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I notice this emplate is built using DIV-tags. I also notice that the text, specifically the word "Supporting" doesn't fit inside the box when using the small version. That means that the PortalNavBar looks kinda crappy with text hanging out everywhichway. Would it be possible to enforce that the text is never larger than the box or vice versa? Tables could probably do it, but that is ugly beyond. -- Cuardin 15:47, 29 January 2007 (EST)

  • Well, we definitely want the box to always be the same size, or the portals will look like hell. But reducing the text size is an option.--Hardvice (talk) 16:01, 29 January 2007 (EST)
    • Okay, I made the box slightly bigger and the text slightly smaller, but I don't know of any (good) way using CSS or WikiMarkup to automatically size the text to the box. We could automatically size the box to the text, but that would be awful since the boxes would all be different sizes. If we could size the text to the box, we'd need a "threshold" so that short entries (like A-H on the minor page) don't get stretched to fill the box width. Any ideas?--Hardvice (talk) 16:12, 29 January 2007 (EST)
      • I'm not really seeing the problem. Everything fits very nicely for me ... If the problem is the word "Supporting" doesn't fit, we can change it. Support? Change to "Minor", and change Minor to "Guests" or "Extras"? But I really don't suggest any of that. Personally, I think it's fine the way it is.... Or I'm not seeing the problem. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:31, 29 January 2007 (EST)
        • It all fits now, but "supporting was really close before I adjusted it. It is a problem we might run into again (although most instances of the small version are already established, since they're just interpage links), so if there's a more permanent solution, I'd love to hear it. You're right, though: it's easy enough to fix on a case-by-case basis since it shouldn't come up too often.--Hardvice (talk) 18:19, 29 January 2007 (EST)

Family Trees

Some of the changes to this template has adversely affected our Image Maps. Any possibility of an override, or is there something I'm missing altogether? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:16, 2 December 2007 (EST)

Question about death designation

If a character is deceased, do we label them as such on the portals for all seasons, or only those they were dead in? Also, where was the discussion about how we label characters (minor vs recurring vs main)? I thought it was something like 3 episodes to become a recurring, but don't remember where the rules were laid out. As it stands, it seems strange to have Arthur as recurring in Season 3 and Maya as main. --Stevehim 13:12, 28 November 2008 (EST)

I believe Main characters is defined contractually. Robert Forster is still a guest star, whereas Dania Ramirez is in the main cast. I don't know where the discussion is though.
As for portals, I gather that we label them deceased only for the season they died in (and afterwards). D.L., Jessica, Niki, Adam, and *sigh* Elle, would agree with me, from the looks of it.--Tim Thomason 23:13, 1 December 2008 (EST)
That's right. We only label them dead in the season they died. Check Heroes Wiki talk:Community Portal/Archive8#About characters? for that previous discussion about character categorization. Tim is right--main characters are contractually defined. A recurring character (for Heroes Wiki's purposes) is somebody who appeared 4 times in Season One or Three, 3 times in Season Two. Everybody else is a minor character. ... Yeah, we really need a Help:Characters, don't we? :) -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:53, 1 December 2008 (EST)