Forum:Articles about children

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The question was raised at Talk:Barra, and I see a similar situation at Nim, created a few days ago. I don't feel we should have articles on such young children; I think Felix Softpaw's comment on Talk:Barra sums up the reasons. -- Sine 19:15, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree with you and Felix. Once they're old enough and have independently demonstrated an interest in furry fandom, they can have their own articles. Until then, they can be included in the articles for one or both of their parents. --mwalimu 20:19, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Well either way, I don't want a rule that'll be applied unthinkingly. I certainly think we should give them a presumption in favor of privacy, but if the parents are okay with it, why not? Yes, their relationship with the community will change as they get older, but the same could be said for any person article. If they ever decide it's not for them, they can request personal exclusion if they like. --Rat 19:47, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
I think that the articles should be merged, under the basis that - at this time - their characters are inventions of their parents, rather than "owned" by a separate person. As is customary to merge multiple characters owned by one person into the article on that person, these should be merged there as well. I recommend creating a template {{childof}} that contains a redirect and a category indicating that it is the character of a child for tracking purposes. (The parent's name and redirect target can be a template argument.) If both parents have entries, the merge should probably be to whoever appears to be responsible for creating the character, or perhaps the mother if there's no other indication. --GreenReaper(talk) 22:33, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't quite follow your suggestion of a template. Are you suggesting a similar template to Merge? -- Sine 23:40, 8 April 2009 (UTC)