Hey, thanks for dealing with that "contributor" a while back. I could use your assistance on a minor matter if you have the time. I was thinking of using tab view style for the indiviual main character pages similar to how the One Piece wiki has it set up for their main characters. I was experimenting with Jeff but I can't seeem to get it to work as it doesn't seem to show up.
If you are 100% certain that you want to use Tabview, I can help a little. However, I personally do not like using Tabview in such a fashion. MediaWiki has trained people to use the TOC, and others use Ctrl+F to quickly find things. Tabview renders both of these useless.
Thanks for getting back to me. Not 100% certain, I had just wanted to experiment with it a bit since it seemed like an effective way of organizing long pages. I didn't know it messed with other features on the wiki. If that's the case I don't want to waste your time, if you think it's a bad idea I will defer to your judgement.
Tabview can be helpful in many cases, but it is not an effective use of breaking up long articles. I think the best way to split up long articles to to create spin-off articles and provide a teaser summary on the main article page.
For example, on Scrubs we wanted to have an episode-by-episode summary of J.D.'s actions. There are 180 episodes and that would have made his article super-long. Instead, we provided season-by-season summaries and linked to our episode-by-episode summaries. (See it.)
Hmm, that's a good idea. It'd be cool to implement something like that here eventually. It's a shame though, considering the recent news about Community's shortened fourth Season as well as it's move to friday(!) I don't think we'll ever have to we'll to worry about writing up 180 episodes on this wikia.
I actually think this is good news. Having a final season is such a gift -- writers can wrap up storylines and give everyone a sense of closure. I tend to get bored with shows after their fourth season so I'm not too heartbroken that we won't have 180 episodes.
I agree a show should never overstay it's welcome, as a fan of Scrubs too I thought the season 8 finale wrapped the series up beautifully and that Season 9 was really unneccessary. Still, Im holding out hope that Community gets an additional 9 episodes at least for it's final year.