This article has been flagged as potentially inappropriate and may be a candidate for deletion. However I see that it is a very new article (about 2 weeks old) so let's not rush to judgment. Can the article be made more relevant to Furry? This really isn't the place for a biology lesson in and of itself, but if the content can be tied to the fandom then it becomes relevant. I question how many furs are going to find this article though. The common term is Scalies and we have an article for that already, albeit a short one.
A few reservations/suggestions:
- the biological info is best suited for Wikipedia, but if it remains it should be referenced.
- the "known cold-blooded Furries (Scalies)" section references fictional characters outside the fandom, so it's really a list of known cold-blooded popular characters.
- consider merge to Scalies with edits.
- However, because of the negative connotation of "cold-blooded" when applied to people (e.g., "a cold-blooded villain"), I don't think we will see many Scalies self-identifying as "Cold-Blooded" nor do I think many would consider it particularly flattering.
These are just my opinions. I'd love to hear others. --CodyDenton 11:04, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
- At Russian WikiFur, we have "Lizards and warm-blooded" article which addresses relations and differences between reptile and warm-blooded races. We also have articles on some animal traits. Though most of them start as biological stubs, they are in time expanded with information from RPGs, novels and popular culture in general. Ironically, popular culture is usually more concerned with special animal qualities than "pure" furry fandom %) (but, as I've read somewhere here, no fandom invents its own genre, furry culture is based on animal characters in popular culture.)
- So, I think such articles have potential, and I'm willing to help, if necessary. EvilCat 12:08, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
- I have some reservations, Cody. Looking at the article, it appears to be a precis of Ectotherm followed by a listing of some anthropomorphic reptilian characters from various video games. As such, while of interest to fur fandom, I don't believe it meets a minimal standard of content for Wikifur. Now, if it included references to, say, various fans with draconic or reptilian characters, maybe a bit of analysis regarding numbers of such characters, common characteristics of such characters, other characters in literature, movies, etc., then I could see it being more along the lines of what Wikifur articles are? This is, of course, my opinion only; as always, your mileage may vary and be sure to change your Count :-) --GingerM (Leave me a message) 20:27, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
- Er. I should clarify that the other reason I'm not taking a stronger stance on this one is that I have no great personal interest in the subject, not having a scaly fursona and not knowing very many (that I'm aware of). Nor am I inclined personally to do the research to provide extra material, though I believe a quick wander through a site like FurAffinity - or even here - would probably turn up a dozen or so scaly characters with little effort. If I find myself with an hour or three hanging heavy on my hands, I might do that, in fact. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 20:30, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Actually, I'd be more than happy to let one of you to take the reigns on this. I'm new to the furry scene in general, so I'm probably not so suited (no pun intended)for advancing it. However, given the fact it's still here, apparently it is worthy of merit. EvilCat, if you wish, I have no qualms with letting you have this pet project of mine. Perservere 00:10, 31 March 2011 (CEST)
- I will work on it sometime this week, then %) EvilCat 05:27, 5 April 2011 (CEST)
Look slike this got a bit of furry-specific content
I'm leaning towards removing the deletion suggestion, unless others have strong opinions. -- Sine 13:21, 13 June 2011 (EDT)
- Vote to keep. Equivamp 15:16, 20 June 2011 (EDT)
A repeat of the "Scarlet macaw" article
One thing we are not is Wikipedia,... and this article, just like Scarlet macaw (now deleted), would be found more at easy there. Unless an Scalie, expression, or surprise would bring notoriety to it - Spirou 00:16, 1 July 2011 (EDT)