Category talk:Websites

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Category Request

I would like to request subcategories for webrings (Category:Webrings) and recommendation sites (Category:Recommendation Sites). --Doro 14:52, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

These sound good to me, but I passed this on to the committee. Would the webring category be for the named webring itself or for individual websites that are part of the webring (or both)?--æþel 18:36, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
The webring cat would be only for the webrings, not for the individual member sites. Thank you! :) --Doro 18:58, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
I started the infobox template that would go with the category. Template:Webring Does it look okay to you? I'm not sure about type and dates fields. If the type is "webring", we don't need it. Do webrings tend to have member sites that are all one type, like rec sites or fanfic sites?--æþel 19:37, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
That depends on the webring. If you have a fanfic webring, only pages that contain fanfic can be members, but that doesn't mean that these pages don't have other content as well. If the webring focus is a fandom, the member sites can have completely different types of content as long as it's about the fandom. The date that makes sense for a webring is the date when it was founded. Webrings often have an official homepage, the site that "owns" the ring. See for example Terabithia's Illusionary Realm. --Doro 19:49, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, I fiddled with the template a bit more. Does that suit? Meanwhile, I made a draft template for the other site type. Template:SiteRec--æþel 23:14, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

I would like to request another category, this time for author pages (Category:Author Pages). The cat could later have subcatgories such as Category:Slash Author Pages, Category:Gen Author Pages, etc.). There are many, many websites and I think anything that helps sorting them is good. --Doro 21:15, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

"Author" would be limited to fanfic writers? Can we do something more inclusive like "Fanwork Creator Pages" or is there a reason to limit to writers?--æþel 21:56, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
The reason is that all the pages that are candidates for this category are author pages. We could make a Category:Artist Pages cat when we need it? --Doro 22:03, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Okay. Before we create this... "author pages" seems ambiguous--it could refer to professional writers? I don't know that "Fan Writer Pages" sounds better. I'll start a template for it in the meantime.--æþel 02:21, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Why would anyone make pages for the websites of professional writers, though? Doesn't seem like it would fit the scope of fanlore so I'm not sure how this would lead to confusion. (For what it's worth, I suggested "author pages" because that's what I called them in the type field of the site template). --Doro 06:21, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I created the category and included it in the template. It's currently a subcategory under Fiction Writing and Websites--does that work?--æþel 01:15, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Categories created!

I created the categories. The templates are still listed as WIPs, but are ready to be used, I think. Please let me know if anything needs to be changed.--æþel 14:53, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

GeoCities, FortuneCity and others

I wondered if it wouldn't make sense to have a Category:GeoCities for all those pages about GeoCities sites, etc. (Category:FortuneCity, Category:Trickster, Category:SlashCity). Any thoughts? --Doro (talk) 13:58, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

I support this.--æþel (talk) 02:02, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Category:Resource Website

I think a category for resource website would be useful, especially since almost all fan pages for characters and actors as well news websites would fall under this? Any thoughts? WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 13:06, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Do you mean Canon Resource websites? or Character Shrines? A generic "Resource Website" category without further clarification would be dangerous IMHO as all websites are resources for something.--aethel (talk) 23:33, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
Didn't knew about the Canon Resource article but yes, that would be Sites that would fit IMO a Ressource website Category (especially News pages and blogs as long as they are not actor/character and shrines that are not mailing lists, Wikis, blogs that have articles the focus on Fandoms or Fandom related articles, dictionaries, Timelines and Episode guides). List articles like the Canon Ressource are usually always not updated where categories usually are up to date because they are maintained by editors. List articles make sense for everything that isn't an article (yet), though. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 12:54, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Tentative Category Request

I think a category for DeviantArt Groups would be really useful. DA doesn't have much of a presence on here besides as a source for fanart examples and putting it into a category would make it easier to map. Right now I've only made one page for a DA group, but I've been thinking of making a bunch (so the cat wouldn't look anemic for long). I know there's a few floating around, difficult to categorize.

On a more tentative note, maybe we should be thinking of something to categorize subreddits/a reddit category with a subcategory for subreddits (?). It doesn't seem pressing though since subreddits stay in the front of the fan communities category due to the formatting of /r/. -- Error cascade (talk) 06:39, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

I think both of these would be better suited to Category:Fan Communities (but I don't know enough about Deviantart to be sure of this). With Reddit, it may be useful to make a subcategory for subreddits. But I'm not sure if it'd be best placed in Forums or Social Networking or somewhere else? Also all of these pages currently autoadd to the main Category:Fan Communities, because of the infobox used. Any change would probably require a new infobox as well as a category.
With DeviantArt groups, a quick search shows we have at least 1 example (you created) in Category:Fan Communities but most of the other examples I found are in Category:Art Roleplay Game. This is a current Fanlore Project and is a subcategory of Category:Fandoms by Community. So I'm not sure where a subcategory for Deviant Art Groups should go. (Sorry I can't be more help but hopefully editors with more experience on DeviantArt will have actual suggestions for you)--Auntags (talk) 00:35, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Hmm... tricky. Thanks for the response. I'll probably make a talk post on Category:Fan Communities later and see if that could be worked out :) but for now I'm embroiled in another category discussion (of my own making lol). I do think eventually we're going to need a dev art subcategory, but for now it's not super urgent. -- Error cascade (talk) 02:05, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Hey, Error cascade! Thanks for the suggestions - we have gone ahead and created Subreddits as a subcategory of Fan Communities, as we have quite a few pages of that kind and it seemed like the most fitting way to categorise them.
Regarding a DA Groups category, I would personally vote to have that as a subcategory of Fan Communities as in my experience, Groups are created primarily to bring fans together to interact around a specific topic, which is what I would say a fan community is as well. On the other hand, we have Webrings and Forums as subcategories of Websites when they also fit this same definition.
This might be something we want to introduce more consistency to? Although Websites is itself a subcategory of Fan Communities, I think that sites/platforms that are primarily about gathering and interaction should be nested directly under Fan Communities, while sites that are mostly static/information-based would belong under Websites.
You could even make a case for deviantART itself being more of a social space/fan community than a website, though... that one's a grey area we probably don't want to get into xD --enchantedsleeper (talk) 23:34, 23 August 2020 (UTC)