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SydFace AwesomePants (aka SydneyWoo) and I were discussing adding more characters to the list the other day. We were really thinking along the lines of adding Madeline, Winnie and Bill. Maybe even Joy. They've been common in the show (two episodes is common as far as Psych goes) and also in fanfictions on the site, especially Madeline. So we were thinking why not add those three? Maybe four? It'd make finding specific fics with certain characters easier. It'd also be nice to know that "OFC" isn't an OC but a character that's already been in the show along the lines of Madeline.

So... that's the idea. What say you all?
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I like that idea. I think Madeline should get a place on the list. The other characters I think don't really need to be on there, ince they arn't really in many stories at all, but that's just my opinion.
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I like that idea. I think Madeline should get a place on the list. The other characters I think don't really need to be on there, ince they arn't really in many stories at all, but that's just my opinion.
I've seen Winnie and Bill pop up in a few stories actually. Sydney's as the most recognizable right now. But how can you or I really know how many stories they've been in if they're only labeled by Other/OFC/OMC if we haven't read all the stories on the site? Just imagine the unread sums...

Plus seeing the option to have them specially labeled in a story might get more people to want to write them.

I just remembered about Laura's story "Hate". I don't remember if she used Winnie and Bill (I'm fairly certain she did since she wrote it after the first xmas special but don't trust me on that) but she used Gus' parents rather actively in the story.

Yep.

EDIT: I will say unless Joy makes a comeback next year I don't see a real need to add her. I haven't come across a fic with her yet.
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I love the idea of adding those characters. Should we add Uncle Jack, or even Abby too? Since they seem to be in a lot of fics.
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I've seen Winnie and Bill pop up in a few stories actually. Sydney's as the most recognizable right now. But how can you or I really know how many stories they've been in if they're only labeled by Other/OFC/OMC if we haven't read all the stories on the site? Just imagine the unread sums...

Plus seeing the option to have them specially labeled in a story might get more people to want to write them.

I just remembered about Laura's story "Hate". I don't remember if she used Winnie and Bill (I'm fairly certain she did since she wrote it after the first xmas special but don't trust me on that) but she used Gus' parents rather actively in the story.

Yep.

EDIT: I will say unless Joy makes a comeback next year I don't see a real need to add her. I haven't come across a fic with her yet.
Awww, thanks for remembering them, stray
Yeah, I did use Winnie and Bill for Hate.

And I actually really think it's a good idea to add some more characters to the list, especially Madeleine, Winnie and Bill since they're established characters on the show and have appeared more than once.

I'm not entirely sure about Joy. She appeared only once, but then again she is Gus' sister and not some random character that appeared in one episode. However, if we add her because she's a family member, I'd vote to also add Jack
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Madeline I think definitely needs an add, seeing as she's Shawn's mom and, really, pretty central to the whole thing. I wouldn't object to Gus' parents, though I'm in agreement with those that said Joy might not be common enough.

OOOH IDEA. WE SHOULD HAVE JESSIE MAKE THIS THE NEXT POLL ON THE FRONT PAGE. LIKE, WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE MOST TO SEE ADDED. AND THEN, SHE COULD ADD THE ONES THAT ARE REALLY POPULAR.

*goes to bend forum etiquette and cross-post in the poll thread*
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I don't know if adding so many characters all at once may be a good idea. I'm thinking now that only characters who have had at least two episodes worth of face time and character development should be added. Or if a character repeatedly pops up in fanfictions on the site. Otherwise it'd be a free-for-all and almost anyone who's been in the show could be added and it'd get overwhelming with trying to figure out who should be added when and why... I'm all for the poll if it can be sorted out how voting will take place. This is even if Jessica wants to add any new characters. Heh.
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I am also somewhat skeptical of adding that many new characters at once. Maddie has a fair number of stories with her in it so I think that there is definitely an argument for adding here. And while I love all the characters that have been mentioned in this thread I really do not think that we need to add them until there are more than a few stories about them.

I think that too many characters will start to make it messy.
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Like it's not already messy? I'd totally be in favor of limiting the number of characters that can be listed per story to like, three or four. And maybe add an option of 'whole cast' to the list so you can do that if it applies.
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I really like the idea of a whole cast option, that way people might choose that instead of clicking everything.
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