Separate page or just a release ?

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#1 by surferdude
2012-11-01 at 15:52
@mods

Just like its description says, Sanarara R is basically just the old Sanarara adapted for widescreen, plus a new heroine and the extra scenarios from v7284, v2940, v11130 and other NekoNeko games.

Shouldn't it be treated as a release to v1510 instead of having it's own page in the database ?

Keep in mind that if you decide it needs a separate page, then other VNs such as r1944 or r1180 should also get their own page as they are in pretty much the same situation.
#2 by space-ranger
2012-11-01 at 16:22
A brief look through the FAQ failed to reveal anything. Looks like this is undocumented.

The way I see it is:

VN:
this is the story

Release:
This is the different releases for the same story, though sometimes more routes are added. Other stuff like OS, resolution, media, etc differs. Reprints also fits in here.
EDIT: I came up with a simpler way to say it: if the difference can be told with just the data for releases, then it's always a release. Some releases needs notes to tell the difference though (like adding routes), which means it's not as straitforward to tell what's not a release.

I propose adding this definition to the FAQ, assuming Yorhel agrees with it.

The DB already has VNs with releases for 640x480 and 800x600. Adding a widescreen resolution would theoretically be identical to this case.Last modified on 2012-11-01 at 16:39
#3 by immlff
2012-11-02 at 02:32
Just like its description says, Sanarara R is basically just the old Sanarara adapted for widescreen, plus a new heroine and the extra scenarios from v7284, v2940, v11130 and other NekoNeko games.
If this is correct, Sanarara R indeed should be a release of Sanarara(v1510).
I think I'll move the releases and delete the entry after a day or two. Just want to see if there will be any additional feedback.

@space-ranger
I'm not sure if trying to institute guidelines is a good idea at this point. We aren't very consistent in this regard and there are many cases where it is not clear if something should get its own entry or not. VNs released in parts are also a complicated issue usually. So far we were deciding such things on a case by case basis and it went more or less fine.

As for the general approach itself, it is basically "same story = same vn". But if newer vn is a complete rewrite rather than modification then it can get separate entry, see v2000 - v2003 and v105 - v1099 as an examples.


Edit: All done.Last modified on 2012-11-08 at 21:34

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