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The new comic generally doesn't show up until about 2 or 3 AM CST.--Hardvice (talk) 02:51, 9 January 2007 (EST)

AOTW discussion

In a week where there might be no GN and no new episode (which I don't think will happen until the summer), I think we ought to discuss a new AOTW before before we go ahead and start marking up an article for the main page. Just sort of to get some feedback and bounce around different ideas - that way it's a group concesus, rather than just one person's idea of what's best. :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 06:16, 9 January 2007 (EST)

New episodes

  • Since we've changed how we do AOTW since the last new Heroes episode, what's the plan for this new episode? The episode articles already have code in them that helps generate the appropriate AOTW when it's transcluded. I do like that approach at least with the episodes since it means you only have to edit the main article instead of the article and the AOTW template. So once Episode:Godsend is ready for AOTW maybe we can just replace the content in Template:aotw with {{:Episode:Godsend}}. We could of course change the {{aotw}} on the main page, but I think doing the 2 level transclusion I mentioned before would be good in case we ever need to lock the main page. (Admin 16:12, 22 January 2007 (EST))
    • Sounds about right to me. Lemme see if I can work up a more main-page friendly version of the sidebar that we can stick inside some <includeonly> tags. IIRC, that was the main complaint about the formatting of the AOTW before the switch, so a slimmed-down one would be ... advantageous.--Hardvice (talk) 16:53, 22 January 2007 (EST)
      • Okay, it's working. Check out the Sandbox. When an episode is transcluded, it produces a small sidebar, and when it isn't it produces a full-sized one. I had to change the {{{image}}} variable to accept raw filenames instead of links to get it to work, but that's really just an added benefit IMO.--Hardvice (talk) 17:35, 22 January 2007 (EST)
        • It looks nice. And I much prefer the updated image call - it's more consistent with the most of the infoboxes we have now. Nice work. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:38, 22 January 2007 (EST)
          • It also means if we have to make changes later (resizing the image, thumbnailing it, or whatever), we can make the change to the template and not each individual article. Any opinions on what to display on the slimmed-down sidebar? I'm still feeding it all the variables, so we can add or remove stuff very easily. Right now, I'm showing title, image, ep. number, airdate, prev, and next.--Hardvice (talk) 17:41, 22 January 2007 (EST)
            • Just the basics - I'd rather people check out the main article than coming, reading, and leaving. Keeping it to basics will draw more people in I think. I think you've got it down. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:53, 22 January 2007 (EST)

Episode + GN?

Would it be possible to have both the Episode and the Graphic Novel in the Article of the week box? -Level 03:51, 6 February 2007 (EST)

Actually, along those same lines, I think we should have three sections: Current Episode, Current Graphic Novel, and Featured Article. The FA would be one exemplary article we would highlight to draw in more fans. We could nominate an article we thing would be of interest and have a quick one-paragraph blurb about it on the main page. (Of course, we would start with Waffles and then Mohinder the lizard. But then we could nominate articles.) Any other ideas? — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:28, 6 February 2007 (EST)

Auto-formatted AOTW

OK, both episodes and graphic novels can now be included in the template and will auto-format for the AOTW. I figure if we're going to have year-round graphic novels, we may as well make our jobs a little easier. I'll update the cut-n-paste template with the necessary changes.--Hardvice (talk) 15:28, 23 March 2007 (EDT)

  • Yeah, it looks good, and makes things a lot easier. (Though I still would like to see other articles featured on the aotw space--especially during the summer...) Thanks for your hard work as always, Hardvice. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:38, 23 March 2007 (EDT)

Using currentep for aotw?

  • So if we want to use the currentep template for the AOTW then we have a slight issue. Right now currentep updates the current events page. Presumably we want that page to change as soon as a new episode has aired so people have the links to the newest checklist. However if we tie AOTW to currentep then we replace the main page AOTW with an essentially blank article until the episode info has been filled in. For now I took out the currentep reference from AOTW so that we can change the AOTW once the current episode article is sufficiently completed. (Admin 22:48, 5 November 2007 (EST))

< / noinclude >

"< / noinclude >" appears just under the episode title, above the summary on the main page. I tried to remove it, but I was unsuccessful. How can we remove it? --Janrodrigo 05:49, 9 April 2009 (EDT)