Magtable

From Sega Retro

Reprints

We don't currently have a means of handling this. Sometimes magazines print the same thing twice, and I'm conscious these tables are already set to get massive.

For example:

The same review of The House of the Dead 2 is printed in both issue #0 and issue #1 of Dreamplanet. The layout is different, but the text is exactly the same.

I'm thinking it could be as simple as a bullet-pointed list at the bottom of the description, like:

Reprints:

How to implement this cleanly is a different matter - thoughts? -Black Squirrel (talk) 10:51, 3 June 2020 (EDT)

Some other reasons why this matters:
  • The very last issue of Dreamcast Magazine (UK) reprints old reviews
  • Sega Master Force and Sega Force Mega share a Game Gear section
  • Bog-standard translations of reviews exist. I think all the Mega Forces line up, and there are GamePro translations. This is an issue for books too mind you.
  • It's probably pointless to list a dozen minor variants of GamePro en Español, but I think we should do that anyway just in case
-Black Squirrel (talk) 14:10, 3 June 2020 (EDT)
Current thought:
| translations={{someTemplate
|dreamplanet|1|10
|dreamplanet|2|20
|dreamplanet|3|30
}}
| reprints={{someTemplate
|dreamplanet|1|10
|dreamplanet|2|20
|dreamplanet|3|30
}}
don't currently have the patience to deal with MediaWiki loop syntax. For another day~ -Black Squirrel (talk) 14:01, 10 June 2020 (EDT)
  1. Dreamplanet, "Diciembre 1999" (ES; 1999-xx-xx), page 30
  2. Dreamplanet, "Enero 2000" (ES; xxxx-xx-xx), page 30
  3. Dreamplanet, "Marzo 2000" (ES; 2000-xx-xx), page 30