is there a reasoning for splitting this off of settlements? -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 23:37, April 6, 2020 (UTC)

Specificity. If someone is looking to reference major cities, combing through tiny towns and villages to find them is unhelpful. --TimPendragon (talk) 03:06, April 7, 2020 (UTC)
But how do we draw the dividing line. when is a city too small to be considered a city and is just a town? we don't have population figures or size maps for the overwhelming majority of our settlements. the only ones we can realistically divine are cities are those referred to as cities (which will take some digging), and those with "city" in the name. it will be incomplete at best - captainmike Wiki-wordmark 00:42, April 9, 2020 (UTC)
Then only the ones that are obviously cities (either referred to or named) go in there. That's the dividing line. -- sulfur (talk) 00:56, April 9, 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, what Sulfer said is accurate. "Completeness" shouldn't be a concern, ease of access to information for those searching for it should be. In a lot of ways, Memory Beta has lost sight of that, which is why most of the authors who used to use this place as a reference have stopped doing so. --TimPendragon (talk) 03:03, April 9, 2020 (UTC)
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