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Media namespaces -- a battery of questions:

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

Casual Banshee
I want to start a page for the American manga X-Men: Misfits, but I'm not sure which category it would fall under. Would it be a manga, or a comic book? I'm leaning toward the latter, if only because it's an offshoot of a comic book series. What does everyone else think?
"Heroes don't get anything but dead." ~ The lovely Laurell K. Hamilton (I guess that explains why Anita Blake is still alive).
What other "American manga" series does the wiki already have pages for, and which namespace are they in?
 
Casual Banshee
Good point- I checked, and American manga does officially qaulify as "manga", but my main issue here is that X-Men: Misfits is very heavily tied to the X-Men comic; the comic book is the source material.

Then again, the influence of the comic books doesn't stop Misfits from being a manga, so I guess I'll go with the "manga" classification.
"Heroes don't get anything but dead." ~ The lovely Laurell K. Hamilton (I guess that explains why Anita Blake is still alive).
In uffish thought
Where does The Great Space Coaster (created today in Main/) go? Apparrantly it's "A syndicated children's series, featuring cartoons, live action segments, and puppets." My instinct is Series/, but I'm not sure.
 205 Septimus Heap, Wed, 30th May '12 2:43:09 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Seems like it goes to Series/

Should I put Kaizo Mario World as VideoGame/, or should it be LetsPlay/, because it's far more well known for the various LP's of the game?

 207 videogmer 314, Thu, 31st May '12 12:51:57 PM from that one place Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
You could do both: move the current page to VideoGame/, then create LetsPlay.Kaizo Mario World as a list of various Let's Plays of it, and put notes on both pages indicating such.

edited 31st May '12 12:52:18 PM by videogmer314

 208 Septimus Heap, Thu, 31st May '12 12:53:16 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up][up]Video Game. Let's Play get their own pages.

[up]The redlink there could be an index.

edited 31st May '12 12:53:57 PM by SeptimusHeap

[up] I like that idea. It'll just be a brief description and a list of various LP's of the game.

edited 31st May '12 12:54:33 PM by DarkConfidant

 210 Troacctid, Thu, 31st May '12 1:04:12 PM from California
[up] Actually I'd say it should be a redirect to FanWorks.Kaizo Mario World since that's the existing namespace for indices like that.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
The thing is, Let's Play/ is by definition going to be fan works. Unless you mean the Video Game page itself. And now, I am confused.

 212 Troacctid, Thu, 31st May '12 2:11:36 PM from California
You're talking about using it as a list of LPs for the game, right? That's what the FanWorks/ namespace is for. Unless you had something else in mind and I'm just confused.

edited 31st May '12 2:11:55 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
[up] Yes. And the issue is that I believe that since every LP is, by definition, a fan work, we should use the LP namespace.

Conanian and Hirokian
There're two works from the Japanese anthology GanGan Online on this wiki; both of them currently in the Manga/ workspace— Manga.Daily Lives Of High School Boys and Manga.Its Not My Fault Im Not Popular. Since in another thread repliers have disagreements on whether these works should be under Manga/ or Webcomics/, I would like to request opinions here.

These two works (and any other works from the anthology not yet created) clearly shown some overlap between the two types, i.e. they were first released in a commercial manga anthology (favours Manga/) that is published online and is free to read (favours Webcomic/). Art-wise they are consistent with manga in general, but I believe it would make any importance now.

What would be the correct namespacing for these (and other similarly situated) works?
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 215 lu 127, Fri, 8th Jun '12 1:12:16 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Candle Cove seems awfully misplaced. I can't tell what exactly it is, but it sure doesn't belong in Sugar.
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 216 Troacctid, Fri, 8th Jun '12 1:31:14 AM from California
[up] It's there as a joke to mirror the Darth Wiki version. Robot Unicorn Attack and Eversion have a similar gimmick.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
In uffish thought
Looks like it was placed in there for being some cutesy children's show. DarthWiki.Candle Cove is a work based on it that's meant to be scary. Neither belong where they are (Main.Candle Cove currently redirects to the Sugar Wiki page). Seems like SW/CC needs to go in Series/. DW/CC is harder — it's a Creepypasta in the form of a forum discussion. Doesn't seem to exactly fit Website/, Blog/, or Literature/, so I'd shove it in Fanfic/ since it's based on the Candle Cove TV show.
 218 Troacctid, Fri, 8th Jun '12 3:04:40 AM from California
The TV show doesn't exist. It's a Show Within a Show created as part of the work described on the Darth Wiki page, which is a Creepypasta.

edited 8th Jun '12 3:05:27 AM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
In uffish thought
Yikes, that's a couple levels more complicated than I was expecting! I'd say they can probably stay in Sugar and Darth, then.
 220 Septimus Heap, Fri, 8th Jun '12 1:09:44 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Another namespace policy question: Are Just for Fun pages like those indexed on Just for Fun (other than the mis-indexed pages and pages with more than one purpose) supposed to go to the JustForFun/ namespace?

 221 Septimus Heap, Sun, 10th Jun '12 4:09:57 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Same question for Administrivia items and Administrivia/, also given that some of these enjoy some misuse as tropes.

So, I'm having a problem here with Main.Amnesia. Currently, there are three video games under that title. Main.Amnesia is one, VideoGame.Amnesia is a second game. The third game is properly disambiguated.

So, I'm going to move the two other video games to distinct pages and use VideoGame.Amnesia as a disambiguation page for the three games.

What I'm not sure about is what to do with Main.Amnesia. I could just redirect it, but I think it would be better suited as a disambiguation between Memory Tropes and the various video games with that name. Would there be any objections to this?

 223 Septimus Heap, Thu, 14th Jun '12 11:26:04 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Disambiguate. Otherwise, there will be misuse for literal amnesia.

How does that look?

I need to move the YMMV page, but I'm not sure where that needs to go.

edited 14th Jun '12 11:45:43 AM by DarkConfidant

 225 Septimus Heap, Thu, 14th Jun '12 11:53:49 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Split it and then cutlist the principal page.

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