Talk:EFiction

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While I think EFiction is an important staple of the architecture of fandom on the internet, is a listing of every single fan-site using EFiction really necessary? --Betty 05:57, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

I find it interesting and useful to have a completist list of fannish archives in this wiki somewhere. Especially as for now only very few archives have articles or even stubs, so looking at the "archive" category doesn't give you such list. And the Efiction page along with the Automated Archive page that also gives a list list a good part. I'm not sure though this list is best organized under the software an archive uses. Frankly I'd rather have a page like "List of Fanfiction Archives" or something like that, sorted by fandom and content, and maybe with a not whether it automated or not and which software.--Ratcreature 06:21, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
I find it quite interesting as well - maybe it could be changed into a subpage? A complete list of fannish archives would of course be wonderful, but I fear it might be a bit much to swallow. Certainly, we would have to decide how to organise such a list. Because this one, so far, only lists archives running on eFiction. There's nothing for Automated Archive or Storyline there yet. Or any other software (Textpattern, Wordpress, Nuke, self-coded stuff like http://www.henneth-annun.net or http://www.storiesofarda.com) or "simple" html archives.Michelle 11:10, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
The Automated Archive article lists sites using it as well. Though maybe it would be more intuitive to have an archive list as subpage from the archive article, and in the software article only particularly notable examples, like the first archive using something or if it has been written for it (like 852prospect and AA) or really large or longlived archives running on a software. --Ratcreature 11:18, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
I think that sounds like a good idea. It shortens the actual article (which I think is a plus in this case) and it still provides a list of archives using the software. It's maybe hard to find the "first archived that used the software" in all cases, but I'm sure we could come up with notable examples. (BTW: Is it just me or does the article about AA sound muddled. It talks both about the "thing" automated archive and the software. Shouldn't there be an disambiguation page?)Michelle 12:54, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Template

Okay, I went ahead and made a subpage out of all the archives, which cleans up the page nicely and gives us suddenly much more space to add actual content to it:) But now I was looking at the template for this: Is this really a glossary term or was this template simply used because there is nothing better available yet? I don't think it fits here at all. Do we need a template for stuff like eFiction or should we simply delete the template?Michelle 13:21, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

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