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Gabriela Past 2017

The back of Gabby's Box.

So the back of Gabby's box packaging explicitly indicates that she is going to be available beyond 2017, though at this time there is no indication how long she will be available past 2017. I'm gonna make notes of that on her articles. Nethilia (talk) 18:32, January 2, 2017 (UTC)

Second confirmation on AG's FB page: Gabriela will be available into 2018 so our fans can continue to add to their collections. Link here: FB link Nethilia (talk) 10:11, January 4, 2017 (UTC)

Gabriela retiring or not?

Hey, everyone! I was just wondering: Why does it say that Gabriela's going to be retired??? AG said "And beyond.* I read that she was not going to be retired. Or at least, not for a very long time. I also read that she will be made into a Contemporary Character after 2017 is over. Jade Starletia (talk) 18:40, April 24, 2017 (UTC)Jade StartletiaJade Starletia (talk) 18:40, April 24, 2017 (UTC)

I think that on the wiki we assume she will be up for retirement because all the past GOTY dolls are retired after their run. Whether or not Gabriela will be entered into the Contemporary Line after being GOTY is speculation/rumors, and the wiki isn't for that. :)  Mishellella (talk) 01:06, April 25, 2017 (UTC)

I might also add that I think that Gabriela retiring is only pure speculation. AG NEVER said ANYTHING about Gabriela retiring. Jade Starletia (talk) 18:42, April 24, 2017 (UTC)Jade StarletiaJade Starletia (talk) 18:42, April 24, 2017 (UTC)

Well, above, Nethilia has a quote from AG's Facebook that says "will be available into 2018" which implies 2018 will be the end of her availability. Admittedly, it is plausible that Gabriela could stick around beyond that, if AG so decides that. And, to be fair, the "and beyond" text from the box is very confusing and seems contradictory to the "into 2018" statement. I'm not an admin/mod here, so ultimately these kind of wording decisions aren't up to me. I'm just assuming that's the rationale behind the language on the page. Mishellella (talk) 20:36, April 27, 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but there is no proof that she is going to retire. And you said so yourself that this wiki is no place for speculation. Jade StarletiaJade Starletia (talk) 16:16, April 28, 2017 (UTC)

Step 1: Learn to use the edit on Talk Pages instead of making multiple topics, it's a waste of talk. Step 2: If you're that concerned about the pages mentioning that she is retiring (which is likely going to be the case) fix the pages to say "until her retirement" so as to fit standard GotY pages, which all mention a retirement. We used standard GotY page layouts for her and her items that were done before we knew she was going to go past the end of 2017. 3: Don't Strike through things, it wastes codespace. Step 4: AG said nothing about retiring. However, they never said anything about Samantha until a few months before her retirement. Currently, the back of Gabby's boxes all say "2017 and beyond." So saying she is likely to retire is not speculation. Saying "she's going to be a contemporary" IS. Right now, the pages saying that items are available until her retirement is a legitimate stance. The Admin has Spoken. Nethilia (talk) 17:08, April 28, 2017 (UTC)

There is no need to be rude. There is still no proof that she's going to retire.

And besides: Unless and until AG actually CONFIRMS that Gabriela is retiring, I'm standing my ground.

Jade Starletia (talk) 23:51, April 29, 2017 (UTC)Jade StarletiaJade Starletia (talk) 23:51, April 29, 2017 (UTC)

Since you've stated you don't want to "deal" with me anymore, take a six-month block. I haven't the time. You've not added to articles, just talk pages, and one was to insult me. Nethilia (talk) 01:14, May 1, 2017 (UTC)