Talk:Crew

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Unlisted actors

Lindsay Burnett is not only referenced but appears in several of the videos. Where should she be listed? Melendwyr 19:55, 30 September 2006 (CDT)

Actually, there are several people who aren't listed on either site. I'll just go ahead and insert them, and their links/pages can be deleted if desired. Melendwyr

Possible new categories

(Maybe I should have put this under videos, but whatever) Perhaps we should add the category "Acted_by_Graham_Stark" or "Video_with_actor_Paul_Saunders" to all the videos (with the correct names), so people can search for videos with their favorite actor or what have you. For example, I'd love to see all of the videos Andy was in. Just a suggestion. --207.216.27.61 18:15, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

That was by me, btw >_> --Miakosummin 18:16, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

Hmmm... it's possible, but that's a rather inelegant way to do it. We already have a precedent for listing repeating themes as categories with "Story Guy", and putting all of the actors in a video into categories as well might make things crowded. What if we added a section to the individual crew pages that contained links to all of the videos they'd been in? That would cut down the clutter on the video pages themselves and make searching very easy. Melendwyr 18:51, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

It would be good to have some way of searching for videos by actor, or writer, or whatever. Graham 19:11, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

Well, I'll start reading the "How-to Guide" again. Miakosummin, if you can find a way to implement your suggestion, I say go for it. (Welcome to the Wiki, by the way!) Melendwyr 19:32, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

I think pages like "Graham's appearnces" are better then adding categories since that would mean adding alot of new categories.Lord Chrusher 20:13, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

Also: should narration count as an appearance? I'm thinking of the Halloween safety video - only Paul actually *appears* in the video, but Graham does all the talking. Melendwyr 21:07, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

The H*R Wiki has a seperate 'Filmography' category for each character, which seems like a reasonable way to handle this. Basscomm 22:38, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

I say Basscomm's suggestion for the win! I'll try to get the beginnings of such a system implemented tomorrow afternoon. Melendwyr 22:53, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

Thats exactly what I meant >_> Only they use the word "filmography." Note that each video page has "Categories: Homestar Runner Filmography | Strong Bad Filmography..." and so on. Categories are definately the way to go because they do a lot of the work for you. Instead of manually adding videos to the list, you just add "Category=Graham_Stark_Filmography" to the newest film (assuming Graham is the only actor in this example), and the video automaticly appears on the page Category:Graham_Stark By the way, I want to say that whenever possible on this wiki you should use both first and last names; as LRR evolves, you never know who is going to appear in more then one video, and they might have the same name. --Mik 23:20, 18 October 2006 (CDT)

Having a page that links out to the videos would be great. I'm not thrilled about linking to that page from each of the videos - after all, each person in the video already has a link to their cast page. If you want to find all of the appearances, writing examples, etc. you could just go back to the cast page and cross-reference. If we add new category links to each video... it'd be messy.Melendwyr 07:18, 19 October 2006 (CDT)

I don't know what you're saying >_> You understand that with wikis, adding "category:something" to a page, automatically creates a "category:something" page with all of the pages marked category:something listed. For example, the Category:Crew page is done automatically because all of the crew pages have "Category:Crew" listed. --Mik 20:45, 19 October 2006 (CDT)

Yes, I do understand that - but with some of the larger videos, adding category links for all of them will result in a messy conglomeration of many, many category links. At the moment, most videos have only three - Story Guy videos have a Story Guy link - and adding seven or more links to some videos seems like a bad thing to me. The setup I would *personally* prefer is making a single link from each actor's page to their Filmography, which would contain links to every video that person had been in. Thus, instead of adding new links to each video page, we could just use the already-existing link of the actor's name. That way, people could still see at a glance which videos someone had been in without cluttering the video pages. We could also make pages for writing contributions and so on. Melendwyr 21:11, 19 October 2006 (CDT)

Take a look at the filmography I started for Graham Graham Stark Filmography Lord Chrusher 23:53, 23 October 2006 (CDT)

Well, do what seems best to you, although I think that this is going to turn in to a looot of work. The last argument I'll give is that the homestar runner wiki uses lots of categories (http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Theme_Song_Video), and it seems very clean and neat. --Mik 23:06, 24 October 2006 (CDT)

I think it is about the same amount of work either way. I think the extra three to twelve categories we would have to add is ugly. As well you have more control over the formatting and arrangement with an editable filmography. Lord Chrusher 23:57, 24 October 2006 (CDT)

Names

One word names should be used only for main crew and supporting crew. While it is expected people know who Graham is not every one knows who Ben is. Lord Chrusher 23:34, 18 November 2006 (CST)