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With the reveal of two covers and several pages of the forthcoming Pathfinder comic book from Dynamite, we should probably prepare to start citing these and making requisite product pages. In uploading one of the covers for inclusion on Portal:Comics, I realized that we won't be able to use # to designate issue numbers. Does anyone know of other wiki projects that have cited or catalogued serialized stories like this and how they solved the problem? I'd rather not use "issue" or "number" or any abbreviation of either, as that just lengthens the titles.
Yoda8myhead 19:16, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Memory Alpha (or maybe its non-canon companion site) comes immediately to mind. I'll have a look.
Aeakett 19:24, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
The folks at Memory Alpha get around the issue by just using the issue's title. Over at the the G.I Joe wiki they do seriesName_issue# (for example). That might not be the ideal solution, but it's certainly pretty striaght forward.

And as I look a little further, there are examples of the seriesName_issue# scheme on Memory Alpha (presumably in cases where the issue does not have a name).

Aeakett 19:44, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
the official wiki on marvel.com uses SeriesName(# issueNumber) to indicate specific issues (although they don't do full citations)
Cpt kirstov 02:49, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
I would prefer to cite issue title, but I don't know if the specific issues will have titles. We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, I'll just cite "Pathfinder 1" and remove all existing redirects for Pathfinder 1 to Burnt Offerings including citation templates (both of which I remember making from the earliest days of the wiki, when we decided to title articles on the book title instead of number).
Yoda8myhead 03:19, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

I finally got my copy and saw that is is fully designated 'Pathfinder, Volume 1 #1' and includes 'Dark Waters Rising, Chapter 1'. I have amended the citation and main page accordingly. '#' is not used in England, instead we use 'No.' to denote a shorthand for 'Number' - you could use that instead.

--Fleanetha (talk) 14:39, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
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