User talk:Blast/archive

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Hi there, Blast, and welcome to WikiFur! Thank you for your recent contributions to The Golden Tether and Fur Affinity - let me know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 09:36, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Reason for rollback on User Page edit[edit]

Please note that categories are for use on articles in the main namspace (i.e. Blast), not for pages in the User namespace (i.e. User:Blast).----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 12:46, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Is there a precedent, discussed by the community somewhere, that I can look at about this? Blast 21.03.07 1311 (UTC)
The precedent is all around you, but particularly at Category:People (it's also noted at WikiFur:About). WikiFur is about the furry fandom. The furry fandom contains people. The people in it are therefore a valid topic for main-namespace articles. Our bar for notability is that a person is a member of the furry fandom. Therefore, the categories (and much of the information on User:Blast) should in fact be on Blast. You can link the pages with the {{Contributor}} and {{ContributorU}} templates. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:18, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
There doesn't seem to be any precedent, except the one set by SK on the 20th (see [1]). I'm really too tired over here to fight, but it just doesn't feel right. Blast 21.03.07 1324 (UTC)
That's probably because you're from Wikipedia, where most users do not have main-namespace articles about themselves. We have very few categories that are intended for user pages, and they are mostly included for things such as convention attendance which are not considered particularly notable (and which therefore have userboxes). Consider: Would you put Category:Animators on a user page at Wikipedia? No . . . if the person was notable enough to have an article in the main namespace, it would be on there instead. You would remove it from a user page, because main-namespace categories are not meant to link to user pages. Here, almost everyone is considered notable, and so has an article about them, and it is those articles that are under Category:People and the various subcategories thereof. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:32, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's hard to get rid of that 'is this notable?' mentality (even if I don't agree with it) on here, so it seemed kind of...I guess narcissistic to make a mainspace article on myself, rather than put it at my userpage (which in practice on WP is where all non-notable people have their 'articles' hosted). Consider also that, when I came here, there were a lot of userspace articles listed in the categories, and so I thought that had been okayed a while ago.
But screw it. I'll shut up and go back to patrolling vandalism on WP now. Blast 21.03.07 1341 (UTC)
Our major problem with user pages is that they're not easy to find or link to. Most searches only cover the main namespace, and with good reason - because those are the ones people want to read and link to. This is fine for Wikipedia, where user pages do not have notable information on, but it doesn't work so well here, where you might well want to link to pages about artists. It also separates the "information about you" edited by anyone from the "information from you" edited mostly by yourself. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:46, 21 March 2007 (UTC)