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Postby Szmitten » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:39 am

For several pages, the Notes sections are equal in size or larger than the articles themselves. This is a bad thing, right?

Can we agree on a way to decide if something is literally noteworthy? Or should we split Notes up into further subsections, like one for Trivia, Production Notes, Similarities/Differences, etc?

Also, some are very, very long winded. It's best to be economic with words.

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Postby ObsessiveMathsFreak » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:42 pm

The Episode Notes are to be split off into subpages. Notes on other pages.... should be discussed here before a decision is made.
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Postby Reichu » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:31 pm

A better idea: Decide if episode notes really ought to be in an episode notes/analysis page, or if they should just be in Some Article.

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Postby V » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:49 pm

It depends on the article. Yes, sometimes the article's Notes will be longer than the article itself, but we try to keep those situations to a minimum.

Under no circumstances "delete" anything; shift it around to other pages, etc. but don't destroy information.

For several pages, the Notes sections are equal in size or larger than the articles themselves. This is a bad thing, right?



Well on the episode guide articles, the notes are actually supposed to be longer than the Synopsis, because everyone coming her has either seen the episodes or has easy enough access to them that we don't need a scene by scene exact walkthrough.
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Postby thewayneiac » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:07 pm

Reichu wrote:A better idea: Decide if episode notes really ought to be in an episode notes/analysis page, or if they should just be in Some Article.


That's a good point. For instance, there was a long note in the ep. 04 article about how pilots are chosen. It was there simply because Ritsuko mentions that the 4th Children hasn't been found yet. I moved it to the Marduk article on the grounds that it really had nothing to do with the episode.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:37 am

I think here are a couple of good guidelines:

Notes = Tidbits

Little bits of knowledge about something in the episode or about the episode. I think things like inconsistencies, interesting facts, misconceptions, etc. should go here. Anything that's more or less a one off that doesn't need further elaborating on.

Analysis = More in depth than notes

Analysis analyzes the episode from several angles that gives more important and relevant information than notes does. Analysis can regard dialogue, or some visual ideas, or further explanation on the episode and things in it.

Theory and Analysis = A super in-depth version of analysis.

Anything that's too deep to cover with analysis on the on-page Analysis should link to here. For examples: there can be some analysis on 24' that links to that T&A page. The Rei bookends should be mentioned in analysis on the page and be linked to the T&A article for more information. That kinda thing.
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Postby Reichu » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:50 am

As a rule, Theory & Analysis should deal with specific (or, at least, as specific as humanly possible) issues, not broad items like "everything theoretical in such-and-such episode". In other words, that T&A page on Episode 24' is provisional. :tongue:

I should probably go around cracking a whip at various episode pages to exemplify...

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:57 am

Reichu wrote:As a rule, Theory & Analysis should deal with specific (or, at least, as specific as humanly possible) issues, not broad items like "everything theoretical in such-and-such episode". In other words, that T&A page on Episode 24' is provisional. :tongue:

Well, most episodes do not need that kind of analysis. What I'm talking about is that, for example, in episode one in analysis someone might mention the "Ghostly Rei" which can link to the T&A article.

I don't know why the 24' T&A should be provisional. In all actuality it deals with one specific subject and that is what the heck was Kaworu's intent and purpose?. This is WAY too much to cover on the main page, and besides the "Angel Rebirth" it doesn't digress into any other territories. There are bits that can be edited, but most of what's there deals specifically with Kaworu's 'mission' (for lack of a better word). I've tried to think of a more specific title (Kaworu's Intention?) in relation to what it specifically deals with.
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Postby V » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:19 pm

I'm writing up the guidlines on Rules and Regultions tonight (finally)
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