Under the heading Genre, some have already discussed about fictive characters. Then it was based on someone giving credit to James Bond. It may not be correct, but perhaps one could get the opportunity to link to fictitious people that appear in many films, such as Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Maigret, Martin Beck and Harry Potter.

@Botros: I can't remember what thread we discussed it, but EK_ counter-proposed NOT putting fictive characters (or series names) in the sub-genre field. I think it's been tabled for now, but IIRC, the mods/devs said they might consider it as a separate field later.

@lexiconangel: I think a separate field will be very good.

A “Tag” field would be ideal. That way you can link films for all sorts of purposes, like fictive characters, writers, etc.

We wait and see what the web site's administrators can do for us.

Has anything been decided on crediting "Fictive characters"?

Noticed that "Bugs Bunny" has a CREDIT page and is listed as ACTOR on various FILM pages.

https://www.filmo.gs/credit/323041-bugs-bunny

Seriously? Actor? What's next, ALL animated characters being credited?

I still like the idea of franchises, though I realize that doesn't cover as much ground as a tagging system would... Tags just seem messy, and generally more ripe for abuse/misuse and a current lack of standardization. Sub-genres are frustrating enough in regard to the later.

I don't see any purpose in cataloging fictional characters to begin with, though. Animals, yes. Cartoon animals, no.

How about computer characters like HAL who kind of started them in 2001: A Space Odyssey...

HAL 9000 is no more real than Bugs Bunny.

This isn't Wikipedia.

no realer than* please add an edit function already.

Noticed that "Bugs Bunny" has a CREDIT page and is listed as ACTOR on various FILM pages.

very much incorrect. behind all those characters are voice actors. they should be credited.

How about computer characters like HAL who kind of started them in 2001: A Space Odyssey...

again. the voice actor for Hal should be credited.

^ no realer than* please add an edit function already.

+1

I agree, unless it's the title of a series, I don't see a need for a character (cartoon or otherwise) having their own credit page. Perhaps Series needs to be handled differently or become a separate doctype to avoid confusion for what's necessary to add as a credit and what isn't. We'll look into this more.

I like the idea of tags, but agree with morgue_sludge that they'll be very difficult to standardize and will probably get out of hand quite quickly.

In the meantime I've added to the Credits section of the submission guidelines, so if you come across characters as actors, feel free to remove citing this section (10.3.4.).

Well that's interesting. discogs allows fictional characters (https://www.discogs.com/lists/Fictional-Characters-as-Artists-v2/280996 ), and has done so for years, but filmogs doesn't, even when the character is credited with a "starring" role. Discogs even allows the fictional character as an artist when it appears only as a licensed image, and not even as a performer (https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/791924 ). Whatever happened to mirroring discogs' approach to recording releases? And how about "If an artist has a credit page on Filmogs, add a link that artist on their Discogs page. Edit the Discogs artist page and add the Filmogs' artist link to the 'Sites' section of the page." on https://www.filmo.gs/wiki ?

I obviously disagree with excluding fictional characters, if they are given an artist credit on a release.

People also want to catalog blank cassettes on Discogs. I'm surprised they don't allow drum machine to have profiles, too, as they have also been credited as "members" by certain bands/artists.

Discogs stopped making sense a long time ago.

does this count as fictive or does filmogs allow animal credits now?

https://www.filmo.gs/credit/322760-tardar-sauce

That isn't a cartoons. It is a real animal, with credited roles in films. And the profile is under the cat's real name, too. I mentioned animals previously for this very reason reason.

Also, again, the edit function is desperately needed for those us who can't be arsed to proofread before submitting. :]

i know animals are not cartoon credts.

it was just a questin you don't have to get so triggered over a questin.

and yes i can read thank you very much you don't have to be a smart one either.

I agree with Jo_Store - The best thing is to answer questions kindly and respectfully.

thanks botros.

Botros wrote:

I agree with Jo_Store - The best thing is to answer questions kindly and respectfully.

Tell that to the guy claiming people are "triggered". How was my response at all unkind or disrespectful? Get a grip, please.

People are much too sensitive, Mr./Ms. Sludge.

EK wrote_:

People are much too sensitive, Mr./Ms. Sludge.

so true

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