Template talk:Pern stories

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above (below the title bar)[edit]

Beside other changes (add Sky Dragons, tweak three group names) I have expanded the scope and revised the look of the template by inserting a top list of four links with this display:

Pern — Stories in Pern history — Characters — Locations
  1. The targets are one article, two so-called lists, and one category with the latter three renamed (piped). "Characters" is Characters in Dragonriders of Pern which has been the last group comprising one item (Characters : Characters in Dragonriders of Pern). The navbox has not provided the other three links under any name.
  2. Miscellaneous related articles/lists are commonly included in navigation boxes regardless whether the box nominally comprises "works", "books", "novels", etc. Sometimes this is done in a group named "miscellaneous" or "related" --usually at the bottom which is unwise at least when the nominal scope is works; one or a few "surprise" inclusions should be prominent.
  3. I have not seen categories provided as navbox targets. To me it seems obvious that categories such as Category: Dragonriders of Pern locations should be included and that there is no need to label them categories. The navbox should visible provide adequate overview of current wikipedia coverage.
  4. Pern is in the locations category but it merits separate listing here, for the same reason given.
  5. I have used dash because {{·}} is deprecated, without knowing whether dash is deprecated.
  6. I have used parameter above= rather than list1= (renumber all current groups and lists and omit group1) for its intermediate rather than light background shade.

P.S. I think Pern belongs directly in Category: Dragonriders of Pern rather than merely as the main article for the locations category. --P64 (talk) 21:58, 25 July 2012 (UTC)