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Reverse order?

Quick question: I noticed that in 500 The Cheats, the nav goes: "Back to Strong Bad Sings, Forward to Strong Bad is a Bad Guy." Shouldn't the order be reversed, so that the nav goes forward to the newer toon? If all the toons are using the nav this way, the nav template itself could be edited to resolve the problem. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:09, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I think editing the template itself is a bad idea. The variables should be in numerical order from left to right. — It's dot com 19:11, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
I personally don't think it's much of a big deal. Bluebry 19:17, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I fixed all of the Toons, then - now the order goes older -> newer. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:24, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Grood! I'm going to figure out a way to stop the Strong Bad Sings thing. Bluebry 19:25, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
To "stop" it? — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah. You know, how it has no where else to go than Strong Bad Sings? Bluebry 19:30, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
DONE! Look at 500 The Cheats now. Bluebry 19:33, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
The way that the issue with end toons was solved by linking to these in a circular fashion: first links to last, last links to first. This is how the SBEmails are linked to. When new toons/emails arrive they have to be re-linked properly, but it's not a big endeavour, and only one nav template is needed for the whole ordeal. My guess is when the new short came, the links weren't redone properly. --Stux 19:42, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Actually, all of the main Toons appear to have been done in reverse-chrono order. I took it upon myself to fix that, so they're in chrono order now (older -> newer). — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:45, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
For those who want to know the correct order for this:
  1. the "next" link of next-newest toon will point to the newest (it used to point to the oldest)
  2. the new toon points to the next-newest and the oldest as well
  3. the oldest toon now points to the newest toon as its new previous.
Hopes that helps! And thanks for setting them in chrono order KieferSkunk! --Stux 19:46, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
No problem! I don't have time to do the Holiday Toons at the moment - can tackle them in a couple of hours after I get back from a lunch meeting. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:48, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

An Alternative

Wouldn't it have just been easier to switch around {{{1}}} and {{{2}}} on the template? Actually, it's too late now isn't it... :/ —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 20:15, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

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