Template talk:Chronology of Dave Gross' characters navbox

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Before I slap this over a number of pages, could people please check the chronology - I am unsure about the first three - after that I am more sure? Many thanks. --Fleanetha (talk) 23:08, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes. That looks correct. —Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 23:16, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
I wonder, however, if we'd be better served making a more generic Chronology template that could be used on any character's page so that one would simply need to enter something like the following to get the desired result, thus making it a more universal template rather than one useful only for these two characters.
 | character = [[Radovan Virholt]]
 | appearance1 = ''[[Hell's Pawns]]''
 | appearance2 = [[The Lost Pathfinder]]
 | appearance3 = ''[[Prince of Wolves]]''
Just a thought. —Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 06:36, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
It is indeed a thought and a good one, especially as we are now seeing many characters developed over multiple tales: something generic is sensible.
However I see a few problems:
  1. I can't script that! (though I assume this is surmountable by others)
  2. It shifts the purpose slightly: my idea is to create a reading list for potential readers in correct order as I cannot find one anywhere else. Thus, I intended to place the template on the author's and the Pathfinder Tales' pages as well as the characters': your idea is more character-centric; mine was more reader-centric.
  3. 'Chronology' is a funny thing (I am not sure it's the best word for this anyway but cannot think of another) - I wouldn't put it past an author to have the 'correct' reading order to be backwards in time.
  4. It may lead to cluttered pages: imagine this for the House Derexhi tribe.
Nevertheless, there must be a good way to do this - has anyone seen what other wikis do as this must be a common problem to overcome? Horatio_Hornblower uses a bibliographical table and a template but has no suggested reading list, for instance, assuming the chronological order here is sufficient. --Fleanetha (talk) 10:08, 30 November 2012 (UTC)