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Articles about people[edit]

I'd like to start a style guide specifically for articles about people, since there are a number of specific differences and right now that's sprinkled thorugh this guide. Any objections? -- Sine 14:26, 19 July 2012 (EDT)

Pronouns and gender[edit]

Highlighting "People should be refered to using their personal pronoun. If you don't know what pronoun the person uses, refer to them by name throughout the article." That's the wording as I adjusted it in July 2012, to reflect what was already practice in articles here. -- Sine 15:43, 1 January 2014 (EST)

I'm concerned by the implication that the subject may choose the pronoun to be used. In fact, personal pronouns are used by everyone except their subject, usually as a means to assert a belief about them. We should follow their usage, just as we use the name by which they are commonly known to others. If there is no clear pattern, we should avoid the use of personal pronouns (or fall back to neutral ones) until a pattern of use has been established. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:42, 20 March 2014 (EDT)
Am I going to have to go ask everyone you've created an article about what pronouns you prefer to make sure the correct (read: ones the person prefers) pronouns are being used? Equivamp - talk 22:31, 29 March 2014 (EDT)
It's because we disagree that I suggested this approach. We should employ the pronoun used by people outside WikiFur who know the subject, not the pronoun that you or I think is correct. If your beliefs reflect those of society, the result will be the same. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:07, 29 March 2014 (EDT)

Categories section of book of style[edit]

So Furry Book of Style's section about Categories says "category names should only be capitalized for words that are normally capitalized".

One species is snow leopard (all lower-case with no capitalization) and (back in early April) I was almost finished moving all the articles

  • from "Category:Snow Leopard characters"
  • TO "Category:Snow leopard characters"

But all those moves got reverted with edit reason "WikiFur character categories use upper-case letters at the start of each word of the species". But the Furry Book of Style doesn't say one way or the other. How about the categories have correct capitalization of species? (except for the first letter of the category which the system capitalizes by default) --EarthFurst (talk) 16:58, 5 June 2016 (EDT)

I think before any changes are made (which would impact almost every species category on here), curator Sine should explain his vision for the category system, as he seems to have created most of it.--Higgs Raccoon (talk) 19:46, 9 June 2016 (EDT)
"Title casing" species for one thing, eliminates the considerable confusion around say what is a Gray Fox versus a fox character with grey fur. It's consistent and simpler. (I replied to this more than a week back but that didn't save, so this is my reconstruciton of points.) -- Sine (talk) 15:49, 19 June 2016 (EDT)

Articles about conventions[edit]

I was hoping to see a section about articles on conventions and events here, but nope.

What I would do to start writing such a section is to read existing articles on conventions and events, and see what people are already doing. I'd like to do that myself, but I really don't have the time :< --Kakurady (talk) 19:32, 14 November 2016 (EST)