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EnEpiLink

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October 22, 2005

Hello WorldEdit

EnEpiLink is a bot to link episode titles from the source articles into various listing pages.

Initially it'll probably be done in Python, even though I've never personally used it. But since theres a bot framework started in python already, it seems to be the logical first move...

The purpose is to keep any Episode summary changes syncronized with their listings. Using simple markup of some type, I believe this bot could become very useful in maintaining syncronization between articles.

In addition, Wiki engines could begin to utilize the markup to minimize database size by having Text in One Spot.

Usage considerationsEdit

(obviously up for debate... remember to indent any comments)

In a source article, you could surround the "exportable" text in markup:

<exportable class="Summary" id="SummaryText">This is the episode summary</exportable>

And to use the summary in a description, you could use standard "variable formatting" inherit in Wiki engines

{TextLink:(WikiLink):(exportable Id)}

{TextLink:Parallels:SummaryText} which would expand to "This is the episode summary".

IN addition, the Wiki engine could somehow use the textlink as a way link the text, instead of embedding it. (but that would be a Wiki engine update, later down the road)

Current StatusEdit

Pre-alpha stage, where I'm asking for an RFC for the function and usefulness of the bot.

Sample OutputEdit

Instead of a simple listing of episode titles in a Series page (like the Voyager series) where each episode is simply linked, a table could be produced that takes the short summary description of each episode. This allows for quick "oh yeah, thats the episode I'm thinking about" type of listing, to quickly help the user filter down, in the episode context, of what he's looking for.

Episode Title Description
VOY: Episode Name "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
VOY: Episode Name "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
VOY: Episode Name "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

ExampleEdit

This is copied from the modification to the VOYAGER Series page that I did, where the Episode listing was converted from a more simple unordered list of Episode titles that link to the exact Episode articles, into a table showing the Episode Title (with link) plus the Episode Description in the next cell: (copied in case it doesnt survive Admin review)

Season 1Edit

(16 episodes)

Episode Title Description
"Caretaker" (feature-length) The newly commissioned Starship Voyager and a Maquis raider are flung into the remote Delta Quadrant (home of the Borg Collective) by a powerful entity known as the Caretaker. (Series Premiere)
"Parallax" Investigating an apparent distress call, Voyager becomes trapped inside the event horizon of a quantum singularity.
"Time and Again" While investigating a massive explosion that destroyed all life on a planet, Janeway and Paris are swept back a day in time, where they must prevent the explosion.
"Phage" Aliens assault Neelix in order to save themselves from a horrible disease known as the Phage.
"The Cloud" Voyager investigates possible resources inside a nebula, but it turns out that the cloud is not really a nebula.
"Eye of the Needle" Voyager discovers a wormhole that leads back to the Alpha Quadrant.
"Ex Post Facto" After Tom Paris is convicted of murder, he denies committing the crime, but images extracted from the victim's memory prove otherwise.
"Emanations" Investigating mineral deposits on an asteroid, Harry Kim is trapped on an alien planet.
"Prime Factors" Voyager discovers a planet that has the technology to send them more than halfway along their journey home.
"State of Flux" An unknown Voyager crew member secretly sends information to the Kazon.
"Heroes and Demons" When several crew members disappear inside Harry Kim's "Beowulf" holodeck program, the holographic Doctor is the only one who can rescue them.
"Cathexis" When Voyager attempts to investigate the force that made Chakotay brain-dead, an unknown entity keeps turning them back.
"Faces" The Vidiians capture B'Elanna Torres and split her into two people, one fully Klingon, and one fully human.
"Jetrel" The scientist who developed a weapon that killed 300,000 of Neelix's people in a war 15 years ago boards Voyager, claiming that Neelix is terminally ill.
"Learning Curve" Tuvok conducts a training session for Maquis personnel. (Season Finale)

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