Category talk:Multimedia Zines

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This category is already huge and it's still far from complete. I think subcategories would be a good idea and based on the Multimedia (Multiple Fandoms)/Fanzines list I suggest:

Category:Multimedia Gen and Het Zines
Category:Multimedia Slash Zines
Category:Multimedia Non-fiction Zines

The listed femslash and fanart zines would be just Category:Multimedia Zines. Opinions? --Doro 12:41, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

I like this idea. I have another question: can these multimedia zines get a category for the individual fandoms within them? While it would be helpful for someone looking for say, A-Team or Star Wars fiction, my worry is some of these zines would get too many categories. Is "too many categories" a problem? --Mrs. Potato Head 12:46, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I think it depends. Usually I woudn't add a fandom category for every fandom represented in a multimedia zine because that would mean a LOT of fandoms and we wouldn't do that for a multifandom archive either (Also, these zines are usually listed on the fandom page of that fandom or the fandom zine list). If it's just three or four fandoms, maybe (but then I probably wouldn't add the multimedia zines category). If it's predominantly one fandom with several other fandoms in-between, I would probably add that one fandom (in addition to multimedia zines) but not the others. However, the way I've been using the categories so far a multifandom zine cover that predominantly depicts characters from one or two fandoms would get a fandom cat in addition to the multimedia zine cat. Does this make sense? --Doro 14:11, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I think so. My general rule of thumb as I've cataloged them is that if the zine covers two fandoms only, I note them both in the template. If it's three, I call it multimedia. I know there's a little bleed-over with this "rule" of mine, but it is pretty consistent. --Mrs. Potato Head 14:32, 27 May 2010 (UTC)