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Pyramid Silent 06-13-2016 09:02 PM

Silent films category
 
Hello! I'm sorry, I have some question: we have at least eleven (maybe more) pages about silent movies:

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/And_Quiet_...hiy_Don)_(1930)

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Shoulder_Arms

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Gold_Rush

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/City_Lights

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Great_Trai...ery,_The_(1903)

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Wings

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Four_Sons

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/New_Babylon,_The

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Verdun:_Visions_of_History

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Storm_Over..._Chingis-Khana)

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/That_Night's_Wife

Maybe, it's useful, to create category for silent films?

funkychinaman 06-13-2016 09:32 PM

I've said it before, I think we have too many categories as is.

Mazryonh 06-14-2016 03:18 AM

Some of us don't mind sorting through them. Besides, as a wiki project, users can usually add the right ones to a film eventually, or put up some sort of flag in the database that says "needs categorization," similar to the "Incomplete" template or "Under Construction" template.

funkychinaman 06-14-2016 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mazryonh (Post 42717)
Some of us don't mind sorting through them. Besides, as a wiki project, users can usually add the right ones to a film eventually, or put up some sort of flag in the database that says "needs categorization," similar to the "Incomplete" template or "Under Construction" template.

You do realize that Incompletes are bad, right?

StanTheMan 06-14-2016 05:53 PM

I agree with fcm personally. There's 270-odd categories as it is.. Do we really need another one for just a dozen or so movies? Granted if you eliminate specific countries and directors and what have you that might get chopped in half, even then, that's quite a lot of genres and qualities and other identifiers to catalogue a film with.. I'm sure most if not all of these silent films fit one or more of them. Hell I'm personally not sure we need a Black & White category, but at least there's a considerable number of films there (almost 500 it seems). A category for a dozen or so movies just seems superfluous. If fact I wonder if we should set a minimum film number requirement for categories and start clearing some of the more sparse ones out. Some of them - particularly with certain directors - only have something like three or four films, which again, just seems superfluous unless we're talking about a considerably well-known/renowned director who just hasn't done a lot of films with firearms in them or something.

Just my thoughts, of course. Bah.

funkychinaman 06-14-2016 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by StanTheMan (Post 42721)
I agree with fcm personally. There's 270-odd categories as it is.. Do we really need another one for just a dozen or so movies? Granted if you eliminate specific countries and directors and what have you that might get chopped in half, even then, that's quite a lot of genres and qualities and other identifiers to catalogue a film with.. I'm sure most if not all of these silent films fit one or more of them. Hell I'm personally not sure we need a Black & White category, but at least there's a considerable number of films there (almost 500 it seems). A category for a dozen or so movies just seems superfluous. If fact I wonder if we should set a minimum film number requirement for categories and start clearing some of the more sparse ones out. Some of them - particularly with certain directors - only have something like three or four films, which again, just seems superfluous unless we're talking about a considerably well-known/renowned director who just hasn't done a lot of films with firearms in them or something.

Just my thoughts, of course. Bah.

The most annoying category is Deceased Actor. Now we have to keep an eye out for any deaths in the entertainment industry. I remember doing a wave of them after the Oscar's death montage one year.

Mazryonh 06-17-2016 03:36 AM

There are only so many silent films, and only some of those feature visible firearms. Since that film genre has been largely abandoned, it isn't likely going to be an overly large category on the wiki.


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