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• 7/11/2014

Compartmentalizing the Books

I recently went on a binge watch of ABC's "Once Upon a Time".  It was REALLY hard to read a wiki during the middle of the binge without being spoiled by future developments.  Do you think there's a way we can compartmentalize certain information that appears in different books, at least for background biographical information such as Rain's heritage?  Do you support such a move?

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• 7/11/2014

I went through the same thing when I binge-watched Battlestar Galactica, but I can't think of any way to compartmentalize books without turning articles into a collection of disjointed lumps of information. Wikias are ultimately for people who want to read up on the topic, whether they have read the books/watched the shows or not. We shouldn't condition our formats to protect visitors who are in the beginning or middle of the series' run. Readers beware.

Having said that, I do believe that chapter articles, much like episodes, should only contain information pertaining to that same episode and backwards, never forwards. This is why trivia and continuity on YJ Wiki only allude to present and past episodes, never future ones. However, character bios have to contain all the information available in the most fluid and organic way as possible. Imagine Artemis and Wally's articles if they were compartmentalized. The introductory paragraph alone would only say "Artemis/KF is a member of the Team".

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