#1 Posted by RazzaTazz (9611 posts) - - Show Bio

Just as a note to editors, if there is a channel 52 backup feature in an issue, make sure to add it in as a team.  If you like add the characters as well.  I don't read very much DC anymore so I don't see these very often, but I assume that some people do.  

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#2 Edited by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll get on that. It's in pretty much every title I'm reading at the moment, starting to get kind of irritating...

EDIT: Do we add the characters/teams who are shown in it as well?

#3 Posted by RazzaTazz (9611 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

EDIT: Do we add the characters/teams who are shown in it as well?

Your call (I did)

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#4 Posted by Manhunter2070 (106 posts) - - Show Bio
@RazzaTazz
 
I know I'm the one that added the page, but since its basically an in house advertisement I figured no one would actually add them to the issues. The same strip appears in the back of every New 52 comic released on that particular week so it would seem redundant to add the Channel 52 anchors to every issue, just adding the team page would probably be sufficient. 
 
But then again its not up to me, I don't really know what the protocol is for these types of comic advertisements.
#5 Posted by RazzaTazz (9611 posts) - - Show Bio

@Manhunter2070: They are in-continuity though, albeit in a breaking the fourth wall presentation. Tag them as you like, characters or just as a team, but they should be tagged in case anyone ever goes looking for them. I am looking at this from more of a historical perspective. These features likely will not be around for long, and so some future collector might have interest in seeing them all together.

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#6 Posted by Manhunter2070 (106 posts) - - Show Bio
@RazzaTazz: That's fair enough. I guess I was just thinking it would be strange to have Calendar Man suddenly show up in 10 issues every week without the proper context might confuse the wiki more than anything since there isn't really a way to differentiate between those that appear in the main story..But that's just my take anyway.
#7 Posted by RazzaTazz (9611 posts) - - Show Bio
@Manhunter2070
That is a good point, perhaps then it would be worthwhile to tag the characters only once per week?
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#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92685 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't tag the characters, but that's just me. Wouldn't this fall under dream/simulation/imposter heading where they didn't actually make an appearance in the issue? I know that people (myself included on many occasions) go and look at character appearances to track down issues their favorites (or one they've garnered an interest in) have appeared in and this kind of dilutes that, for lack of a better word.

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#9 Posted by akbogert (3218 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

I wouldn't tag the characters, but that's just me. Wouldn't this fall under dream/simulation/imposter heading where they didn't actually make an appearance in the issue? I know that people (myself included on many occasions) go and look at character appearances to track down issues their favorites (or one they've garnered an interest in) have appeared in and this kind of dilutes that, for lack of a better word.

^Indeed.

The characters appear but don't actually develop or play any important role; they're just a veneer for solicits, and a pretty transparent one at that.

#10 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to agree with Mercy, i always look up characters the same way and i know many others do as well. It would make it less user friendly.

#11 Posted by RazzaTazz (9611 posts) - - Show Bio

I would be prone to agree if they were mostly not arbitrary characters.  So perhaps tag the members of the news but not the characters that appear in the segments.  Main point anyway, is to tag Channel 52.  

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#12 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I was just about to fill in all the appearances of the page (don't know why it took me so long, sorry) when I noticed that all the previously added appearances had been deleted. Is there a reason for this or should I re-add them?