This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was to allow fanon user pages. –SentryTalk 09:20, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
I am concerned about registered users writing elaborate fanon stories on their user pages. Notable examples of this abuse includes the biography of some fictional character on Mike Kazz's user page. Now, he has transfered that biography to User:Mike Kazz/Old Bio.
Worse, some of these stories are filled with vocabulary mistakes. Should we outlaw this use? Its getting out of control or am I being too harsh. MyNz - Zainal 3:49, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
I think a limited amount of fanfic is harmless, as long as users are aware that this is not a community for posting fanfic or playing RPGs, and that very few other users will be impressed by elaborate fake bios. —Silly Dan(talk) 04:10, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
I agree with Dan who once again does not live up to his name ;-) Personally, I find these elaborate fanon bios to be quite ridiculous (in fact they are pretty Mary Sue-ish, aren't they?), but as long as the fanon is restricted to the user in question's own user page I see no problems with it. However, maybe we should impose upon such users to make clear and explicit that the content of their page is fanon (maybe by creating an appropriate template and having them tag their user pages with it). KEJ 11:11, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
(What do I need to do, put on some sort of amusing hat?) Yeah, a "user fanfic" template could be helpful, though I don't know if it needs to be mandatory (my bio and Darth Culator's are clearly jokes, for example.) And if anyone active in the SW fanfic field could suggest some places to redirect users who're just in it for the fanfic, we could add a link to Wookieepedia: What Wookieepedia is not or something. —Silly Dan(talk) 01:06, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
While mine might be a "serious" fan-made biography, I'm not going around posting about my fake character's life. I think that fan-made biographies can stay on a user's page as long as that user doesn't post anything related to it anywhere else, except maybe a user subpage. Admiral J. Nebulax(talk) 01:16, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Wait, you're not from the Bimkall Sector??? Well we clearly need a disclaimer. :^Þ Honestly, I think that user pages are the only place for fanon. As long as we make it clear that you're not going to get an award for your user page, and we continue to ridicule people who have 600+ edits on the User: namespace and <150 in the main namespace (those numbers are completely arbitrary, I assure you), then we'll be fine. —Darth Culator(talk) 02:31, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
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