Talk:Furry Novel List
The list is a version of the Furry novel List that was once posted in the Usenet group alt.fan.furry (original archived here).
Hopefully, the format of the existing list will be respected (unless somebody completely re-edits it into a superior format, of course). For the purposes of the list, a "furry novel" is defined as a novel containing at least one major furry character/plot thread - the presence of humans not being grounds for disqualification. "Furry characters" being recognisable as anthropomorphised animals or having other animal-like characteristics and preferably not exotic creatures or aliens whose only qualification is a fur covering. That allows an animal-type to be associated with each entry.
Please include: animal type, author, title, publication date, and ISBN.--Farry 14:31, 4 February 2012 (EST)
- While I think having historial version(s) of the Furry Novel List on WikiFur is great, and certain an article about the list, I don't feel WikiFur is the appropriate place to extend upon the list in that format. -- Sine 14:55, 4 February 2012 (EST)
- Since I took the site with the historical version down, it is as you say, useful to have a copy of the archived version. It's also useful to have an editable version so that nobody's inclined to edit the archived version. It might fit better with the stuff elsewhere on the wiki to merge the list with the novel category page, but that would be one heck of a lot of work. There are other lists on the wiki, so it's not completely out of place.--Farry 17:51, 4 February 2012 (EST)
- There are list, but generally speaking categories are better, and what lists are (or should be) in WikiFur's style. I'm all for describing a project here on WikiFur, and archiving part or examples of a project, but not using WikiFur article space as a place to house a project that has its own style. I think that falls under WikiFur:What WikiFur is not. -- Sine 21:25, 4 February 2012 (EST)
- I take the point that lists having their own specific "style" might be inappropriate, but I think that a list of relevant novels arranged by author is OK for an encyclopaedia in principle -- and the novels category page is rather hard to read because the authors are not listed there. Now, looking at point 1 of the "What Wikifur is not", it does mention "excessive lists" but then does go on to say that community consensus says they can be OK on separate pages. I do think that this particular list could be a useful resource, and of course, anybody is free to adjust the format to make the style more appropriate for a wiki.
- I've got a few ideas myself for making the list less "styled" and more of a generic "novels by author" list. The aim being to make it easier for other people to edit, if they want, without having to study the existing format. E.g merging the three sections into one and placing the distinctions between the three "types" of furry into the "animal type" note in the square brackets. I think that keeping the basic list-formatting wiki-code for each author is a good idea, rather than using wiki templates, although the titles can be hotlinked if they've got pages on Wikifur. If the list is left up, I'll think about these things, take on-board any ideas here, and maybe have a go at restructuring it on another day.--Farry 07:23, 5 February 2012 (EST)
March 7, 2012 (1st discussion)
Keep, merge, delete? - Spirou 20:54, 7 March 2012 (EST)
- Delete if not preserving only as a local copy, per above. -- Sine 00:28, 8 March 2012 (EST)