Talk:Sailcloth

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Sailcloth Theory

@Pakkun: If you're going to undo a Theory, then maybe the Theory element shouldn't be on the Wiki at all. It is though, and I try not to post anything farfetched if I apply a Theory. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RupeeUL (talk) 22:46, 26 April 2012

I had removed your theory because, to me, it seemed baseless. There's several reasons why your theory doesn't add up, despite the similarity in names:
  • The Sail from The Wind Waker is a triangular piece of cloth (technically, it has four points). The Sailcloth is not; it's designed as a shawl, which is what it's referred to in Japanese.
  • There is no indication that the Sailcloth expands. It looks pretty much the same as when the characters are holding it in the cutscenes to where Link uses it in his descent. If this were true, Gaepora and the other, larger Skyloftians wouldn't need such large shawls.
  • Similarly, there's also no indication that Hylia has blessed it. Zelda giving it to Link doesn't mean that it's magical.
  • If it does indeed survive the test of time (presumably in the possession of the Royal Family, even after the destruction of Hyrule Castle or in the hands of the Hero's family), how would it end up in Zunari's hands? Why wouldn't the King of Red Lions or Link already have it in their possession?
Now, we have the Theory sections for a reason. Some of them make sense, so they're justified in being kept. But in my opinion, yours doesn't. - TonyT S C 01:48, 27 April 2012 (EDT)
And therein lies the problem with personal theories: everyone has a different idea of what is considered acceptable. This is why we usually try to keep coverage of theories to those with a reasonable amount of acceptance within the community. By limiting ourselves to those kinds of theories, we are actually keeping the wiki entirely factual. For example, the statement "the Sailcloth may have been handed down through the Royal Family" is speculation, but the statement "many people believe that the Sailcloth may have been handed down..." is fact (well, it would be a fact if people in the community actually did believe that).
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. There are theories on this wiki that do not have notable support within the community but are kept because they have significant evidence. But there is very little of that here. — Hylian King [*]