Each Subject should have a Type (the same way as Database Items have a type). There are different types such as organizations or people. If you're looking for examples, click on the Subject Type below and you'll be taken to its page, which will show Verified Subjects within that Type.
These are the different types under this grouping -
- Historical Figure
- TV Personality
We generally use Brand unless it is one of these -
- Auction House
- Film Production Studio
- Fire Department
- Military Unit
- Police Force
- Public Transport (The New York City Transit Authority or Transport for London)
- Racing Team
- Shipping Company
- Sports Team
- Theme Park
- Train Company (such as Amtrack or SNCF)
- TV Station
- University / College
We generally use Event unless it is one of these -
Event Series is grouping together all years of a race or all of the San Diego Comic-Con events over the years.
Locations / Political Entities
- State (in the US or German sense, i.e. a sub-unit of a country)
- County / Province (used in France, the Netherlands, the UK and elsewhere)
- Race Track
Fiction / Content
There is also a Franchise where a number of different works (say a book, a comic series and a film) have been produced from an original creative work of fiction.
We have opted not to have wider themes as pages like Automotive, Military or Ancient would have millions and millions of entries and would be useless.
We have these kinds of Types -
- Chess Type Pattern
- Comic Book Series
- Magazines & Periodicals (the title versus individual issues
- Series (contains individual products that were intended to belong together)
- Subscription Service (that entailed physical products)
- Ship (like the Titanic)
- Tribe / People (this is for Tribal items like Pottery and not for fictitious groups of people)
hobbyDB Related Subjects
- Collectible Type (a category in our database, see for the current list here)
- List (Lists of Interests)
We are still working on the final version of Subjects and might add more Subject Types.