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Cluttered namespace?[edit]

I'm starting to wonder if the various characters who aren't notable personas across furry fandom, but who belong to a particular article, shouldn't be described within that article? I'm specifically referencing the two characters with articles linked to here, but there are a few others with stub-length pages which are linked to primarily by their storyline or species articles. -- Siege 21:09, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I favor still having seperate pages for characters, because who is to say what constitutes "notable" and not? Plus, if say, a small comic becomes widely read and the characters become a lot more popular, having seperate pages for each character makes it easier IMHO to flesh out articles and add all sorts of additional details about a particular character. --Dmuth 21:30, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
It's a tricky question. I guess the thing you have to ask is "will this article ever be more than a stub?" If not, there's an argument for moving it to a larger article, unless other conditions apply (such as one character being used in several comics or by several people). There are no real performance benefits to doing this, but Google prefers longer pages, and I doubt our users like having to jump around to get the information they want, either.
Of course, if you don't have it in a separate article, you can't categorize it separately, which prevents characters being listed in Category:Characters. Probably the best way around this is to create a redirect on the name of the character with a category after it (on the same line):
#REDIRECT [[Story name]] [[Category:Squirrel characters]]
Unfortunately it's not possible to go to a specific section in an article using #, but then people probably want to get the background on the story anyway. --GreenReaper(talk) 11:41, 22 February 2006 (UTC)


I think both Antiraika and Raika Castillo should be merged into this article, under a Characters section. Objections? -- Sine 20:58, 20 June 2007 (UTC)