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September 2012 | October 2012 | November 2012

Categorizing sub-series

See this diff for an example of the proposed changes. Should a sub-series game be included in the main series category? Likewise, should a sub-series game also have the main series template on its main page? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 21:59, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Pretty sure we've always followed the "most specific category" if they're somewhere in the same hierarchy. The subseries all link to each other, so it should be fairly obvious. -- Prod (talk) 04:04, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Parent category templates used on subcat pages

See Donkey Kong for an example. Should we list all parent templates if the game is part of a subcategory? In this example there are a total of two. In the future we may find an example where 3 templates are used. To me, this should be our standard as it will help people navigate their way through all series-related games, even though we aren't forcing subcat templates onto parent pages (we could do that..., but I vote no). --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:04, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

I think this is a very rare special case, since it's really the first game of two different series. Though we should probably switch it to just the one. -- Prod (talk) 04:08, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
I've cleaned up references to Mario on the Donkey Kong page. The way it is now, I think our communal opinion is that Donkey Kong is not considered a game in the Mario series, although, as noted on the page, we are aware that it spawned that character. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:39, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Series categories with only two games

Namcorules brought up this issue on my talk page. Right now we allow series categories if there are two or more games. Wikipedia only does this for three or more. Namcorules suggests we don't need them. This makes sense to me, since the infobox for both games would link back to one another. We have also recently concluded not to create series templates for two-game series, so this would align with that. An example of a two game series is Dragon Spirit/Dragon Saber: After Story of Dragon Spirit and ActRaiser/ActRaiser 2. The reason I support this policy decision, to not allow two-game series categories, is to minimize the amount of work and information we have here. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:33, 26 October 2012 (UTC)