Okay, using SQL. I’m making a particular table for ‘category’ (ie. kintype usually), that other tables (such as irc channels and mailing lists) relate to.
There is an ID for every kintype and sub-kintype that has an accompanying item of info or place online, and I want to make sure the IDs are recognisable when I’m doing database work so…
…basically, I’m making a dewey decimal system for kintypes.
Given your tags (#elven is currently 1.1.1 #draconic is currently 1.2.1), I guess it’s not taxonomically hierarchical? Although I suppose you thought that somehow elven and dragon were together in some larger overarching category, or they wouldn’t both be 1.x.x…. anyway, I’m interested in this kind of thing :D
Yeah, you’re right about 1.x.x - that was for mythic otherkin, 1.1.x was for humanoid mythic otherkin and 1.2.x was for ‘therio-mythics’ or mythics with animalistic forms. Which made elves 1.1.1, fae 1.1.2 and dragons 1.2.1.
But as I said, I’m now using letters because the number system fell apart way too quickly (it ended up getting nested way too much in the same numbers). It’s loosely based on Dragon Code that kiilas showed me while I was working on it.
so ‘M—’ is mythics, ‘MH-’ is Mythic, humanoid, ‘MHe’ is elven, ‘MHf’ is fae, etc. ‘MT-’ is therio-mythic and ‘MTd’ is dragon. And then that can get expanded into specific examples such as ‘MHe-ele’ being used as a reference to Elenari, or ‘MHf-tdd’ being Tuatha de Danaan (I think Tuatha are categorically fae? :s).
It can all change later (and probably will since I have issues with it), but from what I gathered initially, I felt that making a distinction between mythics (M—) and therians (T—) was important? I’m not so sure anymore, but i figured there was possibly something slightly inherently different behind the two, or that making a distinction was an important thing to make. I think I need to do more research to get a better taxonomy on some things.
The main purpose is for categorising information, so while it’s largely kintypes, there are things other or greater than mythics and therians. ‘V—’ is for real vampirism, since I’m kinda covering real vampirism too. There are also ones for multiple things or generalised things, so ‘0-MT’ is mythic otherkin and therianthropy, or ‘0-MTV’ is mythic otherkin, therianthropy and real vampirism. (‘0’ is just a way of putting it alphabetically at the top and indicating it’s a group :P).