Help talk:Building Event Note Cards

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Mr. Smartie Notes: Please don't delete discussion items. They serve as history, a log of problems and the resolution. Thanks! --Infobroker (talk) 07:56, 7 January 2015 (PST)

Event Note Cards - Questions[edit]

Place for questions (and answers) to Authoring Event-Note-Cards

Reserving An Issue of Astro City for Event Note Cards[edit]

It's not mandatory or anything, but I am thinking that for those of you who are doing Event Note Cards(bless you all), you might want to let others know if you are working on an issue. Best suggestion I have is to put a place holder note on the Event Page, reserving that issue. I've done this for the Visitor's Guide. --Infobroker (talk) 21:16, 22 February 2015 (PST)

Building Queries on the Event Page of an Issue[edit]

I have not injected the query code onto the Event Pages for all the Issues of Astro City. The format overall is standard, but each one need's an argument tweak in the code to link to that issue. If you think you understand what to do, go ahead and prime the page.

If you are stuck, stick a note on my Talk page, or here, or on the Issue's Event Discussion page, requesting it be primed.

Here's the code used on Astro City No.14. Formatting the name to match the title of the comic exactly is critical.

|issueTitle={{AC}} No.14

Thanks again for all the hard work. This process is a bit tricky and I appreciate the help. --Infobroker (talk) 21:28, 22 February 2015 (PST)

Template Changes (minor)[edit]

I've made some minor changes to the Event2 template. These are changes that I put on the to do list during the course of implementation a few months back.

1. Added a parameter for the source for page numbering.
I was doing my page references mainly from Comixology, and they have several different conventions for how they number pages. For example, the cover is page one, and what we think of as two-page spreads only counts as one page. So I finally got 'round to having a source argument to indicate print or Comixology. If time permits, I might consider to a page mapping function for digital to print correlating. But that is going to require translation tables for each issue.
2. Added parsing logic to generate default values for certain fields if they do not get initialized by the author.
  • Event Type defaults to "current"
  • Priority defaults to "normal"
  • Source defaults to "comixology"

--Infobroker (talk) 17:27, 23 February 2015 (PST)