Template talk:FandombyText-RPF

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I'm confused about this, is it a category? Should RPS fandoms refer to it? I'm happy to update pages if there are changes to be made.

(The above is an old, unsigned comment) I made a suggestion on the Fandom Category discussion on DW that we put a See Also line on this template. I would find it very useful for quickly showing the more tenuous connections between RPF fandoms. --facetofcathy 15:44, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

I added the see-also line to the template. To add info in this field on a given page, that instance of the template will have to be updated.--æthel 19:20, 25 April 2010 (UTC)


Shouldn't this infobox have a section for abbreviations, the way Template:FandombyText does? Could that be added? —caes (talk) 18:14, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Non-RPF real person fandoms?

I wanted to create a new page for a C-Pop band, so I've been looking for the appropriate infobox to use for it, and it seems like this infobox is the only one that we have for any kind of fandom involving real people. But I currently have no idea whether there has been any actual RPF created about this band; I don't think there is any, so it seems weird to add the RPF Fandom infobox to the page. Unlike the media infoboxes we have which don't necessarily imply anything about the fandom, adding the RPF Fandom infobox to a page specifically says, "this is an RPF fandom", even though there may not be any actual RPF in this fandom. But since we don't have any other infoboxes for this kind of fandom, it's all I can add.

Is there a way that we could create some infoboxes for real people fandoms that don't necessarily imply the presence of RPF? Maybe this band is an outlier in not having any (again, to my knowledge) but there are also lots of other ways that fans can interact with groups and celebrities that don't involve creating RPF. So that seems like a nuance that we should allow for. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 12:39, 22 August 2021 (UTC)

Could Template:PersonProfile work? Or are you looking for something specifically for groups? -- Kingstoken (talk) 13:15, 22 August 2021 (UTC)
We also have a generic fandom template here: Template:Fandom--aethel (talk) 15:57, 22 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks both - to Kingstoken's question, yes, I was sort of looking for a group equivalent of that template. Thanks for highlighting the generic fandom template, aethel - I can use that one. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 16:36, 22 August 2021 (UTC)
I had a similiar issue when I did the Of Monsters and Men page and eventually I just used the generic fandom template -- OfMonstersAndWerewolves (talk) 14:56, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Good to know it's not just me! xD I'm tempted to suggest creating a new real people-related template to address this, but the problem is that I don't know if a "band" template would be too specific when there are so many band pages that do fit the RPF fandom template, meaning that there's not many bands we would need to use it for. Unless we could create some kind of "group" template? --enchantedsleeper (talk) 12:19, 24 August 2021 (UTC)