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New nav template ideas

Larger navbox to put at bottom of pages, similar to wikipedia...

2007 Live-Action Movie franchise
Toyline Film
Books Prequel novel - coloring books - picture books - mix'n'match - young readers novel - novelization - a million other things
Comics IDW Prequel comics - Comic adaptation - Target prequel comic
Video games Console game - DS game
Online games Alternate Reality Game - Other web-based games
Home games A 3D card game - A 2D card game

Needs drastic help to be non-terrible. We need to decide which things we actually want to link to from the template. The Wikipedia templates tend to link to lots of things, and if this is going on the bottom of a page, it can be large... So it's a question of how exhaustive to be. Linking to every last movie book article seems like too much, for example, but there's not a lot of middle ground between that or just having a single "books" link. Do we link to each relevant comic series, or just have a "comics" link? Etc., etc.. Here is a much more compact version which doesn't link to individual things from categories with multiple things:

2007 Live-Action Movie franchise
Toyline - Film - Books - Comics - Video games - Online games - Home games

Personally I like that a lot better than the mammoth Wikipedia-style boxes, which I've always considered ugly. And in the particular case of the movie nav template, I'd kind of prefer to merge all the "games" things into a single link. Another article can list and link to the individual game articles.

I like the bottom one a lot more. --M Sipher 00:27, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Seconded. "Home games" needs to be changed to a different term, though. -Rotty 00:34, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
"Board/card games"? --M Sipher 01:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I also like this one a lot more. Are we thinking it will remain on the top? -Derik 09:58, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
No. --M Sipher 10:12, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Where it should be! -Derik 10:17, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Wisconsin. --M Sipher 10:20, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Old nav template

Here's a little box that links to all aspects of a franchise. We could write one of these, custom, for each franchise and include them as templates in various places. At the very least, on the franchise, toyline, toon, and comic pages. Maybe also on individual issue or episode pages if there's a good place. This could work in concert with Derik's urhere template, which provides navigation within the fiction you're already looking at.

Franchise navigation:
Armada
Toyline
Cartoon
Comic
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