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So ... about those sidebars. :) All of our erstwhile Plot Points articles are now re-categorized and have spiffy standard-sized lead images. Is it time to start talking sidebars for Items, Events, and Symbols? What kind of information could go on each? On the one hand, I don't want to have a sidebar for a sidebar's sake, but on the other pretty much every other category in Category: Heroes has 'em, and I'm nothing if not a fiend for consistency. Plus I think they somehow make the articles look more finished. We can try to come up with a "standard" sidebar for all three main cats, a separate one for each, or even a separate one for each subcat. What does everybody else think? --Hardvice (talk) 01:08, 22 December 2006 (EST)

Sorry I didn't get back to you right away - I've been driving for the last 24+ hours, and am now working on a computer from, I don't know, 1982. I swear, like 3 of the keys don't even work. Fun.
Thoughts on the sidebars - I agree, we should have them. I also agree we shouldn't have them "just to have them." If at the very least, a picture in colored box with the title above it would suffice. That's kind of where I'm leaning now, or at least with just a little information. Some ideas for data in the box:
  1. "Items" could say who owns them, discovered them, etc. Not much else to tell there - just their current status maybe ("currently in possession of ...")
  2. "Events" could say when they happened (when appropriate), and who was there. Although this might be deemed superfluous since the info should already be in the article, the same goes for every other sidebar. But really, "who" and "when" should be about it.
  3. "Symbols" should be nothing but a picture with the word "The Symbol" or "The mark" above it. We don't know anything else. The appearances of the symbol/mark are clearly stated in the article and would seem superfluous to have in the sidebar, since really that's the only info in the article. I say keep this one really bare.
Just my thoughts. I do think there should be a separate color for each of the three categories. Any other ideas? - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 19:39, 23 December 2006 (EST)