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  • I think it would make perfect sense for us to have a comic infobox template like we do for episodes, with info like who worked on it and such over there instead of the main article. However I've been trying to build one for like a day and for some reason it just isn't working. I'm not sure if they've killed some old tags I was used to or what.. I even tried copying and editing the episode template and I'm sure I broke something.

    Anybody know what they're doing more than me?

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    • It might help not to use the visual editor. It's imprecise and can introduce mistakes that remain invisible. It's better to edit the source raw, and use preview as needed. But editing templates can be all the trickier because you're not just editing appearance—you're editing logic, not all of which will necessarily display itself on preview and will have to be tested. It may be a good idea to set up a sandbox page to temporarily test your templates with their different parameters.

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    • I didn't touch the visual editor.

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    • Good. :)

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    • Cool

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    • Could use some custom fields. Archie TMNT comics often gave a tongue-in-cheek credit title ("stretchmarks", "snowshoes", etc.) to Victor Gorelick as managing editor.

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    • Actually, I know of a good way to handle custom credit titles—use standard credits fields, but have an optional template parameter to use custom title text for a given credit.

      So instead of:

      It could be made to display:

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    • Stretchmarks? o.O

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    • Yeah, since Victor Gorelick was always credited as managing editor for Archie Comics, they came up with new and different tongue-in-cheek ways of crediting him instead of just as "managing editor." This is the credits page with "Stretchmarks", from issue #51: Chameleons are Forever:

      Stretchmarks

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    • Anyway, the edits I made to Template:Infobox_Comic to enable credit titles like "Stretchmarks" are purely cosmetic. For Managing Editor, you add a parameter like:

      managing editor=[[Victor Gorelick]]
      

      But to change the title of that credit, you add another parameter whose logic I added to the template:

      managing editor title=Stretchmarks
      

      And just like that, "Managing Editor" becomes "Stretchmarks".

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