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Our appearances sections are in dire need of revamping. IMO they are largely the worst aspect of our articles. They are so extensive on some pages that they need a scroll box to hide that huge wall of text. And they are not only untidy, but also not very readable. They are basically bullet-points dumps that no one reads unless they are looking for something specific. They collect links of episodes, comics and a game, all organized by release order. This was the result of the impossibility of having an in-universe chronological appearances list for every character, but having a clunky list of episodes from two different seasons and then throw in comics links that have no connection with the preceding or following episode links is just messy. And if this looks bad now, it's only going to worsen with 26 more episodes right around the corner.

So, I'm proposing the following format:

Appearances

Appearances (collapsed)

The best thing about this layout is that it not only improves readability, but it can also be informative even when collapsed.

Any thoughts or suggestions? ― Thailog 10:24, June 25, 2018 (UTC)

Looks good. Collapsibles are the "future"; tiny scrollboxes look terrible on mobile. --Tupka217 11:38, June 25, 2018 (UTC)
I've never seen this as problematic. The newer design looks nice though, and whatever optimizes the reader's experience, gets my vote. --rEGULAR gUY (☎) 16:54, June 27, 2018 (UTC)
It's not problematic so much as aesthetically unpleasant and a pet peeve of mine. The bad news is this can't be changed automatically with a bot, so the change will have to be gradual, but there's no deadline. I'd appreciate if you double check my changes to make sure nothing gets "lost". ― Thailog 20:49, June 27, 2018 (UTC)
Sure thing. --rEGULAR gUY (☎) 19:02, June 29, 2018 (UTC)
The collapse effect isn't working on some pages. For example, it works fine on the Brain, but not on Zatanna. Is anyone else experiencing this? --rEGULAR gUY (☎) 16:06, July 4, 2018 (UTC)
Works fine for me. --Tupka217 20:07, July 4, 2018 (UTC)
Ditto. There may be a javascript/cache problem occasionally. ― Thailog 20:48, July 4, 2018 (UTC)

Done! Man, that was a pain. ― Thailog 20:23, August 7, 2018 (UTC)