Category talk:Characters by affiliation

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Former members

In these categories, are we including all members of a group (even former members) or only current members. This is inconsistent at the moment (Brentwood was removed from Category:Labyrinth Clan, and yet both Fox and Dingo are in Category:The Pack). It's further complicated by the existence of future articles like Samson, which are included in their appropriate articles.

I prefer including all members (past, present and future), for several reasons. If we include only present members, then we have said that there's something special about "the present" - this becomes a huge problem if and when Gargoyles 2198 or Gargoyles: The Dark Ages are released. Also, if we only include "current" members then what do we do about groups that no longer exist (e.g. Category:Wyvern Clan) or for characters that have died (e.g. Canmore). I doubt anyone would suggest that we don't categorize Canmore as a Hunter?

I don't think this would cause too much confusion, as long as we state somewhere (e.g. in the intro for this category) that all members are included. The character articles would state that they have left the group, and they would be listed as "former members" in the group article as well. I think this is the best solution. -- Supermorff 12:02, 27 December 2007 (CST)

I think you've hit the nail on the head with this one. Everyone (past, present or future) should be included. I've worried about what would happen when we start seeing spinoffs in the past and future also. Not to mention since the series is currently in 1996, what the definition of past, present and future is confusing anyway. Easiest just to include everyone affiliated at any point in time. The history section for each character should explain each situation more accurately. --Matt 12:06, 27 December 2007 (CST)
I agree, include all members. With Timedancer coming up in 2008, the "present" will become vague. -- Vaevictis Asmadi 12:21, 27 December 2007 (CST)

Should Fang be in Category:Labyrinth Clan as well? Was he EVER a part of the clan, even briefly? --Matt 12:24, 27 December 2007 (CST)

Yeah... between "The Cage" and "Kingdom". I guess. -- Supermorff 12:29, 27 December 2007 (CST)
What about Vinnie Grigori as a member of the Quarrymen? -- Supermorff 12:30, 27 December 2007 (CST)

LOL, yeah, I guess he was. If the hood fits... --Matt 12:32, 27 December 2007 (CST)