PhantomWiki talk:Style Guide

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Should Images be included in the style guide ? say for characters, covers and orginisations--Dark Lord Xander4 08:51, 6 May 2008 (CEST)

definetely, we should have some recommendations re. file size and what the images should include. Also, let me say that it's free for all to come with suggestions and examples for the style guide, either here or in the actual article. I may have started the article but may not have the time to complete it on my own :) Andreas 08:55, 6 May 2008 (CEST)

Great i was thinging of adding include atleast one image where available as i don't think there is any character page that has multipule images to set up a style but usually in wiki's i have found that it best to post them on alternate sides--Dark Lord Xander4 08:59, 6 May 2008 (CEST)

Also on the matter of images should we create a template like we have for characters for creator because i noticed there are a few articles with images --Dark Lord Xander4 10:04, 7 May 2008 (CEST)


I have created a Creator template although i have been having some trouble (due to inexperience) is Kari Leppänen for what i have been able to acheive --Dark Lord Xander4 11:24, 9 May 2008 (CEST)

How to spell the non- English names of the Phantom

I think that it should be included in the guidelines how the name of the Phantom should be spelled. Recently, there has been some discussion of how to spell his Spanish name: El Hombre Enmascarado, which resulted in the conclusion that capital letters would be used (at many places it stood "enmascarado"), perhaps we should get some guidelines for how to spell the other versions also, like the Italian name, L’uomo mascherato (or should it be L’Uomo Mascherato?).

I have also noted that sometimes we are writing about "The Phantom" and sometimes about "the Phantom", since newspaper strips as far as I know only uses capital letters, it is a little bit confusing, though I suspect that "the Phantom" is the correct one as it many times says "Phantom is that and that etc".

To conclude how should we use capital letters in the different non-English names of the Phantom? Karl MAN-- 23:59, 16 December 2008 (CET)

I hope this can be answered by native speakers of these languages, as I myself have wondered the same. The logical thing would be capital letters all the time; since it is a name, but I would like to see it confirmed by someone who knows for sure. Andreas 09:50, 17 December 2008 (CET)
I have now read Felmang's text in Från lila vålnad till blågul hjälte and seen that he wrote "l’Uomo Mascherato", so considering that a capital letter usually is used at the beginning, I conclude that "L’Uomo Mascherato" is the correct one. Karl MAN 13:09, 11 March 2011 (CET)

Extra cover artists or poster artists

Sometimes, there are multiple covers for an issue or there is a poster included. These extra covers and posters are usually added below the first cover, with the artist(s) written under. This is a good way of doing it, however, I think that the cover artist and/or poster artist's name should be written in a text that is the same as for the ordinary cover artist. As it is now, there are some articles in which the other artists' names are written in a smaller text, though I have always hated it and earlier, I have sometimes altered it so that the text will be in the same style.

To really see the difference, The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks 1 is currently an example where the difference in sizes is quite clear, though I think that the difference perhaps might not be seen in Internet Explorer (I am currently using Firefox).

I suggest that we set as standard that the text should be in the same size. User:Karl MAN-- 19:28, 26 February 2009 (CET)

I put in an issuebox here to illustrate my point:

No image
Cover artist: First artist
Cover artist: Second artist
Poster artist: Other artist
Poster artist: Artist with normalsized text
Country/language: Flagg Country / Language
Format: width × heght cm
Pages: # pgs, color or b/w?
Publishing date: Publishing date
Editor: Editor
Publishing company: Publisher
Preceded by: Unknown
Followed by: Unknown

First unaltered, then two small, then an normal. User:Karl MAN-- 19:34, 26 February 2009 (CET)

Issue articles: stories split in parts

I have used the following standard when creating issue articles and then come across stories that have been split in parts over several issues and I would like to have it official:

When a story has a foreign name (either in a language not being English or an alternative English title), that name is written first, then comes the official (the official at this site) English title within brackets, with a link to the story. If the stories are "identical" (with exceptions for some editing) and split up into several issues, the brackets should be followed by part 1, 2, etc. Last it is written "by (the name of the creators, writers first, artists next)" Example:
If the stories are not "identical", it is usually that either the original story has been split up into different parts, each one with its own name, in that case the part 1, 2, etc. is within the brackets right after the original name of the story. If there are two original stories that have been put after each other to form one, both stories names are written within the brackets.

I am having the original Falk stories in mind now. Karl MAN-- 16:28, 24 July 2009 (CEST)

Here is an example of when an original story has been split up:
Taken from Fantomen 22/2005. Karl MAN-- 16:43, 24 July 2009 (CEST)
Fantomen 22-23/2007 is an excellent example of why I considers it to be necessary, so that it easily could be seen what type of kind we are dealing with here. Karl MAN-- 17:03, 24 July 2009 (CEST)

Pantom motif covers at Artist pages

When we are creating an article for a cover artist, the artist has sometimes made covers with no Phantom motif, I think that we already have a kind of policy of how to do in such cases, but I like to put it in print here, this is my suggested text:

When a cover artist has done covers with non-Phantom motif, the following applies:

  1. The cover should not get a cover article of its own
  2. If it is a cover of a Phantom publication, it should be listed
  3. If it is not a cover of any Phantom publication, but merely of a publication where "The Phantom" is featured as a back-up title, it should not be mentioned.

As a cover is defined as having a Phantom motif if it meets any of the following requirements:

This is my proposal, it might need some minor modification, but I consider it to be good. Karl MAN 13:01, 11 March 2011 (CET)