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Ok, I know I'm quite new here, but I'm a bit at odds with where to begin. I see that there is a lack in consistency regarding the episode pages. I was comparing two in particular:
Both of these seem to have some basics that are the same, such as the inclusion of cast and a summary of the events, but they way they are displayed is very different, such as one says 'Plot' and the other says 'Summary'. Small things like that are very disconcerting. Which is standard? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MichaelMogg (talk • contribs) 08:45, 7 November 2007 (UTC).
- Actually I've been thinking about the very same thing a few days ago. The guidelines for Episodes we laid down very early by founder of this wiki. I don't believe they had any input from the community. Further, for some reason, editors here never put too much focus onto episodes, so those pages were somewhat overlooked and neglected. However, recently, User:MrWhitman have been User:Crouchbk transferring their work from Wikipedia, which has a standardized format for Episodes, so we basically sort of adopted that standard by inference. The format I'm referring to is the same used in "World's Finest." I agree we need consistency, so maybe we should work together to come up with official guidelines for Episode pages. ― Thailog 11:59, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
- Ah! Cool, thanks Thailog. That looks very nice and pretty standard. I love editing episodes more than anything else, so if I think of something new to add, I'll bring it up again, but for now, that's a good clear example of where to start. Now I just have to figure out how to format everything so 'purdy'.--MichaelMogg 14:55, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Proposed New Sub-Section
Ok, I don't want to be that kind of new guy who makes a hundred new threads, so I'll just tack this on here. I noticed on the 'World's Finest' example there is no place for goofs or continuity errors. I think it would be a good thing to have a section similar to that, but I'd suggest NOT calling it 'Goofs'. The only thing I can imagine is putting it under 'trivia', but that's not quite accurate. I know the encyclopedia is supposed to focus on 'first person' (in-universe) stuff more, but I think the more we can say about the show, the better the pages will be. Thoughts?--MichaelMogg 02:29, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
- I've put one in the episode I've been working on and called it "inconsistencies". If anyone has a better term, let me know, otherwise, I'll just keep it as is.--MichaelMogg 09:07, 8 November 2007 (UTC)