Hey, if you're going to add the sale date of comics to their comic pages, could you use the "| Day = " field? You fill it out with the day of the month it was released, and it will automatically add it to a category for the week it was published.
(If for some reason the issue wasn't released two months in advance, like it usually is, you can use the Pubyear and Pubmonth fields to force it into the right category).
Back then, the best you could say is that they were consistently inconsistant.
Also, books weren't released on Wednesdays until sometime in the 80s. I remeber them being on Fridays, then bumped to Thursdays and finally to Wednesdays. Before the direct market, they hit newsstands the same as every other magazine--Tuesdays. Even that was inconsitant depending on how rural a location you were at. So, yeah, anything pre-1989 is gonna be guess work at best.
Did you get that from dcindexes.com ? While an awesome site, some of the street dates seem suspect.
To make matters more of a pain, when books were direct market & newstand, the newstand were usually released the following Tuesday from the direct market stores. Only a few days differet when DM came out on Friday, but once it got bumped to Wednesday, it made it a full weeks difference in release date.
yes, it is the dcindexes list, but I'm mostly just interested in using it to check stuff from the last 30-40 years. I'm pretty sure some dates (like the release of Detective #27 in 1939, for which I have seen 3 different dates floating around) in the golden age are suspect, but it's pretty reliable between 1970 and now.
So, the |=Day field just goes right by |=Month & |=Year, right? In addition to using that, I would like to still keep the supposed release date as a Note for these older comics, if that's OK. I think it's pretty cool info to have, and nice to see noted right in the text there...
I was thinking, once I finish coding the auto-categorization for these (It's a little complicated to explain. It's already auto-categorizing, but it only works properly if it's released on a wednesday, right now), I can also make it automatically add a note somewhere - maybe even in the infobox - to list the release date. I think it's good info to have as well.
Anyway, I'll make an announcement about it somewhere when it's all done.
In any case, use the Day field, and if you want, leave a note about the date. That's fine with me - but if I do automatically code in a note about it, it'll be doubled later, so we'll have to go in and fix those... (obviously, not an issue right now).
I was mostly referring to the dates from dcindexes that are obviously holidays & the books wouldn't have shipped. They (he?) probably just ran a program to pick Wednesdays from 1935 to the present. It doesn't seem to take into account when Wednesdays are a holiday (like 7/4 or 12/25 or 1/1).
Sorcery isn't an ability it's a power. It's magic. Al Jabr may practice Occultism but seems to favor Gadgetry.
While we have no official word on either I wouldn't go so far as to say he practices magic. Certainly not Electrokinesis and certainly not without the right coding. You can leave it without the bold as you have.
Since I have the SP:MM, I can quickly verify that...
That issue describes it as "control matter with your mind", "Martian 'magic'", "molecular hypnosis" and "Martian mind-over-matter". All but the first are uttered by J'onn himself. I think that qualifies as Telekinesis; an explanatory not can include the term "molecular hypnosis" or some such with a source.
Two notes on that issue:
As part of his "new powers as the plot demands it", he also displays the ability to see in the future, and see different paths in the future.
Captain Harding congratulates him for catching the crooks, who planned to bribe and blackmail ball players, and calls it a serious offense. Matchfixing with telekinesis? Nothing wrong with that...
Oh yeah I forgot about the precognition power as well. Yeah I think there are a few more issues where he uses his "Martian mind-over-matter" I will try and find them and hopefully we can add to his page. But should this be added to his powers or Trivia note?
Telekinesis: J'onn possesses the ability to move objects with his mind, which he described as ""molecular hypnosis" and "Martian mind-over-matter". He used it to stop a baseball mid air and even altered the directory of the ball turning it into a game winning home run. He did this to stop crooks, who planned to blackmail the ball players.
Ok, thanks. I always wondered why someone wanted it to have two templates. I've got to say, a 12 minute video? Are you kidding? Perhaps I can find a "perfect" example so I can ingest all the information in, like, 15 seconds. Could you please post a link to a "perfect" example? I have to say, I don't think the younger generation has the attantion-span to sit through a 12 minute video either.
OK, thanks. Subject1 = None. Is this preferred over just leaving it blank? (I understand that best would be to put in character name, e.g. Clark Kent (New Earth)). Also, do the new previous issue/next issue populate themselves by using the "F" template? I saw the discussion, but I can't remember...
On Cover images (not textless covers, or anything else), we use "none" because we don't want cover images appearing in character image categories - which is where they would go if you filled out the subject field with a character name. For any textless cover or comic single panel, the character name is preferred. Leaving it blank adds it to Image Subject Needed.
So, for Cover images, "None" is preferable.
The Next/Previous fields don't fill in automatically, but they're optional fields, and nothing bad happens if you don't fill them out. The proper format for filling that out is "filename.jpg" It will automatically convert that to a link to the previous or next cover.
Thanks for adding the step-by-step on your wall. That's awesome. Question about source: Is this suppose to be the originating source that I get the image from? For example, how I have been doing it: If I scan the image myself from a comic I own, I list the issue number as the source. If I grab the image from another source, such as Comics.org, I reference (credit) that source. Based on the instructions, I should use the issue number, regardless of where I get the image from. Is that correct?
Wikia did something to the User Page/Message Wall domain yesterday. I noticed the Stopping by to Say Hi badge was given out again yesterday for the first time in months. I'll check if Community Central has any knowledge of this.
I see you added Firestorm to your list of books (which is good, since nobody else wanted to). It would really help us move along the process of getting together the list of characters to move if you could index it all (were you going to do that anyway?) - in any case, if you do decide to index them, it would be a big help
Hatebunny, I'm not sure I understand what you are asking 100%, but here is my plan that I hope clarifies things for you. As I read each issue each month, I will make sure that the page has been created and has a proper cover scan. I will add all creators and characters while I'm reading it, and if time and desire permit, I will add a synopsis. It is highly unlikely that I will go back and populate any prior issues. But, moving forward, I will populate them. The first issue that I will be reading and taking car of is Fury of Firestorm Vol 1 10, which I suspect I will be working on next week sometime.... Just so you know, I bring a few comics to work, and this is what I do on my lunch break. :)