Category talk:Episodes with Philip J. Fry

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What is the purpose of this category? Its linked from Fry right after saying Fry is in every episode. If there is some actual purpose to this category that I'm not seeing, wouldn't a redirect to a general category of episodes also work? Finally, it only contains the pilot anyway. —JediRogue 01:16, 30 December 2010 (CET)

Strangely, it's Svip's work. I guess we should ask him. It must be some sort of test, I don't know. San Saber 02:54, 30 December 2010 (CET)
It was part of a test regarding categories listing episodes for each character using a system that is only contained in the pilot episode article (look at the source under characters). All the categories are 'hidden'.
I am not sure if the idea will ever be picked up, however. --Sviptalk 03:01, 30 December 2010 (CET)
Template:Cc? What's that? Character categories? San Saber 03:09, 30 December 2010 (CET)
Well, its useful to have such a categorization of secondary characters. I actually assumed it was some sort of automated categorization when I saw that it was hidden but since it was only one episode, I didn't look too closely as to how it worked. So how do we feel about not having it, at least not automated? Delete? —JediRogue 04:16, 30 December 2010 (CET)
The idea was to make it automatic by having the bot travel through episode articles and apply the template to. However, I never got around to that. The reason why I never moved on a delete was A) no one really noticed it was there and B) maybe some day we could actually put it forward.
However, if someone has a different take on how this system should work, I would gladly hear it. --Sviptalk 12:29, 30 December 2010 (CET)
I would get rid of it entirely for any character that appears in every episode. Because a) its unnecessary as they appear in every episode and b) it may be confusing because its presence implies that they are not in every episode. How was the bot to work? Simply parsing through the Characters section and adding the category if a character is listed? Presumably off a set list of characters you might want the category for (you don't really need to make a category if the character is only in one episode, or all of them). I'd find it most useful for recurring secondary characters (Mom, Morbo, Cubert, Nixon, etc). —JediRogue 18:24, 30 December 2010 (CET)