User talk:Aethel

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New K/S Fanfiction Template

Should I go a head and start using this now? --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 13:34, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes!--æþel (talk) 03:14, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm feeling a bit of a pinch with this as I can't easily continue working on my project of adding K/S fiction comments (aka I came to a screeching halt) until all those templates are switched. I "fixed" A, B, and C fiction this morning. Do they look good enough? --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 16:07, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
It looks fine! I'm starting from Z and will see how much I get done tonight.--æþel (talk) 02:01, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm curious. You've been replacing what to me looks like "Kirk's" with "Kirk's," in other words what looks like the same thing. Why is that? --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 01:25, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
I think those were some non-standard curly apostrophes; they look like gibberish in Firefox 3.6. --æþel (talk) 01:36, 22 January 2013 (UTC)


I had been looking up how to tag properly (and spell 'hijinks') and you fixed it! Thank-you, thank-you.

You're welcome, and thanks for adding to the page! There's a cheat sheet here with more wiki code.--æþel (talk) 17:18, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

New Template and Category

There is enough for a new category, plus I have a rough list of about 200 more candidates I'd like to add, for "Interviews With Fans." I'd also like to combine "Oral Histories" in this category . How best to name it? "Oral Histories and Interviews With Fans"? Something else? I'd like to request a template, too, before I get too far with this project. Can you assist? --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 21:04, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

I made the template: Template:Interview. I think the category needs to be called Interviews by Fans to match surveys by fans. Could you give an example of an oral history page on Fanlore? I am not sure that it would fit with interviews as a fanwork type.--æþel (talk) 21:50, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm focusing on interviews OF fans conducted BY fans, rather than fans interviewing celebrities. I'd like the title to match Surveys by Fans, too, but if we go with Interviews by Fans, I think it could be confusing, at least concerning the scope I'm thinking of. As per Oral Histories, I'm thinking of the ones done by Morgan Dawn and Franzi, as I'm anticipating adding those as we transcribe them. Or perhaps those should be called interviews, too? One example of an oral history is "Reminisce With Me" by Nancy Kippax. They are like interviews, as she talks about fannish experiences, though there isn't an official "interviewee," rather a series of topics/questions she answers in each section. As you can tell, I'm struggling with all this a bit. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 22:27, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure it's a good idea to combine primary source materials, articles about fanworks that are interviews, and projects into one category, though we certainly could. It could be called "Oral Histories & Interviews". Reminisce With Me is an autobiography and wouldn't fit in an "interviews" only category. However, if Fanlore ends up with a lot of pages that consist of oral history transcripts, we might want to give them their own category instead of lumping them in with articles about a published interview. In fact, we already have a page like that, Fanlore Live, and never had a good place to put it because we don't have any categories for primary sources. Same problem with Reminisce With Me. If we had a "Primary Sources" or "Oral Histories" category and took "oral" metaphorically, we could solve a lot of problems.
Another issue to consider is where the category would fit. A combined "Interviews & Oral Histories" could fit under "Category:Fan Activities." "Interviews with/by Fans" alone could go under Fanworks and under Non-fiction Writing.--æþel (talk) 23:26, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
"Primary Sources" is a good term. It covers both oral and written sources, after all, and therefore subsumes oral interviews, written interviews (e.g. a mail Q&A), and written/taped autobiographies. --Greer Watson (talk) 20:26, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

two pages

aethel, can you help figure out what happened with these two pages? --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 02:37, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

no problem!--æþel (talk) 00:02, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 00:39, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Hockey article

Thanks for tidying that up! It looks great. - Silverbeet (talk) 05:49, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! Thanks for contributing so much to the page!--æþel (talk) 03:24, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Relationship Template & Categories

Thanks so much for fixing up the RelationshipProfile template and the categories! That will make the site much more welcoming. ♥ -the old briar pipe (talk) 01:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

No problem :) Someone might still want to change the fandom-specific subcategories to match.--æþel (talk) 01:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Finished the Category:Harry Potter Relationships. I had to make a whole new category and then reedit all the HP pairings pages, is there an easier way to this?--Harpie (talk) 05:25, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
If you know how to create a script/bot. There aren't any faster tools already set up for the wiki.--æþel (talk) 02:11, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Canon NB Character page

Hey, I'd love to at least start a page for canon non-binary characters and the shipping thereof, but kind of stalled out at figuring where it would fit in fanlore's category structure. It seems both inaccurate and potentially offensively reductive to put it in the Tropes section. It occurred to me that it would be comparable to a page for "Characters of Color," but I checked and the "Of Color" page is just a glossary page, while a lot of the meatier info is on the Race in Fandom page. So that doesn't really fit either. And going down the sitemap, I just don't see where it would fit naturally -- it combines elements of Fan Activities (the shipping) & Fan Communities (the canon characters). Plus, with the amount of information I currently have (not much) the page I could make right now would basically just be a list -- non-binary (and maybe also trans) characters in canon, plus ships I'm aware of with them. A page should ideally have meta info too -- does fandom embrace or ignore trans/nb characters, which fans tend to engage with those characters, how do portrayals of those characters/reactions to those characters in fandom compare to things like transfic and genderbending, etc. -- but I don't have any idea where those discussions take place, if they do. Anyway, do you have any suggestions? --PhoenixFalls (talk) 20:03, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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