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  • We probably could have just created a "Season One Episodes" category and then, had the general "Episodes" category as a parent to that. It is often best to have LESS categories than more, as that makes searching for something specific easier. It also removes redundancy.

    Please take that into consideration when creating new categories. As mentioned on a previous message to you, I am trying to prevent unnecessary revisions that may be required to be made later, and at each wiki I have gone too, it is unnecessary or ill-conceived categories that often tops the list.

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    • MDGeistMD02 , now we know we will have two seasons, the Season 1 category is appropriate, and really, needed. I see nothing wrong with the addition of the category to the remainder of the S1 episodes. Moreover, I'm less concerned with the number of categories than the quality and utility of them. Season 1 is a commonly used, highly useful category. It's the esoteric ones that concern me. It might be well to talk to me so we're sure we're in agreement before you chastise an editor, particularly multiple times.

      Gvd16415, thank you for your work on the wiki, especially now the show is on hiatus. While MDGeist is right that we want to be selective about categories so we avoid silly ones and redundancies, please feel free apply ones that are fundamental to a TV show, like the season number.

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    • Guru, Please don't put words in my mouth.

      I never said that Season 1 was an unneeded category. I said applying Season 1 Episodes would have made more sense, with a parent category of either Episodes or Season 1.

      Suppose an editor came along and started adding Season 1 to each character that appeared in first season. Suddenly you have a Category that pretty much has the entirety of season 1: plot, characters, episodes, items, etc. lumped into it. Technically, with such a broad range of acceptance, the editors would not be incorrect for adding all of these things.

      As an admin on multiple wikis, I've learned that having more specialized categories that fit a specific subject/target, in the long run saves having to re-categorizing later. I am merely pushing for a decent and sensible category tree to be established early on.

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    • But you don't get to make that decision alone. Categorizing by season is commonplace, and is among the most frequently used categories on the multiple wikis where I admin. It answers the most basic question: what episodes were in any given season.

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    • In my original post, I offered a suggestion for a better category title and also politely suggested he take these things into consideration. Basically, I believe things should be brought up and/or discussed.

      If you are going to say to me, "you don't get to make those decisions alone", but your previous statement to Gvd says "Go ahead and make these", you yourself are making that decision alone to allow him to do it, and giving him carte blanche to make those decisions alone. If you wish to do that, fine; just don't chastise me for doing what, in essence, is the very same thing. 

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  • You coud give me an example of a charcter who is NOT affected by the time travel?

    I'm trying to ascertain if this new category is necessary.

    - Geist

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    • The issue with this, is where exactly do we draw the line?

      As I said, if we make it just for those whose lives are lengthened, shortened, born, or erased... who is to say that another second category won't be made for those who married and have different kids? The exponential effects, like those of dealing with time travel itself, are unknown to us. There could become a plethora of categories all of which mean, in essence, the same thing, yet just encase a small, different facet of it.

      Optionally, we could try for an alternate point of view on this. Perhaps Guru could weigh in on this and give us her opinion. She may have had this issue on another wiki and found a solution I could not. Or if she agrees completely with your assessment, then I will gladly undo the alterations to the original description of your category, and let the matter lie for now.

      - Geist

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    • I'm inclined to agree; the parameters for the category are too vague, and far too subjective to be useful, much less clear to other editors. We ran into a lot of this on Person of Interest, and finally had to simply remove the categories.

      The function of a category is to help readers locate classes of information. I appreciate the thought, and the effort, but can't see how this is a functional category. I'm afraid I'm inclined to remove it.

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  • Your cross-referencing for episodes on character pages isn't exact and some edits, particularly those of major characters, are somewhat disjointed and misleading.

    I would ask that you stop this.

    - Geist

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  • FYI, Emma Whitmore didn't defect from Rittenhouse or *to* Rittenhouse. You have to be born into Rittenhouse. She spun a story saying she hid out in the 1800s from Rittenhouse - and the final episode of season 1 has her taking the Mothership over the bodies of agents to do their bidding! Not a defector.

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  • Thanks for all your hard work creating articles on real people featured in episode. However, one thing: please cite episode names using the Ep template: {{Ep|}}, with the episode number behind the vertical bar; this formats the title properly. (Ex: {{Ep|113}} gives us “Karma Chameleon” linked and fully formatted with quotation marks.)

    Keep up the great work!

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