Category talk:Inhabitants

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Inhabitants and characters

Continuation of Yoda8myhead's discussion on Portal talk:Inhabitants toward differently categorizing or decoupling characters from inhabitants.

I don't think we can fully get away from inhabitants because it encompasses articles about characters as well as non-character beings (mindless creatures, non-sentient animals, planar beings, generic species/type articles, etc.).

If there's a Category:Characters for named autonomous beings and people who aren't deities, it would still be categorized under Category:Inhabitants like Category:Creatures.

Regarding the "inhabitants of what?" question, I think the implied answer unless otherwise specified is "the Pathfinder campaign setting", else it wouldn't have an article here. This is similar to the rationale for not having a "Category:People from Earth" category on Wikipedia; Category:People implies Earth because no person is from another planet. -Oznogon (talk) 23:11, 10 January 2024 (UTC)

Generally, while I am okay with a change away from "inhabitants", I dislike "character" as an alternative as that word feels both too cartoon-y and too crunch-y at the same time. We call them Player Characters and Non-Player Characters as game mechanical terms. The inhabitants / denizens of the world wouldn't refer to themselves as characters, and I think keeping as much of the wiki in-character as possible is beneficial to maintaining a unified tone. CadeHerrig (talk) 05:03, 12 January 2024 (UTC)
I think simply Category:People (as Wikipedia), is sufficient as a term to separate what we're calling characters from generic or agency-less creatures, which are already categorized. -Oznogon (talk) 21:39, 15 January 2024 (UTC)
Category:People now exists as a parent category of Category:Inhabitants and Category:Ancestries and heritages. Further refinement and auditing of Category:Inhabitants (which currently includes some agency-less beings) would be beneficial. -Oznogon (talk) 15:50, 10 April 2024 (UTC)