It should come to no suprise that shipping is a notable part of every fandom, whether big or small. Each fandom has their more (and less) popular pairings, not uncommonly giving them nicks and creating seperate blogs, facebook accounts, fan groups, etc. for them. Several of these pairing have, without doubt, a noteworthy presence on the internet.
So that’s where the question appears: Are single pairings, with a certain level of notability online and in their fandom, worthy of documentation on the website?
“Certain level of notability” was added for a reason. If you take shows with a huge cast like Hetalia or Homestuck, you’ll end up with so many seperate pairings that documenting them will be a prayer without end. So there will of course be some notability required for these entries to be considered legit.
The most popular and well known pairings are a good starting point of where to look for. Expected requirements for notability can simply be a following that traces back for quite some time (ex: Watson/Sherlock or Kirk/Spock Slash), or through events like becoming canon or having received feedback from the actors whose characters are being shipped.
A clear line on what can and cannot be documented still needs to be set up, which is one of the reasons for this topic. Do you believe KYM can cover your ship? If not, why? If so, do you have any example which you can see work out? Please feel free to share your thoughts and discuss this.