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hi everyone, new here but had an idea and wanted to float it by you guys.

as an update to the standard format for each article on the individual books, i thought it would be helpful to add a brief bit naming the book which came immediately before, and the one immediately after. my suggestion would be to add it to the part that sits right above the "contents" box, where the book's series number and number of pages are listed. an example (addition underlined) would look like this:


Lord of Chaos Edit *History

Chapter Index

0IIIIIIIVVVIVII VIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIXIV


This article is about the sixth book in the series. For the concept of the name, see Lord of Chaos (concept).

Lord of Chaos is the sixth book in the main series of The Wheel of Time. It is 1007 pages long. It is preceded by The Fires of Heaven, and followed by A Crown of Swords.

ContentsEdit

[[[]]hide]*1 Plot Summary

i would also have those two book titles linked to their respective articles, but i just got here and dont know how to do that yet. anyway, it seemed like this would help people following a particular plot line from one book to the next, or looking for the plot origin of something they are already in the middle of.

thanks for any advice or comments!

-reit

Hi, Reiteration. Thanks for your suggestion. I think, though, that it would be kind of redundant. The numbers in the grey box on the right link to all of the books and there is also a template at the bottom of the article that also has all of the books listed. Not sure if you are aware of them. Also, just as a side note, to create a link, just put double brackets around the target page. So, [[Rand al'Thor]] becomes Rand al'Thor. Please let me know if you have any questions. ---- Willie - HtS 10:58, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

willie-

ah, well now i feel a bit foolish. i had just assumed that the numbers in the grey box were chapters rather than books because it says "chapter index" above them and "chapters [show]" below. and speaking of the [show] button, i completely failed to notice the one at the bottom, which was hiding the template from me. thanks for pointing that out, i'm not sure i'd have found it otherwise. i'm certainly glad i aired out my idea to the rest of you before i went flailing around in all 15 articles.

-reit