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How much does fanlore encourage the creation of pages on actors who don't have a particularly active RPF fandom? I've seen a few spring up which are essentially duplicates of Wikipedia/IMDb, without mention of fannish activities relating to the person -- is this something we deprecate? Or is it useful to create a page on, say, Patrick Stewart that merely explains which popular roles he's played? Espresso Addict (talk) 00:33, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

The actor wouldn't necessarily have to be in an RPF fandom, but there would need to be some sort of fan activity associated with them or relationship to fandom. For example, Orlando Jones's page is mainly about him being knowledgeable about fandom and talking to fans on social media. The Patrick Stewart page would probably highlight the Patrick Stewart Coloring Book.--æþel (talk) 01:43, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
So with my gardener hat on, should we be tagging articles that don't major on the relationship to fandom with NeedsMoreFandom or something? Espresso Addict (talk) 02:43, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I think so. Pages about actors don't need to be about RPF but there should be a fandom-related reason why there is a page about an industry person. For example, some actors play several characters that have a fadom and sometimes the actor's role in the first fandom is the reason the second fandom took off in the first place. With some actors it's interesting to see what impact they have/had on fandom and what impact fandom had on them. For example, con appearances and how they deal with questions, what experiences they have made with fans, their opinion on fanfic, etc. --Doro (talk) 09:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)