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It was stated in the edit summary reverting my removal of Struycken's height in meters that the user was "Following the unit convention of other MA articles.". I'd be interested in knowing what those other articles are. It was also stated that "SI is also used in most of Star Trek" (which is irrelevant to this real world article) and that it is "more familiar to most of the English speaking world"; but we use American spellings of words here because Star Trek is an American production, it seems to me we should do the same for listing height of actors in the text of their articles.(using feet over meters) Having two just seems clunky to me. 31dot 01:39, June 15, 2012 (UTC)
- Looks like both unit systems are used: centimeters, inch, meters, feet, kilometers, miles... Is there a policy for this? Personally I hope that we don't need a lengthy discussion to create one, and my opinion is that having units in both systems in articles serves the majority of MA users well. --(boxed) 14:55, June 15, 2012 (UTC)
I appreciate your response, but you are mixing in-universe and real world articles, as each has a different POV. I am not speaking of measurement systems used on the show(where we simply put whatever was used in the show), but in our articles about actors and other production staff. The only policy we have close to this situation is the policy that states we use American spellings of words, because Star Trek is an American production. I think this should be extended to measurements as well- to use American measurements for the same reason. I'm not going to fight much harder for this but I think it will be very clunky and break article flow if every use of an Imperial measurement in a real-world article is accompanied by a metric one. 31dot 15:04, June 15, 2012 (UTC)