogini is just simply another car to him." Nerfmaster8 (talk) 19:05, January 19, 2013 (UTC)
- That's your conversation with him. I was moreso asking for his conversation with Hasbro UK. Not to mention, it's like what Gage said as well: it's just one guy from the PR department. If the brand/company itself was to come forth and say that Nerf actually did stand for something, then fine, we'd add that info into the article. Not to mention, Hasbro UK could say one thing about it and then another Hasbro PR person/site could say something completely different. Jet [Talk • Contributions] 20:51, January 19, 2013 (UTC)
- Are you saying that information from the UK is not reliable? Loljk.
- This seems pretty legit. I mean, the acronym makes sense. Care to suggest something else?
- I would say that, if anything, the article should read 'it is most likely that NERF stands for.....' so as to not insist that it is the truth. WIkipedia and its associates aren't exactly known for being right all the time. Also, it's Hasbro UK's job to represent and corroborate with Hasbro as a whole. They're not likely to put out such a heinous and untrue statement as Gage suggested; chances are they would be punished for it if they did.
- Witty Englishman 21:36, January 19, 2013 (UTC)
let me ask a quick question here, how do you think asif got the answer from hasbro uk? it was either an email or phone call, i don't think that he will provide that. plus, i sent him a question to ask and he reported the answer back; this is as direct as you can get. asif agreed to let me post the conversation and now your just begging for more.
good job changing the about section too, adding more inconsistency to the current policy. practically all the wikis that have something to do with a copyright/trademark topic is a fan wiki. you can either accept to expand or let the wiki simply die, which is the current state of many wikis that have great potential such as this one, the chuck wiki and the ice age wiki. these can all be turned into great sites that have valuable information but it all depends on who sets the policy on how to make the wiki most beneficial to the community. Nerfmaster8 (talk) 23:30, January 19, 2013 (UTC)