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So we recently had a thread on Shran's Talk page about Nero's unnamed wife. It's been brought to my attention, by Cobra, that the Unnamed X are not real world. This seems to me, to be a POV violation as they're not unnamed just their name is unknown in the {{realworld}}. I always thought these lists were realworld and never thought for one second that they weren't. I propose a rename of these pages and those within to a more appropriate pov term like Other X as they do on ma/de or possibly come up with another term Additional or what-have-you. I'm probably in the minority on this but it's still seems a very wrong pov for those articles. — Morder 20:01, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Morder, the pages are in-universe yet calling the characters "Unnamed" kinda brings it out of universe. I'm not sure I like using "Other" in place of "Unnamed", but it would make more sense than "Unnamed". I also can't think of anything better than "Other". --From Andoria with Love 20:17, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Oops. I was the one who told Morder about the way MA/de deals with is - but, apparently, they don't really do that, but just talked about changing to something like that once. Sorry for that.
However, I wouldn't mind a change. "Unknown X" is breaking the POV, so if an alternative can be found, why not. Another suggestion (probably from a MA/de discussion as well) would be to have those "Unnamed X" lists on the page for "X" directly. I guess this would work in most cases, with a fallback to "Other X" if the list would be too long for the main article. -- Cid Highwind 21:15, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
Just a thought; on the BSG wiki they have a marking for in-universe pages with out-of-universe names. Maybe something along those lines? I mean, other then the "unnamed" problems, the pages are written fairly in-universe. --- Jaz 21:37, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

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