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Merge Lists of Space opera and Military Science Fiction fiction media
I think that we should try to merge these list articles: space opera and msf articles with their respective parent-pages: space opera, military science fiction. Me myself, tried to put some exemples into boxes in the main space opera article. I think we can successfully imbue the factual articles with the respective exemples that make sense and aren't just statistics. I think we should do that as well as for msf and space western, too. I think we should do that. These categories and bubble gums are just rubbish. We can imbue the actual articles without making protracted lists that only bore the fandom and the actual representation in this space opra and Starship Troopers as a whole is much more definitive than just a stupid list with no definitive art meaning in the article... just numbers... nothing. I say MERGE asap!
I did some changes already to military science fiction as well as space opera articles and hope to proceed with merge soon. I will continue add exemples, but I hope it will not cross-over with the space opera medias. I try to brand the uniques.
Done For 3 weeks nobody said a thing, and I decided by Merging guidelines to be bold and perform the merge. Did a bunch of work; history and related stuff is saved, but the pages are redirected. Hope to get assistance, soon.
My opinion is that merging these is inappropriate. It appears to have lost significant ease of use in this merge.
WP:SPLITLIST states that a choice should be made to either have such lists embedded in the article, or as a separate list. In this instance, they are better as separate lists. Having a "Selected examples" list then gets into an issue of what is the criteria used to include or not include them in the list. There will continuously be people wanting to include items in the list which are their favorite, or just ones which they happen to know about. It is much better to keep these as separate list articles. Any list that we embed in this article will be significantly less than a complete list of such works. It is much better to remove the lists entirely from the article and have them in separate list articles. That keeps us completely out of the issue of what criteria is used to select a sub-portion of such works for inclusion in this article.
Per WP:BRD, I have reverted the edits to prior to the merge. My intent was to revert to where we were prior to changes. However, my recommendation is that we should remove any long list completely from the article and place it in a separate list article.
I am attempting to consolidate all discussion to this page.
@Mad Hatter: Sorry that I am only commenting on this after you were bold and made the changes instead of upon the initial suggestion. I have been taking a semi-wikibreak and not going through everything that has shown up on my watchlist. — Makyen (talk) 18:50, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes that was me. Thankyou for your folding edit thing. I'm only a casual wikipedia user so I dont know all the procedures. But losing that list would be a terrible outcome. Its a very useful resource , really the only decent one on the net. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:39, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
I have a hard time with the Liaden books as an example. It's been a while since I read them, but I think that family and friendships on various levels play a much bigger role than any military organisation. --Stephan Schulz (talk) 07:40, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
My mistake, I think it is categorized as Space opera. Sorry for the misdirection, I will put it back in Space opera exemples. The Mad Hatter (talk)
No worries. I'd quibble about space opera, too, but less so (and I'm notoriously finicky ;-). --Stephan Schulz (talk) 14:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)