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What are the rules/standards at this project for characters who are eligible to receive their own articles? Nobody has deleted Stern, an article I created for an unseen, mentioned-only character, so it seems examples like that are permissible. Also, some contributors made articles called simply Kaylee's father and Unidentified midget, which are mentioned-only characters who—actually lacking names—are one more degree into the realm of obscurity. I feel it is pertinent to point out that at Wiki 24, another project where I contribute, examples like Stern are eligible but examples like Kaylee's father cannot receive articles because there isn't even a proper name to identify them. In my opinion this is a good standard for the purposes of that other project. Is this something that can be considered here?

Additionally, what are the rules regarding seen-only characters who have no names or even lines (just faces). I figure if Kaylee's father can be accepted, we can make up similar names for other characters of note whom we see. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 00:34, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

So far, we tend to allow all characters that have been mentioned in a canon source, and use the {{Mo}} template to show that they were only mentioned. We don't have too many restrictions at the moment, as this project is still fairly small. In my opinion, if the character is mentioned and some information can be presented on them, they deserve an article and, if they aren't named, can use conjectural titles. I'm open to restricting it a bit if others agree though. Cheers, Grunny 15px-FeaturedIcon.png (Talk) 03:19, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
I tend to agree with Grunny on this one. The Firefly universe is so limited at the moment in terms of content that mentioned only characters like this - as long as there is some canonical mention of them - are fine. Especially as we have proven over at Wookieepedia that these types of character articles can actually be made into decent articles. Of course, there should be some limit; creating an article for "Third partygoer to the left behind the punch table in Shindig" would be a little over the top. - Cavalier OneIndependents flag(From here to the eyes and the ears of the Verse) 13:41, October 22, 2010 (UTC)
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