Category talk:Yiffstar

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Categories aren't tags, and because of the category structure, the way Mediawiki lays things out, it's confusing and cluttersome to have one item be at / in a category when other articles about that same sort of things are at articles. We've had this question before in regard to conventions, at least. -- Sine 04:28, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Ahh, I'll delete the category then. I was thinking about forking stuff like "history of" from the main articles into their own articles, similar to how we already have Category:FurryMUCK and categories for MMOs and other role-playing games, comics and other fictional works, etc. Does this rule about "no separate categories for conventions" only apply to articles or subjects that don't have "fictional" properties? --RayneVanDunem 06:49, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
It's more a structual / ease of use issue, when it comes to reading category contents. And speaking of structural issues, I'm not convinced that forking sections of articles out just because those articles are especially lengthy is a good idea, and I wouldn't mind seeing some discussion of that. -- Sine 07:24, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree. Many of the articles that I've posted in the past (that being both the last two days as well as a few past articles) are forks of lengthy sections that bore disproportionate responsibility for the load times of these articles; in fact, Islands and other locations in Second Life was itself a fork of a similarly-named section of Second Life, but both articles are still in the top 50 longest articles. I don't think that this is a sustainable practice, since many of those top 50's are more even-sectioned and still manage to make the page go over 40-50kb, but it seems tempting for as long as extremely-long sections are written to articles. --RayneVanDunem 08:24, 21 December 2008 (UTC)