Template talk:Sherlock Holmes screen adaptations

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Format is too wide[edit]

The current format of this template is insanely wasteful of horizontal space. It's so wide that it takes up more than 90 characters, which is the width of the WP text area as I view it on my browser. The format is the standard one-line headings in a separate column. This is okay for navigation by things like years or decades, because the heading are short and there's only one level of headings, so they all fit in one narrow column. But it doesn't work for this template. The headings are much longer, many of the film titles are longer than usual, and there are two levels, so (a) there are two columns of headers, (b) both of them are fairly wide, and (c) the long titles force the box to be even wider. I made two alternative formats, but an anonymous editor reverted both of them. These are the formats I created:

The problem may not be obvious if you use a small font on a large screen, but it's awful otherwise. The current format takes up 2 1/2 pages and hangs out past the right edge of the text area, even though the "Sherlock Holmes and..." titles are abbreviated. Almost anything else would be better. —Codrdan (talk) 11:32, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Message to 76.229.211.37[edit]

Dear 76.229.211.37: Please stop edit warring. I've provided detailed explanations of my edits and temporarily accepted some of your preferences, even though I think they're misguided, while most of your reversions have no explanation at all and you haven't even bothered to register. I don't see any basis for your edits except knee-jerk contrariness. It doesn't make sense to abbreviate some titles but not others when they have exactly the same form ("S.H. and..."), and even worse, some of the unabbreviated titles are exactly the ones that are making the table too wide. —Codrdan (talk) 15:37, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Murder rooms[edit]

Murder Rooms was listed here under both Ian Richardson and separately as a TV series. I do have some doubts about it being here, as it is not an adaption, although it has obvious Holmes influences. However it seems really strange to have it twice and misleading to have it listed under Ian Richardson as he was not playing Holmes in it, so I have removed the first entry and left the Television series one. Dunarc (talk) 19:58, 11 December 2017 (UTC)