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With the same game appearing multiple times in the Appearances section because of different versions, I suggest we use a slightly more condensed form. Honestly, it starts look kind of ridiculous when you have "Persona 3, Persona 3 FES, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4, Persona 4 Golden, Devil Survivor, Devil Survivor Overclocked..." etc all on separate lines. The worst however is when its the same game listed multiple times, like "Megami Ibunroki Persona, Revelations: Persona, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona." There's a few relatively low traffic pages where I've changed it to "Persona 3 / FES / Portable, Persona 4 / Golden, Devil Survivor / Overclocked" because thats probably the only way to condense it, but that could end up being somewhat misleading to anyone unfamiliar with the format. Would a more condensed form be acceptable, at least on some of the demon pages with absurdly long "Appearances" lists, or should it just stick to every single version of the game gets a separate mention on the list? (which would mean a lot would have to be edited to include all 3 versions of Persona 1, anything in Last Bible would need Revelations: The Demon Slayer added, etc).

Also, since the pages for Devil Children Red Book and Black Book, and Fire Book and Ice Book, have been combined, perhaps they could be combined as well when both are listed?

Another suggestion is that perhaps Games and Manga/Animation appearances could be separated, rather than being listed mixed together as they are now, to make it easier to distinguish which are games and which arent at a single glance. Nothing major, just something simple like listing the games first, and manga/anime underneath that.

Thoughts? Tathra (talk) 19:45, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

I'd also like to add a suggestion for the Manual of Style. For demons, its pretty easy to just order appearances as listed on the Scope page, however when you have characters like Raidou Kuzunoha, who appears as the protagonist for several games, but then appears in Nocturne Maniax and gets mentioned in Persona 4; so for important characters like that, I suggest their main series be listed first, and then any minor appearances listed after that (and then this order would be the same in the rest of the sections).

Its likely this is already whats done, which means even more that it should be put into the Manual of Style, unless the official policy for character pages and game protagonists is that they just be handled the same as demon pages (which could possibly lead to some ridiculous-appearing instances in the future, such as if hypothetically a character were to be the Protagonist for Devil Survivor 3, but then have cameos in the next SMT, Devil Summoner, and Persona games, in which case his primary appearance as a game's protagonist would be listed last). Tathra (talk) 05:37, September 25, 2013 (UTC)