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How to classify...

I've been sitting on the DAO Easter Egg page like a broody hen, pecking at anything that tries to reach in underneath. Trying to determine what belongs there and what doesn't becomes incredibly subjective and I'm always wondering about the things that slip through or get away. I wonder if we could use some sort of point based test system....


You have to collect three points in total to be a valid Easter Egg.

3 Points (automatic pass):
- Photographic evidence (comparison shots)
- Identical phrases more than 6 words long.
- Direct Developer source (Word of God)

2 Points:
- Identical Phrases 4-6 words long.
- Internet Meme (debatable to 3pts)

1 Point:
- Anything to do with Bioware's previous titles gain an automatic 1pt possibility rating
- Exact, identical naming.
- Notable identical feature (debatable to a max of 2 pt.)
- Developer sources (Bioware forum, quotes, previews, interviews and blogs)

0 Points:
- Similar theme (biblical, trope, culture - not debatable)
- Similar names or names that sound like.
- Names that mean something significant in another language (debatable to a max of 1pt.)

Feel free to post any debatable points you are unsure of on the Discussion page for feedback.
If you are wondering why your edit is no longer on the page, post your contribution on the Discussion page.


I'd like to think a bit more about this; I'm sure there's more.

The only problem I see with this is that I want it to be simple enough that we don't have to watch each new entry obsessively (itsmineminemineminehahahaha) but a foolproof system will never be that intuitive.