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There are a two or three ways of listing appearances of individual characters/places/organizations in use on the Wiki. When the list of appearances is very long, it gets it own individual page, like so: Frank Hardy (Original Continuity)/Appearances.

The other two appear interchangable however, certainly when there's only one appearance to show. There's this method from the Ripley Lansing article:

Ripley Lansing appears in Undercover Brothers #22 Deprivation House and Undercover Brothers #23 House Arrest

which is produced by typing:

:''Ripley Lansing appears in [[Undercover Brothers]] #22 ''[[Deprivation House]]''  and  [[Undercover Brothers]] #23 ''[[House Arrest]]''

Then there's option of having a section header for appearances, like this from the Mr. Pizza article:


This list is incomplete, you can help The Hardy Boys Wiki by expanding it.

The Hardy Boys Casefiles

1. Dead on Target
37. Danger Zone
41. Highway Robbery

Which is produced by typing:

{{incomplete list}}
'''[[The Hardy Boys]] [[Casefiles]]'''
:1. ''[[Dead on Target]]
:37. ''[[Danger Zone]]'
:41. ''[[Highway Robbery]]''

So, do we need to standardise?

If so, I'm in favour of the separate appearances section. It might look a little odd on pages with only one appearance, but they could be worded slightly differently, perhaps:


The Hardy Boys #1 - The Tower Treasure

by typing:

:[[The Hardy Boys (Original series)|The Hardy Boys]] #1 - ''[[The Tower Treasure]]''

Any opinions?

Paul Hassett 12:39, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I've been thinking about this too, and I like your last suggestion. I'm ready to go ahead with it.


The Hardy Boys #1 The Tower Treasure

Or maybe:

This looks good but the down side is that we would have to drop the numbers. I like your idea it was just a thought.

WHLfan (talk to me!) 20:22, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

We wouldn't necessarily have to lose numbers to use bullet points.

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Don't look so bad.

Paul Hassett 21:49, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

As you can see in my recent articles I've been going with your suggestion. Example: Dark Eagle

WHLfan (talk to me!) 23:20, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I think that looks good.

What do you think for multiple appearances? I'm in favour of:

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Even though you have to type <nowiki>#</nowiki> just to get a '#' at the start of a line!

Paul Hassett 23:31, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Or we could just do this:

The Hardy Boys #1 The Tower Treasure
The Hardy Boys #12 Footprints Under the Window

I think using the <nowiki> tags would make things to complicated.

WHLfan (talk to me!) 04:00, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I like it. I've implemented it on the Oscar Smuff page as an example.

Paul Hassett 09:10, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

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