I'm sure there's cleverer ways of doing this - but best, simplest way I can work out to create a style guide is to have certain pages worked up as the models, and then to copy that formatting for all pages of that type. So, for each production, musical number, character, performer etc.... one highlighted page that's as close to perfect as we can get. There's some standard wiki formatting elements we need to consider whether or not we want to employ - such as whether to only use a wikilink once per article. For example, on Rumpleteazer's page, we don't need to link every time Mungojerrie is mentioned! But we also don't want readers to be searching for the links when they need them.
We also need to be practical - we've over 2000 perform…Read more >
I don't even know where to start. So start with a list!
- Character Galleries - captions, more pics
- Character names from translations in infoboxes
- Actor pages - infoboxes, headshots, costume shots, biogs
- Production pages - galleries, tour dates, creative teams
- Cast lists - esp US Tours
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This is off the top of my head, please add!
I recently discovered a neat bit of wiki code, which allows you to collapse tables - and indeed have them collapsed by default and a simple click to expand the information. Over on the Starlight Express wiki we've used them extensively for song lyrics formatted by tables - it's not an ideal format for lyrics but it's the best we've found so far.
Over here, I've experimented with the expandable tables on the UK Tour 2016 article - the long lists of tour stops are available at a click, but do not otherwise dominate the information.
What do people think about using this code for both tour stops tables, and cast list tables? Is it immediately apparent how to access the lists of tour stops on the example there? Does this reduce clutter on an …Read more >
I've hit on either a really odd coincidence, or a double entry both here and over on the Starlight wiki.
Eddie Marco and Eddie Otero - are they the same person? Or is it the strangest coincidence that both played the same roles in the same period?
Here's the compiled entries -
Marco - Starlight Bochum - 1991-92 - Swing
Otero - Starlight Bochum - 1992-93 - Swing
Marco - Cats Hamburg - 07/1992 - Mungojerrie
Marco - Cats Hamburg - 10/1992 - Mungojerrie
Marco - Starlight Las Vegas - 1993-94 - Swing
Otero - Cats Hamburg - 10/1995 - Mungojerrie
Assuming that Otero ran the full 1992-1993 Swing contract in Bochum, he couldn't have also played Mungojerrie in Hamburg the same year... But as a swing in one show, offered a featured character in another, he c…Read more >
First up, who is this kitten? He's World Tour, I think from Shanghai in 2003 but possibly the photo is earlier... I think it being licensed Getty Images though the date will be accurate. Possibly Pouncival?
Then kittens 2 and 3, On the right I *think* is Tumblebrutus but I'm not confident on that, and on the left, I honestly have no idea!
(Also, these costumes are very interesting to contrast against the more "standard" use of fluffies....)Read more >