Media namespaces -- a battery of questions:

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This is the sticky thread for questions related to the namespacing of works. As in, "which is the right namespace for this work?"

Ideally, questions already answered are covered on the Namespace Map. If you know a namespacing issue has already been resolved, but it is not yet documented on the Map, please update the Map.

If you want to suggest a new namespace, don't post here, but in Suggesting New Namespaces instead.
Original OP: 

edited 22nd Jul '13 6:47:29 AM by Willbyr

Should Korean Webtoons (meaning comics, and not animated videos or flash) go under Webcomic/, or do they go under Manhwa/?

edited 23rd Apr '12 2:07:57 PM by movie007

152 Fighteer23rd Apr 2012 06:22:04 PM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Is there something that distinguishes them especially from other webcomics?
153 lebrel24th Apr 2012 07:57:14 AM from Basement, Ivory Tower
Tsundere pet.
[up] They're pretty much formatted like dead-tree manhwa, not like webcomics. I've seen suggestions to put them under Manhwa.
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154 Fighteer24th Apr 2012 08:44:05 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
So, similar to dead-tree Western comics that are scanned and put up on the web? If so, then sure, Manhwa sounds appropriate.

edited 24th Apr '12 8:44:17 AM by Fighteer

Post No. 146:

I see that my perception that Disney/ was originally intended for Disney Animated Canon was correct, after all. I've recently updated the Namespace Map to "for all Disney films", but I think limiting it to Disney Animated Canon is actually better.

People keep asking whether Pixar films etc. go to Disney/, and no one seems to know the answer on these questions. Whereas "Disney Animated Canon only" seems to be a fairly unambiguous criterion.

An unrelated issue: The Namespace Map says under WebVideo/:
Live-action shows to be taken from Web Original, Vlog Series, The Abridged Series/Gag Subs/Dubs
What does this actually mean? That Vlog Series, Abridged Series and Gag Dubs go to WebVideo/? For the latter two are still listed under "types of works that don't have a namespace assigned". Sorry I have to ask this, but I didn't keep track with the recent decisions.

edited 30th Apr '12 6:46:25 AM by LordGro

Let's just say and leave it at that.
156 Elle1st May 2012 05:23:10 AM , Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Is there general agreement then that /Disney should remain just Disney Animated Canon until someone makes a convincing argument otherwise?
Should Main.Albert Einstein be moved/namespaced?

If so, to what namespace?

edited 2nd May '12 6:46:43 AM by DarkConfidant

158 Fighteer2nd May 2012 07:08:36 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
People aren't tropes. Given that we treat him as a media figure and not as a creator, it should probably go under Useful Notes.
Can the tropes applied to him, as well as his references in popular fiction remain on the page?

As soon as I get the requisite clarification, I'll go ahead and do the namespacing.

edited 2nd May '12 7:12:59 AM by DarkConfidant

160 Fighteer2nd May 2012 07:19:44 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Yes, they can.

We have a lot of articles on "famous people" that aren't namespaced: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George Washington...

Didn't we at one point agree to put them all somewhere? I can't remember now. May be best to hold off until we get clarification.

edited 2nd May '12 7:20:33 AM by Fighteer

Eh, I've kind of already started. :/ If I should stop, would you mind reverting said edits since it's a lot easier for you to do as a moderator than for me as a user?
162 Fighteer2nd May 2012 07:26:20 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Well, I guess you can go ahead and continue the project. I personally think all those articles should go in Useful Notes. Let's not arbitrarily undo stuff that may have to be re-re-undone later or whatever. [lol]
Fair enough. Useful Notes/ seems better than Main/, and if we have to change it to a different name later, well, I haven't created more work for whoever moves it later.
@Gro: In regards to the Gag Dubs and Abridged Series being under WebVideo/, I actually brought up that scenario when we're voting on what namespaces to replace WebOriginal/ with.

Neither FanVid/ nor AbridgedSeries/ did pass, and ccoa did say (before the vote closed) that in the case that these two ideas are voted against, WebVideo/ would be the most sensible choice, so there they are for the meantime.

edited 2nd May '12 8:47:04 AM by EarlOfSandvich

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[up] I see - thanks for the update.

@Elle: Maybe we should have a crowner vote on the definition of the Disney/ namespace.
Let's just say and leave it at that.
I would like to suggest keeping the "Disney" namespace because the spin-off animated series, like "The Little Mermaid", should remain on the Western Animation namespace.
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[up]The choice is not between keeping Disney/ or not, but whether it should contain only the Disney Animated Canon, or generally "any animation by Disney" (though that brings up the question how we treat animation by separate studios that are owned by Disney, such as Pixar).

Or does your post mean that you want Disney/ reserved for Disney Animated Canon?
Let's just say and leave it at that.
168 wuggles5th May 2012 10:53:30 AM from Miami, FL , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Where should an article about the network TLC go?
Useful Notes is the namespace. Networks is the index.
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170 videogmer3145th May 2012 09:38:44 PM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Does anyone have a real answer to this?
Pages about video game consoles are going to be Useful Notes as well.
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Trying to make a crowner to sort out this whole Disney/ thing right now...

... and done!

edited 6th May '12 12:48:23 PM by EarlOfSandvich

I now go by Graf von Tirol.
173 SeptimusHeap6th May 2012 12:46:08 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]A crowner for what? The Disney/ namespace exists because putting these in the "normal" namespaces would create loads of duplication.
Yes, but the question still remains. I've seen a few works using the namespace that's not considered DAC, so I'm hoping this would sort things out.
I now go by Graf von Tirol.
The spin-off series based on the Disney Animated Canon should be spun off to Westen Animation.
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