Template talk:Extended Dune series

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Soundtracks[edit]

Should soundtrack albums be linked from the template at all? To incorporate Emperor: Battle for Dune Official Soundtrack, it seems like I'd basically have to add another line to the box, which I'm reluctant to do when it's already 12 lines long. --DocumentN (talk) 03:35, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Publication year parentheses[edit]

Even though it looks like the template already presents these books in chronological order of publication, I am wondering if it would be too cluttering if we put the publication years in brackets to give this sense of progression to people. I am wondering if we might also present the books in terms of the timeline according to the Dune universe, such as it would go legends to prequel to franks to midquels to rest of franks to finals. -DB

I believe I had dates in there in an early incarnation of this template and they were taken out, though I don't recall why. I don't know the reasoning behind any policy that may exist on the subject, but looking around I see that nav templates for fiction series seem to be without dates ({{The Lord of the Rings}}, {{Narnia}}) while author lists ({{J. R. R. Tolkien}}, {{C. S. Lewis}}) have them. I think I might add the dates, and if they are ultimately challenged we'll find out why!
As far as layout goes, editor consensus to this point regarding Frank vs. the rest has always been to place Frank Herbert's works as primary. The rest is derivative, and real-world chronology should trump in-universe chronology when we're dealing with actual structure and navigation.— TAnthonyTalk 03:46, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
MHO: it should have the dates, and Frank's should be first. Staecker (talk) 18:33, 20 July 2011 (UTC)