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Shouldn't we pretend to have a better explanation on what Alternate History is than Wikipedia?

--Carlos Th 03:00, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Maybe we could described the various types you can find: alternate outcome of hinge moments (went left instead of right), non-specific alternate trends (the roman empire still exist), counterfactual (Hitler was a vampire), etc....
We could start writting things such as general guidelines based our personnal interest, I've been writing a page on vexilology for alternate history, others could write advice on fashions, architecture, technology, etc... It could include entries such as: general trends, what might have been, influence and repercution etc...--Marcpasquin 00:54, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Need not be set in past?

I've asked this question somewhere else but i think this might be a better place. The page states that alternate histories 'need not be set in the past' - which i interpret to mean that they can be set in the future. Other sources on the site indicate that you can't set alternate histories in the future. I was wondering whether it is acceptable to have a timeline running from a point of divergence in the past and into the future. For example, i am planning on running a timeline from 2007 to the 2020's - is that going to be acceptable? Thanks in advance.Betawolf 22:33, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


No, the timeline must finish in the present. If you wish to continue the timeline further, you should do so on the "Future" wiki.--Marcpasquin 13:18, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
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