Category talk:Crossover

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This needs to be better defined and probably renamed, at least pluralized. If it's a list of crossover fanworks, it should be called Category:Crossover Fanworks. Is it for popular crossover/fusion fandoms? Terminology related to crossovers?--aethel (talk) 23:36, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

I've been trying to work on the Wanted categories section, and someone started using Category:Crossover and it had like over 10 links attached to it so I created the category, and I've been trying to add it to pages that I find/stumble upon. I think it should be like Category:Slash Fandom/Category:Gen Fandom/Category:Het Fandom categories, where there are relationships/fanzines/fanworks/websites separated, but for now it's all the crossover related pages until I have enough to separate them into those categories. So maybe just a simple retitle the category to Category:Crossovers? Or maybe Category:Crossover Fandom? And I don't see why not about fusions, although maybe a separate category could be created for them?--Harpie (talk) 01:46, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm not so sure about calling it Category:Crossover Fandom. It suggests that crossovers are a single fandom. Mind you, I'm sure there are people who are fans of crossovers in their own right (as there are apparently slash fans who will read slash about any two guys). However, my impression is that crossovers tend not to be quite so random. Category:Crossovers sounds better to me. --Greer Watson (talk) 06:15, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Just because someone adds a redlinked category doesn't mean that we should actually create it. I don't think Crossover Fandom is a thing, and we don't have any genre categories apart from slash/femslash/gen/het, which are also fan communities. On the other hand, for vids and zines we have Category:Multifandom Vids and Category:Multifandom Zines. We could do Category:Crossover Fanfiction? If we have the broader Category:Crossovers, I'm not sure where in the category structure it belongs. Maybe under Tropes & Genres?--aethel (talk) 22:16, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
I know that, but there are over 400 unlinked categories, and I'm trying to downsize that number, especially for the various fandoms that should have pages with 3 or 4+ unlinked categories (and some are just misspellings or need renamed). And I consider Crossovers to be network of fandoms just like Bandom/RPF are (J-Drama Fandom‎/J-Pop Fandom‎/K-Pop Fandom‎/TW-Drama Fandom‎ are listed in the "Fandoms by Community" section), and there is even a Podfic Fandom in that category as well so I don't think having Crossovers category there would hurt. I mean we could also add the Tropes & Genres category as well if you think that help, but I consider fandom behind Crossovers to be a community (although yes it might be considerably smaller than the het/slash/gen fandoms)... I mean I know a lot of authors that written various crossovers, and I absolutely LOVE them (reading/writing them since practically since I joined fandoms online). It would be nice to have all those pages neatly categorized, like are you looking for some crossover pairings? Check out Category:Crossover Relationships or want to find a crossover website, check out Category:Crossover Websites, especially since most of those would probably be overlooked.--Harpie (talk) 03:06, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, I get it now. I am now thinking tropes & genres wouldn't be a good parent cat since we don't put femslash et al. there either. OK to pluralize?--aethel (talk) 15:46, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Glad I could explain it... and I say yay to pluralize.--Harpie (talk) 03:04, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Any ideas on how to roll this out, once the name has been decided? There are a lot of crossover works documented... Espresso Addict (talk) 03:32, 10 May 2015 (UTC)