Category talk:Chronology

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I think it might be a good idea to group fandoms/canons into chronological order as well. I can help with the sorting. - User:Sj2014

Random Question: Is there ever a reason why character pages would have a year category?? Just removed from two pages, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. Thought I'd ask before I went any further... --Auntags (talk) 20:56, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

It was JKFAN. Definitely not the way the year tags are supposed to be used, as noted on their talk page but I guess no one had time to go through and undo all of those edits. Thanks for removing them! - Hoopla (talk) 21:04, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
It wasn't a problem. I'm adding some archive links to star wars pages, so if I spot anymore I'll remove them. - - Auntags (talk) 22:48, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

What should be here, and what is the preferred style?

Sorry, so... as a side to the above, I may have accidentally-on purpose added a year to characters, if the year of their introduction/existence was stated... But I see now that is not wanted. Sorry bout that! Anyways, can I please get some clarity on exactly what you want marked with years/decades? Is it just source material? Is it all fan activities? The creation of all communities? And, also, is it more appropriate to include only the decade of something if it ran for more than one year, or is it appropriate to just do the year of it's *creation* or do you want both the year of creation *and* the decade it ran in, if more than the year of its conception. -JadedPrism (talk) 04:56, 21 March 2023 (UTC)

The help page on categories has some answers here: Help:Categorising_Guidelines#More_on_Adding_Date_Categories. Fandom overview pages and characters and people should not have date categories. Fan activities and fanworks that took place in a particular year or decade should have date categories. I think the approach of adding the year an LJ community was created + the decade(s) it was active is something people just started doing and I don't know if there was any formal discussion of it. There are a lot of LJ communities, and a lot of them were active in roughly the same period, so I've been wondering if we need to create some journal-specific date subcategories. Maybe someone else has an answer for that.--aethel (talk) 14:03, 21 March 2023 (UTC)
So maybe like Fanfiction by Year but Communities by Year and just using the date they were created? -JadedPrism (talk) 21:12, 21 March 2023 (UTC)