Category talk:Pre-Terran Alliance Characters

Dislike this category ("Early Characters")[edit]

This category feels wrong. "Early" is too unclear in its meaning to be any useful differentiation. We don't otherwise use eras to differentiate either. Why not sort people into their respective factions (Terran Alliance, or even Pre-Terran Alliance), as this would make it clear that they are from waaay back on the BT timescale, just as their factions. Frabby 10:47, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

I wrangled with this same thought. Do we really want to create a Category:Soviet Union Characters just for Tikonov? I thought about calling it Pre-Terran Alliance Characters, and would gladly accept it as a compromise, but I initially didn't like it for being unwieldy, long and potentially just as confusing. It also doesn't solve your issue with referring to an era. But, again, I have no heartburn with it. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 12:40, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Well I admit that a Category:Pre-Terran Alliance would still be a mixture of an era- and a "miscellaneous" category (both of which I had voiced strong opinion against), but in the specific case of Pre-Terran Alliance I think it would be the best solution. At least I can think of no better approach.
By the way, sorry if my initial response sounded harsh. I am extremely busy these days and cannot commit as much time to refining my postings here as I used (or would like) to. But I hope that will lighten up shortly. Frabby 13:18, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
No worries. I know you well enough to understand your respect for other Editors. Going with Category:Pre-Terran Alliance, then. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 14:16, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Have taken the liberty to move this discussion and delete the old category talk page. Frabby 21:01, 2 August 2009 (UTC)