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X-File is the X-Files equivalent of case file but also an XF fan fiction genre of it's own. X-file in fanfiction related terms currently redirects to the case file genre...which is kinda okay but I'm not too happy with that because this is the generic name for many fandoms, but the xf fandom uses both terms, "X-file" would be XF-centric/no overlap to the other fandom who don't seem to have special term for it. Also XF case stories do not typically feature any of the tropes mentioned in case file article, "x-files" are usually more crime stories or thrillers. There is also The I in FBI archive which houses many x-files case files (and it was resurrected from geocities by now).Liminal currently finds 876 works for the tag "x-file". So maybe the term/genre deserves a page of it's own as an XF genre? What do you guys think? WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 15:07, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

It could be a section on the Case File page, but it's probably too long for that. I think the best solution is to make a genre page for "X-File (genre)" for all these kinds of fanworks, and add it to the top of the main The X-Files page as a "you may be looking for." Then, to make a section on the main page for popular fanworks genre. (P.S. I'm going to cut and paste this discussion to the main talk page for X-Files so it's easier to find. I hope that's helpful, as well as allowed.) --MPH (talk) 19:00, 26 January 2018 (UTC)