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I've been experimenting with how to shorten the page, and I've come to the conclusion that maybe we should split the Fairy Tail guild into its own article. I've been working on a draft with my sandbox based on articles like Order of the Phoenix (fictional organisation), Dumbledore's Army, and Hogwarts staff; basically, we keep the "main characters" (Natsu, Lucy, etc.) on the main page and put a Template:See also at the top of the section, while everyone currently under List of Fairy Tail characters#Members (as if Natsu, Lucy, etc. weren't members...) gets put on the new page. The problem: getting it to pass notability. If it's going to survive, it's going to need its own "Creation/conception" and "Reception" sections. Unless, of course, there's a rule saying that notability doesn't apply when making readable prose.
By the way, I'm working on reformatting and rewriting the rest of the page. I believe the "Other guilds and organizations" and "Other characters" layout is what's making it so big. I'm also considering bumping Laxus and Juvia up to "main character" level. User:Immblueversion (talk) 02:08, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Frankly, the creation and reception sections need more work and performing a split them without more development here would be borderline crufty. Hypothetically, if the parent list was well developed with the FT characters having substantial coverage especially in those sections, then a split may be a no-brainer. As the list stands right now, I don't believe its absolutely necessary to split since focus should be aimed at bringing this parent list back up to a modern featured standard and eventually declared so. You should probably ask the main project page for more opinions on the notability of fictional organizations. —KirtZMessage 17:13, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
I would Oppose it, unless you have real world information on how it is notable enough for a stand alone article. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 02:29, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
It was my idea to limit the TOC box to Level-3 headings based on various other Featured Character Lists like Characters of Final Fantasy VIII and List of Naruto characters (the latter of which some may consider to be a travesty by current Featured Article standards, but still), but it was removed because it was deemed "unneeded". Frankly, I think the Content box looks incredibly large and uneven without it, especially with the massive "Other members" subcategory that honestly makes no real sense to me. Unless other people are willing to keep the limit or hold a vote, I'd like to know when exactly such a limit will be necessary. User:Immblueversion (talk) 02:09, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, the original editor put the limit back, so I guess this has been resolved. User:Immblueversion (talk) 14:05, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Now, I know this is far from the article's biggest issue (expanding the Creation/Reception), but I'd like to know if we should rename "Carla" as "Charles" on Wikipedia since that is stated in the bonus pages of Volume 27 to be her name in Japan, or if the this is written and explained as it is now is sufficient. User:Immblueversion (talk) 14:10, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
We were standardizing to Viz English manga spellings so Carla should still be the section although having all the explanations below for the acceptable spellings for the different media (Funimation dub, Japanese's romanization and their English spelling. -AngusWOOF (talk) 21:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Are you asking if we should make her an exception like how Zolo became Zoro? -AngusWOOF (talk) 21:31, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Reevaluating some character importance, again
Hello. As Fairy Tail gets longer, characters previously not prominent enough to merit a section may eventually do so. Likewise, characters who were important enough in the past, may no longer be. I think we should reevaluate the status of the following characters. Feel free to bring up other characters as well. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 08:22, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
The Tri-men and Ichiya were major characters in the Oración Seis but are minor characters in the Grand Magic Games arcs, and they have most recently appeared in the Alvarez Empire arc. Devoting a whole section to them seems too much, considering that Mermaid Heel and the Seven Kin of Purgatory are discussed in less detail. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 08:22, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
Jura was another major player in the Oración Seis arc, but he continues to show up in the Grand Magic Games, Tartaros and now the Alvarez Empire. Is it important to get a section of his own? Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 08:26, 14 November 2016 (UTC)