First, and foremost, we should definitely get the airdate info added into the individual episode pages on the wiki. I'll try to do that later when I'm sitting at my desk so my boss thinks I'm working.
My conflict is with adding that info to the reading order. I think I'd like to see that page kept as simple as possible to minimize the effect of overwhelming newcomers.
Good point. Although if the info isn't on that exact page, I think we may want to add a note at the top that explains why
we think this is the best order to read them in. Nothing too descriptive, just "the following list generally follows the orginal airdates, with some minor adjustments to move non-spoilery character building extras to earlier in the reading list." Or, you know, like that, but better. and possibly shorter. and less confusing.
If we can come up with a way of presenting the info that doesn't add to the visual complexity or impression of size. Maybe a table?
A table sounds perfect to me. Especially since I mainly wanted to add the airdates to the Reading Order in order to make going through old board discussions less confusing. "Wait! but it was mentioned in [blank] that [blank] happened back before [blank]. Oh....but that extra came out laaaaaater...." (I can't possibly be the only newbie whose done that.)
A table compacts all the information into an efficient and easy to navigate format.
I just don't know how to make one yet.
(makes mental note to look it up on wiki)
Maybe just pull the author and airdate onto the same line as the title and link?
I tried that first and it did not look good in preview. Was very confusing to read bc none of the chunks lined up by type, so everything just looked jumbled together.
Maybe make the titles hot links instead of showing the links explicitly?
I keep going back and forth on this, and I can't figure out why.
(edited bc grammar is not my friend. or maybe the problem is that I'm not a very good friend to grammar?)