Forum:Northstar (world) vs. Northstar (system)

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In the Paranoia Press version of Beyond, the Northstar (world) is a ringworld. When I copied the data into the Wiki for this article, I decided that Northstar belongs as a Northstar (system) article, not a (world) article. The UWP doesn't handle ringworlds, or Dyson spheres, or other such weird structures. And the Ringworld isn't really a world. So I'm putting this up for discussion. Tjoneslo 02:36, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

The system was originally intended to detail all the planets in a system, as opposed to the single main world that a world article deals with.
For ring worlds one would might assume that there are no other worlds in the system in any case but that should not make much of a difference, there are several single world systems. If the UWP doesn't handle ringworlds then we need to either adjust the UWP, or use a different template. An asteroid belt is somewhat similar to a ringworld (a lot of settlements spread out in an entire orbit), so I think we should still use the (world) page. Dcorrin 15:50, 14 February 2008 (UTC)