Well, I actually agree with you that canonical artwork should ideally refer to Submachine's storyline or lore. The problem for me is that I don't see how to draw a clear line between what is lore and what is not. In SubVerse we have rooms that are literally fanarts redrawn in another style, and the game itself is by design a mishmash of fan stuff plus author-made stuff, integrated in such a way that it's sometimes hard to distinguish (for example, I still remember the pre-sub10 discussion about whether the subbot drawings in 100 are canon. For another example, we only know the note in THB is canon because Mateusz told us so). We also have tributes like the rooms based on Prince, Lost or My Little Pony; it's not clear to me whether they should be considered part of the "official story" or just tributes... I think I would go completely crazy if I tried to categorize everything as definitely canon vs. definitely fanart.
Apocryphactor wrote:But I still do have to ask, since you say you're a completion-ist, which I think I am as well, with your definition do you really want to open the door up for literally anything Mat draws that has Submachine in it to be on the Wiki? I brought up some scenarios which I think should be discussed if that's the case.
For me it's only a problem of manageability. When I made the page there was very little Submachine-styled extra artwork, since Mateusz was very conservative about Submachine (unlike DMT), and a single page was enough to handle all of it. Now there's a lot more content because of livestreams and Patreon rewards. With that in mind, I agree that we should be more restrictive on what is allowed.
Is it okay to have developed watercolor pieces that were later turned into locations on the same page as sketches that were later torn up and discarded, or a picture of Blaki looking at a URD and a key? If Mat draws a Patreon reward for someone and doesn't tell us, but they decide to post it to Twitter and someone grabs a screenshot, does that get included too? I feel like a line needs to be drawn somewhere.
As I said above, I agree with you guys that if some watercolor art becomes a location it belongs in the location's page. Crossovers are okay in my opinion, as long as the Submachine part features prominently in them (but we should give priority to Submachine-only pieces). And about the Patreon rewards, well, Mateusz has the last word on that.
Finally, if the amount of content grows past the feasibility limit, we could consider splitting up the page, for example, making a separate 'Livestreams' page.