Talk:Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 No.1

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Did we ever decide what would best be used for issue page titles? This is what we used before the crash. I liked the fact that we created an Order of Publication as well as just the category page, but wonder if a full title or story title would work better?
I played around with it a little, but we can't use the # sign in a page title. It would have to be something like Kurt Busiek's Astro City Issue number 1, Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol. 1 issue 1, keep using 1:1 or go by story titles.
I'd favor getting the issue title as much as can be. The publication/issue section, would to me seem to be one of the more searched/used areas for users. I like the idea of using the story titles as page titles, but would seem more confusing for someone searching for an issue in particular....


--Astrozac (talk) 14:56, 23 September 2013 (PDT)

I tried playing around a bit more and seeing what the later versions would look like, vol. 2 and the current series namely, the others(dark age, local heroes and specials) I don't think would look bad short hand. But still don't know what would look best on a page and on the publications page.
Kurt Busiek's Astro City 1> Kurt Busiek's Astro City Issue 1>Kurt Busiek's Astro City Number 1>Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Vol. 1) 1> Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Vol. 1) Issue 1

Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Vol. 2) 1> Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Vol. 2) Issue 1> Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Vol. 2) Number 1

Astro City 1 > Astro City Issue 1> Astro City Number 1> Astro City (Vol. 3) 1> Astro City (Vol. 3) Issue 1> Astro City (Vol. 3) Number 3


I like the idea of using the story titles as the issue pages, but not sure if that's the most reader/user friendly, if say they were looking at the category page. With all of the issues on it, even with having an order of publication option again, when they're trying to find a certain issue...Or am I just overthinking?

Zack
-Astrozac (talk) 00:10, 25 September 2013 (PDT)

Hmmm. That could be resolved by creating a page dedicated to listing the issues, separate from the Category page. For example, from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer wiki -- http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_Season_Eight. (Scroll down to Publications.)
Using story title or using issue title/number each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Fortunately, with redirects and links, we don't have to stick with just one method all across the Wiki. --Yiding (talk) 01:55, 25 September 2013 (PDT)


Not sure what is going to work best. Lots of options, lots of site-structure parts related to this. Synopsis as a category works pretty well, if we leave the synopsis on their own page and the issue pages point to them (Direction I am leaning towards - yea I am wishy-washy). The old "shorthand" issue method is great and handy for quick editing (and sorting purposes), but cryptic for casual users. I am playing around with the redirect pages so we can keep the short hand. Another option: we can play around with the templates more. There are several other aspects to this that are dancing around in my head. Lots of clutter up there. For something so simple and trivial this is amazingly complex. What are the precedents on other sites? Any that you guys feel comfortable trying out here?

--Infobroker (talk) 10:04, 28 September 2013 (PDT)


Because I think we've used or started using three different ways. I just kind of wanted an idea of what was what and where it would go, before I started going back through and verifying info that we have is accurate and filling in pages/characters that didn't have a good revision saved.

The only other thing along these lines, that I can't remember how you did was the order of publication. I remember you created it as a sub category I believe, then we the [[Category: 1:1|081995]] or something along those lines. But for whatever reason it didn't seem like did the whole year. But that's the only way it would seem to work and maybe I'm just crazy... --Astrozac (talk) 06:32, 29 September 2013 (PDT)

thanks for stirring my memory on the pub order Zak. I couldn't remember what we did previously. Once I get some time I will work on the mechanics on getting it working again. --Infobroker (talk) 12:50, 29 September 2013 (PDT)



I'm back to being kind of wishy-washy. I like the set ups of how we have the story synopses and the publication info, but I'm not sure if I like it from a user perspective. I guess I'm curious if having all the info one page makes it more convenient by only having to visit one page or would that just throw a lot of info at them to scan through? I kind of lean toward the former.
Or are we doing fairly correct? For the most part we only link to the publication (hard info) for appearances and to the story synopses in the character text. --Astrozac (talk) 06:10, 24 November 2013 (PST)