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Why are you people so keen on referencing legacy pages from the non-legacy part of the wiki? —Wormbo 00:23, 11 November 2016 (EST)

Is there any definition available here what is classified as "legacy" and what as "non-legacy"? I didn't find such. I guess that everything related to current Unreal engine is "non-legacy", everything to previous versions "legacy". But that would be a bad classification IMO. --SeriousBarbie (talk) 10:08, 11 November 2016 (EST)
It's right in the page name, the "Legacy" part before the colon. Background is that the old UnrealWiki (before the switch to MediaWiki) had a very wonky copyright statement. —Wormbo 11:25, 11 November 2016 (EST)
Oh, I thought it was an indicator for "out of date". I must say that I'm really confused about the structure and different copyrights here (it has taken more that two years or me to accidentally find Unreal Wiki:Copyrights...) Isn't it possible to get rid of these different copyrights? A note to the copyright holder: on Legacy:Project_Copyright I found the statement The collection and structure of UnrealWiki are copyright UnrealWiki. But I did not find any information what UnrealWiki is - a foundation, person or company?
Back to concrete: Instead of editing "legacy" pages: what should I do if I want to add some infos on a matter that is classified as "legacy"? (Let's take this change as an example.)
And if I create complete new content ("non-legacy"), why is it unwanted to link to "legacy" pages there? --SeriousBarbie (talk) 08:36, 13 November 2016 (EST)
The reason is exactly your confusion about the old wiki's copyright. Technically it should have been something like CC-BY, but to change a copyright like the one the old wiki has, all contributors (everyone who ever contributed any edits to it that are still visible) would have to agree to such a change, which simply isn't possible. That's why the entire old wiki's content is now in its own Legacy namespace.
If you want to add anything, it would be great if you could create an appropriate non-Legacy page (if it doesn't exist yet) and link it accordingly from inside the wiki and also from outside the wiki. In general, just have a look at Community portal. —Wormbo 11:17, 13 November 2016 (EST)