Talk:List of fictional towns and villages

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Cleanup : Remove non-notable items in list particularly any items that have wikilinks that do not link to information about the city.
  • Expand : Introductory paragraph
  • Verify : Some items on the list may lack articles or sections and may not be notable.

Adapted media[edit]

Emerald City is listed under films and Superman's Metropolis under animated despite both originating in print media first, yet Harry Potter's Hogsmeade is under literature despite being featured in film. So obviously there are some inconsistencies in how the problem of media adaptations is handled. Three options as I see it: 1) only list the fictional locale under the media form in which it originated, so Metropolis would only be listed under comics. 2) list the fictionale locale under every media form in which it has been portrayed, so Metropolis would be listed under, well, every medium. 3) list the fictionale locale under the media form in which it originated, and make a case-by-case determination as to whether an adaptation merits a separate listing.

I'm ultimately envisioning this as organized by the locale's type of setting rather than by medium, with medium(s) and originating work(s) just listed in columns, so this might eventually be a moot issue, but for now it's how this thing is organized. postdlf (talk) 02:18, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Inclusion criteria and references[edit]

All entries should either merit articles themselves (such as Gotham City) or should be integral to a work of fiction that merits an article (such as Cicely, Alaska, the setting of Northern Exposure) and substantively depicted therein. So no mere mentions, and I'm wary of including places that only feature in maybe one TV episode (such as "New New York" from Doctor Who).

With those standards, having a column for references doesn't contribute anything here. Are we providing cites simply to show that these actually existed in fiction? References to the fictional works themselves provide that. So I don't think references are necessary, or really anything more than clutter, until this list is developed to the point that it includes information about these places above and beyond that which is obvious from the fiction. postdlf (talk) 02:25, 29 November 2011 (UTC)