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Recently, I encountered several status articles concerning topics from the short story "Inbrief". The peculiar thing these articles have in common is the odd layout of their Appearances section: despite only having one appearance/mention, their Appearances sections list every reprint of "Inbrief". This was done on the recommendation of an objection from one user when the article Cait was undergoing a CA review.

I think that user was wrong. It is, logically, absurd to list reprints there. Reprints (of short stories, comic stories, RPG adventures, etc.) are IMO best listed on the articles for the media being reprinted. I don't think it's at all necessary to list reprints in Appearances sections, as this unnecessarily crowds them. I'm curious to find out what everyone else thinks, as this seems ripe for a future CT. SilverSunbird (talk) 01:47, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

UPDATE: Quoted below is User:AnilSerifoglu's response when asked why he requested this precedent for those status articles.

Honestly, I can't remember the exact reason why we went with this precedent in multiple articles. But my best guess is because they are entirely different media (novel, magazine, etc.). While we know that Eldra Kaitis is in Star Wars: Darth Maul (Marvel TPB) or in all similar collections since she is a part of Darth Maul (2017) 2, Cait appearing in "Inbrief" is not enough to automatically list all Star Wars media that includes a mention of the character. But then again, I don't really have a strong opinion about this practice, I believe after seeing a status article like this I assumed this is a requirement and never really thought about it afterwards.

Discussion[]

  • There are instances where listing reprints is needed. As an example -- a short story is published in West End Games Star Wars Adventure Journal. It is published with RPG stats and background info separate from the story. That same story could then be published in a collection, such as Tales from the New Republic. That reprint omits the RPG info, making it a different printing separate from the original. Then, that same story could have been reprinted on Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club. The RPG info is again omitted, but the images are colourised, giving new information such as hair, eye and skin colour to character images that were previously black and white. Different info in different editions that has to be sourced separate to be accurate. - Sir Cavalier of OneFarStar.svg(Squadron channel) 02:00, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
    • That makes sense. I still don't believe there is any value in listing multiple reprints if they're all the same. SilverSunbird (talk) 02:03, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
      • I agree with SilverSunbird, Being Boba Fett was printed in in Star Wars Tales 18 before being later collected in the trade paperback Volume 5 (both Dark Horse) and then Marvel Comics' Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 4. Should all three be listed in the appearances section of every single subject in that comic even though theres no changes afaik? Why wouldn't we just note the comic itself (ie just "Being Boba Fett") and then for any REWORKED versions released elsewhere (such as colorising previously uncoloured pages) THEN its noted separately due to teferencing requirements and BTS detail? Manoof (he/him/his) (talk) 04:42, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree. There's not any use, in my opinion, of mentioning every place a story was published unless it has something that makes it unique from the other print. The thing I mildly funny from this, though, is the copy of Inbrief I used for those articles is a reprint in my copy of Twilight Company. Braha'tok enthusiast Hello there 22:18, 20 November 2021 (UTC)
    • I think it's also worth bringing up a response to this situation from the user who had begun the precedent with the Inbrief reprints (See here). Braha'tok enthusiast Hello there 22:48, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Reading what Anil said, I believe we should probably change things up so reprints are only listed if they bring brand-new information to the table (such as what Cavalier One talked about above). If there's no new information, then they should not be listed. SilverSunbird (talk) 22:55, 21 November 2021 (UTC)
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