Talk:List of /newstuff Chronicles


  • Remove WAD links This list has links to the /newstuff Chronicles. The /newstuff Chronicles have the links to the WADs being reviewed. So I was wondering about removing all the WAD links, and replace them with just the names of the WADs.

This can act as a reference for readers. They can look in this list, see which issue has their WAD of interest and view the issue that has this WAD reviewed and get the link from there. Or they could just search directly on /idgames (which is much more easier).

Should this be revised in such a format? --Voros (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2016 (CDT)

I don't have a terribly strong opinion myself. But, a page full of nothing but links does have little literary value, and probably won't be indexed by search engines either. So there's two minor arguments for such a revision at least. Maybe wait to see if anybody else chooses to weigh in in the next few days. --Quasar (talk) 09:44, 28 July 2016 (CDT)

Ok then I'll wait for anyone else to give their opinion. I also wish to update this list upto the present (#506). I know this is a big task, so I only wish to do this UNLESS the notion to remove the WAD links is agreed on. Help would be immensely appreciated. --Voros (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2016 (CDT)

Reasons for removing WAD links

  • A lot of the WAD links are dead.
  • All links lead to /idgames, so users just search it over there.
  • The main focus here is about the Chronicles in general.
  • This list is just a reference really, showing the reader how many issues were posted and giving access to them.
  • It'll be much more easier to update regularly.

I have been removing the WAD links of the current list (currently at #100, 21 to go!). After that, I wish to edit the page with this version. Then, I'll start adding to the list. --Voros (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2016 (CDT)