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Old 01-18-2012, 10:08 PM
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I've been doing a lot of gun page clean up lately and I've been noticing the enormous number of entries that are missing. You click on a gun image, and it lists 20 pages (movies and tv shows) that link to it, yet under that gun it lists only 2-3 occurrences. Is there any good way to add these entries short of the process is just described? (Seeing what pages link to the images). Also, moving forward, is there a way to make sure that entries get listed on the gun pages as well?

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:10 PM
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I've been doing a lot of gun page clean up lately and I've been noticing the enormous number of entries that are missing. You click on a gun image, and it lists 20 pages (movies and tv shows) that link to it, yet under that gun it lists only 2-3 occurrences. Is there any good way to add these entries short of the process is just described? (Seeing what pages link to the images). Also, moving forward, is there a way to make sure that entries get listed on the gun pages as well?

-Zack
You have to do it. Over the years I have literally lost count the number of times I've linked actor pages to movies and guns and guns to actor pages and so on. No magical formula. Many folks will build a movie page and not list the info on the various gun pages and actor pages. Sorry that i couldn't provide the secret magical formula.

Oh by the way over on the main site I am Jcordell. I'm the guy who has been helping you with all the different dates on the S&W page. Why do I have a different name here on the forum? Well it's a long story.

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:29 PM
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Why do I have a different name here on the forum? Well it's a long story.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:55 AM
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*Slams fists down on desk* We demand that you explain!
Okay. It's actually pretty simple. I was a deteective at my department for a few years (03-06). My focus was fraud investigations. Which includes working bad check cases. I worked so many check cases that my fellow detectives took to calling me Checkman. In 2003 I began to join forums and when asked to register a name I decided that Checkman would be easy to remember.

When I registered with imfdb I went with Jcordell (Jeff Cordell - my actual name). I don't know why. But when I came over to the forum I just registered myself as Checkman out of habit. By the time I realized what I had done I was already fairly established at imfdb at Jcordell and Checkman here on the forum. Just a brain lock-up.

So now and again a newer member will ask why the different names and I have to explain it all over again.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:30 AM
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It might actually be possible to write a script to make a page automatically display incoming links (it's how the Category: tag works, after all) but it would be up to Bunni, I think.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:48 AM
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It might actually be possible to write a script to make a page automatically display incoming links (it's how the Category: tag works, after all) but it would be up to Bunni, I think.
That was what I had in mind... That would be PHENOMENAL!! Also extremely complicated i would imagine...
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:15 PM
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It might actually be possible to write a script to make a page automatically display incoming links (it's how the Category: tag works, after all) but it would be up to Bunni, I think.
As much as I like this idea as a general rule, there's one problem: What do you do when the gun in question has appeared in hundreds or even thousands of movies that have entries on IMFDB? If we were to list every movie or TV show that's featured a Beretta 92F/FS (read: almost everything made since 1985), the Beretta 92 series page would be so huge that loading it would take forever. Last I checked on the "most linked-to files" page (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Special:MostLinkedFiles), our Beretta 92FS image has appeared on 745 IMFDB pages. And that's not including appearances of other popular variants, such as the Beretta 92FS Inox (an image which has appeared on 244 pages). Would you really want all of the thousands of Beretta appearances documented on one page? I sure wouldn't...
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:19 PM
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As much as I like this idea as a general rule, there's one problem: What do you do when the gun in question has appeared in hundreds or even thousands of movies that have entries on IMFDB? If we were to list every movie or TV show that's featured a Beretta 92F/FS (read: almost everything made since 1985), the Beretta 92 series page would be so huge that loading it would take forever. Last I checked on the "most linked-to files" page (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Special:MostLinkedFiles), our Beretta 92FS image has appeared on 745 IMFDB pages. And that's not including appearances of other popular variants, such as the Beretta 92FS Inox (an image which has appeared on 244 pages). Would you really want all of the thousands of Beretta appearances documented on one page? I sure wouldn't...
Isn't that the point of the gun pages? I'm still new here... but I thought that ideally they were supposed to list every occurrence of the gun... Or are they only supposed to list it when it is prominent in the movie?
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:22 PM
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As much as I like this idea as a general rule, there's one problem: What do you do when the gun in question has appeared in hundreds or even thousands of movies that have entries on IMFDB?
Um, so what do you think the gun pages are for, exactly?
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