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hidden appearances script at MA

Bp has shown us the way! read on. Bonko 19:09, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

"Hello. I wrote this script for Memory Alpha's similar problem with "appearances" sections. Maybe you can use it.this script It will count the items in the list and collapse it until the user selects to show them. If the information is in a tree, each sub-tree can be collapsed/expanded individually. Anyone who would rather have the scroll boxes can modify the "appear" class in their user:/monobook.css. Since your appearances sections are not in a tree like those at MA, you might want to edit it so that it hides the first level at first. Anyway, scroll boxes are annoying because they break up the flow of the article, they force the viewer to look at something long in a small window no matter how big their screen is, and they put interface controls in the data of an article, which is a bad, imo. --Bp 00:14, 26 October 2006 (UTC)" from Template talk:Scroll box.

  • In order to use this, we'd have to break up the appearances some how, as mentioned above. Besides being a painstaking process to implement, how would you suggest breaking it up? By publishing era? It's a nice script that I could see working. --Xwing328(Talk) 16:40, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
    • A tree like that would be useful for things like Clone Wars episodes and individual comic issues, though the script itself probably wouldn't work very well for the reason stated above - Kwenn 13:16, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I'll see what I can do. - Sikon 05:09, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
        • Done. See Revan#Appearances for an example. - Sikon 07:37, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
          • I don't know, it doesn't break them up like Memory Alpha's does, and I really liked that feature. I'm just not sure how we would break them up. --Xwing328(Talk) 14:16, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
            • I don't see the need for that at the moment. If we do come up with a reasonable separation scheme (Mofference?), we can always adopt the MA script (although Bp would have to either explicitly double-license it or copy it here, doing it implicitly. Stupid GFDL-CC distinction.) - Sikon 15:44, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

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