Talk:The Taylyin Railway
I have added the appropriate tag to this article, as the subject matter is a work-in-progress. I think fictional works shouldn't have their own articles until they are actually complete, and even then only if they are particularly noteworthy (for example, formally published in a book or fanzine, etc., with lesser completed works of fiction merged into the articles on their authors).
I also don't get any google hits on the title.--Higgs Raccoon 22:51, 6 June 2011 (EDT)
- I wouldn't go so far as to say that a story shouldn't have an article until the story is complete. There have been some stories that have been works in progress, getting a chapter at a time posted, which have gained quite a bit of notability and a fan following. Some of the SabrinaVerse stories are like this.
- But an article such as this one should include weblinks, publisher information, or something to give a clue where the work may be found. I would also concur that any such work should already meet some minimum criteria of independent notability to have an article here. What we want to discourage (and which has happened a few times already) is someone like the author creating a long and detailed vanity article about their own story or comic, which it turns out has barely had any completed work publicly posted, and in most cases doesn't get far before it's abandoned by its creator. --mwalimu 00:04, 7 June 2011 (EDT)
- I think a good question to ask is "could anyone else provide content for this article without further involvement by the work's creator?" If not, it's probably not a good candidate for WikiFur. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:55, 7 June 2011 (EDT)
- So does that mean applying some sort of minimum verifiability (e.g. does it even exist - has anyone other than the author actually even seen it ?) and/or notability - though determining "notability" within the fur fandom might be tricky - does "my mate/parents/friend/significant other has said it's a masterpiece" really count ? Bezel 03:02, 7 June 2011 (EDT)
- I'd like to avoid the kind of situation at Wikipedia:Talk:Lackadaisy where there is a huge debate about whether work "deserves" an article. In my view, if it's been published, that's enough - anyone can write about what's been published. If it's not been published, we need to consider carefully whether it's a topic which we can edit. We don't want is to become a replacement for personal webspace - people writing about their works-in-progress should use their User: space or a separate wiki. It may also be appropriate to merge articles on characters only present in a particular work into the article about the work with categorized redirects, just as we do with secondary characters of a person; often this makes a better article. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:22, 7 June 2011 (EDT)