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Talk:Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World/summary

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Necessity

Is this page necessary? The book is quite short and having the summary over at the main page didn't make it very long. I purposely tried to keep the summaries very brief for that purpose. We should either beef up the summaries for each chapter a little more, or move the summaries back to the main page. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:58, 29 November 2015 (EST)

  • I did this because we did for Saving Charlie and the iStories. I think it is good to keep the same layout for all of them. That way they aren't all cluttered pages that are difficult to navigate because they're all different. I think the summaries made it significantly longer and even the characters section is quite large. At least for this book because of the character section I think we should keep the summary page. ~~IHHTalk 09:58, 30 November 2015 (EST)
    • I agree somewhat with Iheartheroes. I think the way differences are noted instead of full summaries in the main article for Brave New World (eBook) has merit too. That said, the BNW ebook is a special example where the topic of the book and an episode greatly overlap.--MiamiVolts (talk) 15:57, 30 November 2015 (EST)
      • I get the idea of continuity, believe me I do. But the books themselves are different. Saving Charlie is more than twice as long as STC,DTW, and has twice as many chapters. I don't mind having this page separated, but it will need to be beefed up because there were several times that I summarized several pages into just one sentence, or skipped major events in the interest of brevity. I also want to make sure that we are not going to expect a summary page for each of the eBooks -- that's definitely not necessary. Regarding the "Differences" sections in BNW and SC, those make sense because the books very closely followed events of the episodes. However, this book has about half a chapter that coincides with an episode; the other eBooks don't follow episodes at all. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:17, 30 November 2015 (EST)
        • My thinking is that these most recent eBooks, including STC, DTW, are likely shorter because they are planned to be combined into a print anthology. So if there are differences in STC, DTW and the other eBooks to other Heroes or Heroes Reborn content, I think it's still important for those differences to be noted somewhere on the wiki. As for there being a summary page for each of the eBooks, if the wiki is going to have them, then I think the STC, DTW eBook is a good one to have due to the number of crossover characters from the original series, and cause it explains what happened with some of them following the last episode. I think there is still the print anthology coming up too, so depending on how the related article for the print anthology on the wiki is organized, it might end up being helpful for each of the eBooks to get summary articles (even if they end up a different format).--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:00, 1 December 2015 (EST)

Article of the Week

Something else we may want to consider is whether the wiki wants to highlight the novel/novella articles for main page articles of the week after the 13 episodes are over.--MiamiVolts (talk) 18:19, 30 November 2015 (EST)

I mention this now mainly so the formatting can be considered ahead of time (while the articles are being made) if that is planned. The 5 most recent novellas (eBooks) are already listed under Latest Evolutions Updates, but the wiki might want to consider changing the formatting to be more like the graphic novels.--MiamiVolts (talk) 02:00, 1 December 2015 (EST)