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Updating Magazine-Periodical Articles (2016-18)[edit]

This is a request for ideas to clean up the Ludography. Every magazine, fanzine, or periodical has a slightly different method of being noted. This applied to both the page name and the name used in the Template:InfoboxBook2.

For example: all of the page names for the Traveller Digests are TDNN. And the JTAS ones are "JTASxx" Which make no sense from a single page perspective. Some use "No" or "No." (period or not?) in the title. Others use "#" or the like.

Proposal: The page name and the InfoboxBook2 name for all periodicals hould be the same. They should be full name of the periodical followed by the issue number. For example Traveller Digest 7 or Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 3.

I would like to do this before we get too far into the transition into the Template:Ludography cite transition.

Suggestions or comments? Tjoneslo (talk) 06:52, 29 April 2016 (EDT)

If we go with the title and issue number, I would suggest something similar to Stellar Reaches 01 to make sorting it easier; otherwise we'd go from SR1 to SR10 through SR19 before we hit SR2. Hope this makes sense. Ssteve (talk) 07:28, 29 April 2016 (EDT)

I am putting some thought into this.

I am going to follow Steve's lead and number the articles accordingly. 01 instead of 1. For three-digit productions runs: 001 instead of 1.

- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 14:39, 2 January 2018 (EST)

At this point, almost all periodical and fanzine articles have been updated.

- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 01:36, 4 March 2018 (EST)