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:Maybe it's time for a category 'Character's fictional on the Disc'? --[[User:LilMaibe|LilMaibe]] 21:34, 11 June 2012 (CEST)
:Maybe it's time for a category 'Character's fictional on the Disc'? --[[User:LilMaibe|LilMaibe]] 21:34, 11 June 2012 (CEST)


I would say characters deserve pages, but possibly just pages in the Discworld culture category. We could make a Fictional characters category of some sort but if this book is the only published Disc fiction that would fill it maybe a [[Category:The World of Poo characters]] would be better? But since we know it's in-universe fiction I don't think the characters are ''real'' in the same way [[Sam Vimes]] is "real". (Of course, I just opened myself up to the counterargument that neither of them are real, which is of course technically correct, but you know what I mean).
I would say characters deserve pages, but possibly just pages in the Discworld culture category. We could make a Fictional characters category of some sort but if this book is the only published Disc fiction that would fill it maybe a Category:The World of Poo characters would be better? But since we know it's in-universe fiction I don't think the characters are ''real'' in the same way [[Sam Vimes]] is "real". (Of course, I just opened myself up to the counterargument that neither of them are real, which is of course technically correct, but you know what I mean).


And for mentioning it on other pages.. maybe in a separate section on the article, like the annotations section? Or possibly just a paragraph along the lines of "He is mentioned in [[Felicity Beedle]]'s story [[Book:The World of Poo|The World of Poo]] as.. {insert details here}."?
And for mentioning it on other pages.. maybe in a separate section on the article, like the annotations section? Or possibly just a paragraph along the lines of "He is mentioned in [[Felicity Beedle]]'s story [[Book:The World of Poo|The World of Poo]] as.. {insert details here}."?


I was going to suggest we distinguish the [[Book:The World of Poo|book published here]] and the [[The World of Poo|book published on the Disc]] for organizational reasons (it felt weird to me seeing Book:The World of Poo in the Discworld publications category). But maybe that would just create redundancies? [[User:TC01|TC01]] 23:04, 11 June 2012 (CEST)
I was going to suggest we distinguish the [[Book:The World of Poo|book published here]] and the [[The World of Poo|book published on the Disc]] for organizational reasons (it felt weird to me seeing Book:The World of Poo in the Discworld publications category). But maybe that would just create redundancies? [[User:TC01|TC01]] 23:04, 11 June 2012 (CEST)

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Ah. A bit of pickle, this. As it is a work of fiction written on the Disc, should we accept it as canon? The footnotes are factual, Gargoyle's digestive tracts, gongfemers and so on, but is Geoffrey real, and does he deserve a page? And what of Louis? Or Plain Old Humphrey? Or Lily? And should we note the events of the book in the Harry King or Charles Lavatory page?--Stanley Howler 19:03, 11 June 2012 (CEST)

Maybe it's time for a category 'Character's fictional on the Disc'? --LilMaibe 21:34, 11 June 2012 (CEST)

I would say characters deserve pages, but possibly just pages in the Discworld culture category. We could make a Fictional characters category of some sort but if this book is the only published Disc fiction that would fill it maybe a Category:The World of Poo characters would be better? But since we know it's in-universe fiction I don't think the characters are real in the same way Sam Vimes is "real". (Of course, I just opened myself up to the counterargument that neither of them are real, which is of course technically correct, but you know what I mean).

And for mentioning it on other pages.. maybe in a separate section on the article, like the annotations section? Or possibly just a paragraph along the lines of "He is mentioned in Felicity Beedle's story The World of Poo as.. {insert details here}."?

I was going to suggest we distinguish the book published here and the book published on the Disc for organizational reasons (it felt weird to me seeing Book:The World of Poo in the Discworld publications category). But maybe that would just create redundancies? TC01 23:04, 11 June 2012 (CEST)