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  • What's the difference between this and Template:epp? I know epp creates links like this: (The Line), but {{ep|206|true}} does the same thing. So, do we need both?--  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  15:38, 4 November 2007 (EST)
    • Not really. It looks like the reflexes formerly only on epp are also now on this. (Actually, I take that back -- epp just invokes this template with the |true reflex, so that reflex has always been here) Of course, since most people don't subst: this template, we'd have to update all of the links from epp to ep|true before we could get rid of epp.--Hardvice (talk) 15:46, 4 November 2007 (EST)
      • I think we could go a step further, and make it so this template automatically italicises, reducing any need for you to put {{epp|206|true}} at all. So, if you have {{ep|206}} it'll automatically make (The Line) or whatever. The only problem I see is with the many places that use template:epp; if we redirected that template to this one, would that solve it? Or would someone have to go through manually and add that extra 'p'? :)--  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  15:49, 4 November 2007 (EST)
        • If we made it a template alias, all of the references to epp without a |true would convert to just the normal ep. So yes, we'd have to manually update it.--Hardvice (talk) 15:51, 4 November 2007 (EST)
          • Not entirely sure I understand - sorry! - but my knowledge of wiki syntax and stuff is relatively basic. I still do think however we should stick to one or the other....--  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  15:53, 4 November 2007 (EST)
            • Actually, the |true reflex on this one is used by epp, which is {presumably) why it's not documented. What I was saying above, though, is that the many, many places where epp is used don't have |true (since that's a reflex of this template). If we just convert epp to a redirect, all of the (Genesis)es will convert to Genesises.--Hardvice (talk) 15:57, 4 November 2007 (EST)
            • And the reason there are two separate templates is that, in some cases, you just want the name of the episode without formatting (if you're using it in a template, or in the middle of a sentence) and sometimes you want the parentheses and italics. In other words, we don't want {{ep|206}} to print (The Line) because that would give us sentences like "In the episode commentary for (The Line), Kay Foster says...", which is incorrect. It could all be combined in one if we used the |true reflex manually, but I think the idea was that ep vs. epp was easier to remember.--Hardvice (talk) 16:01, 4 November 2007 (EST)

Good News/Bad News

The good news is that I modified the template to allow overrides of titles for things like ampersands and other special characters. The bad news is that doing so necessitated adding each episode/novel twice to prevent the nbl template from defaulting a blank override (since the pipe had to be outside the switch). However, this does let us include the namespace in the first reference, so as to avoid redirects (no big deal, but it's nice I suppose). The bottom line, though, is that we need to remember to add each new episode/novel twice--once for the link, and once for the linktext.--Hardvice (talk)

Webisodes, Graphic Novels, and their subtitles

I think the proper format for the webisodes should be "<webisode title>, part X: <part title>" (meaning use a colon (:) instead of a semi-colon (;) and no italics. SacValleyDweller and I have brought this up elsewhere, but it hasn't been resolved so I'm noting the discussion here so others can add their thoughts. For the graphic novels that have subtitles, we don't note them using this template but for some reason, we are now doing so for the webisodes. Perhaps the subtitle should be split from this template and added via a new template, Epsub?--MiamiVolts (talk) 07:14, 30 December 2008 (EST)

  • I have created, in my userspace, my own version of this template that doesn't add the subtitle for webisodes and also a new template, Template:Eps, that adds the subtitle for you automatically (it doesn't have to be updated with each new gn or webisode) for graphic novels and webisodes (and episodes too, if there are ever any with subtitles). I've also made Template:Epn, which is the same as the old template:Gnn, but expanded so that it handles Webisodes and Graphic Novels as well. I don't think there should be any problems with moving them to the mainspace, but I'll let others review them for a day in case anyone spots a bug.--MiamiVolts (talk) 06:07, 7 January 2009 (EST)
    • Templates have now been moved.--MiamiVolts (talk) 13:35, 8 January 2009 (EST)

R10X: R101, R102, R103, etc.

I think we should consider adding R101, R102, etc. for the Heroes Reborn episodes. Has this been discussed somewhere else?--MiamiVolts (talk) 13:59, 13 November 2015 (EST)

  • I take from the lack of response there's no real need for this for now. Another possibility is to add HR101, HR102, etc. if it is decided there's a need later on.--MiamiVolts (talk) 00:03, 19 November 2015 (EST)
    • I think the key thing is whether Reborn is renewed for another season. If it is, then perhaps a discussion on the merits of using 501, 601, 701 etc. vs R101, R201, R301 would be useful. For now I feel the 500 series suffices. --Radicell (talk) 11:54, 19 November 2015 (EST)