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Appendix talk:Fictional characters

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Harry PotterEdit

Note that Wikipedia has an extensive list of translations of characters (both human and animal) at [1]Paul G 09:47, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC).

  • Also note that the page has been deleted, apparently without any attempt to transwiki. -- Visviva 18:25, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

What belongs here?Edit

The problem with this is that it is so open-ended. There should be criteria that give guidelines about who does and does not belong in a dictionary. The simple "X is a character in novel Y by author Z" is not enough. One important criterion might be the migration of the charcter into other aspects of the language. The contributor should at least attempt some justification for why this character is being included. Eclecticology 20:39, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Another problem with this list is that it encourages the creation of encyclopaedia articles about people (and animals). Wiktionary is not an encyclopaedia. Articles about names (i.e. about individual given names and family names) are fine, as are articles about character names that have become idioms (rumpelstiltskin is also an idiom, for example). But articles about particular people and animals that have those names are not. Several of the redlinks currently on this list do not belong as dictionary articles. Uncle G 02:28, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • So if Tidus hasn't become an idiom, but people are wondering about its pronunciation and etymology, they will have to go to wikipedia:Tidus to look up it? Kappa 17:38, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Eclecticology is has been too restrictive when it comes to video game characters. There are some that have been deleted, but really belong here. There are some unjustly deleted video game character links. Some of these characters are popular enough to be put back in on the list. Tedius Zanarukando 03:04, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

What is the point of this page?Edit

It doesn't seem to serve any purpose in a dictionary. Equinox 21:44, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

RFDO discussion: June 2014Edit

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I don't see what purpose this serves for our project. The works listed are just random things people felt like adding (e.g. more popular anime than classical literature), so it's chaos, and anyhow only encourages people to create the red-linked pages which would then fail WT:RFD or WT:BRAND. I would suggest a transwiki to Wikipedia, where they can merge it into List of fictional characters. Equinox 14:16, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Aye. Keφr 12:42, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Delete! What's next, Appendix:Real people? Renard Migrant (talk) 16:23, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Keep as a fun extra side game. Keep as a good entry. Keep as a list of good things. Ready Steady Yeti (talk) 01:55, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Delete. - -sche (discuss) 18:06, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Delete. I can live with character lists from individual works of fiction (especially if containing dictionary information like pronunciation and etymology), but an indiscriminate laundry list of every character from every work ever created? No thank you. — Ungoliant (falai) 18:22, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

deleted and I highly doubt en.wiki would have any use with our list seeing how thorough their coverage of fictional characters is. -- Liliana 19:54, 24 June 2014 (UTC)