In itself, there's no problem with creating Lantern pages. However, a fair few of them are already filling up Image Needed so please don't make them unless you've got a good image. That's also one of the reasons we held back on creating them.
I was finished with the Iolande page on adding history and description, and was just in the image add page when all the edits were undone. I don't feel like that's the true reason, but I just won't touch them.
I don't mind the edits being undone, it's what the option is for, but it usually means I did something wrong and I do want to know what it was so I don't repeat. I didn't know if it was for one reason or another and I always contemplate asking on the message wall, but don't want to seem like that guy who says "my way was the right way" and when I do genuinely want to learn from errors.
I get the impression the artists just grab the Secret Files for background character reference and no one checks to see who is alive or dead. It makes it weird on our end. I don’t know a good solution for it.
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