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• 7/8/2017

New guidelines

Hi, everyone!

I have noticed one mistake in particular that keeps persisting: the bolding of the article's name even after the introductory phrase (i.e. The United Nations is...). I ask of you that you bold the name only at the beginning and never thereafter.

Another issue would be the frequent discrepancies between the novel series and its TV adaptation that often lead to two subsections being created to explain the events of the two series. I was thinking, why not use a tabber instead? Check the Arboghast's page, for example. A tabber works better, IMO. What about you? What do you all think?

Should we use two subsections or a tabber for historical discrepancies?
 
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• 7/8/2017

A tabber looks better and appears to take less space but it implies a bias/favoring toward one or the other because there always is a default.

Short term, I have no preference but IF we need to set a guideline, I'd like to vote for creation of a third option which hides both  Books and TV until either is selected.  It could clarify/blur or it could expand/collapse or it could use some other mechanism to reveal/obsure.

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• 7/8/2017

I myself am among those who've used bolding in plurality of instances within the same page.  I always felt the point of it was to highlight a self-reference similar to what might happened if you linked to yourself.  I had thought there would be no harm in it and considered it beneficial to do so.

Do we have a page yet where these style guidelines are assembled, updated and explained for quick reference?

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• 7/8/2017

I agree that it should only be bolded the first time the article's name is encountered, in the first sentence. This matches Wikipedia's style guide (and yes, we probably should make our own): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Lead_section#Format_of_the_first_sentence

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• 7/10/2017

FYI, if you use the title of a page as a link it will bold it. So, some editors may think that making a link to the page it's on won't make it bold, but it will.

You can see this in action here: The_Expanse_Wiki:Sandbox/1

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• 7/14/2017

I was certainly guilty of this -- I remember learning that Wikipedia's rule was bold the name if used inside the article. This certainly isn't the case now (thanks Tobiasvl).

I'd say put books as the default since that is the source material for the TV show. I think that's a reasonable bias. 

Do we want to be using the tabber across all relevant pages (such as characters)? There's a lot of character pages specified by (Books) or (TV) suffixes in their titles. Usage of a tabber seemed to be a minority convention in my purusing (and thus not used on pages I've created). It seems like a consistent convention would be good for the wiki.

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• 7/14/2017

Orthochronicity wrote:

Do we want to be using the tabber across all relevant pages (such as characters)? There's a lot of character pages specified by (Books) or (TV) suffixes in their titles. Usage of a tabber seemed to be a minority convention in my purusing (and thus not used on pages I've created). It seems like a consistent convention would be good for the wiki.

Which tabber are we talking about specifically here?

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• 7/14/2017

I think we've established a long-standing convention for separate pages when it comes to Characters and their Book vs TV incarnations.  I don't think we'd abandon than in favor of tabber.  Many characters have enough distinguishing characteristics and plot to warrant the separation.  Many have enough plot to fill an article on its own.

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