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BladeBronson

aka Christian

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321 Edits since joining this wiki
November 30, 2011
  • I live in SF Bay Area
  • My occupation is Front-End Engineer

Hello. I have read your message. You do make good points, however, I think that the system that is being used right now is fine. The quotes part is not that high priority. You can do a Google search and find a million quotes for each episode. You can also get rid of the spoiler templates, most of them have been there for a long time and do need to be rid of. Thanks for your help. DaRanger (Talk ~ Contribs) 21:13, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

That's fine, but can you tell me what that system is? At the moment, each article is a little bit different. I proposed the outline for an ideal article. If that doesn't look quite right, could you indicate what a perfect article would look like? --BladeBronson 22:36, December 13, 2011 (UTC)
Hello again. I have thought it through, and the plan that you have would actually be good. Everything already is in the infobox, so I think you could delete the stuff on the top and just make the plot the first paragraph. The infobox should be expanded as you said to include other things such as guest stars, and maybe expanded a bit (width). Thanks for your help. DaRanger (Talk ~ Contribs) 20:51, December 14, 2011 (UTC)
Cool cool. Right now, we're using double-bracket tags for specifying the image in the infobox, along with a hardcoded width. I've already found some infoboxes use 250px and others use 270px. I've noticed on other wikis' infoboxes, only the filename is given and the template does the work of specifying on the width. I'll work on doing that this week. Also, I'll make a copy of an existing article page (in my user namespace) and will work on building the ideal version of that page. If you like it, then we can work on transforming all articles to match. --BladeBronson 22:03, December 14, 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I've done some more work - have a look at User:BladeBronson/The_Stock_Tip vs. The Stock Tip
What's new:
  • New Template:Infobox Episode It's CSS-driven, so the template is a lot easier to understand, colors don't need to be passed as parameters (colors are applied based on the season number being passed), and the image size is specified in the template.
  • No intro summary "This is the x episode of season y"
  • No "Plot" section headline
  • Quotes are in the page instead of on their own page
  • Added a lot more links, including redlinks to pages that should be created
As much as I thought I would like removing the redundant intro, the article feels a litte awkward just jumping into the plot. We could either add the intro back, or maybe elevate a favorite quote to begin the page, followed by the "Plot" section headline? I'm looking forward to your feedback. --BladeBronson 22:45, December 15, 2011 (UTC)

I do think that jumping right into the plot is awkward. I think maybe a quote would be good and then a plot headline. Also, I created this. I know you made a infobox template driven by css, but I wanted to ask if you would be interested in something like that. You can see it in action here. DaRanger (Talk ~ Contribs) 22:36, December 16, 2011 (UTC)

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