Talk:Furry convention a $3 million cash cow for city businesses
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I propose that this stub should instead be placed in a new section entitled "Media Coverage" within the larger Anthrocon article. Failing any argument, I'll undertake the merge in about a week. --CodyDenton 05:54, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose - It's a media coverage article. We have categories and lists for media coverage, and we have categories, lists, templates, and so forth for conventions. It would be problematic for someone looking for as many media articles as they can get a hold of to find one that's been merged into a convention article. Would it still be categorized as both a convention article and a media coverage article? That seems like an awkward combination to me. I think it's better to keep them separate. --mwalimu 17:49, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
- Sheepishly admit, I didn't see just how many of thse media articles there were until after I had proposed this. However, that's part of the problem. I only found this article atub because of the "dead ends" link -- i.e., pages which don't link anywhere within the wiki. Nowhere in the article stub does it mention that it's about Anthrocon, so someone searching for coverage about that would not find it in search results. Please refer to my question on Category talk:Media coverage for further thoughts. --CodyDenton 18:15, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose as well - Media coverage and article are meant to each, for each story, have their own article that describes what the news coverage is about and how it influences and affects the fandom. Most of these articles, sadly, are not at the level they should be, but they should still remain as both links and descriptors, especially for people that are searching for a specific news piece. These separate articles have helped me find a specific piece that I was looking for multiple times and it would also bring too much confusion to layer them upward into a single category or article. SilverserenC 22:25, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for your feedback. I withdrew the merge tag earlier today, having realized myself that it was a bad idea (I seem to have those from time to time) ;-) -- but I still think we can improve the search experience. To that end, I would ask anyone with an opinion to chime in on Category talk:Media coverage. Thanks for your input! --CodyDenton 04:55, 20 July 2010 (UTC)