Template talk:X-Men media

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Merger proposal[edit]

I am proposing that the templates {{X-Men television series}} and {{X-Men video games}} be merged into this one. The reasons being that these two templates are rather small and bare bones, and this one template can suffice for all the info that they can be used for. This template, which was proposed about a month ago by User:Sharp962, came to fruition from a consensus to split apart the main X-Men template into separate categories to deal with how large it had become. Now, it currently holds all of the information in the video games template, and the majority of the info from the tv series one. The extra info, such as the links for characters and releases, etc., can be merged into this one before the templates are then redirected here. (talk) 14:25, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

I'd support such a merge. Less is more these days. -03:21, 7 September 2009 (UTC).

Another merge[edit]

I think it would be a good idea to also merge the template for {{X-Men film series}} into this one as well. My main reason being, there is very little in the template itself that is not covered in other templates such as {{X-Men}} and {{X-Men media}}. In fact, besides the rather large section for the characters which lists every single character to appear in the films irregardless of role size, the only other section not included in another template is the link to the X-Men: The Last Stand soundtrack, which can easily be put into the media template right next to that film with a link in a (soundtrack) block similar to the characters and episodes ones in the tv section. We can also do a link for the movie character page itself under the film section like the one done for the original tv characters, but without listing every character from the films on the template itself. It would just save on having a lot of derivative information on two templates overall as well. (talk) 02:55, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Oppose, I don't see whats the big problem with the template, unless you really want to minimize all things here in Wikipedia. It has 7 films, links to the articles of the characters that appeared in the movies w/c is useful and easy to access and you don't have to use/check the X-Men template, to know which locations/things that were featured in the movies.--SuperHotWiki (talk) 01:22, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Like I said above, there is a huge amount of overlap with this template and two other ones, which is one of the chief reasons for doing a merge. Wikipedia is not a dictionary, so not everything has to have it's own separate templates. (talk) 03:02, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Suggestion for video game subgroups[edit]

The video game section is a bit hard to navigate, and I believe it would be simpler to use if it were divided into video game genres, such as action, adventure, platforming, and fighting etc. I would suggest that the video game section get its own template, but since a previous one was merged into this one that may not be advisable. Gopherbassist (talk) 23:46, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Title for X-Men the animated series and subsection headers[edit]

Another user has continued to remove the "The animated series" part of the title from the 90's animated cartoon of the X-Men. This is not something that is made up for laughs, but a name that the show has used for years, and since there are more than just one thing that are called plainly "X-Men", you can just look at the games section of the template for proof of this, I believe this distinction should stay to make it stand out as recognizable for what it is, and to avoid any future conflicts should another show arise.

Also, the subsection headers for the character specific sections in both film and tv should be consistent as well, and just changing the film one to "list" is rather nonsensical and strays from this point. Keep them both listed as "Characters" and there is no problem.

To the other user involved, the burden of proof is upon you for these edits as you were the one to start them, they were called into question by someone else, namely me, and you were asked to discuss them instead of continue an edit war. I've started this talk because you have ignored my request to start one yourself. If you cannot discuss this here, then I will be forced to report this. (talk) 16:09, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

"X-Men: The Animated Series" is not the OFFICIAL title of the 90s cartoon series, it just simply called as X-Men. That is the first written title in the article of the show and that title is the ONE and only OFFICIAL title. You are being stubborn by keeping it because its written in the article well guess what "Also known as" title shouldn't be use in templates, we only use the first official title and thats it. Also, I noticed that you kept the "Characters" label instead of "TV characters" in which you reverted a couple of times until I explained it you. Same thing with the title of the 90s animated show. You're welcome for my contributions.--SuperHotWiki (talk) 05:33, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Wow, do you have a high opinion of yourself. The only reason I've not changed it back is to stop the edit warring, like I'm supposed to do. Nothing having to do with your "explanations". With your history, I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the ego. (talk) 21:24, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
I am awesome, you have with a problem with that? well deal with it.--SuperHotWiki (talk) 06:01, 14 August 2014 (UTC)